12 Tips on Helping a Friend in Mourning

Having a high level of emotional intelligence is more valuable than being the smartest in the class when is comes to comforting others who are hurting.  Feel from the heart rather than think from the brain. Listening is more important than talking in efforts of simply filling the awkward space of silence. Here is a … Read more12 Tips on Helping a Friend in Mourning

18 Things NOT To Say To Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

It is very important to both the griever and the friends to read this article. When someone is hurting, most of us only want to comfort them. However, in our efforts of doing so, quite the opposite can happen.  Be aware of traditional cliches and the possibility of offending your family or friend.  Read on … Read more18 Things NOT To Say To Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

Please Be Patient With Me and Stay My Friend

What I cannot do while I grieve…   I cannot ‘get over it’ or ‘buck up’ – I know it may be very uncomfortable for you to see me this way.  I am grieving and mourning and my emotions are all over the place.  My loss is all I see right now with no peripheral … Read morePlease Be Patient With Me and Stay My Friend

Grief Has No Gender

Men and women grieve differently, not because of gender, but because of the masculine/feminine parts of the brain and societal conditioning/stigmas. In all actuality, EVERYONE grieves differently. One’s grief is as unique as the relationship with the loved one. The masculine part of the brain tends to process grief with action, doing, fixing, like going … Read moreGrief Has No Gender

Amygdala Hijack vs. Grief Burst

CGCC Emotional Wellness and Balance Center You and I have five realms of health: Mental, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, and Social.  When your emotional realm is hijacked the other four realms are affected, compromised, and even shut down depending on our existing supply of coping skills, belief systems and how we were taught to react. So … Read moreAmygdala Hijack vs. Grief Burst