Remembering to Take the Small Steps

After a loss the memories of times shared together with individuals who are no longer with us in person may weigh heavy on us and seem to make it harder to get through the day. For some, the memories are sad and life seems empty. Grief bursts or waves of grief may creep in, but […]

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“IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES”

“If Tomorrow Never Comes” is a Garth Brooks song that reflects on many aspects of endings and death. I have heard this song played a few times in the past few months; on TV, radio and at a funeral. Feelings of sadness, tears and thoughts of if tomorrow never comes combine with wondering if there […]

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When YOU are Sad for Someone Else’s Grief

In some cases when you are sad for someone else’s loss or grief it can affect your everyday life mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. There can be a trickle down effect that is noticed by family, friends and co-workers. What do I mean by a “trickle down” effect? Ask yourself, are you behaving differently than […]

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“FIGHT OR FLIGHT” response to stress and loss

Sometimes excessive stress, trauma and loss cause an individual to go into fight or flight mode where threats to survival or the “enemy” are seen or perceived to be everywhere, in everyone and everything. Going to this type of thinking or responding may be a coping tool developed several years ago or a result of […]

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