How to Deal with Emotional Triggers

a woman leaning her hand against a tree and looking away with a disappointed look on her face.

How to deal with emotional triggers is a post I will revisit for the rest of my life. A couple of weeks ago I was emotionally triggered by a friend who brought home an important lesson. After weeks of consulting our calendars and going back and forth, she and I were finally on the phone.…

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The Weight of Unfinished Business

unfinished business in grief

The weight of unfinished business hangs heavy on our souls. I never got to say goodbye. I haven’t spoken to my brother in five years. If I apologize, he could harm me again… Guilt. Regret. Blame. Forgiveness issues. The unfinished business of life eats away at us. Slowly. Relentlessly. It wears down our heart and…

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What Grief Does to You

what grief does to you

What grief does to you cannot be covered in a single post, but this is a start. Our individual experience of grief is as unique as our DNA or fingerprint. While our shared humanity does trigger certain standard responses to the loss of a loved one, not all of us experience every one of them,…

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What do the Dead know?

lessons from the dying

What do the dead know? Do they know some things we the living have no access to? Questions rattle inside most of us. Why do we struggle? What is the purpose of life? Isn’t there more to life than paying the bills?  Why do babies die? What happens when we die? The world-famous medium, James…

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