November 28, 2019

GRIEF – IT IS VERY PERSONAL

Grief over the loss of a loved one is a very personal intimate experience. It revolves around our relationship with the deceased, our life story, our season of life and what we believe about death. No two people grieve alike. Even people in the same family look at loss from their own perspective. Who or what have they lost? What was the daily significance? Do they feel safe? Will their role change? Is a move likely? Married couples have to acknowledge that they will grieve the loss of a child differently and honor each other in that grief. Sibling loss […]
November 27, 2019

GRIEF… WHAT EXACTLY IS HAPPENING TO ME?

Grief is a complicated combination of emotions, thoughts and physical experiences that occur after loss. It can cause our defenses and I ate coping mechanisms to rise up and create numbness  or denial, It can create opportunity for physical manifestations such as heart palpitations, severe anxiety, rise in blood pressure, changes in sleep and appetite and a host of other things. Grief is insidious. People have described it as consuming, heart wrenching, exhausting, or like putting on a coat of wet concrete. Steeling oneself against that pain may work for a moment or a day,  but long term it is […]