Now matter what someone you know is going through, telling them to stay strong is one of the worst things you can say as it implies that they are not permitted to grieve. Those two words are empty, no one has to try to act strong and put on a brave face, when all as they really want to do is breakdown and cry.
So many of us as children have been taught not to feel bad as crying is immature so it's better to hide that sadness, and many learn that showing emotions is a sign of weakness. When we learn how to understand them.... we learn how to grow.
Unfortunately, when it comes to grief and loss many of us are filled with so much misinformation. Learning about myths can help someone during the grieving process. You never know what loss will bring for you, and sadly most of us are never prepared for it when it comes.
Values help to give you a sense of purpose and will help you to improve results in areas of your life that truly matter to you. The things that you believe are important in the way you live your life. Values affect your relationships, your, health, and your work. Whether you recognize them or not... values exist.
Right now, so many people are grieving. I believe that the amount of grief being experienced is totally beyond words, and unfortunately, the majority of us are socialized and educated to shy away from the topic of grief. People just need and want to be listened to and feel like their voice is being heard.
With everything going on in our world right now, the importance of a good nights sleep seems to be flying under the radar. As most of us know, sleep is vital for our physical health, it's also a promoter of emotional wellness and mental health and it helps support our immune system.
After a loss of someone special, grievers are left with the painful task of sifting through and getting rid of their personal belongings. Often the hardest part is having to make a decision of what to keep, and what to let go of.
Setting healthy boundaries means thinking about your needs, and for many people that’s not an easy thing to do. Because so many of us have been taught that it’s important to put the needs of others before your own needs. That’s just not true!
We humans are social creatures and staying home with limited human contact can have a significant impact on our mental well-being and cause us to have feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behavior. Right now, so many of our familiar patterns have changed with all of the disruptions in normal routines of everyday life.