Our Documentary Film – Voices of Grief,  Honoring The Sacred Journey – shares a fresh perspective on the many ways we navigate successfully through grief or companion others along their journey.

Wisdom from contemporary authors, grief experts and spiritual teachers is woven through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of community, compassion and connection in this sacred journey.

Voices of Grief explores the discouragement in our culture for the normal grief and mourning process while at the same time offering a new perspective on how to honor, transform and integrate our grief. The film is based on the interplay of teachings from contemporary authors, poets, and spiritual teachers coupled with the stories of our group participants as we companion one another in our group support work.

Our Mission:
Restoring compassion, forgiveness and loving kindness
in the process of grief in our culture.

Watch a 3 minute excerpt from our film.

The most groundbreaking guide through grief since Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote about death and dying.

Karen Everett

Award-Winning Film Director, New Doc Editing

Somehow you manage to wrest the beauty from terrifying losses, and make it the last say.

Paula D'Arcy

Red Bird Foundation

This film brings grief out of the darkness and into the light of hope and healing.

Rev. Dr. Leanne Hadley

Film Inspiration

Our purpose is educational in nature and it is our great desire to make this tool available to all who might have a need. As a grief educator for a non-profit pastoral counseling center in Colorado Springs, I witness and companion the pain of people in my educational support groups who apologize for crying as they tell me the story of the love of their life. This film offers the possibility of reaching and inspiring a larger audience and will offer the possibility of a more heart and soul based reconciliation of grief.

Kathy Sparnins

Kathy Sparnins Executive Director and Co-Producer

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There is still time to RSVP for the upcoming screening of our award-winning film, Voices of Grief with our film sponsor, The Springs Funeral Services at their new facility in the North end of Colorado Springs.  Admission is free, but reservations are required.  Sunday, June 25, 5:30 PM, The Springs Funeral Services-North, 6575 Oakwood Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, RSVP:  719-358-5128.  #grieffilm

There is still time to RSVP for the upcoming screening of our award-winning film, Voices of Grief with our film sponsor, The Springs Funeral Services at their new facility in the North end of Colorado Springs. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Sunday, June 25, 5:30 PM, The Springs Funeral Services-North, 6575 Oakwood Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, RSVP: 719-358-5128. #grieffilm ... More...Less...

Updated poster for the Voices of Grief screening/discussion at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 19 at Colorado Springs Senior Center hosted by Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care.  No cost for admission, but please RSVP to Senior Center, (719)955-3400 #grieffilm

Updated poster for the Voices of Grief screening/discussion at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 19 at Colorado Springs Senior Center hosted by Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. No cost for admission, but please RSVP to Senior Center, (719)955-3400 #grieffilm ... More...Less...

Reminder of screening at 1 PM on Friday, May 19 at Colorado Springs Senior Center hosted by Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care.   No cost for admission.  Grief Support Manager, Deb Kinnan, will join filmmaker, Kathy Sparnins for a discussion following the film.   #grieffilm

Reminder of screening at 1 PM on Friday, May 19 at Colorado Springs Senior Center hosted by Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. No cost for admission. Grief Support Manager, Deb Kinnan, will join filmmaker, Kathy Sparnins for a discussion following the film. #grieffilm ... More...Less...

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The event is free, but please call Colorado Springs Senior Center at 719.955.3400 to register.

Time is running out to RSVP for The Springs Funeral Servicess complementary community event on Tuesday, May 9, 7-9 PM with noted author, educator & grief counselor, Dr. Alan Wolfelt. 
We’ll be there with an information table, too – special thanks to our film sponsor, TSFS!

Time is running out to RSVP for The Springs Funeral Services's complementary community event on Tuesday, May 9, 7-9 PM with noted author, educator & grief counselor, Dr. Alan Wolfelt.
We’ll be there with an information table, too – special thanks to our film sponsor, TSFS!
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Wish I could attend but am out of state until the 14th.

Don’t miss our upcoming screening on Friday, May 19 at Colorado Springs Senior Center hosted by Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care.   Grief Support Manager, Deb Kinnan, will join filmmaker, Kathy Sparnins for a discussion following the film.   #grieffilm

Don’t miss our upcoming screening on Friday, May 19 at Colorado Springs Senior Center hosted by Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. Grief Support Manager, Deb Kinnan, will join filmmaker, Kathy Sparnins for a discussion following the film. #grieffilm ... More...Less...

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Love working with Pikes Peak Hospice and Deb Kinnan!

Join us at the Senior Center on Hancock - a great place to join community!

The Springs Funeral Services is offering a complementary community event (May 9) and professional seminar (May 10) with noted author, educator & grief counselor, Dr. Alan Wolfelt.  RSVP is required.  What a remarkable gift to the community!!!
Dr. Wolfelt’s “companioning” approach is the inspiration for Voices of Grief.  He was our first expert interview.

The Springs Funeral Services is offering a complementary community event (May 9) and professional seminar (May 10) with noted author, educator & grief counselor, Dr. Alan Wolfelt. RSVP is required. What a remarkable gift to the community!!!
Dr. Wolfelt’s “companioning” approach is the inspiration for Voices of Grief. He was our first expert interview.
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The Springs Funeral Services gives so much to our community - seeing Dr. Wolfelt for two days is just amazing, he is a gift!

So awesome! Going to RSVP...