Coping with Grief

Grieving and Memory Problems

Feeling forgetful? Have you tried to reminisce about the time period that you were grieving and have a hard time remembering the details of it all. Grieving can have a multitude of effects on the brain, especially when dealing with complicated grief. One of those things is memory difficulties and…...

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Coping with Unexpected Death

When a loved one dies unexpectedly is a complete and utter shock to the system. Coping with an unexpected death is unique in the intensity in which grief occurs.    Coping with the death of a loved one is extremely hard no matter the way they died. When someone dies…...

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Hoarding as a Reaction to Trauma and Grief

Many of us have spent many pandemic hours scrolling through streaming services such as Netflix.   Shows such as “Hoarders” or “Buried Alive”  captivate our attention. Grief hoarding is the root of many of the stories. The sheer magnitude of the disordered thinking it takes to acquire such large amounts…...

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5 Things You May Not Know About Grief

  1. Your grief will lie and make you believe you will always feel this way.  When you are in the depths of grief it feels as though things will never get better. Your mind gets caught up in the cycle of fear and grief. Hopelessness sets in and it…...

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Grieving as the Seasons Change During a Pandemic

Nature is healing while grieving as seasons change Over the last couple months I have seen colorful birds I’d never seen before. I felt the breeze on my face and heard the sound of waves. Anxiety and grief that seemed to plague me through the years seem to melt away…...

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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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