Articles by Rita
When the news is bad, what do you do?
Did you hear . . . ?” The recent holiday greetings had the usual good wishes and news of exotic travel, retirement parties, and cute grandchildren. But they also brought a fair amount of bad and sad news–parents had died, siblings and old neighbors were gravely ill, children of friends were divorcing.
When someone tells you their bad news, what do you do?
“One of the things that happens when you get bad news is you go numb".
SHOCK, DISBELIEF, SADNESS, NUMBNESS, CONFUSION
These are words that may describe what you are experiencing with the loss of your loved one. You could still be in disbelief “this really didn’t happen.” But it did! Give yourself the gift of time to grieve and know each of us grieve in our own way and time...more
It's not unusual to become aware of one's own mortality when someone we love has died. We want to believe we have enough time left in our lives to accomplish all we have planned. Therefore, we can try to put off recognizing that we need to say good-bye to our loved one. If we are going to be successful in completing healthy grieving we must start the process now... more
The Pendulum of Time
The internal work of grief is a process, a journey. It does not end on a certain time or date. It is as individual as each of us. Grief is real because our loss is very real to us. Each time we grieve it is different based on the uniqueness of the individual or circumstance and the mark this person, or event has had on our life...more
The Grieving Journey
Coping with a loss of any kind can be emotionally draining, mentally wearing and physically exhausting. As you go through these feelings remember, it is part of the ongoing journey of healing. Are you still telling your stories about losses? It is important to keep telling your stories until you feel you do not need to tell them any more... more
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