WHO IS THIS PERSON? THE EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER OF BRAIN INJURY & LOSS

May 28 blog

Everyone has experienced a situation where the response of another leaves us wondering… who is this person? His or her reaction may be so over the top that you don’t recognize them. Or perhaps you have received this stinging feedback about yourself from others. The emotional roller coaster of brain injury and loss is suffered […]

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WHEN THERE IS NO END TO GRIEF

Loss is most often associated with a physical death. However, many individuals and families are mourning losses which arise from other means. Catastrophic injury, chronic illness, and progressive and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s catapult millions on to the grief journey each year. Losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s and Dementia is devastating. Family and […]

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TRANSITIONAL LOSSES

We most often associate loss with a death; however, the same grief emotions can take hold for other kinds of losses too. You may be experiencing a transitional losses which happens with employment (laid-offs, downsizing, retirement), a child getting married or leaving home, or even moving to a new community. Adults usually find moving to a new community exciting […]

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Some time ago, I took my grandsons to see the classic children’s film, The Land Before Time. This heartwarming tale of baby orphaned dinosaurs teaches many life lessons in its 69 minutes. Littlefoot loses his mother following a battle with a Tyrannosaurus during the great earthshake. There were four important scenes for me that beautifully […]

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NATIONAL DAY OF HONOUR TO RECOGNIZE FALLEN CANADIANS

May 9th is the appointed National Day of Honour to Recognize Fallen Canadians who have given of their lives while representing our country. This day will also recognize Canadians injured or who developed an illness while serving in our forces. The deaths and impact of injury and illness will have significant impact on their families, […]

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INTERNATIONAL BEREAVED MOTHER’S DAY

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Today is International Bereaved Mother’s Day. I did not know about this dedicated day until recently. It is a movement to help us remember all mothers, including those whose hearts are shattered following the death of a precious child. The Carly Marie Project Healwebsite explains that the traditional Mother’s Day was actually created by a […]

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MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES

Sometimes people believe a loved one has communicated with them in a dream. The dream is so real that when they awaken it is difficult to tell if the conversation took place or not. People may also see a vision of their deceased loved one, or witness something (e.g. flower blooms in the middle of […]

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