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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3 Mistakes That Complicate Your Grief Experience

3 mistakes that complicate your grief experience make it harder for you to heal and create all kinds of judgments about your grieving process. When we’re grieving, we look for anything that will stop the pain. In a hurry to get to the other side of the grief experience, we can get tripped up by…

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7 Ways to Help A Child Deal With Sadness

7 ways to help a child deal with sadness is a simple guide when your child has to deal with the loss of a pet or a person they love. Remember the time you were a little kid and lost something? Maybe your pet goldfish died. A dear friend moved away from your neighborhood. Or…

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Message from a departed loved one

A message from a departed loved one can bring a spontaneous tear. Of the many hats I wear, one is as facilitator of a weekly group on “Reminiscences & Life Lessons” at a senior living community. I absolutely adore silver-haired, wrinkled folk and their long-winded sagas. But the downside of the job is the heartbreak…

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How to Talk to someone who is Dying

hard conversations around death

How to talk to someone who is dying is a dilemma many people are faced with. In my previous post, I addressed the topic of “Anticipatory Grief.” Now meet a woman who is living it. Tersia Burger’s 38-year-old daughter Vicky suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a brittle bone disease, a genetic disorder. She was diagnosed at eighteen…

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