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Grief
26
Jul

What Happens If I Don’t Deal With My Grief?

Acceptance is a complicated process. Acceptance is a final stage of the grieving process defined by Elisabeth Kubler Ross. We come and go throughout acceptance during the entire process of grieving. If our grieving goes undealt with, we may never reach acceptance, which means our grief never gets resolved. As a result… …We never let...
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04
Jul

Common Ways People Cope With Grief Which Aren’t Good For Them

Grief goes through many stages which can be difficult to cope with. Feeling the actual feelings of grief until a final stage of acceptance can be reached is not as easy as turning to maladaptive coping behaviors instead. These are some of the common ways people cope with grief in order to avoid feeling the...
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13
Jun

When Grief Necessitates Treatment

  Anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance, denial. These are the five stages of grief which never appear in any particular order or quantity. Grief is a process of mourning as well as healing. Grieving a loss can take time and energy, at times feeling as though it may never end. The grieving process can take days,...
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12
Dec

Holidays ~ Grief Stirs Every Sense

Dealing with grief during the holidays… Children looking at holiday cards ~ 1910 Did you ever stop to wonder why we have so many major holidays crammed into the last 90 days of the year? For many of us these holidays hold special memories of our childhood. These memories may be positive or negative, depending...
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31
Oct

Cottonwood Tucson Announces The 2015 InnerPath Workshops Schedule

Cottonwood’s Sonoran Desert landscape is a living workshop! “…a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work, not just something where you go and sit for a day.”  Octavia E. Butler – American Writer  Workshop is a very positive word. If you think about your home environment, you might have a workshop...
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22
Nov

Pause To Remember John F Kennedy And How We Survived November 22, 1963

Photo portrait of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How we survived November 22, 1963 If you are at least 55 years old, then there is a pretty good chance you have vivid memories of where you were and who you were with when you first learned that President John...
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19
Sep

Washington Navy Yard Shooting Aftermath

English: The Latrobe Gate located at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington The gatehouse was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Mom, we are OK.” We are now 48+ hours out from the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. As each hour...
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02
Aug

Stress, Status, The Pursuit Of Happiness and More…

Don’t worry, be happy… It was September 1988, that’s right 25 years ago, when Bobby McFerrin’s song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” was released. Here are a couple of interesting facts about this song: It was the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart The original music video included...
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17
Apr

Thoughts About PTSD And The Boston Marathon ~ Remembering All Affected

Boston Marathon Finish Line.1910. Author: Unknown. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Where were you on Monday, April 15, 2013? We are now two days out from the horrific events that occurred at the Boston Marathon. We thought we would take a few minutes to reflect about Boston’s citizens, the first responders to the Marathon bombings, those who...
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02
Jan

Look For The “Silver Linings Playbook” ~ It Might Shine For You

Look For The Silver Lining Look for the silver lining When e’er a cloud appears in the blue. Remember some where the sun is shining, And so the right thing to do, Is make it shine for you. A heart, full of joy and gladness, Will always banish sadness and strife. So always look for...
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