Ask For Help

calling for helpAs we experience a loss it is important that you reach out and ask for help. Telling someone what you need is not shameful, nor is a sign of weakness. But asking for help may make you vulnerable and uncomfortable if you are used to doing everything yourself. (I say that from experience)

Most people feel helpless around you and… Continue reading

Regret…If Only I Had

Regret is one of those emotions you most likely will experience during grief.  You might have regrets over things you wish you would have said or done while you had the chance, you have that thought – “If only I had….”  this thought will probably persist until one day you come to terms with the fact you couldn’t have done anything differently.  The thoughts of regret are really harmful and you must know you can change the past, but you have the future filled with new possibilities and opportunities to tell anyone you choose how important they… Continue reading

Loneliness

The loneliness of loss can be one of the most painful of the emotions you will feel during the grieving process. I know for myself and for my Dad, after the loss of our spouse the evenings are particularly a lonely time because it’s the end of the day and the time you usually settled in for dinner and an evening with your spouse.  You might want to find something to do once or twice a week to break up the evening loneliness even if it is dinner at a friends or and evening playing cards with a local… Continue reading

Write About Your Feelings

As you attempt to deal with your sadness, anger, and fear you may find it helpful to write about those feelings. Writing about your feelings helps to unload some of that pressure because it gives you a way to express your emotions.  Grief is a journey and grieving is a process, writing is a tool that can help you on your journey to heal.

Some find it helpful to write letters to those they’ve lost, others write their feelings in a journal which is what I do and still others may write in blogs or grief forums such as… Continue reading

Are You Open To Receive?

Today I was thinking about how being open to receive relates to those going through any type of transition, I usually talk about loss as it relates to death but today I am thinking of anyone going through transitions. Being open to receive means putting yourself – your mental state in a place to receive love again, to receive kindness from others, to be able to simply say thank you when some gives you something. The act of being open to receive will open you heart to healing.

My thought for today….yesterday is gone, tomorrow is yet to be.… Continue reading

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