Posts Tagged "pain"

Music is a Powerful Healing Tool for the Body, Mind and Spirit

Posted on Apr 25, 2013 in All Blogs, Death is Not the Only Cause of Grief, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief | 0 comments

Stress Negatively Affects Your Total Being Stress and grief have a way of exhausting the body, mind and spirit, especially after dealing with prolonged anguish. At times you may feel your entire being is completely spent from warding off the pain of life and fighting the surrounding negativity. In those times, it seems impossible to do anything constructive to give you an edge up on the perceived war, or at least regain your footing in the battle. Maybe you’re just tired of the daily struggle and your soul cries out for a cease-fire so you can tend to your battle wounds.   Using...

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Take Control When Overwhelmed

Posted on May 1, 2012 in All Blogs, Death is Not the Only Cause of Grief, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief, You Are Not Alone | 0 comments

Little Things Add Up Overwhelmed. That’s a powerful word and a terrible place to be. It means to overpower or overcome; then again if you are currently overwhelmed, you know exactly what it means. When overpowered by situations and/or people, you feel oppressed and lose your sense of control. Major issues, trauma, and the death of a loved one can leave us feeling overwhelmed; but what about the heaps of everyday trials, disappointments and pains that compound into oppression? Sometimes the smaller things in life can pile up and eventually begin to suffocate the life force from our exhausted...

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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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Be Open and Honest When Dealing with Grief of Any Kind

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 in All Blogs, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief, You Are Not Alone | 1 comment

The Silent Struggle I tend to internally struggle with things that hurt me to the point that it begins to overwhelm my mind and affect my body. Sometimes my regrets, offenses, and grief take the forefront of my thoughts and swallow all that’s good in my life. I must realize that it is me that allows the negative to occupy so much space. I am the only one that can give permission for these destructive feelings to stay. My mind is aware of that, but there are times it’s difficult to convince my heart. Sometimes I’m just so hurt and angry I don’t know what to do about it. When I get this...

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Allowing the Pain of Grief

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 in All Blogs, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief | 1 comment

Don’t Avoid Pain It is human nature for us to steer clear of pain; most of us try to avoid it at all cost. It is also an instinctual response to protect the ones we love from hurting, especially children. However, there is no successful way to avoid pain when experiencing grief. With grief there is pain; the two go hand in hand. That statement sounds so cold and absolute but once you experience the grief and pain in full, you will be free to move forward toward recovery. The pain associated with grief hurts tremendously; sometimes it’s downright brutal. Though you may be tempted, don’t...

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