Coping with Grief

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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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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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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Virtual Grief Support When You Must “Stay at Home”

“Staying home” does not need to mean being alone in your grief. It’s a whole new world out there right now. The rapid spread of the coronavirus has literally sent us to our rooms.  We are being asked to “stay at home” to protect the health and safety of our…...

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Loss, Grief and Denial

Grief and denial that comes with loss The moment we are born into this world we start to experience loss and grief. We lose the warm safe place of our mother’s womb. As children we experience loss as we move away from dependence on our parents.  We experience loss of…...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Four Personality

Over the past couple weeks we have explored the different personality types based on the Enneagram model and how each personality type plays a role in the way you grieve. Today we will talk about number 4 on the Enneagram. Type 4 is one of the most rare of Enneagram…...

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