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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 [...]

There Is A Road, No Simple Highway, for Grief

By |July 25th, 2016|

Do you think you are grieving wrong? Do you see others recovering more quickly than you? Do you believe you should feel better by now like them? You think that something is wrong with you? I did.  I was sure I was defective. I thought I would be done grieving in a year. I knew [...]

Grieving on the Fourth of July

By |July 7th, 2016|

It's Fourth of July weekend, which makes me think of Fireworks. When I see the bursting of magnificent colors high up above me in the sky I feel in awe of the beauty. I also am reminded of the years I could not see magnificent colors, beauty. After my husband died, I saw the world [...]

Grief Takes A Lot of Energy

By |April 29th, 2016|

Experiencing the death of a loved one takes a lot of energy. Energy builds in your body as you stress and stay in your head thinking and “hold yourself together” (as my grandmother used to say). When you act like you are fine and you really are not, and when you hold back your tears [...]

Grief is Like Fog

By |March 17th, 2016|

Driving this morning the fog was thick. I could hardly see 100 feet in front of me. Some other cars appeared to speed right by me. But I had to reduce my speed. I saw car tracks that had slid off the road. I had to proceed with caution. I felt my body tensing up. [...]