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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Rejection – It Feels Like the Ultimate Heartbreak

February 13 2014 rejection

Being rejected by another person can feel like the ultimate heartbreak. Why don’t they want me? Why don’t they love me? Why don’t they approve of me? I can’t answer those questions for you. Each of us needs to do the work of understanding why we so desperately need that person’s approval. Oprah Winfrey said […]

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Walking the Path of Grief is Like Peeling an Onion

Onions January 23 2014

The grief journey is like peeling an onion ~ there are layers and layers to the loss and there will be many tears! Tears have long been misinterpreted as a sign of weakness. We all know males who were told from a young age, “Big boys don’t cry.” For women, while it is more acceptable […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Tell the Story of Your Deceased Loved One (often!)

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Have you found the need to talk about your deceased loved one often? And, do others tell you that you shouldn’t? There are three important reasons that you should share your loved one’s story. Moreover, repeating the story over and over is part of the process. When someone dies, those closest to them are often […]

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GIVE ME JUST 24 HOURS AND I’’LL HELP HEAL YOUR HEARTACHE, TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY GIVE YOU HOPE

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      I remember the day the fog lifted in my life and my reality was, “Oh I survived… and now how do I live?” I realized for the first time since my father, brother and husband’s deaths that I wanted to live and that I had survived the ordeal. Then it quickly became… […]

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6 Tips to Help You Plan the Year Ahead

Dec 30 2013 Planning the Year Ahead

If you are ready to take on the challenge of reconciling the losses you have endured and moving forward in life again, then check out my new programs. Brave Hearts is a online, interactive support group which I facilitate. You can participate from anywhere in the world! And the Life Redesign Intensive is a 1-on-1 […]

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Silent Night

Dec 23 2013 Silent Night

I know so many of you are hurting this holiday season and your life has been turned upside down. It is my hope that you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Remember your loved one and treasure the memories you have. God Bless. Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright […]

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Daddy’s Gone

Dec 16 2013 Daddy's Gone

After my husband’s death in October, 1990, my daughters and I took possession of our new home in early December. I remember this crushing feeling as I returned to our old home to meet the movers who had packed the house the day before and were now coming to load everything into the truck. It […]

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Grief at Christmas

Dec 9 2013 Grief at Christmas

Christmas is a time of joy and sharing and bringing people together. For most of us it is also a time rich with tradition and filled with joyful festivities.  Family and friends look forward to spending the holidays together exchanging gifts, indulging in delicious goodies and reminiscing about the good old days.  However, for bereaved […]

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How to Not Forget Someone After They Die

Poppy Remembrance Day Nov 11, 2013

It is normal to be afraid that we will forget our loved one after they have died, or that others will forget them. I promise you … you won’t. How could you? As time passes you may forget smaller details, but the person and what they meant to you in life will not drift away. It’s […]

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