Permission to Vacation When Grieving

Permission to Vacation When Grieving

Summer is vacation time. Vacations are essential for good health. It’s a time to relax, refresh, and revive. But when you lose a loved one, the last thing you feel like doing is taking a vacation. When you think about taking a vacation, you might feel guilty. Like...
Experience Freedom in Gratitude

Experience Freedom in Gratitude

One of the problems with grief is feeling imprisoned in a negative quagmire. Chained to an emotional roller coaster. Yet it is possible to experience freedom while grieving. Grief is a journey, a passage of sorts. And like all journeys you get to the other side one...
What Lessons Can We Learn from the Lotus Flower?

What Lessons Can We Learn from the Lotus Flower?

This month welcomes the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Since December we’ve rejoiced as each day brought a little more daylight. Winter is now behind us. Did it seem to take forever? And what about the “winter of your grief”? Was it the longest year (or...
Find Comfort and Restored Strength

Find Comfort and Restored Strength

If you’ve been on a country drive lately, you likely noticed all the newborn calves dotting the fields. I never tire of watching them skip around on spindly legs. And I laugh out loud as they dash to visit a fellow playmate. But then race back to mother’s side at the...
Shifts Happen

Shifts Happen

Have your ever been awakened from deep sleep by violent shaking, rolling floors and walls, toppling shelves, and a deafening roar ripping the air? If so, you’ve likely experienced the shifting of the earth’s surface. In other words, an earthquake! If the shift is...
Your Micro-Decisions Matter

Your Micro-Decisions Matter

Grief changes you. It shakes you to your core. You will never be the same after experiencing a great loss. “But all endings are also beginnings.We just don’t know it at the time.” – Mitch Albom As you go through the healing process, there will come a day when...