Grief Avoidance

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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Bad Behavior or a Trauma Response?

Do you know anyone who seems to make so many poor choices? Have you ever asked if it is truly bad behavior or a trauma response? When someone has experienced a loss, a show of grief is an expected response. When calls go unanswered or tempers are short as a…...

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Grief Support Tips for the Widowed

Widowed and surviving.  Losing a spouse is such a hard loss to manage. No matter the age or stage of life you are in when the loss occurs it is a major life change. Loneliness can hit like a brick and carry on for years. Being widowed has so many…...

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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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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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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Three Personality

We have all encountered that person who must win at all costs and somehow they always seem to end up at the top. At work they are the highest achiever. On a sports team they are aggressive and always find a way to make an impact. They are the people…...

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How To Grieve When You Don’t Want to Talk

When you are grieving the death of someone close to you there is so much emotional energy that is spent.  Between the shock of the realization that someone who has been a part of your life is gone forever to the many condolences given to the planning and attending of…...

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