Archive for the ‘Loss of Loved One’ Category

Got Happiness? Maybe It’s Time to Start a Personal Happiness Project

Friday, December 17, 2010 9:29 4 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Do you believe in the pursuit of happiness? Or do you believe that happiness will always be beyond your reach, if you search it out?
While I personally believe that happiness is an attitude, rather than a destination, I think there are steps we can take everyday to feel happier. Of course, these steps [...]

This was posted under category: Life Changes, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Personal Growth, Setting Goals

Grief is Tough on the Body: If you Notice Troubling Signs, Seek Medical Attention: STAT

Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:42 4 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Several years ago, when I was writing an article about heart disease in women, each of the women I interviewed pleaded with me at the end of our conversation. “If you ever notice symptoms like these, please don’t wait like I did,” they begged. “Get it checked out.”
After promising to do as they [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Grief, Job Loss, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Serious illness

Dealing with Death of Loved One, Job Loss? Embrace The Healing Power of Support Groups

Thursday, October 21, 2010 13:48 No Comments

By Ellen Brown
They say that grieving is a lonely process, and if you’re grieving the death of a loved one, you may feel all alone with your feelings. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are support groups in your community and online that you can join, and people there who will understand [...]

This was posted under category: Career Transition, Death and dying, Job Loss, Life Changes, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Serious illness

Dealing with Loss? Expressing and Releasing ALL Your Emotions is Key

Saturday, October 16, 2010 19:13 No Comments

By Ellen Brown
In our culture, we’re taught – subtly or not so subtly – that certain emotions are better than others. Joy is “good.” Anger and sadness are “bad.” Guilt is pointless. And shame is, well, shameful, and best swept under the bed.
Often, these emotional dos and don’ts are reinforced by our families, when we’re [...]

This was posted under category: Death and dying, Job Loss, Life Changes, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Personal Growth

Dealing with job loss or death of a loved one? Maybe it’s time to get out and try something new

Monday, September 27, 2010 9:32 6 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Lately, I’ve been hankering to try something new. To experiment. To explore. To get out more. This all makes perfect sense since I haven’t had much time or energy to play in the past year, a year that began with the slow decline and death of my father-in-law last August and ended with [...]

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The Healing Power of the Natural World

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 13:11 6 Comments

By Ellen Brown
The natural world has always been a sanctuary for me, particularly in tough times: a sacred place to let go and recharge.
Perhaps the renowned writer and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, put it best when she said, “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrain of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Inspiration, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One

Dealing with Job Loss, Divorce, Child Sexual Abuse, or Loss of a Loved One? Seek Out Inspiring People and Resources

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 17:13 8 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Years, ago, when I was healing from child sexual abuse, I found it SO important to be around people (and books and movies) who could inspire me, as I traveled the journey from victim to survivor (ultimately becoming a thriver). Because navigating that transition could be grueling, and sometimes, I’d wonder whether I’d [...]

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Dealing with the Death of a Loved One: Giving Thanks for the Loved Ones We’ve Lost

Thursday, November 26, 2009 9:02 No Comments

Note: This Thanksgiving Day post is dedicated to the memory of my dear father-in-law, John Stephen Erdie, who passed away peacefully on November 8, three days before his 86th birthday.
By Ellen H. Brown
If you’re dealing with the recent death of a loved one, I don’t need to tell you that the holidays can be a [...]

This was posted under category: Death and dying, Gratitude, Loss of Loved One

Dealing with Death: Making Friends with the Ultimate Life Transition: Death

Saturday, November 7, 2009 10:06 3 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
In our culture, death is personified as a stealthy stalker, to be avoided at all costs. So it’s no wonder that many of us hate thinking about death, let alone making friends with this dark and devious character. But what if we COULD make friends with death, or at least make peace [...]

This was posted under category: Death and dying, Loss of Loved One, Spirituality

When Dealing with Life Transitions Such as Job Loss, Death of Loved One, It’s Important to Let Go and Grieve Losses

Friday, October 9, 2009 11:29 2 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Have you lost your job, or are you changing careers? Or are you dealing with the loss of a loved one? If so, let me ask you this: what do you need to let go of?
If you think my question is ridiculous or downright cruel, you’re not alone. When I ask my [...]

This was posted under category: Job Loss, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One