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Closure Is Overrated

By | 2018-05-30T15:01:04+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Closure, Grief|Tags: , , , |

Sometimes you never get closure. There are some events where you just don't get "closure." I hear about "closure" a lot—and let me tell you, closure is overrated. Closure—the idea that you can come to terms with something, be at peace with it for good—just doesn't happen sometimes. Especially when the loss is so profound, so devastating, that it [...]

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10 Ways to Cope with Big Changes

By | 2017-01-22T14:16:37+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Conflict, Crisis, Current Events, Depression/Anxiety, Family, Grief, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Changes are the one constant in life. Just because we go through change doesn't mean we get used to it or fully embrace it, though. Here are 10 tips for coping with big changes in your life and coming out a better person for it. 1.  Acknowledge things are changing. Sometimes we get so caught up in fighting [...]

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Coping with Grief: An Interview with Lara Krawchuck MSW LCSW MPH

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Grief|Tags: , , |

When you have experienced a loss, grief can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to know where to turn. I interviewed Lara Krawchuck MSW LCSW MPH, a grief expert, about how to best cope when things feel out of control after a loss. Lara is the founder and CEO of Healing Concepts, LLC (link is external)a [...]

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Grieving My Mother

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Categories: Grief|Tags: |

My mother died in April. Having a parent die is like losing a piece of yourself. As Craig Ferguson said when eulogizing his father,.... Continue reading

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How Jim Henson Changed My Life

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 September 24th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Television, The Marshall Brothers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today (9/24) is the 75th anniversary of Jim Henson's birthday. The impact of his work will continue to generations to come. Jim Henson changed my life in so many ways. Here are just a few of the legacies he left in my life. 1. He helped me grieve my friends' deaths. When my best friends Dave [...]

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A Christmas song for those having a tough holiday season

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 December 22nd, 2010|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Holidays|Tags: , , , , , |

Most Christmas songs are cheery and happy. For many people, however, the holidays are difficult, and can lead to increased depression and anxiety. I think the song "River" by Joni Mitchell, from her album Blue, is a great Christmas song that deals with grief and loneliness during the holidays.

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5 Tips for Dealing with the Sunday Blues

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 September 5th, 2010|Categories: Depression/Anxiety|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

For many people, Sunday can be a rough day. This is especially true if you have been through a loss. Here are 5 ways to make your Sunday go a little easier. 1. Have a schedule. Part of having the Sunday blues is that it's one of the days of the week that doesn't really have [...]

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