BigV Talks About Grief

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

"For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else." - Winston Churchill How can you feel optimistic when you still feel sad? It is so difficult to believe that things are going to improve when the burden of grief is so heavy to bear. You may not be ready to feel... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change." - Wayne W. Dyer Take out a concrete object today that reminds you of your loved one. It could be a photograph, a letter, or something that belonged to that person. Even if the object initially makes you feel sad, think of at... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 24, 2020

"We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and future." - Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience What are you... Sign in to see full entry.

Caretaker - Part Five

NOTE: The post previous to this was posted out of sequence. I'll reorder it when it comes to its proper place in the story. It Always Pays To Be Prepared With certain disease processes such as dementia, a family will have time to begin to prepare for what they want to do as their loved one slips... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." - Thomas Campbell Write down one thing today that you learned from the person you lost. Put it in your pocket and take it out whenever you feel you need to to get through the day. Perhaps tomorrow you will not need the concrete reminder of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Nelson Mandela Your grief is a setback. It is unquestionably devastating and even frightening as you piece together what feels like the shattered pieces of your life. But... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 21, 2020

"I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships, so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside." - Wm. Paul Young Are you afraid to tighten the bonds with your family and friends? Do you think that if you become closer with... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone, his own burden, his own way. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh It can be surprising, even shocking, that others who had a relationship with the person you lost are grieving so differently. The fact that they are crying more than you, talking less, seem so... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher You may have had several days, even weeks, where you felt like you were doing a little better...not great, but a little better. Then, it hit again like... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble. - Moliere You do not have to pretend to be the strong person that your family, friends, or even society assumes that you are. You may not want to cry, but you need to find an outlet for the intense emotions that come with grief. If the tears... Sign in to see full entry.

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