Christmas Grief and Loss: 5 Strategies to Help You Through the Holiday Season

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” ~ Havelock Ellis.Christmas is traditionally a time of celebration, meeting of family and friends, delicious food, and giving of gifts. Everywhere we see messages of happiness and connection.Yet, this time of the year can…

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The Silent Pain of Loss: When Grief Counselling Can Help

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” ~ George Berkeley. I witnessed a tree fall today. I heard the crashing sound first, and then saw it falling through the trees and shrubs before hitting the ground. We have lost…

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Acceptance Versus Resignation: Why You Need to Know the Difference

 “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ~ Lao Tzu. You might be thinking there is no real difference between acceptance and resignation. You might be thinking, “Aren’t they…

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Relationship Hope: Building Curiosity and Letting Go of the Stories

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass. ~ Thomas Fuller.Do you find yourself in arguments that start at the drop of a hat? Or more like flatmates, crossing each other’s path in the course of daily life?In the early stages of a relationship everything…

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