Grief

How Knowing Your Enneagram Helps You Deal With Grief

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.  -Aristotle The first morning you wake up after the death of a loved one is a major shock to your system. The evening before you draped yourself over the bed because it felt as though you could not stand any longer.  Your…...

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Mourning the Death of Your Pet

Having a beloved pet die is traumatic and painful, and the most natural thing in the world is to experience mourning over your pet. Our pets give us unconditional love, are always there to patiently listen to us when we need to talk, and are often our best friend. Even…...

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The Grieving Process

Since there’s very little grief training in our culture, people are often surprised by how hard their grieving process is. We usually don’t know what to expect until we experience a major loss and begin to suffer the consequences. It’s important to understand that grief is a pervasive experience that…...

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Helping Others Experiencing Grief

When it comes to helping someone who is experiencing grief, you may have some questions about how to help. There are many ways you can support someone through the grieving process. Listening Listening to grieving people is the most important thing you can do. Listen in a non-judging way, and…...

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From Full of Life to Not Living

“Cause you never think the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don’t.” The message that shakes your world to its core. “Your sister has collapsed, they think it was an aneurysm.”   Just two days ago we…...

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Gaming to Cope with Grief

My husband is not a very openly emotional person. He rarely talks about his feelings or reaches out for much emotional support.  Over the years I have started to be able to decipher his feelings about things when he goes straight to playing video games. Sure most of the time…...

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Are the 5 Stages of Grief Real

When someone comes across the word grief, they most likely first think about “The Stages of Grief”.  In fact, if you start typing “stages” into Google, the “of grief” part fills itself in. In her 1969 book on Death and Dying, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross a Swiss American psychiatrist, first introduced the…...

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Communal Grief After Mass Shootings

It seems over the past few decades our news feeds have been filled with tragedy on a large scale.  Mass shootings such as Columbine, Newtown and Parkland unfortunately have become a part of the modern landscape.  It seems as soon as one fades from the media it is not long…...

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When Grief Turns into Depression

Sometimes things feel so overwhelming, all you can do to is turn off your emotions and go through the motions of the day. Work needs to get done, people need to be taken care of and the bills need to be paid.  Even when you are in the depths of…...

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