Tag Archives: grief

Death is not a Dirty Word: Living with Grief

After my husband died, I remember all the awkward moments when people avoided me – at my office, on the street and even friends who were uncomfortable talking about it.  At times I felt like I had a disease, and … r

The Secret To Getting Your Strong Emotions Under Control

Have you ever felt an emotion so strong, it just wouldn’t go away? The grief from losing a loved one, the sorrow after a breakup, worrying about your health, anxious of the future… r

7 Things I Learned About Grief and Loss

Grief is an individual experience. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There is really only one key point and that is to make sure that you handle your grief in a healthy way. r

How To Say Good Bye

When there is much regret about your relationship with a parent, the end of life is an even more important time. No matter how many times we feel defeated or rejected by a parent, people usually continue to hope that something will enable healing or change. r

3 Simple Ways to Get a New Perspective on Monstrous Problems

Have you ever looked at an ant under a microscope?

They’re scary.

Alien-like antennae, creepy multi-jointed hairy legs, and huge jagged pincher-jaws fill up your vision and make you want to get away.

Then you look at the ant with your naked eye and find yourself asking, “How was I ever afraid of that? It’s tiny.” r

15 Things to Say (and NOT say) to a Grieving Person

You know that mildly panicked feeling you get when you found out your friend’s mother just died and you really don’t know what to say?

I’m going to help you relax with this list of 20 things people say that are well-intended but not so good as well as something better to say.

Breathe. It will be okay. r