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Monday Meditation: New Year Goals

This New Year set personal goals.

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Monday Meditation: Give to Receive this Season

By giving to others out of love, we receive the things we need most this time of year: love and comfort.

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Monday Mediation: Be good to your body.

Be good to your body this holiday season.

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Monday Meditation: The strength in silence

Let the silence support you and comfort you this holiday season.

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Monday Meditation: Gratitude & Thanksgiving

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. -Melody Beattie The holiday season is never easy when you’re grieving. No matter how recent the loss, you will always wish your loved one was there. As you celebrate Thanksgiving this week, take time on Thursday to reflection on… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Gratitude & Thanksgiving

Grief 101

Grief 101: How Long Does Grief Last?

Answer: As long as it needs.

Self-Care, The Business of Grief

Cleaning and Organizing: Clean Mama

Get your home organized with Clean Mama.

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Monday Meditation: Growth is no accident

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. -James Cash Penney Grief has an excessively steep learning curve. It is like no experience you have had before and one that will hopefully be repeated infrequently. Grief is an amalgamation of forces that brought about this swift and painful change… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Growth is no accident

Reading Nook, Self-Care

Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl)

Viktor Frankl's memoir about his internment in concentration camps and how we can thrive despite trauma.

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Monday Meditation: Make a plan & pack some courage.

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. -Earl Nightengale   The grief journey is long and trying. To make things more difficult, grief doesn’t come with a manual. Each griever needs to find their own way and discover their own plan to move through… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Make a plan & pack some courage.

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Monday Meditation: Go ahead, have a good cry.

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. -Christopher Morley Crying is good for you. Tears reduce stress hormones from your body, the remove irritants and lubricate your eye, and tears also contain antibodies. Our emotional tears help stress leave our body and increase endorphins… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Go ahead, have a good cry.

Reading Nook, Self-Care

This Thing Called Grief (Thomas M. Ellis)

Thomas Ellis' book This Thing Called Grief is a wonderful and digestible book on grief. At only 132 pages, you can get through it in a day if you are inclined. Ellis is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and the former clinical supervisor and executive director for the Center for Grief, Loss and Transition… Continue reading This Thing Called Grief (Thomas M. Ellis)

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Monday Meditation: Changing Perspectives

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. -Wayne Dyer Grief is hardly an experience in which you immediately see opportunity. Grief is awful and painful and raw and exhausting. In grief, we see everything we no longer have, we see obstacles, we see fear. What if, hiding… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Changing Perspectives

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Keep Healthy Habits

Healthy habits tend to disappear when intense stress arrives. We stop exercising, we sleep less, we eat poorly, we stop making health care appointments. Non-grief-related stressors tend to come in bursts that dissipate after a time, allowing us to resume our regular healthy living habits. Grief, on the other hand, brings long-term stress that includes… Continue reading Keep Healthy Habits

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Monday Meditation: Allow for Self-Correction

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. -Lao Tzu Imagine life as a highway. You’re driving along, and you realize that you are going in a direction you hadn’t intended or the way you thought you wanted to go is turning into something you had not expected. Your… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Allow for Self-Correction