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Grief and Anxiety: Learning Skills to Cope

Losing someone we love, either in death, or because of a broken relationship, is one of the most stressful situations we face in our lives.  (A huge understatement, I know!)  But if we, as grievers, can learn how to effectively manage our stress, we can heal a little more everyday.

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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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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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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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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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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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