Write Your Own Personal Recipe To Success

By |May 8th, 2016|Coping skills, Emotions, Feeling Down, Grief, Happiness, Success, Videos|

Stressed?  Anxious?  Depressed?  Grieving? All of these things are BIG problems for many people and if not brought under control, can take over your whole life.  It affects relationships, jobs, the ability to find true happiness and if it continues for too long, it can make you ill. But what does it actually mean when [...]

Come and share my sunshine

By |March 17th, 2016|As I see it, Coping skills, Emotions, Feeling Down, Grief, Happiness, Inspiring, Videos|

Have you ever flown on a plane when the weather has been really cloudy and raining?  It can be darned miserable down there on the ground before you take off. But what happens when you get above the cloud?  There is no longer any rain and the clouds are all beneath you.  It's like you [...]

Handling other people and their attitudes

By |August 14th, 2015|Coping skills, Feeling Down, Grief, Happiness|

Do you feel like no-one really understands where you are at?  Are the people around you stuck in their own spiral of negative emotions and behavior and you’re trying to bust out of that?  It’s important to understand that we are all individuals — you are not them and they are not you.  You have [...]

Does Age Define How We Grieve?

By |May 2nd, 2015|Grief|

I was asked by one of my readers this week to talk about moving on when you lose a partner, and specifically when you are a widow.  It got me wondering about all the people in the world who have lost someone dear to them and how they managed their grief, and ultimately moving on [...]

Do We Need Closure?

By |May 2nd, 2015|Grief|

Joy and grief can live side by side; the roller coaster ride we go on when we are experiencing grief is proof of that.   The whole idea that we need closure in order to move on is something that is not necessarily true.  Whether for ourselves or perhaps when we are trying to help [...]

Nothing Prepares You For This

By |May 2nd, 2015|Grief|

You think you can prepare for the big moments in your life — marriage, being a parent, coping with a death.  But as most of us have come to appreciate, there is no way you can truly know what the experience is like until you have been through it yourself.  All parents will tell you [...]