Coping with Grief

Finding Your “Why” In Grief Healing

Finding your “why” has become a popular catchphrase in today’s culture. If you are on a fitness journey or chasing after a goal or dream you must “find your why”. Your “Why” is just that, why do you do what you do? What keeps you going when you are tired…...

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Grief and Anger – “You Died and I’m So Angry”

Grief and anger often collide. Remember those 5 stages of grief?  First on the list is denial and then comes number two on that list  ANGER. Have you experienced grief and found yourself feeling angry? Don’t forget that everyone grieves differently. Your anger may not have come in perfect order…...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Grief

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Grief  Seasonal affective disorder, what is it and how does it impact grief? Seasonal affective disorder is commonly known as it’s abbreviation SAD. SAD is a “mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year.  Seasonal affective order occurs in climates where…...

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Being With Someone Who Is Grieving

Being with someone who is grieving is hard. Have you ever been close to someone who is struggling? Maybe their mental health is unbalanced. They could have received a terminal diagnosis. Maybe they lost a loved one and are in the depths of grief.    Pain and loss causes grief…...

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Helping Kids Connect with a Loved One Who Died Before They Could Meet

Helping kids connect with a loved one who died before they could meet or who died before the child was old enough to have any memory can seem a difficult task. Although it may take some effort it is possible.    Many of us have lost loved ones who meant…...

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How to Help Someone You Don’t Understand

How to help someone you don’t understand. There is something in many of us as humans that we desire to help people. This desire can be manifested in many ways that are unique to each of our personal experiences. Some may be motivated to help others because they were impacted by…...

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Coping with Early Grief

Coping with early grief is like no other time in the grieving process. The days, weeks and months after an unexpected or “out of order” death can feel like a whole different world. The rest of the world goes on as usual. Petty arguments and assumptions continue. For you that…...

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Do Funerals Help the Grieving Process? 

Do funerals help the grieving process? Some would say a definite yes. Having a funeral is always a sad occasion and grief is present. Some people question, do I have to have a funeral? Maybe for some it feels too painful. Other times the deceased may not have a large…...

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He Died One Week Ago Today

The social media status read, “he died one week ago today”. When someone close to you dies the amount of time they have been gone is measured first in hours and days. When that one full week hits it is a milestone that you never wanted to have.   How can…...

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Impact of Grief on Mental Health

Impact of Grief on Mental Health   The impact of grief on mental health is so important to look at. In fact, grief is at the center of experiencing mental illness. Grief makes you feel sad, alone, depressed. Those days when you can barely get out of bed or you…...

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