What is on the Other Side of Grief?

What is on the Other Side of Grief?

It’s a false assumption that happiness is the opposite of grief. Well, let me clarify. Yes, happiness comes as we heal our grief, so does peace and joy. However, there is an ultimate experience that occurs, which scares people when they reach the other side of grief....

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Expectations on How to Grieve

Expectations on How to Grieve

A major event happens in your life, maybe even to your family’s life, and while everyone is sharing their sympathy and support they are watching you...or at least that’s how it feels. Let’s be honest, there’s a little part of us that wants to see how people respond to...

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Online Grief Shaming

Online Grief Shaming

As more and more people get comfortable sharing their deeper emotions about what’s going on in their lives, we are seeing a trend of online grief shaming. Sadly, people are finding that when they are open about a loss, change, or experience of grief there are those...

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What is Hidden Grief?

What is Hidden Grief?

You may be wondering "What is hidden grief?" Look over these three scenarios and think about what they have in common: Scenario 1: A mom of two kids is really struggling this week. She can't take anymore questions or complaints from her family. She's doing everything...

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The Cocoon of Grief: Transforming grief into empowerment

The Cocoon of Grief: Transforming grief into empowerment

Most of us know the life of a caterpillar, especially those who have read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by the late Eric Carle. A butterfly lays an egg, the caterpillar later comes out of the egg, eats a ton, builds a cocoon, hangs out in the cocoon while it’s body...

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It’s Time to Talk About Grief

It’s Time to Talk About Grief

It's time to talk about grief. You might be thinking, Katie, why on earth do you keep talking about such a negative topic? We're used to you only talking about positive things. Well, someone needs to address the elephant sitting on the world. Someone needs to start...

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We disagree. Now what?

We disagree. Now what?

How do we sit with the aftermath (and for some, the grief) of knowing some of our friends and family members voted/think/believe differently than us? This question keeps popping up in groups on social media, and I thought it was worth addressing from the point of view of a couples therapist and healer.

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Grief After 2020

Grief After 2020

We keep hearing the word “grief” brought up in the media in relation to death, but I believe we are only looking at it through a narrow lens. This year is teaching us a broader definition. I have come to understand grief to be an experience…

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The Power of AND in Grief

The Power of AND in Grief

Can we grieve and feel joy? Can we be angry and love? Can we experience depression and laugh at something funny? Our gut response it typically yes to most of these questions; however, we often don’t allow ourselves the freedom to experience the power of AND in our lives.

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