What Stories Do You Make Up?

Being left out of experiences is a common human experience. When this happens, we feel the pain of rejection. Like we’re excluded, don’t belong. And we make up a story about it. The first story we make up is often about the people who did this to us. They don’t care about me. They’re selfish.…

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Expressing sympathy to the bereaved

sympathy for the bereaved

How do you say you’re sorry for another’s loss? Words often seem an inadequate container to hold the enormity of loss. We struggle with phrases and expressions that will best communicate our sympathy. Some tips might help make this formidable task easier. What you write and how much depends on your relationship with the deceased and…

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Grief Journaling: Let Go on the Page

write about your grief

When grief is new, feelings simmer just beneath the surface. This compromises the immune system, leaving you more susceptible to the flu, colds and infections. Research shows that short bursts of emotional writing, say just 15 minutes even for four consecutive days, result in improved immune system performance. What journaling does for you: 1. An empty…

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