How we can cope with loss and grief.Coping With Loss, Dealing With Grief, Helping Children Cope With Loss, Helping Children Deal With Grief, Journaling

Just Stop: Busy Doesn’t Make You Heal

‘Stay busy,’ I’d been told.  ‘Time will heal your pain.’ Have you ever been given this advice? If so, you have probably already figured out that staying busy doesn’t help heal your grief.  

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Coping With Loss, Dealing With Grief, Journaling, Journaling

Using Words to Heal Grief

Whether written or spoken, words hold an amazing power when it comes to healing from a loss. “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth In other words: talk about it, and your heart heals. I’m an introvert at heart, and for a long time I’ve been …

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Coping With Loss, Dealing With Grief, Helping Children Cope With Loss, Helping Children Deal With Grief

Helping Children Cope with Loss: The Importance of Listening

For a child, a loss can be anything ranging from minor to tragic:  a favorite doll that is lost, a goldfish that died, a move to a new town, a parent’s divorce, or the death of a family member.

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Coping With Loss, Dealing With Grief, Helping Children Cope With Loss, Helping Children Deal With Grief

5 Ted Talks On Grief -Help Your Child Cope With Loss

Losing someone you love in death is heartbreaking, no matter how old you are.  As adults, most of us have learned coping skills that can navigate us through the process of grief and healing.  But children don’t have the life experience necessary to handle the process all by themselves.

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Introvert, Parenting, Single Parenthood

3 Compelling Reasons To Make Connections (as an Introverted Single Mom)

There is nothing wrong with being an introvert.  Introverts have wonderful and unique personality traits that make them interesting and exciting, as long as someone is willing to take the time to get to know them.  And if they don’t, their loss.  Am I right? Yes I am. That being said, I’ve decided to work on my social skills.

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Dealing With Grief, Introvert

A Widowed Wallflower: Trying to Find My Voice

I’m a wallflower.  I’ve been this way since I was young.   I didn’t date as a teenager, and then in my early twenties, I married the second boyfriend I ever had.  (My first boyfriend dumped me because he couldn’t get me to be more outgoing.) After I married, I gained a lot of self-confidence (thanks to encouragement from my husband.) …

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