Has Grief Become the Monster in Your Closet?

Freshman year of college was one of the best and worst times of my life. On one hand, I made amazing friends, loved dorm life, met a great guy, lived in a cool city, had a new found freedom, and took some amazing classes. On the other hand, I left everything I had known behind: all the friends I had known for since childhood, the ...

Redefining Selfish

From the time we are young we are taught to share, to be generous, to be thankful, and to care about others. We’re also taught that it’s bad to be overly concerned with ourselves. If we care too much about our well-being, our desires, our hopes and dreams, we are considered selfish. The word itself has such a negative connotation that I would never want ...

Today Is All We Have

Who inspires you? Who is someone you would love to meet if you had the chance?  Recently I heard a woman say that she thought all of her problems would disappear when she hit her ideal weight.  However, when she got there, she realized that she was still the same person with a lower number on the scale.  This really struck me because I think ...

I Know How You Feel…

Has anyone ever said “I know exactly how you feel,” and you think in your head ,”how could you?”  I know I have been on both sides of that.  Let me tell you, I have said and done all of the “wrong” things when it comes to supporting people who have experienced loss.   Unfortunately it took experiencing loss first hand for me to understand ...

How do you make commitments in your life?

How do you make commitments in your life?  After talking to my coach and reflecting on my own story about commitment, I have come to understand that I am not the commitment-phobe I once thought.  In fact, the way I make commitments is by trying on a bunch of different options and then allowing myself to be divinely inspired.  Then, once I am divinely inspired, ...

Here’s why time does not heal…

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind.  It is also a reflection of a connection that has been lost. Grief can be experienced from any loss including but not limited to death, divorce, breakup, pet loss, loss of health, and empty nest, to name a few. Grief recovery is the healing process that allows people to deal with ...