Holiday Season Sadness

I am sharing a little information for you to take note of. The Holiday Season is a good time to see people and share in the festivities, visiting with family and friends, but what if you are not ready for this and no one knows it? There are many people who will not and do not […]

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Potentials for The Other Side of Grief and Loss

First, it is important to recognize that there is the potential for individuals to experience love, joy and happiness after a loss.  Sometimes, they need help realizing this potential in themselves. You can help them do that. Knowing that grief can be looked at in three different compartments can be used as a visual to easily […]

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Sex after Loss

Points to consider; Increased promiscuity Increased sex drive Decreased sex drive STD’s Sexually Transmitted Diseases Demographics Condoms When speaking to individuals about sex and intimacy after a loss there are areas of discussion that many counselors ignore completely or shy away from when speaking with clients. Start the conversation or take your client’s lead when they […]

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“Suicide Boys” FYI!!!

In this short note, I am sharing important information with you as professionals and individuals who want to support and understand what is happening in the world. Recently I was speaking with a mom whose teen aged child died by suicide.  With permission I share how she wants others to know about what she found […]

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No Tolerance after a Loss

  I share this post as an observation to help you help others with grief and loss. Have you ever looked at, listened to or lived with someone after a close relationship ended, even by death?  One theme that is common among many grieving individuals is a lack of tolerance for many things.  Collectively the […]

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Adoption and Loss

Perhaps you have come across this situation in your counselling practice or you are a party in a similar circumstance. Unexpectedly, in June 2019 I was contacted by a woman stating she thinks she is my half sister. “YA RIGHT”!  I was skeptical and suspicious about who this person was. Out of respect, I messaged her back […]

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Organ Donations Begin with You

Organ donation begins with you making a decision whether to donate your organs after death or not. Having the conversation about your decision needs to be done with family, friends, doctor and whoever else you think should be aware of your choice. Recently when renewing my license this question came up in discussion.  This can be […]

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What others might not know about suicide loss continued (part 3 of 3)

                This is what I have noticed when people start to “get better” or appear better. This in NO WAY says they are 100% better.  It does say that they are starting to live around the pain of their loss.  As mentioned before, the pain from loss never […]

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What others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS (part two of three)

                Below is a continuation of a prior post on some of what others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS and the experiences that someone has when a suicide death happens to a person they care about.  Not only care about, but perhaps they have found the deceased […]

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What others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS (part one of three)

                  Below is some of what others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS and the experiences that someone has when a suicide death happens to a person they care about.  Not only care about, but perhaps they have found the deceased person after they died by suicide. […]

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