MOURNING AVOIDANCE DOESN’T END THE PAIN

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Postponing grief, or at least attempting to postpone grief, is not uncommon. It’s not healthy, in my opinion, but it’s not uncommon. In fact, in 2011 the StarTribune ran an online article about families postponing their loved one’s funeral or memorial service for several reasons. The justifications included: The family is busy (e.g. vacation planned) […]

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To Die in Service ~ Heartbreak for a Nation

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On October 22, 2014, a Canadian soldier was killed as he stood guard at our National War Memorial in Ottawa. The day before, two soldiers were deliberately rundown in a Montreal parking lot by a newly converted jihadist: one of them died. Our flag is flying at half-mast. The deaths of these two soldiers will have […]

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THE SIMPLE THINGS

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Why do coffee and weekend mornings go together so well? It’s like a little piece of heaven to slow things down and enjoy some time to relax with a good cup of coffee, a good book, or good company. It’s something that we often take for granted. When life takes a sudden turn upside down […]

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LOSS OF CONFIDENCE IS A NORMAL GRIEF RESPONSE

Confidence Oct 9

The other day I was talking to a client about confidence after one has suffered a loss. It sparked me to look at all the ways in which one’s confidence can be shattered. Events such as the death of a loved one, infidelity, divorce, relationship changes, a job loss, financial disaster and compromised health all […]

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THE HEALING POWER OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

Oct 2

Love and friendship are the underpinning of anyone’s journey in life. We all need friends who are true and accept us for who we are—warts and all. We all need and want love in life. Moreover, I believe each of us wants to be a good friend and to love others too. We are human […]

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