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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Today is Valentine’s Day, do you care?

For some people this is a special day and for others it may be a day of who cares about Valentine’s Day. After the loss of someone you care deeply about, does Valentine’s Day have the same meaning? Hmmm, what does Valentine’s Day mean to you?  One search on the internet and you can find […]

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There Are No Words for My Loss

Here is some food for thought when helping others with their grief experiences or looking at your own. In a society that uses words as describers there are situations where there are no words to describe a loss.  Think about it for a moment; if you have no place to live you are classified as […]

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January a New Beginning

January, the start of a new year; what do you say to yourself?  For some there are thoughts of resolutions or goals.  Stop smoking, lose weight, and get more physically active or whatever is decided.  Now, add the grief component, what do you say to yourself and what comes to mind? Depending on how long […]

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What if I had listened to that voice in my head?

“What if I had listened to that voice in my head?”  Have you said this to yourself or heard someone say this? What happens when you feel death results from your not paying attention or not acting on the perceived warning you received? Some people call this intuition, that voice in their head, their angels […]

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