Grief

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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Coronavirus- Grief and Anxiety during a National Emergency

Grief and anxiety during a national emergency.  The outbreak of the Covid-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus has taken the world and is turning it upside down. It has been repeated over again, “these are unprecedented times”. The United States has joined the list of countries who are experiencing a…...

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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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How to Deal with the Bargaining Phase of Grief

Grief is inevitable in the life of any human. We all experience loss at some point in life. It could be loss of our youth, loss of job, loss of a pet or even the death of a loved one. There are many many ways that we experience loss throughout…...

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Managing Grief on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here again. The stores are filled with pink and red hearts. The greeting card aisle is stocked full of love cards. But for those who are alone, Valentine’s day is a nemesis creeping up on the calendar. It’s a reminder for all the love they are missing…...

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How to Avoid a Loose Mind During Grief Using Sports Psychology

  Sports psychology teaches about a loose mind versus a tight mind.  If you have a loose mind you may have a multitude of different thoughts bouncing around in your head. Within these thoughts that are pouring around there are likely a few of them that are negative or toxic…...

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Dealing with Anger and Resentment with Loss

When we are finally able to move out of the denial stage of our loss we often become angry. Anger can manifest itself in many ways. Without a healthy outlet for anger it can turn into an impairment and affect our mental and physical health. Unresolved anger often turns into…...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Nine Personality

Everyone responds to grief differently. You may remember a well known court case in which a young mother was accused of killing her 3 year old daughter. The public harshly judged the behavior of the accused in the days after the child’s death. Many said no grieving mother would act…...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Eight Personality

Today let’s talk about the Enneagram type 8 and how this personality type is most likely to respond to grief. Every human is a complex machine of sorts with muscles, bones, organs and all the other amazing pieces that make us alive.  The most fascinating of these pieces of what…...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Seven Personality

I knew she couldn’t live forever, but it was as if she was bigger than life and more than just human. She was a friend to everyone, a true adventurer. She created an environment when we were kids where dreams came true and fun was a requirement of the day. …...

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