The Truth About Grief: Myths and Facts And How You Can Cope

“Each persons grief journey is as unique as a fingerprint or snowflake.” ~ Earl Grollman.Grief can be an excruciatingly painful and lonely experience. This can be further compounded by grief myths that suggest your reactions and behaviors aren't normal. My hope is this article will extinguish some of the shame or…

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Body Betrayal: How “You Can Live Well” With Chronic Pain And Illness

No matter what illnesses and injuries you are carrying, while you are still breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you.” ~ Vidyamala Burch.I have only just come across the term “body betrayal”. It concisely summarizes the overwhelming thoughts and emotions that flood in, when you realize your body is…

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What To Do When You Receive A Scary Health Diagnosis

“Each of the four times I have received a life-altering diagnosis, I have felt like a healthy person who has been accidentally drop-kicked into a foreign country:I don't know the language, the culture is unfamiliar,I have no idea what is expected of me, I have no map,and I desperately want to…

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Could You Be Suffering From Carer Fatigue?

“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ~ Eleanor BrownWhen you became a carer you probably had other commitments, and maybe a job, school, university or parenting. You may have inherited the role with little or no warning or seen it coming for a while.In 2015 there were…

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How To Reclaim Your Sense Of Self & Identity While Living With Chronic Pain

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” ~ Helen Keller.Life with chronic pain can be a roller-coaster of uncertainty and change that disrupts your way of living and being in the world. In fact it marks the end of life as you once knew it –…

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How to Take Charge Of Your Life After Divorce

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby”. ~ Ruth E. RenkelI was really inspired sometime ago by Cloris Kylie Stock's excellent article on coping with divorce. She will inspire you with her own story and the positive impact it had on her life. Nearly a third of all marriages…

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How To Reclaim Your Life After Loss

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer”. ~ Albert Camus.If you or a loved one is struggling with grief you may have noticed a tendency to push it down, push it away, or even deny its reality.You might be grieving because…

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