Healing Grief

Connect With A Tribe of Grievers Who Get You

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I don’t know about you, but I love workshops and conferences. Back when I was grieving hard and didn’t feel like I was understood by most people, conferences on Healing from Loss were a great way for me to connect with my tribe. People who were walking in similar shoes. People who were speaking a…

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My 1,689 Failed Attempts to Improve My Life

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I believe with every cell in my being that I am an old soul. A part of me has known this even when I was a little girl. As I grew into my twenties and thirties, I wanted to live up to that cherished ideal. To be an old soul in a world which wasn’t…

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5 Ways to Support Your Loved One Who’s Dying

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I’m often asked the question: “How do I prepare for the death of someone I love?” This is such a great question because we all find ourselves in that situation. And if we haven’t already, there will come a time when we find ourselves in that space. The first thing I’d like to say is…

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Is Guilt Bullying You?

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Remember that big bully on the school playground who called you names? Who made you feel small and stupid? Like you could never do anything without making a horrible mistake? Guilt is a bully. It does to you the exact same thing that the playground bully did. It makes you feel small and stupid. It…

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The 7-Chakra Pathway from Loss to Life Purpose

What if I told you there’s a map that can guide you on the journey from Loss to Life Purpose? It’s right inside your body. Your 7 Chakras are the pathway to heal and transform your life from one of anxiety, fear, and powerlessness to feeling peace, speaking your truth and living a life of…

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Are You Ready to Transform Your Pain into Purpose?

Another year is drawing to a close. When you look back at Jan-Dec. 2018, what do you see? Which parts do you like and wish to carry forward? Which parts do you want to leave behind? Now look to 2019. How do you want to live this year? What do you want for your health,…

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What I Learned From Our First Grief Healing Retreat

I just returned after facilitating a Grief Healing Retreat “Finding Hope After Loss” in Oxfordshire, U.K., with Daniela Norris and Lo Anne Mayer. The three of us co-founded the International Grief Council in 2015, and this was our first-ever retreat. For three gorgeous sunshine-filled days (which is something of a miracle in the U.K.) we…

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How A Sacred Life Helps You Heal

Recently, I’ve been thinking about something important. Five words, to be precise. What is a sacred life? Rivvy Neshama, author of Recipes For A Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles is the originator of this question. In a recent interview, she invited the listeners to ponder this profound question. And I have been thinking…

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How To Take Back Control When You Mess Up

A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to Bentonville, AR for a training program. But two hours before I was due to leave for the airport I realized something that let loose a few moths in my tummy. My hotel booking was in Fayetteville; my training program was in Bentonville. I whipped out my phone and…

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5 Amazing Facts That Will Change the Way You Look at Kindness

During our recent India vacation, we stayed at the Marriott for a week. While there, I often spent time in the Executive Lounge reading, writing, or watching informational videos. A young woman managed the Lounge and made sure things were working okay and guests were comfortable. Every morning when I stepped into the Lounge I’d smile…

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