Is Grief a Mental Illness or Part of Life?

  There is a lot of controversy over how grief and depression are lumped together in the latest (May 2013) DSM-5 book; that is the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” used by psychiatrists and other professionals. Concern and disagreement are being brought to the forefront as some professionals feel the inclusion of grief […]

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Are YOU Living LIFE?

  Recently a friend disclosed how 4 recent losses have caused him to rethink how he lived his life and how he interacted with others, including the world around him.  This brought me to thinking and was the catalyst for this blog post. I have noticed on several occasions, family and friends making drastic changes […]

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Forward or NOT

I have heard several reasons why someone does not move forward in their life after a loss.  Sometimes I wonder if this is avoidance, or if they truly are set on not moving forward. Both concepts are accurate.  One person who experienced several losses over the past 7 decades told me they were too old […]

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HOW DO YOU REALLY MOVE FORWARD?

  I remember when I was first alone after a 29 year relationship ended.  I asked myself, “How is this different than before?”  Included with this question was am I okay now and will I be okay in the future? THE FUTURE, WOW, what was that going to look like?  I sought counselling and was […]

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