Category Archives: Coping Skills & Resiliency

The More You Hang Out With Mom, The Longer She’ll Live…

Not quite a decade and a half ago, when my daughter was still a teenager, I promised her I’d live to be 97 years old. I no longer remember what prompted the conversation, but that age – 97 – has stuck … Continue reading

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The Gray Area of Being Suicidal

The following blog from The Mighty (https://themighty.com) describes the passive, habitual, long-term suicidality that too many people live with.  The thoughts are always there, lurking in the background.  If something negative happens, no matter how minor it is, the immediate … Continue reading

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Choices

I’m a member of several support groups on Facebook for those of us grieving the loss of a spouse, child, parent, or other loved one to suicide. Too many of the members question “Why? Why did s/he do it?”  Some … Continue reading

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Saturday, Dec 31 – Living with Emotional and/or Physical Pain, PTSD and Hopelessness Support Group – at The Warrior Project

Support Group: Living with Emotional and/or Physical Pain and/or PTSD, Complicated by Hopelessness Tonight, from 6:00-7:30 pm. For those who are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired of their emotional, psychic and/or physical pain, and are feeling hopeless … Continue reading

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Surviving Successfully – Developing Healthy Habits

Surviving successfully – whether it’s our grief over the death of someone we love, or our own chronic pain and hopelessness – means taking good care of ourselves even when we don’t want to or when it doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Resilience in the Face of Extreme Challenge

My life has not been easy.  Over the past 60 years, there have been very few periods of time when I haven’t been faced with some kind of major adversity (or too often, several at once): a parent dying when … Continue reading

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Breathe

View post on imgur.com There have been too many moments in the past nearly three weeks when I have felt unable to breathe… and moments when it seemed all I was capable of was to breathe. **************** In memory of … Continue reading

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