Right and Left-Brain Concept with Grief and Loss

This is a short description of some of the characteristics in individuals who are more dominant in right or left brain thinking.  We use both sides or hemispheres of our brain to process our life’s experiences.  Each person is wired differently and therefore has a different combination of character traits from each side. People who […]

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Children and Suicide Prevention Resources

I am going to keep this short. I have found through grief counselling with the family members and in particular, many moms, that there are more and more children dying by suicide. This makes my heart heavy as I write this.  Perhaps, it makes your heart heavy too. No one wants to belong to a […]

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How Many Children Do You Have?

When it comes to grief and loss, here are a few scenarios to be aware of if you are supporting clients or friends. “How many children do you have” can be a loaded question. Keep in mind, this may also be a question the grieving individual had not thought about prior to this moment.  I […]

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The Dash – The Space In Between

The space in between the dash refers to your life between the time you were born and the time you die.  How you fill that space is your walk through life.  This is an interesting concept that is often realized too late in life. Is it better late than never to realize how you fill […]

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Your Loss Line

When looking specifically at your own grief and loss; chances are there is a lot of work for you to do.  You might say, “NO WAY”!!!  I totally understand your apprehension on this.  Doing a loss line is not for the faint of heart. TO DO Look at your life losses and make a list […]

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Lack of desire to connect with others

Lack of desire to connect with others I don’t want to be a bother to anyone I look like crap I don’t care about anything I am doing fine by myself I enjoy being by myself   These are a few reasons; some people may give for isolating themselves.  This can come with grief, and […]

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Authenticity

Did you know that individuals respond better to you when you are your authentic self? As a counsellor or anyone supporting another individual, how important is it to be authentic?  What does “being” authentic mean to you?  Food for thought as we continue. When looking at the synonyms that go with “authentic” the words true, […]

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Addressing a concern stated about a previous article “Loss Due to Discrimination

I want to share a comment that came through to me after a Newsletter on “Loss Due to Discrimination” went out on April 20, 2020.  I am doing this, because a valid point is being made by this individual and others need to know this.  If one person is stating it, many more are thinking […]

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Loss Due to Discrimination

Are you a professional in need of more support to help grieving individuals? Specific reference is being made to loss due to discrimination, but it is important to realize this loss can be combined with other losses.  Sometimes this is not recognized by counsellors or their clients.  I may have just given you some food […]

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A Different Look at “The Rose”

I have heard Bette Midler’s song “The Rose” numerous times when I was alone or in a group setting.  Recently, I listened to “The Rose” and heard the words differently.  The lyrics speak of love in comparison with a river and drowning, a razor and bleeding and hunger as an endless aching need. I do […]

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