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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PLEASE PRAY FOR US

Next week I am hosting my first annual Healing Hearts Retreat. We will come together for healing through stories, music, sharing, ceremony and learning. I ask that you pray for those attending so they may find peace and comfort in their memories but also to find the strength and courage to do the work of […]

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EXTRAORDINARY LOSS

July 10 extraordinary loss

Loss is different for each person. None of us can judge or measure the impact for another, but we can allow them to teach us the magnitude of their loss and how it has ffected them. We can honour that their grief journey is unique to them and the bumps and boulders they encounter along the […]

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO DO THE WORK OF MOURNING

June 26

Five-time Grammy Award winner, Shania Twain bared her soul in both the reality series Why Not? (OWN) and book From This Moment On. Shania shares the heart-wrenching loss of her parents who died in a car crash when she was only 22 years old and the painful ending to her marriage following an affair that her husband and […]

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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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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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WHEN IS IT TOO SOON TO RETURN TO WORK

April 3

Matt Stajan of the Calgary Flames returned to work two short weeks after his newborn son, Emerson died. Is that too soon? In reading the Sun News online article, I have to say he seems to have given this much thought and he is doing what feels right for him and his wife, Katie. This […]

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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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