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Correcting Sleep Disruption after the Loss of a Loved One

Correcting Sleep Disruption after the Loss of a Loved One

This post is contributed and authored by Sara Bailey. Read more about Sara at TheWidow.net.  Thank you, Sara! It is common for grief to cause sleep issues including insomnia. While it may seem like a harmless symptom, the truth is that sleep deprivation can have a...

Art Therapy: Kinesthetic Healing Through Creation

Art Therapy: Kinesthetic Healing Through Creation

Contributed and authored by Isabelle Powell. Many thanks! "Grief and art are similar in that they both elicit physical energy. Neither grief, nor art-making, are linear, but more spatial matrices”, explains Rachael Morgan, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), MA,...

Making Decisions While Feeling Upset After Loss

Making Decisions While Feeling Upset After Loss

How are you at making up your mind? This post is for anyone who struggles with procrastination, commitments, motivation, or making decisions...especially while experiencing an emotional “slump,” or what may be stealth grief. First, put simply, grief is a result of...

Emotions: What Are They Trying to Tell You?

Emotions: What Are They Trying to Tell You?

Be confused, it’s where you begin to learn new things. Be broken, it’s where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it’s where you start to make more authentic decisions. Be sad, because if we are brave enough we can hear our heart’s wisdom through it. Be whatever you are...

The Underrated Heartache

The Underrated Heartache

they did not tell me it would hurt like this no one warned me about the heartbreak we experience with friends where are the albums i thought there were no songs sung for it i could not find the ballads or read the books dedicated to writing the grief we fall into when...

Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance

I learned the term radical acceptance when I was facilitating a Dialectical Behavior Therapy group with woman in early recovery from addiction.  Asking the women to fully accept the reality of their situation seemed like a terrible thing to ask of them, because it...

Holiday Grief and Planning Ahead

Holiday Grief and Planning Ahead

“Grief sucks.” – Everyone Ever This post is for you if you are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Let’s acknowledge that this year may be different and will likely be tough.  We can also hope that it will be alright, or even great! But that word “tough” may barely...

The Shadow Personality

The Shadow Personality

I like seeing Halloween photos appear on my Facebook or Instagram newsfeed. People look happy dressing up in costume and being playful together.  I think one reason Halloween is enjoyable is because it is a time that the Shadow is socially acceptable, appreciated, and...

Notice Your Progress

Notice Your Progress

Sometimes we want fast results. This week I woke up to a chilled bedroom.  The “Thermoblaster” gas heater in my room (I find the name hilarious) was not working. The pilot light would spark but not catch; therefore, no heat.  I called the landlord and had someone come...

Coping with Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Coping with Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

"Watch the pounding surf. Watch the waves lap against the shore, their beginnings somewhere far out to sea, their beginnings in a storm we might never see. Know your oneness with those waves, with the water of the seas."  - Melody Beattie, Journey to the Heart You are...

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