Category Archives: Coping Skills & Resiliency

I Can’t Sleep Because I’m Angry

[Note: I wrote this last night; finally the exhaustion from all the emotions kicked in and I was able to get about 7 hours of sleep.] Once again I find it impossible to sleep despite being bone-tired. Although generally I … Continue reading

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Wall of Art – Supporting The Grief Warrior Project

Since my husband died, the vintage & antiques business we had started has funneled all profits (after expenses) into The Grief Warrior Project, to help me help others facing the same devastation I did after John’s death. Although I eventually … Continue reading

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Coping with Suicide – Individual & Group Sessions

The Grief Warrior Project is now offering individual support sessions on Wednesday mornings and Thursday late afternoons with a mental health professional who has lived the experience of the devastating loss of her husband to suicide. Individual sessions are available … Continue reading

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Executive Dysfunction and The “Impossible Task”

There’s an idea called the “Impossible Task” that’s gone viral in the past year or so.  Coined by M. Molly Backes, the Impossible Task is the inability to manage a very simple, every day function that would not be a … Continue reading

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One of the Most Dangerous Memes I’ve Seen

The meme and comments below came from a Facebook group that’s supposedly for enlightened people.  The meme itself made me want to scream.  Some of the comments were completely ignorant. XXXXXXXX  This is on point. People seem to forget you’re … Continue reading

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I’m Different Now

I don’t really agree with this.  For me, it’s not really about recovering the “me” that was lost.  That person is gone forever, with only parts of who I was left. You’re different afterwards. You just aren’t the same anymore. … Continue reading

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Bacon Bits

Slowly, I’m beginning to make changes at home. A few minutes ago I threw out three of those little jars of bacon bits that John used to love so much on his salads and baked potatoes. He died almost two … Continue reading

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Hearts Like Wildflowers

I hope you are blessed with a heart like a wildflower. Strong enough to rise again after being trampled upon, tough enough to weather the worst of the summer storms, and able to grow and flourish even in the most … Continue reading

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The Slam of the Day Does Not Define You

It’s been one of those days… Aside from the usual day to day stuff that can put one in an irritable mood if one lets it (cold drizzly rain, too much to do, not having the correct paperwork with you … Continue reading

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If You Are Thinking About Suicide, Read This First (reprint)

http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/ “Reprinted with permission. Suicide: Read This First (http://www.metanoia.org/suicide) was written by Martha Ainsworth based on work by David Conroy, Ph.D. To talk with a caring listener about your suicidal feelings, in the U.S. call 1-800-SUICIDE any time, day or … Continue reading

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