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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.) …
When a sad song comes on the radio, and the words seem to speak to your soul, do you quickly turn it off? Or do you turn it up, listen closely, and let the tears fall? For me, the song is ‘Say Something’, sung by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera. The first time I heard it, I had to …
For single moms who have already been hurt a time or two, the idea of dating again can be scary. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly, and there are many things to consider. This is a HUGE life-changer, and one that could have very bad consequences for you and your kids if you don’t choose wisely.
As a single mom, it can be scary to think about dating or getting remarried. What if things don’t work out again? What if my kids get hurt again? For me, the question about dating came up after I’d been a widow for about a year.
An older gentleman, a friend of the family, leaned down and patted my ten-year-old son on the shoulder. ‘It’s up to you to take care of your mother now,’ he said. My son and I looked at each other- I shook my head slightly and gave him a little smile.