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Practical Steps Toward Healthy Healing

There is no sugar-coating the fact that death is a tragic event. A range of emotions can flood in, and if you don't have people around you sharing in your grief, you can feel isolated and lonely.   Nonetheless, there is a way to get through the sadness and find joy again. It begins with allowing yourself to process your…
Karl
February 3, 2022
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Coping Strategies that Work

“You don’t heal from the loss of a loved one because time passes, you heal because of what you do with that time.” ~ Carol Crandell C O P I N G    S T R A T E G I E S    T H A T    W O R K Self-Care • Exercise – dance, run, walk,…
Karl
May 3, 2021
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Control Exercise

Worry is taking responsibility for something over which you have no control. The very act of separating the elements in a situation you can control from those you cannot relieves stress. Once you have identified the items you cannot control, make a sincere effort to let them go. The list of items you can control becomes your “to-do” list. Download…
Karl
April 20, 2021
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Missing My Reflection

Loss reminds us of the power held by significant people in our lives. When our loved one dies, we are overcome with emotion. We feel the deep sadness of loneliness engulf us like an impenetrable fog, and we have trouble imagining a future without our person. For those people with considerable impact on our life, there is an even deeper…
Karl
April 19, 2021
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You May Not Know

You may not know… You don’t “get over” a significant loss. It takes a long time to feel normal again. No one can tell you how to grieve. Healthy grieving requires the release of emotional pain. Grief changes you and your priorities. You may feel like isolating and being alone. Grieving is not forgetting but remembering in a new way.…
Karl
March 22, 2021
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Coping with Worry During Grief

Grief is not a simple emotion. It is an extremely complex mix of many different emotions, all of which seem to come at us at the same time. When someone very dear to us has died, we grapple simultaneously with intense feelings of sadness, nagging regrets and anger, fear and wonder about the meaning of life, and our own mortality,…
Karl
March 15, 2021
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Healthy Healing

We live our entire lives knowing at some point we will lose our parents. In the natural order of things, children outlive their parents. We can live decades with this knowledge and still be devastated when loss occurs.
Karl
February 28, 2021