When We Are Ready

When we have problems or there are things troubling us, there is no shortage of people who are willing to offer suggestions and advice. Without doubt, your friends and family want you to feel better as quickly as possible but chances are, even though they mean well, they really aren’t sure what to say or do to be of help. There are a number of things to keep in mind whether yo...
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Society and Loss

There are places where we can come into conflict when it comes to our need to grieve. Our place of work and our friends and neighbors are often less patient and understanding then we need them to be. In many cases the amount of time where we receive understanding and support is less than we require. You may very likely still be reeling from the pain of grief, and yet your...
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COMMUNITY SHOCK AND GRIEF

The pain and suffering that accompany the loss of a loved one is beyond description. The shock and uncertainty, the disbelief, disorientation and sense of abandon those grieving are left with, is akin to the physical trauma that goes along with being seriously injured in a horrible automobile accident. I would compare the grief that accompanies the death of someone you love t...
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SAVING YOUR LIFE

Any significant loss that is not acknowledged, and dealt with, will in time become an impediment to our health, growth and well-being. We allow those who have lost someone they care about through death, to take a little time to grieve. Most companies permit a few days bereavement leave. Hardly enough to even begin to grieve an important death, but at least a little time to do...
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Help Me I Hurt

Introduction: There is a social problem that has far reaching consequences we don’t speak of. It is a problem that has the ability to tear at the fabric of our society and diminish us as individuals. Most of us, by the time we get to adulthood have suffered huge losses that needed to be responded to. As children many of us have been greatly affected by things that we have l...
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Caledon Living

The message of this book is clear and inspiring. Owning a copy of Under Pressure is like having a wise friend in your back pocket for whenever you are in need. Under Pressure, Permission Changes Everything
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Amazon.com

I first purchased this book for my mother after my father died. She continues to read it over and over. So, because it's been such a help to her, I've purchased more for other new widows. I Can't Stop Crying
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