If you haven’t read the book, “The Shack”, I highly recommend it to everyone. It is a loving story of a man’s journey through grief, faith and forgiveness. He finds strength to face his great sadness and come to a new understanding about life, love and beyond. I don’t want to say more for those who haven’t read it yet, but it is a real page turner.
Today I had the honor of meeting the author, William Paul Young at a book signing event and later that evening to hear him speak. His personal… Continue reading
Holiday time is all about regression, we think alot about the past, what was and those loved ones no longer here that we celebrated the holidays with, this is why holiday time can be so difficult.
Family will often stop you from grieving during this time because they don’t want you to be sad so they won’t bring up the loved one that died. So often times its easier to be with friends who will let you talk about the great times you had with your deceased loved one. Talking is a part of grieving and just know that… Continue reading
Thanksgiving is that family time when we all share a meal and talk about all that we are thankful for. Sometimes through grieving we can’t seem to find gratitude through our tears and sorrow, and you know what that’s OK for now – give yourself a reasonable amount of time. You will search your soul and find many things to be grateful for when you are ready, remember to focus on those still in your life, and the many blessings you have everyday such as a job that provides security and money, a home you have to shelter you, food… Continue reading
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