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Grief and Your Health: Creating Healing Habits

Grief and Overall Health Now more than ever humans are becoming aware of the crossover between mental and physical health. To heal your body you also need to heal the mind and vice versa. It’s only natural then to make the connection between going through the grief process and how…...

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Emotional Eating As A Response To Grief

What is Emotional Eating? Emotional eating is using food as a way to deal with emotions you are experiencing. It is a way to avoid the feelings or calm them.  Indulging in a batch of cookies or salty bag of potato chips might feel good and numb the feelings in…...

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Helping Friends Grieve During A Pandemic

Helping others Through Grief During a Pandemic Grief manifests uniquely for everyone. There are “stages of grief” that give a guide or blueprint of what it may look like however we all experience grief differently.  As we sit at home, work from home and grieve from home, we have to…...

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Ambiguous Grief

Not Feeling Like Yourself? You May Be Experiencing Ambiguous Grief This is a great time in history to talk about ambiguous grief.  Feeling the pain of loss but the person hasn’t died.  Alzheimer’s has taken every memory they have of you. It feels as though the pain behind holding a…...

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How to Use Grief Journaling as a Tool for Healing

Have you ever thought of writing down your feelings in a diary or journal?  There is so much going on in the world yet many are finding themselves with more time on their hands.  When our mind is not busy going from task to task and activity to activity, it…...

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Grief Story Told your Way

A great success begins with doing what you already know how to do and doing it when you tell yourself to do it.  So many of us will admit that we know what to do to solve some of our problems.  Actually doing it can be the challenge.  The same…...

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Best Podcasts for Grief

Listening to Podcasts for Grief The concert you have anticipated for months has been canceled. The normal activities that fill your days have been eliminated “until further notice”.  Working at home, or not working at all.  During this Pandemic we have all had to adjust in some ways. Experiencing grief…...

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Forgiveness as a Path to Healing

 Forgiveness as a key to Handling grief   Forgiveness is extending grace where it might not necessarily be deserved.  Pure frustration and anger that brings you to your knees and makes you feel powerless.  Grieving the loss of a loved one or loss of anything for that matter brings so…...

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Communal Grief

Coming out of isolation to grieve as a community.   Communal grief happens after a natural disaster, act of terrorism or the death of a public figure.  Half way through 2020 it has become a bit of a joke of all the terrible things that have happened this year already.…...

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Grief and Mental Health

Grief and Mental Health This month is mental health awareness month.  There is a real need at this time in history to check in on our mental health, especially for those who are experiencing grief. Each of us interpret life in our own way. There are the standard “stages of…...

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