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Living Life After Loss Offers Opportunities

By |May 11th, 2017|

I couldn't hear this in the first couple of years after my husband died, but once I had recovered from the excruciating pain of his death and my grief following, I found hope in the possibility that new opportunities would open for me and my life after loss.  Hope is what carried me forward when [...]

Sad Isn’t Bad, When Grieving It’s Normal

By |May 11th, 2017|

On this short video I talk about sadness and grieving when going through tough times. I know that I was told to go to my room if I was feeling sad when I was little so I thought sadness was a bad thing. But sadness is a feeling and it's a normal feeling especially when [...]

Moving On After Divorce or a Death Takes Action Steps

By |March 12th, 2017|

Are you struggling to move on even though it has been awhile since your loss? Watch this video for important action steps to take in order to begin to move on after divorce or after a death of a significant person in your life.  In order to move on we must face and look closely at [...]

How to Recover from Multiple Losses in One Year

By |February 9th, 2017|

Have you been hit with more than just one loss in your life? Then you need to know, grief is cumulative so if you have not healed the first loss, then more losses will really weigh you down and cause you to feel worse and worse even if it doesn't seem like as difficult of [...]

Handling Grief Through the Holidays, Part One

By |December 21st, 2016|

Here's a short video with some thoughts I have on how to handle the holidays while dealing with your loss and grief. Coping with the devastating loss of your special person is hard enough, then we throw the holidays on top and the stress can feel overwhelming. How can you take care of yourself during [...]

Handling Grief Through the Holidays, Part Two

By |December 21st, 2016|

Are you having to face the holidays after experiencing the loss of a loved one and the deep grief following? This short video offers a couple tips for handling the holidays as you grieve. While we grieve it may be helpful to not compare ourselves to others or to past years, and possibly to lower [...]

Who Says, “Be Strong”

By |October 14th, 2016|

In this video I talk about the myth that we should "be strong" after a loss. When we are grieving pretending to be strong does not help us recover. It is important that we be ourselves and express all the feelings that arise from loss and in grief. Watch this video for more on relief [...]

How to Give and Receive, Friends Helping Friends Through Tough Times

By |October 14th, 2016|

In this video I talk with a friend about what it is was like for her to help a friend going through a tough time.  We discuss that when we give, we also receive.  The giver and receiver benefit at the same time.  Watch for more on giving and receiving and asking for help through [...]

4 Quick & Simple Stress Relievers

By |July 30th, 2016|

Stress Alert. Grieving is physically stressful. It causes extreme stress on your body. Stress weakens our immune system  increasing chances of illness. There are many steps you can take to begin to reduce the stress. The best is to heal the pain of your grief and that will reduce the stress caused by your loss [...]

Take Naps When Grieving

By |July 30th, 2016|

Grieving is extremely stressful on your body. Take naps when grieving. Remember, if your body feels tired or exhausted, it's telling you it needs rest. It doesn't need caffeine or sugar. The job of caffeine and sugar is to mask our body's needs.  Loss, death, change, and grieving all cause an incredible amount of stress [...]