Posts Tagged "depression"

Taking 3 Steps Forward and 2 Steps Back in Grief

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 in All Blogs, Helping Another, Moving Forward | 0 comments

From Positive to Negative I think of myself as an “encourager.” I truly want to help people be optimistic and see the positive side of a situation; I try to instill hope in everyday life. However, I realized recently that I am not always strong, or even optimistic; sometimes I’m downright negative. This felt like failure to me, an unacceptable flaw, to be weak, confused and completely overwhelmed, but there are times when tears come at a steady pace and I progressively feel worse in my grief. I have felt alone while surrounded by family and friends. I have been afraid, although in a...

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A Griever’s Time of “Let Down” After the Holidays

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 in All Blogs, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief | 4 comments

Holidays are Over, Back to Routine The hustle and bustle of the holidays have passed and everyone is settling into the routines of the New Year. Back to normal, whatever that is. For those grieving the loss of someone or something special, there is no normal; “normal” has changed for whatever reason. Nonetheless, it is a time for structure and “getting back into the groove” of life. As a recovering griever (I like that term because it depicts hope and progression but it also lets you know I will never stop remembering, missing, or loving who or what I have lost), I can tell you that...

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Forgiveness is Essential in Grief

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 in All Blogs, Death is Not the Only Cause of Grief, Moving Forward | 1 comment

Lighten Your Load

Forgiveness is crucial on your grief journey, without it, it’s difficult to move forward. Unforgiveness is a destructive emotion so holding onto it may only make your heart feel worse. Unforgiveness carries a trunk full of heaviness that can weigh you down and delay your recovery. The burden of unforgiveness is too heavy for anyone to drag along in the grief journey. Lighten your load; open the trunk and deal with the mess of emotions inside.

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Taking The First Step and Moving Forward Through Grief

Posted on Sep 6, 2011 in All Blogs, Death is Not the Only Cause of Grief, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief, You Are Not Alone | 4 comments

Grief of All Kinds Grief can be overpowering, it can even be paralyzing. With grief comes confusion, frustration, exhaustion, fear, anger and a multitude of other emotions. The grief that occurs in our lives comes in varying degrees and from many different situations. Grief appears in all different shapes and sizes. Death of a loved one is not the only event that brings grief into our lives. Divorce, separation, miscarriage, mass disaster and moving away from family and friends can cause grief. Loss of relationships, finances, property, innocence, abilities, security and self-esteem can also...

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