The Destructive Power of Anger

Emotions are extremely powerful whether they are negative or positive.  Positive emotions can transform your life into something beautiful, joyful, and meaningful. Negative emotions merely destroy. Napoleon Hill, author of Think & Grow Rich, identifies anger as being one of the most destructive emotions we can have. Anger is so destructive that it WILL destroy your […]

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Celebrity Deaths

Elizabeth Taylor’s adoring fans grieve and mourn her passing this week.  Ms. Taylor, with her beautiful violet eyes, will be remembered for her dedication to increasing awareness and helping those living with Aids. She was a talented actress, kind-hearted person, and deeply passionate about creating a better life for others. In 2009, the world mourned […]

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S.H.A.R.E.

When I have the opportunity to present to nursing students, healthcare professionals or at conferences, I use the acronym S.H.A.R.E. to explain how to meet the needs of people working through loss. S – Support (engage in short & long-term supports) People rally around a family as soon as tragedy takes hold.  Unfortunately, they will need support […]

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Pet Grief

Pets are part of the family for people. They are loyal companions and bring a great deal of joy and laughter to us. It’s understandable that your heart can break when your pet dies. It’s not uncommon for others to not “get” what you are upset about. “It was just a pet” or “you can […]

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R.A.G.E.

R.A.G.E. is a normal part of the grief experience. What is rage? R – regret           It’s normal to experience thoughts of “could-have” “should-have” “I did” and “I didn’t” following the death of a loved one. We regret not having that conversation to clear the air or doing that special thing together that we had always […]

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Life Reviews

There are two types of life reviews. One is a phenomenon that occurs during a near-death experience. The person will see their life in chronological order. The other is when the elderly or dying have an opportunity to reflect on their life and to communicate those memories with another. There are tremendous benefits for everyone […]

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