Touchless Carwashes Are Great, But Not For Humans

Touchless Carwashes Are Great, But Not For Humans

This past year of pandemic lock-downs and isolation have emphasized the importance of touch. Especially for the lonely, isolated, and grieving. Because touchless carwashes are great – but not for humans. As a Rubenfeld Synergist, I’ve seen the power of touch to...

How to Survive a Grief Storm

These days, everything seems intensified. People are easily triggered. Fear, anger, anxiety, and grief come pouring out at the drop of a dime. People need a compassionate listening heart and ear. That’s how you survive a grief storm. Stay open to your grief and...

How To Write A Simple Comforting Condolence Card

When someone we know loses a loved one, we want to give a condolence card. Unfortunately, we’re grief-illiterate. Our words and cards often aren’t as comforting as we intended. Let’s educate ourselves on how to do a better job. I cried when I heard...

Wanted: Your Best Ideas for The Grief Jar

Good things happen in therapy sessions because clients have a safe place to embrace their emotions. A place where they don’t worry if someone else feels uncomfortable. A non-judgmental place. Where snotty faces, red eyes, or outraged railings at God are accepted. My...

When You Can’t Attend the Funeral

Twice this week people shared their recent funeral experiences with me. They were either the only attendee at the funeral or they were unable to attend at all. “The rituals around death are so important for healthy grief… Grief is a time of connection....

How-To Tools and Resources for Comforting the Grieving

My “Foodie Friend” and I enjoyed a lavish five-course meal at a 5-star restaurant to celebrate my birthday. When picking up my phone to snap another picture of the elaborate entrée, I noticed a text from my neighbor. It sucked the air out of me. “I just wanted you to...