10 Things About Helping Children Through Grief

Supporting-Children-Through-Grief

Children are affected by the loss of a loved one, just as we adults are. Depending on their age and maturity, they will have different needs and show various symptoms. Siblings might respond in a similar manner or some seemingly not as much. 1. Support according to age and maturity […] Read more »

10 Things About Relationship Changes With Grief

Relationship change, with or without loss

Grief and loss changes many things and the people directly involved. There is no doubt that it also changes the relationship dynamics between directly involved people, as well as the way friends and family interact with the bereaved and vice versa. 1. The world has changed The world of a […] Read more »

Who Is Your Spiritual Authority?

Who decides what you believe?

Going through life we learn from parents, teachers, lecturers, educators, coaches, trainers, workshop leaders, religious leaders, partners, and children. Spiritual seekers often learn from gurus. But who is your spiritual authority? Who tells you what’s right and what’s wrong? What to believe and from whom? When to apply what you […] Read more »

10 Things About the First Year of Grief

Nathalie Himmelrich Q5

The first year marks the first time you experience and do everything without the person you have lost. Traditionally, society believed that it gets easier after the first year. Some still believe this nowadays. The truth is that the challenging time post-loss is as individual as the bereaved themselves. Trust […] Read more »

Should I Tell Him?

Tell or don't tell?

Entering into a new relationship means starting at the beginning and sharing your story with each other. The older you get and the more experiences you have collected, the more potential for aspects of your past that seems unworthy of sharing. Maybe some of your experiences make you feel guilty, […] Read more »

Back by Popular Demand Series: Love Language Part 2 – Quality Time

Couple-running-on-beach

Within every language, there are many dialects. Here below you will find just a few but in the end you need to understand your spouse’s dialect. Togetherness: Spending time together with focused attention. What happens on an emotional level is what matters. It communicates that you care about each other, […] Read more »

The Secret Is In the Word – Choose Them Wisely

Quoteonbackground

As adults, we create meaning by the words we put onto experiences. “This was the worst day of my life” or “at least you have other children” are just examples of what we either say to ourselves, to others, either out loud or in our thoughts. The more we think […] Read more »

Grief Reflections

Quote-about-grief-on-background-with-pier

The experience of grief is with no doubt one of the toughest life lessons you have to master. Having lost one of my twin daughters on her 3rd day, as well as my mother through suicide following her depression I speak from personal experience. Being able to accompany my daughter […] Read more »

What You Should Know About Being Judgmental

Quote-on-background

A good friend of mine recently posted an open letter to a community she’s part of, writing about judgment, which was expressed. This letter made me think about having a difference of opinion versus judgment and being judgmental. So what’s the difference? According to Wikipedia, an opinion is a judgment, […] Read more »

Back by Popular Demand Series: Love Language Part 1 – Words of Affirmation

wordonpage

Verbal compliments, or words of affirmation, are powerful communicators of love. They are best expressed in simple, straightforward statements of affirmation, such as: “You look sharp in that suit.” “Do you ever look nice in that dress! Wow!” “You must be the best potato cook in the world. I love […] Read more »