What I See in Survivors of Grief and Loss

  Survivors of grief and loss are a unique type of people who in many cases silently walk among us.  You cannot tell by looking at them, what they are thinking or feeling.  Chances are you may think they are doing great, but how do they “do it”? Words such as; courage, inner strength, faith, […]

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Helping Someone Else with Their Loss

Wanting to help someone else with their loss and grief is common.  Seeing or knowing someone you care about in emotional pain is difficult.  Watching the prolonged effects of grief on an individual may magnify the wanting to help.  What can you do? Be aware of the fact grief is a personal journey with no […]

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Reframing the Loss Experience can Help:What’s in Your Back Pack?

  After a loss occurs many individuals view the experience one way and from that perspective the individual creates the context of how the grieving process “should” be.  The key word here is “should”.  Who puts the emphasis on “SHOULD”? Does the individual, society, friends, family etc. have a say in what “should” be?  Is […]

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Different Shapes and Forms of Help with Grief and Loss

    Set aside the confusion, fear, and whatever else may be a block on your path to healing from grief and loss to explore some other options. The paths to healing are numerous.  I have always said, “Different strokes for different folks” and “You don’t know what you don’t know”.  Decisions, decisions…what to do? […]

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Why do We Hesitate to Seek Help?

I have always wondered why people in general do not seek help when it is available to them.   What gets in the way; cost, pride, time, perception, fear, embarrassment or perhaps a bad experience when seeking help in the past? I will speak about getting support from a counsellor or anyone who is able to […]

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