3 Mistakes To Avoid When You’re Grieving

mistakes to avoid when grieving

In 3 Mistakes to Avoid When You’re Grieving, I point you to the common pitfalls we encounter during the healing process. Most of us never think about loss until it happens to us. What follows is the unbearable pain of grief. We’re already in deep waters and must do all we can just to stay…

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Grief Healing Tips: Be Your Best Friend

honor your grieving heart

In Grief Healing Tips: Be Your Best Friend, I encourage you to advocate for yourself and be your own spokesperson. You need to get out more. I’m taking you shopping. Being alone isn’t good for you. Advice, advice, advice. You get a ton of it when you’re grieving a loss. Most of it comes from…

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Grief Healing Tips: Forgive Yourself

forgive yourself

Last week we talked about the emotional baggage — guilt and regret — we walk around with. In Grief Healing Tips: Forgive yourself I speak about self-forgiveness and self-compassion. This week’s tip encourages you to offer forgiveness and compassion to yourself. No matter how much you wish you’d done things differently, you can’t go back…

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Grief Healing Tips: Unfinished Emotional Business

take care of unfinished emotions

In Grief Healing Tips: Unfinished Emotional Business I encourage you to take care of what remains unsaid or not done in the realm of relationships. I hate that I didn’t call Mom enough. I never got to say I’m sorry. I thought we had more time — and now I wish I’d done things differently.…

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Grief Healing Tips: No map or timeline

grief has no map or timeline

Grief Healing Tips: No map or timeline is about how grief takes its own course. As a culture we navigate our lives via Google’s search engine. We rely on Google Maps to tell us how and when we’ll get everywhere. We love 1-2-3’s, how-to’s, and formulas. Unfortunately, there is no reliable GPS, or 6-step formula that can…

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Grief Healing Tips: Sacred Intention

healing begins with a sacred intention

Grief Healing Tips: Sacred Intention is the first of my tip series. This step asks you to first set a sacred intention for your healing journey. I hate the way I feel. I want the pain to stop. I wish I could get over this. You’re probably walking around with this mantra playing inside your…

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Slowing Down Grief

grief, slowing down grief, easy grief

Grief has a rhythm all its own. Slowing down grief has so many benefits in how we move through the experience. In our haste to speed our recovery, we rush around frenetically trying to find the instant-formula, or 3-quick-steps to grief relief. We make our expectations clear to a coach or counselor: I don’t have too…

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Is there A Right Way to Grieve?

what paint taught me

Is there a right way to grieve? I’m often asked this question. Let me explain with a story. About a month ago I spent a delicious weekend creating with spirit in the company of a sacred circle of women. For twelve hours over two days we created art, meditated to the healing energies of sound…

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Losing A Mother to Suicide

gift of daffodils

Losing a mother to suicide can be a heartbreak many never recover from. Sherri Elizabeth Tidwell was only 14 years old when her mother committed suicide. This kind of grief can be extremely complicated. The young girl’s anguish and yearning for her beloved mother birthed something beautiful for the world. Sherri offers us a wonderful…

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What Happens When We Die

the afterlife

What happens when we die? The only folks who have an answer to this questions are those who have had a near-death experience. But I had an interesting conversation on exactly this topic in the most unusual of settings that I want to share with you. This morning I went to an interview. I was…

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