Healing From Loss Workshop

While there are no methods or structured procedures for healing from loss, there are guidelines and benchmarks to help those who are starting their journey.


I wll be conducting Healing From Loss workshop series starting October 5th in Loma Linda, CA. Register by Oct 1 and receive a 30% discount. For more info and to register go to http://www.Grief-Recovery.org

What previous attendees are saying:

“I feel that the workshop was very helpful – safe place to talk about feelings. Would like a follow-up course.” Diane S.

“I had a huge loss, my husband was killled by a drunk driver. I felt very comforted through my experience at Paulina’s workshops. She presented material that both allowed emotional expression and thoughtful meditation on the grief experience. She is very nurturing and realistic in her approach to grief. Her workshops are Christ centered, providing tools to help a person move through the grief process and achieve the ability to go on in life without the one you love. Paulina really helped me a lot and I highly recommend her workshops for healing during grief.” Lisa G.

“It was a healing experience for me as I was going through a bad time. I’ll always remember your calm and caring voice explaining the process.”  Anita A.

“I found the workshop extremely helpful. It moved me from unbearable grief to acceptance even though I have my moments of grief I can handle them using the tools I learned from this workshop.” Cynthia.G

“Very enjoyable, good material, very complete. Many things that are helpful for life in general.” Karla H

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The Balm of God’s Love


When we lose someone we love
The loss seems too great to bear
God sends us friends to comfort us
To show that He deeply cares

But in the dark hours of the night
When there’s nobody else around
When we feel the saddest and loneliest
It’s there God’s love can be found

It’s like a soothing, healing balm
To soothe our broken hearts
The healing oil poured over us
That flows into every part

We can rest secure in God’s love
And know He’s by our side
He holds us when we feel as though
A part of us has died

We can know that God will listen
When we just want to talk
And when we feel we need to cry
We can share it with the Lord

For He is always waiting there
Ready with arms open wide
As we pour out the hurt within
He pours His love inside

Our Father above loves us so much
And will never leave us alone
He will not forsake us in our need
To face this on our own

He comforts us and strengthens us
And rubs us with His balm
And as the dawn breaks through the night
We’ll awake in His loving arms.

© By M.S.Lowndes

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Celebrate Easter Without the Easter Bunny


Easter symbolizes renewal and rejoicing. Winter is over; a new season is coming to life with glorious abandonment, unfurling and blooming before our eyes. It’s a time of great expectations and also a time for reflection. A perfect occasion for getting together with family and friends and reestablishing old connections.

1. Wake up early and greet the rising sun with praise and prayer.

Give praise for the newness of life and the joy of living in harmony with God’s creation. Say a prayer asking for strength and courage to live according to the Creator’s plan and the wisdom to appreciate and care for what He has entrusted to you.

2. Take a nature hike in the country or visit a city park nearby.

Focus on the beauty and the freshness of life as you stroll. If you have children with you share basic information about the various plants, trees and shrubs. Keep it brief and make it interesting. Use this time to emphasis the importance of recycling and taking care of our environment.

3. Share the story and meaning of Easter (birth, death and resurrection of Jesus) with someone you just met.

Keep the account brief and make the story interesting. Let the person you’re sharing with ask questions and relate their own viewpoint. Remember this is a time to share not to preach or create dissension.

4. Invite family and friends to your home for a meal.

Before or after the meal take turns reading the Easter story as recorded in Matthew chapters 26-28. Share what it means to you personally. Ask others to share their views as well. Other ideas for sharing include memories from your childhood and ways that you and your family celebrated Easter (include funny or surprising moments).

5. Volunteer a couple of hours at a homeless shelter.

Easter is after all a time of renewal. There’s no better way to celebrate a new beginning than by encouraging others that are struggling with past losses and are feeling disconnected and hopeless. Listen to their story without judgment and offer encouragement when appropriate.

The spirit of Easter (rebirth) can be celebrated everyday regardless of where you happen to be at any particular moment. Take a minute once or twice a day to breathe deeply, stretch, look up and around you and connect with the present. This moment will pass like all the others. Savor it while it lasts.

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Every action motivated by love,

Every word spoken with kindness,

Every smile given from the heart

Ascends to God–

As an offering of worship.

(c) 2014, Paulina R. Jaramillo

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Quotes by famous authors on the subject of forgiveness

  • “He who cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.” –George Herbert
  • “It is vain for you to expect, it is impudent for you to ask of God forgiveness on your own behalf, if you refuse to exercise this forgiving temper to others. –Benjamin Hoadly

  •  “I never forgive,” General Oglethorpe, said to the John Wesley. “Then I hope, sir,” replied Wesley, “that you never sin!”

  • “We pardon as long as we love.” –de La Rochefoucauld

  • “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” –Alexander Pope
  • “Who from crimes would pardoned be, in mercy should set others free.” –Shakespeare

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Our Refuge

beach sunset

“In the times of greatest struggle,

When the angry billows roll,

I can always find my Savior,

Christ, the Refuge of my soul.”


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