Know Your Emotions

Have you ever driven on automatic pilot from home to work, when you really meant to go to the beach? Your mind can do the same thing. This week you'll use a concrete tool to assess where you are and practice being in the moment. Sometimes being the present can feel easier said than done. … Continue reading Know Your Emotions

Be Right Back

There are times when the past comes careening into your present and it isn't always when it's most convenient. It is important to live in the moment and be present for all the things going on in daily life. And in that, even though your loved one's life is in the past, your pain, grief … Continue reading Be Right Back

Forgiveness

The last few days may have brought up things you regret. Now you get to look at the things holding you back from living in the moment and enjoying life. We’ve spent the last few weeks honoring your past and all its complexity.  With this exercise we’re shifting into being present.  Part of being present … Continue reading Forgiveness

Writing a Letter

As we delve further into honoring your past, this week's letter writing will create an opportunity for you to connect your truest self with your loss and the memories you carry. The exercise is about being honest with yourself and your loss. You have permission to explore all of your emotions, feelings, and memories. Doing … Continue reading Writing a Letter

Coping with Tragedy

Coping with loss is a complex experience. Oftentimes we call on coping mechanisms we've used in the past and when those don't always work we search for new, more effective ones. Through this exercise you'll see and begin to understand the ways you've coped or not coped with your loss.  You'll also evaluate which have … Continue reading Coping with Tragedy

Telling Your Story

Ugh! We as a society in general struggle with the topic of grief.  People are fearful.  Those who are grieving are afraid they will drive others away with their own grief, and those who want to be supportive are afraid  they will say the wrong thing to those who are grieving.  Unfortunately this struggle can … Continue reading Telling Your Story

finding connection

Finding Connection

Feeling safe is the single most important aspect of mental health and safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.  After going through a trauma such as a profound loss, many people find it difficult to connect with others.  One of the ways to feel safest and most seen and heard is through connecting … Continue reading Finding Connection

Setting Your Intention

Intention: “The why you want it and what you want to do with it.” – Mandy Morris Does it really matter if you set an intention before doing something? Absolutely! Gaining clarity on the why and what of your actions makes a big difference.  Through this exercise you'll  set your individual intention for going through the course. If you … Continue reading Setting Your Intention