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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Graduation, Forgiveness, and Life After Loss

By |June 10th, 2016|

https://youtu.be/nGejt1hjcAY My twins are graduating from high school.  I'm so happy for them... and I've felt sad also. The sadness was that their school years were not perfect. After their dad died life was very difficult for all of us. This video is about forgiveness, and about our need to forgive ourselves and others if [...]

Does a Good Cry Help Us In Processing Grief

By |June 3rd, 2016|

When a loved one dies or leaves, we grieve. Sometimes we cry, sometimes we don't. Grief is our response to loss. We lose, we grieve. But what does grief look like? Does it look the same for all? Does death and loss and grief mean crying? Each individual is unique and every single relationship is [...]

Acting Recovered While You Grieve

By |May 26th, 2016|

Are you acting recovered while you grieve or have you actually recovered from your loss and grief? I live in quite an unusual town for 2015. Neighbors in our town know each other and reach out to help one another in need. So when my husband died initially there was an outpouring of help. Our [...]

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 [...]