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Help for Anxiety and Grief

Help for Anxiety and Grief

Triggers can make both grief and anxiety even harder. Anxiety has been and still is a big part of my life.  Grief made it even worse. I spend a lot of time focused on supporting myself through both anxiety and grief. True healing requires patience and learning...

How to Know if You are Stuck in Grief

How to Know if You are Stuck in Grief

When someone told me that I was stuck in grief, I had no idea what they meant. I wondered, is being stuck in grief the same as a Honda Civic getting stuck in the mud during a rainstorm?  It had been two years, and I was still grieving.  I remember reading a blog post...

10 Ways to Honor Someone Who’s Died

10 Ways to Honor Someone Who’s Died

A little over three years ago, I lost a friend, a mentor and a beautiful soul to cancer.  Her loss seemed sudden and unfair because her light shined so brightly and touched so many.  I looked up to her as my mentor., She had wisdom I appreciated and although her life...

An Exercise to Help Release the Pain of Loss

An Exercise to Help Release the Pain of Loss

If you’ve recently lost someone close to you, you know first-hand how challenging grief can be.  It can be cruel how life moves on while our pain takes over and persists for what can seem like an eternity.  We may pause for a week or a month to catch our breath from...

Exercise?  No Way, Grief Stole My Energy!

Exercise? No Way, Grief Stole My Energy!

Exercise?  No way, grief stole my energy! You’ve lost someone close to you and grief has taken over your life.  Your thoughts are jumbled. Your concentration is gone and your energy level is less than 50% of what you used to have.  You’ve always exercised regularly,...

How Grief Can Make You a Better Leader

How Grief Can Make You a Better Leader

If you are a leader, the last thing on your mind is how the grief process can make you a better leader. When someone you love dies, you are more likely to worry about how much time you’ll need to take off and how that time off will affect your team.   It makes sense...

Three Signs Your Employee is Suffering from Grief

Three Signs Your Employee is Suffering from Grief

Three Signs your Employee is Suffering from Grief   If you are a boss and manage employees, an employee grieving the loss of someone they love will absolutely impact every area of our lives, including their work. After my son’s funeral, I stayed home for a week before...

How to Heal from Grief

How to Heal from Grief

How to Heal from Grief Today I know that the purpose of my life is to help others heal from grief.   I know the struggle, the pain and the deep grief I endured was designed to mold me into who I needed to be to best serve others who are hurting from their own grief....

Grief as Christmas Comes to an End

Grief as Christmas Comes to an End

The Christmas season is coming to an end.  Our Christmas trees are leaving our living rooms, the twinkly lights leave the houses along our streets, and family and friends return to their busy lives.  The daily events begin to slow and we are finally able to sit...

How to Look at Grief Differently

How to Look at Grief Differently

Imagine yourself standing in a park in the center of a city.  There are hundreds of people around you, walking and talking and going about their day.   I grab a bullhorn and I shout as loud as I can “WE ARE LOOKING AT GRIEF COMPLETELY WRONG!”  I want to shout it...

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