Back by Popular Demand Series: Love Language Part 3 – Receiving Gifts

gift

A gift is something that you can hold in your hand and say, “Look, he was thinking of me,” or “She remembered me.” You must be thinking of someone to give a gift. The gift itself is a symbol of that thought. It doesn’t matter if it costs money. Gifts […] Read more »

10 Things About Helping Children Through Grief

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Children are affected by the loss of a loved one, just as we adults are. Depending on their age and maturity, they will have different needs and show various symptoms. Siblings might respond in a similar manner or some seemingly not as much. 1. Support according to age and maturity […] Read more »

10 Things About Relationship Changes With Grief

Relationship change, with or without loss

Grief and loss changes many things and the people directly involved. There is no doubt that it also changes the relationship dynamics between directly involved people, as well as the way friends and family interact with the bereaved and vice versa. 1. The world has changed The world of a […] Read more »

Who Is Your Spiritual Authority?

Who decides what you believe?

Going through life we learn from parents, teachers, lecturers, educators, coaches, trainers, workshop leaders, religious leaders, partners, and children. Spiritual seekers often learn from gurus. But who is your spiritual authority? Who tells you what’s right and what’s wrong? What to believe and from whom? When to apply what you […] Read more »

10 Things About the First Year of Grief

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The first year marks the first time you experience and do everything without the person you have lost. Traditionally, society believed that it gets easier after the first year. Some still believe this nowadays. The truth is that the challenging time post-loss is as individual as the bereaved themselves. Trust […] Read more »

Should I Tell Him?

Tell or don't tell?

Entering into a new relationship means starting at the beginning and sharing your story with each other. The older you get and the more experiences you have collected, the more potential for aspects of your past that seems unworthy of sharing. Maybe some of your experiences make you feel guilty, […] Read more »

10 Things About Anniversaries Post-Loss

inspirational quote saying you will never be forgotten

The journey with grief and healing after loss includes dealing with anniversaries. This might be your loved one’s birthday, death day or any other specific meaningful day in relation to them. In fact, any thing meaningful is a reminder and may trigger reactions and responses – this is very normal. […] Read more »

What You Don’t Want In a Relationship

Sorry, I can't go for that!

This week I heard the song “I can’t go for that” by Rumer and Daryl Hall. It made me ponder the question of relationship boundaries. Have you thought about where your boundaries in relationship are lately? Ponder with me… The beginning We usually start out with a relationship being in […] Read more »