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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]