“I’m Okay. So You Be Okay, Okay?”

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The famous self-help book I’m Ok, You’re Ok was written in the late 1960s by Thomas Anthony Harris. Over 15 million copies of this book, which is about Transactional Analysis, have sold over the years. Transactional Analysis explains the three observable ego-states (Parent, Adult, and Child) as the basis for content and quality of interpersonal […]

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IT’S OKAY TO DISCONNECT

The grief journey wants you to slow down and be still. For the most part, a person can do little else. The early days of loss are overwhelming and filled with confusion, numbness, endless tears, chaos, and sleepless nights. It’s a challenge to get out of bed let alone shower and get dressed. Although we […]

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TEN CHOICES TO MAKE WHEN LIFE FEELS STUCK!

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Feeling stuck in our journey is a common experience for many. When it happens, we feel this “push me pull you”, which is an internal nudge to do something different in life. It’s not uncommon to have no idea where to begin. Depending where you are at on the grief journey, you may not even […]

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DEALING WITH THE EXPECTATIONS OF OTHERS

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The grief journey is fraught with emotions, doubts, regrets, and what-ifs. It only takes but a couple of judgements from a supporter to make us second guess how we are doing. People often expect the bereaved to be further along the grief journey than they are. This is a very difficult situation and certainly one […]

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10 TIPS TO HELP CHILDREN IN BLENDED FAMILIES

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Entering a new relationship that involves children requires patience, understanding, and an ongoing commitment from all the adults involved to keep the focus on the children and their parental relationships. Unfortunately, the unresolved anger, disappointment and grief between the separated or divorced parents will often get in the way. Parents are charged with an enormous […]

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CONTEMPORARIES PROVIDE INVALUABLE SUPPORT

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Your contemporaries, colleagues, and friends can provide invaluable peer support especially if they have endured a similar or shared experience. Peer support is offered one-on-one or in a group setting. The most obvious benefit of receiving support from friends and colleagues is that the supporter has credibility and is trusted. It’s important for the person needing support […]

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THE UNIQUE GRIEF OF POLICE, MILITARY, & FIRST-RESPONDERS

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” ~Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the Unite States (1872-1933) By Janelle Breese Biagioni To Live a Life of Service We choose to live a life of service. For some this means living a life of devotion in […]

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IT’S IMPORTANT IN HEALING TO GRIEVE IN YOUR OWN WAY

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We all have emotions, feelings, needs, wants and desires. The problem is we are not always very good at communicating what those are to others. Grief does not make it any easier either, because often we cannot even put into words what those feelings and emotions are. I have a picture of one of my […]

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LOSS OF FAITH

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There are a number of ways that we can lose faith. When someone disappoints or betrays us, we lose faith in them. Individuals experiencing the death of a loved or a significant loss (e.g. job loss) may also say they have lost faith in God, the world, society-at-large, or in people they know. This is […]

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