Water Magically Soothes the Soul

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I have no idea how or really why, but I do know that going to the water’s edge and allowing yourself time to sit in silence is magical. Close your eyes, breathe in the air and allow its gentleness to kiss your face. The sound of water not only soothes the soul, but it absolutely […]

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YOU NEED ONLY FOCUS ON THIS ONE MOMENT

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The journey of grief is overwhelming. Let’ s face it… it’ s hard, sad, exhausting and takes every ounce of energy to get through the day. It doesn’ t always stay that way; however, to get to the other side of the pain takes some endurance. Unfortunately, we live in a society that supports moving […]

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WAYS TO GET THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS AFTER LOSS

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Christmas is generally a time rich with tradition and jam-packed with joyful festivities. We look forward to spending the holidays with family and friends, exchanging gifts, indulging in delectable treats and reminiscing about the good old days. On the other hand, for bereaved families, the tinsel, decorated trees, and angelic singing of Silent Night, are […]

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USE WRITING TO HEAL WOUNDS AND TO SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR OTHERS

September 3

I am a Certified Journal to the Self Instructor. I am not consistent about keeping a journal anymore, but I do use the techniques for myself to work through issues in life, to focus on goals, and to create my future. I also use journal writing techniques with clients. The benefits of journaling are phenomenal. […]

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JOURNALING IS FREE AND IT IS A POWERFUL HEALER

July 9

Keeping a journal is much like keeping a little diary filled with tidbits of information that happens day to day. But you can take journaling to another level by infusing your entries with thoughts, feelings, and emotions. This is where the power of writing can help a person heal their broken heart or to record […]

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MUSIC AND MOVIES FOR HEALING

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Music and movies contributed tremendously to my healing. I have listed my favorite ones here. I hope you will be encouraged to seek them out and listen to the songs or watch the movies. For me, they were heart healing. Music A Picture of Me Without You ~ Lorrie Morgan Amazing Grace ~ Elvis Presley […]

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GRIEF IN THE WORKPLACE

May 21st

Death is a part of life. It often happens suddenly and unexpectedly. Death is not convenient. It does not slip easily into the agenda of the person who dies or that of their family and friends, and it certainly will not fit into a normal work schedule. When people return to their normal routines, it […]

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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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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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SOCIAL MEDIA: A NEW WAY OF SUPPORTING THE BEREAVED

Feb 27 Social Media blog

Social media, in particular Facebook, is providing an important platform for people to share their grief. The days of being isolated in the journey are over. This isn’t to say that people are no longer overwhelmed with feelings of sadness and sorrow because they can talk about it on Facebook. They still have all the […]

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