Posts Tagged "support"

Helping Other Grievers In Their Immediate Time of Need

Posted on May 22, 2013 in All Blogs, Death is Not the Only Cause of Grief, Helping Another, You Are Not Alone | 0 comments

Devastating Events Once again, we see the shocking and disturbing images through the media of an event that has ripped peoples’ homes and lives apart. We hear the stories from the victims and their families and our hearts break as we see their pain and shock of such overwhelming grief and loss. I try to imagine what they must feel but my mind won’t allow it. It’s impossible for me to understand the magnitude of their grief. I’m talking about the Oklahoma/Texas tornadoes, the bombings in Boston, recent school shootings, wildfires, earthquakes and so much more. Our hearts hurt for those...

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Prayer During Grief (or Anytime)

Posted on Nov 2, 2011 in All Blogs, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief, You Are Not Alone | 1 comment

Guidance and Support I am not religious. However, I am spiritual and I am a Christ follower. I look to God for supernatural strength when my own is inadequate. I talk to God a lot on any given day about an array of subjects and I talk to Him even more on bad days. Prayer during my grief was essential to me. Prayer is just time spent talking to God. Whenever you pray, you can discuss whatever you wish with Him. Sometimes I praise Him and thank Him for all my blessings. Sometimes I seek answers or guidance. Sometimes I whine and complain. Sometimes I’m angry and confused about the things...

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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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Identify Your Support System During Grief

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 in All Blogs, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief, You Are Not Alone | 2 comments

What is a Support System? It is important to have supportive people in your life but a healthy support system is crucial in a time of grief. A support system is made up of the people you trust, who help you and comfort you. These are the people who take care of you or provide emotional support, wisdom, and strength when you need it. Surround yourself with a circle of encouraging, caring, and compassionate people. There are times during grief when you can become overwhelmed, confused or exhausted. In these times, it can help to have someone to talk to and share your thoughts with. Sometimes...

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9.11 Remembered

Posted on Sep 11, 2011 in All Blogs, Helping Another, Moving Forward | 0 comments

Attacked There is no way for me to explain the magnitude of the tragedy and horror that occurred 10 years ago today. Our nation was struck in a shocking terrorist attack that killed almost 3,000 people and left a nation stunned. On one sunny morning, thousands of people were ripped from their lives never to return while so many thousands more were changed forever. A Nation United Through the immense devastation resulting from that horrendous day, a nation came together; united in grief. Compassion, patriotism, and genuine love became a common theme that bound families, friends and strangers....

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