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.

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

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

Karen Everett

Award-Winning Film Director, New Doc Editing

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 Woodland Park, Colorado based hospice, 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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We’re just wrapping up an incredible week in the Washington D.C. area where we had eight screening events over the past five days.  The message of compassion for the grief journey was well received!  Special thanks to ACCfamily for pulling this together and hosting – we met many remarkable folks including the teams at CaringMatters, Virginia Hospital Center, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Brandywine Living, and Mount Vernon At Home.  #grieffilm

We’re just wrapping up an incredible week in the Washington D.C. area where we had eight screening events over the past five days. The message of compassion for the grief journey was well received! Special thanks to ACCfamily for pulling this together and hosting – we met many remarkable folks including the teams at CaringMatters, Virginia Hospital Center, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Brandywine Living, and Mount Vernon At Home. #grieffilm ... See MoreSee Less

 

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What an incredible group of folks we keep finding in these different communities!!!

Sounds wonderful.

Kathy. This is amazing. I’m so excited for you.

Great journey!

You have done such an amazingly beautiful job sharing your knowledge on grief and sharing incites.

Any chance you are coming to the Philadelphia area

Good news!!

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Today is Childrens Grief Awareness Day.  This is one child’s response to what gives them protection from the “rain.”    #CGADHOPE

Today is Children's Grief Awareness Day. This is one child’s response to what gives them protection from the “rain.” #CGADHOPE ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Beautiful ❤

Join us for a Voices of Grief Holiday Grief Remembrance and film screening - Saturday, December 8, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM at First United Methodist Church, 420 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs.  Participation is free, but RSVP is requested – call Tina @ 719-328-1793 or send email to tina.g@tsfs.co . Thanks to The Springs Funeral Services & The Springs Funeral Services-North, First United Methodist Church and Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care for hosting this event.  #grieffilm

Join us for a Voices of Grief Holiday Grief Remembrance and film screening - Saturday, December 8, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM at First United Methodist Church, 420 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs. Participation is free, but RSVP is requested – call Tina @ 719-328-1793 or send email to tina.g@tsfs.co . Thanks to The Springs Funeral Services & The Springs Funeral Services-North, First United Methodist Church and Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care for hosting this event. #grieffilm ... See MoreSee Less

It was an honor to be together with CaringMatters.  They are an amazing group of folks that represent the vision of what we need to see in this world.

It was an honor to be together with CaringMatters. They are an amazing group of folks that represent the vision of what we need to see in this world.Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning at the Arts Barn for a special screening of "Voices of Grief - Honoring the Sacred Journey" and a discussion with the Executive Producer, Kathy Sparnins. This award-winning documentary beautifully conveys the notion that grief is the consequence of love.The film interweaves individuals’ personal stories of loss and healing together with the insight of nationally renowned experts in the fields of grief and mourning. Visit voicesofgrief.org for more information on the film. ... See MoreSee Less

We’re looking forward to joining with the CaringMatters team in Montgomery County, MD (Washington D.C. area) to share and discuss Voices of Grief on Tuesday, November 13 at 10 AM.  CaringMatters mission is to provide social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone – how perfect!  All their services are delivered free-of-charge.

We’re looking forward to joining with the CaringMatters team in Montgomery County, MD (Washington D.C. area) to share and discuss Voices of Grief on Tuesday, November 13 at 10 AM. CaringMatters mission is to provide social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone – how perfect! All their services are delivered free-of-charge.Please join CaringMatters and our partners for a free screening of Voices of Grief, Honoring The Sacred Journey on Tuesday, November 13th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM at the Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD.

Limited Seating - Register Now: conta.cc/2ExEQqE or www.CaringMatters.org

This award-winning documentary film, featuring nationally renowned authors Harold Kushner and Marianne Williamson, shares a fresh perspective on the many ways we navigate successfully through grief or companion others along their journey.

After the screening, Executive Producer, Kathy Sparnins, will be joining us (all the way from Colorado) to lead a discussion about the film and answer questions.

Sponsored and presented by CaringMatters, ACCfamily and M Jane Markley Consultants, LLC

View Trailer Here: voicesofgrief.org/
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