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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Words about Father’s Day, From My Eighteen Year Old Daughter

By |June 15th, 2016|

To most, Father’s Day is a day to celebrate their dad and show appreciation for his part in their life. From my experience, this is typically done through tacky (or not so tacky) Hallmark cards, barbeques, and some far-fetched gift only a dad could really need or want.  But for some, Father’s Day is just [...]

Time Does NOT Heal All Wounds, These Tips Do.

By |May 6th, 2016|

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Take Deep Breaths When You Lose A Loved One

By |May 5th, 2016|

Deep breaths. Take a deep breath right now. Can you? When we lose a loved one we often can’t breathe deeply. I don’t know about you, but I felt like I would forget to breathe when I was in the throws of my deepest grief. Since I have had to get through grief, and now [...]

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 [...]

Why Is It Impossible to Recover After A Death

By |April 22nd, 2016|

Why Is It Impossible to Recover After A Death? It’s impossible to recover after a death of a loved one because you don’t have the right information or the vehicle for doing it. You were given all the wrong information and you are trying to do something that is impossible with the vehicle and information [...]

Don’t Be Trapped, Pass Through Grief

By |April 15th, 2016|

Are you trapped in grief? I was trapped in grief. And I desperately wanted to pass through grief. It was two years after my husband had died. When he died I fully expected that in two years I would be moving on with my life. The two-year anniversary came and went and I felt as [...]

You Deserve Joy While Grieving

By |March 21st, 2016|

Sunday early morning I was thinking about the day ahead of me and about what would bring me joy this day. I made a fire, got my cup of coffee and talked with friends while enjoying my fire. Sitting by my fireplace always brings me joy. As I sat by the fire I got thinking [...]