How do we let go of the past and breeze through today like nothing bad has happened in life? Unfortunately, letting go of the past is something that is easier said than done. Why is this so? I would like to examine why this is such an anomaly in our lives? Rarely when something negative affects our lives do we let it go with ease, but more often than not we nurse and rehearse the incident. It goes round and round in our head incessantly allowing anxiety, frustration and disco
Loss, grief and hardship are an inescapable, inevitable part of life, but misery and the way we work through each of these is a choice. After multiple tragedies I had to learn some simple, everyday tools to cope with the loss and grief. Today has enough problems of its own without going back over and over what has happened in the past. Although the truth hurts sometimes, we cannot change events of the past but we can change our perspective. As much as we might have experience
Do you feel dread rise in your guts when Mother’s Day is approaching? If you have lost a child, supposed days of celebration can be a stark reminder of the sorrow and emptiness that is now your lot. Grief hurts and the pain of losing a child is poignant and all-consuming. The bubble of grief we survive in each day is difficult enough without the incessant reminders of Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries of the death and everyday triggers that remind you of what
Birth and death are a part of life but strangely nothing seems to prepare us for the grief that invades us when someone dies or we experience loss in one of its many forms. In fact, people rarely realize that they are experiencing the results of grief after such things as losing a job or title, moving house, a loss of health or mobility, finding out you are adopted, a beloved pet dies and the list is endless. But here is the good news: grief is not a life sentence. Grief has
Positive affirmations! Wow, that’s something I never thought about. Feelings and emotions on any given day tend to dictate loudly how our day will pan out. But feelings are only temporary and can change at the drop of a hat. So, why do we allow them to dictate to us? We have the inherent ability to allow or disallow them to permeate our being and consume us. We have the inherent ability to alter or cut off negative feelings that can easily take us on a road to destruction. A
Have you ever woken up, opened your eyes and immediately thought today sucks? Yeah, I know what you mean because this can be common for many of us, especially those who are going through a terrible or challenging time in life. When life gets too darn tough, take a moment to breathe and be kind to yourself. You are worth it. When you feel you are being bombarded left, right and centre, your emotions go into overdrive and you easily slip into anger, fear, anxiety or bitterness.