LOSS AND ADDICTIONS

There are many things we can become addicted to: Tobacco, drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, sex and work to name a few. People may even become addicted to seeking approval and acceptance or to anything that will give them an adrenaline rush. In my opinion, people can even be addicted to drama and chaos! People become […]

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HOLDING HOPE IN THE MIDST OF DESPAIR

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As of yesterday afternoon, fourteen loved ones were confirmed dead and one hundred or more still missing. The hope of finding survivors is waning as each hour passes; however, the families and friends of those missing are desperately praying for a miracle. The recent mudslide near Oso, Washington spans nearly 2 sq. miles. Search and Rescue […]

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AMBIGUOUS GRIEF

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Ambiguous grief may be a term that you are unfamiliar with. It refers to a continuous grief… a painful journey that goes on and on with no ending in sight. I prefer to include this type of grief with my definition of Extraordinary Grief, which essentially means a sorrow that is unusual or remarkable. When […]

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ACCEPTANCE

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In my work as a counsellor, I often work with people who have difficulty in accepting they have a brain injury. Others have found it difficult to end a relationship. And of course, accepting the death of a loved one is a very challenging thing to have to do. Well-meaning friends, family and professionals are […]

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SEX AFTER DEATH – RECLAIMING INTIMACY AFTER LOSS

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It is not uncommon for couples to experience a loss of intimacy when grieving the death of a loved one. At the conclusion of my article, I have included links to two articles addressing the loss of intimacy after the death of a child. These are both enlightening and supportive. Before the intimacy part can […]

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