Science of Naming Emotions

Science of Naming Emotions

Our culture is all about “just stay strong” and “just stay busy” and we can pass through difficult emotions. There is research that helps us understand why it is helpful to name what we are feeling rather than passing over challenging emotions. Our bodies are tracking...

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A Time of Grief

A Time of Grief

I’m noticing that we are getting much better as a culture at acknowledging grief. The loss that is upon us is cause for grief and things that are important in your own processing are: Every loss is unique – allow yourself to acknowledge what you are feeling without...

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Sugar Addiction and Processing Loss

Sugar Addiction and Processing Loss

Self-care is so important when moving through loss as we all have in these unprecedented times. I hope you are finding ways to take care of yourselves. That self-care needs to include finding healthy ways to process emotions that are often mismanaged. The emotions of...

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Humans Becoming

Humans Becoming

At no other time have I felt the true toggling between the words and intention in my work – Health in Body, Soul, and Spirit. I had a moment of clarity this morning while I was taking my daily walk. As I was providing social distance with my fellow walkers I...

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Listen to Your Heart

Listen to Your Heart

This has been the month of the heart! How is it going?  Have you paid attention to what is happening in your heart? This has been quite a challenging month for me!  It holds many happy and sad memories and anniversaries of death. Life is like that if you have a...

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Grief During the Holidays

Grief During the Holidays

I had decided to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday this year and stay home for Christmas. I was surprised about how much more sadness I experienced. I have done my grief recovery work with all of my family who have died through these past few years and so the grief...

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I Miss My Cat Today

I Miss My Cat Today

Recently, in an interview that I did, I spoke about “riding the wave of grief.”  It is much more empowering than feeling engulfed by the waves that come. What I find most interesting is how memories seem to seep back in with no rhyme or reason. Today I am missing my...

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Feelings Buried Alive Never Die…

Feelings Buried Alive Never Die…

Feelings Buried Alive Never Die…this is the title of a book that I recently discovered. I had an experience this weekend that reminded me of this. My friend’s mom had been in the hospital for 50 days and died over the weekend. I was able to spend time with my friend...

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I’m Fine

I’m Fine

I’m going to start where I left off in the last blog “Revisiting Grief.” “As I stepped off the plane in Sacramento, California, I felt the veil of heaviness and sadness lift. I was home – this is my home and my heart is also full of those who used to reside in Tacoma,...

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