When Emotions Hijack Your Life

When Emotions Hijack Your Life

Life is full of surprises. Some are great. Some are good. Some are, well, not what we would want. Some are painful, even tragic. When we get surprised by a hit – a death, betrayal, affair, divorce, financial disaster, job loss – our hearts shudder. Emotion surges...
When the past complicates our grief…

When the past complicates our grief…

In grief, we sometimes carry extra baggage we’re unaware of. Wounds from the past can exert their influence and complicate the present. Grief is tough enough, without this extra weight.   A mountain of regret Years ago, I had a serious conversation with a...
What To Do When You Feel Like Screaming…

What To Do When You Feel Like Screaming…

Ever feel like screaming? With all the losses we get hit with, and all that happens to us and around us, it’s hard to believe we aren’t screaming most of the time. Perhaps we are – silently, in the deep recesses of our hearts. Maybe it’s time we let a little of that...

When the Pain Becomes Fresh Again

Pain runs deep. Early scars are powerful, and sink into the darkest recesses of the heart. Catastrophic wounds can throw us into survival mode for a while. No matter how old the wound, with the right trigger, the pain can become incredibly fresh again. Grief is like...
Five Reasons Why Loss is so HARD

Five Reasons Why Loss is so HARD

Loss is hard. One of my best friends died at age 12 and left me in a fog. My dad’s death when I was 15 shattered my world. Every loss since has been difficult and sometimes traumatic. I felt punched in the gut or like I had been hit by a train. Even if death was...

When Life Changes in an Instant

Sudden loss is shocking. Like a missile out of the blue, it can devastate our world in an instant.   It happened so quickly “It happened so quickly. One minute he seemed fine, and the next he was gone. It was all so sudden,” Connie said through her tears. Matt...

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