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Acceptance within the 5 Stages of Grief

We’ve all heard of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s five stages of grief; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance.

5-stages-of-grievingAcceptance: this is the one many people struggle with.

I frequently hear things like “What am I accepting exactly?” and “I don’t want to accept that they’re gone.” So what is acceptance? And is acceptance really the “place” to get to in order to heal from your grief.

Most people think of approval when they hear the word acceptance. They think they need to become … Continue Reading

How to Deal with Grief and Loss

How to Deal with Grief and LossI sat across from a client recently who was trying to “convince” me that there was something wrong with her, something that she was not doing correctly.

The client had lost her sister suddenly in an accident over a year ago. She still picks up the phone to call her sister, still gets angry when she realizes her sister will not be there for a quick joke or recipe help, and still cries when … Continue Reading

Helping a Depressed Loved One

Helping a Depressed Loved OneI’m often asked how can family and friends help someone who is struggling with depression. Its hard to watch the people we love struggle to cope, to simply make it through the day. The most important thing for family and friends to remember is that they cannot give themselves the responsibility of “fixing” or “saving” their loved one.

So, how can you tell the difference between helping and over-helping? Helping a depressed love one is … Continue Reading