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Why Learning to Forgive is So Good for Your Mental Health

Why Learning to Forgive is So Good for Your Mental Health

Have you considered how beneficial learning to forgive can be? There are many ways to improve your mental health. Some get a lot of attention, while others mostly go unnoticed. Learning the practice of forgiving others when they hurt you is one of those mental...
How to Handle Pet Loss Grief as a Family

How to Handle Pet Loss Grief as a Family

Pet loss grief can be substantial when a family has to say goodbye to their much-loved friend. Experiencing the loss of a pet, whether you’re feeling the grief alone or there are others involved, can hurt a lot deeper than we expect. This is all the truer if your pet...
What is Situational Depression?

What is Situational Depression?

Is it possible that you or a loved one is struggling with situational depression? As the name suggests, situational depression is brought on by one’s circumstances. That may seem like an obvious observation until considering that major depression (the type most think...
Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

The death of an infant is a profound loss, and it is important to acknowledge families’ need to grieve for their babies. The death of a baby is especially difficult to endure because parents envision an entire lifetime for their baby from the moment the pregnancy is...
Pregnancy & Infant Loss – Supporting Someone You Love

Pregnancy & Infant Loss – Supporting Someone You Love

Nearly one in four pregnancies ends in a loss. So, chances are, not only do you know one person who has suffered a pregnancy loss, but you probably know multiple people. It can be difficult to know how to respond to a loved one, friend or co-worker who has lost a...
4 Types of Unexpected Grief

4 Types of Unexpected Grief

Grief is most often associated with death. As a culture, we struggle with grief. So, it is not surprising given our difficulty with grief, and the narrow definition associated with death, that we fail to recognize the range of human experiences that can trigger a...
Ambiguous Grief – What Is It?

Ambiguous Grief – What Is It?

Grief is hard under any circumstance. But some circumstances add extra layers of challenge, as in the case of ambiguous grief. Ambiguous grief involves the grieving of someone who is still alive. They are here in body but psychologically they are no longer present. In...
Betrayal – 8 Steps To Healing Broken Trust

Betrayal – 8 Steps To Healing Broken Trust

Have you been betrayed by your partner? Have you hurt your partner by behaving in ways that violated their trust within your relationship? If so, you are not alone. Studies report that just over half of relationships have been damaged by some form of betrayal and one...
Healing After Separation or Divorce

Healing After Separation or Divorce

The end of a relationship is difficult. Some relationships end suddenly while others grow apart over the years. Some endings are mutual, while others are unexpected and unwanted. Regardless of the reason for the ending or the manner in which it takes place, you are...
Empty Arms – The Pain of Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Empty Arms – The Pain of Pregnancy & Infant Loss

There is no more profound loss that the loss of a baby. It is a unique and agonizing pain that can leave families adrift in a sea of questions that often can never be answered; a sea of pain that can be all-consuming; a sea of doubt regarding the meaning of life; and...
Recovery After Grief & Loss – It Is Possible

Recovery After Grief & Loss – It Is Possible

I have been through grief. There was a time when I felt that I would never see the world in full colour again. Everything felt dulled by the grief that took up so much space in my life. Over time, with support and help, the world brightened again. I felt changed by...
Grief in a Changing World

Grief in a Changing World

Currently, we are a world that is sharing a collective emotional experience. We feel a profound sense of loss of our way of life and our roles and routines that created a sense of normalcy as we have come face to face with a pandemic. We are afraid for our health, our...