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September 16, 2019

The last stage of the five stages of grief is acceptance.  Acceptance is the virtue necessary to achieve the best results when recovering from a grief event. It comes from a period of battling the swings of emotions that are present during the previous stages of grief....

September 16, 2019

This is the fourth of the five-article series discussing the stages of grief:  Shock and Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.  The depression stage is the lowest point of the healing process following a loss; therefore, it must be handled carefully. D...

September 16, 2019

The third phase of grief, known as the bargaining phase, is part of the healthy healing process.  The death of someone close to us is often the catalyst for a major grief event.  Grief, however, is associated with many other life events we experience.  In my book, Open...

September 16, 2019

This stage of recovery involves the very complicated nuances that anger brings to circumstances.  Anger is such a large part of the healing process that it encompasses not one but two stages in the grief experience.  The second stage of grief is simply stated as the “a...

June 3, 2019

Dear Friends:

It has been a while since I have produced a newsletter, and many people have contacted me about the reason.  The reason is that I have been vigorously working on my mother’s care and her affairs.  It is not that she has a huge fortune to manage, but there...

August 23, 2018

Open the Mind Heal the Heart discusses twelve areas to consider when healing from grief. 

Healing is a decision.  This is an essential area for healing from grief.  No one can help another person unless they are willing to try.  Healing starts from within and the will t...

August 10, 2018

Numb

The five stages of grief are shock and denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I have been focusing on the first stage of grief because understanding it can lead to a quicker recovery from a loss.  The actions or inaction taken at this time can be cr...

July 12, 2018

Isolation

Last month, I wrote about the “discovery” phase of the shock stage of grief and it is in this phase that many issues come to light.  Every loss is different and there is no exact pattern to the discovery phase but there are often surprises that arise when a de...

June 24, 2018

I am not an attorney and I am not offering any legal advice; however, I believe it is a good idea for everyone to look at estate planning for the final disposition of assets and to have any final wishes known.  Estate planning is a valuable tool for peace of mind and f...

June 24, 2018

My last article started a discussion about the first phase of the first stage of grief.  Shock!  The experience of being a medium has helped me identify at least four phases in the shock and disbelief area.  The four phases of shock are the automatic, discovery, isolat...

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