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Grief support and services Grief is the kind of heartache you can feel from the top of your head
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Grief is the kind of heartache you can feel from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. Every part of you aches for the love you have lost. . The loss of a loved one is unmeasurable but so is the love they leave behind. . #griefispersonal #griefandloss #hurt #copingtips #deathtakes #hurtinginside #deathgrips #deathofaspouse #widow #facesofdeath #deathofachild #widowers #deathofaparent #widowerlife #sorrow #sorrowpickup #sorrowandgrief #losingafriend #losingsomeoneyoulove #copingwithloss Смотреть полностью
BEREAVED SIBLING GRIEF COACH I'm so excited to start this small accountability group
Atlanta, Georgia
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I'm so excited to start this small accountability group "Wake Up Girl and PUSH Through!" . . For 21-days we are committing and disciplining ourselves to Wake Up EARLY and Designate Morning Alone Time With God! . . I mentioned to the group that I named it "Wake Up Girl and PUSH Through" because that's what I tell myself every single day that my alarm clock starts to ring at 4:30 in the morning. My body be sooooo tired due to not getting any real sleep (because of the little kiddos waking up a million times at night), My mind plays tricks on me saying "Girl, its okay if you just push snooze...wake up in another hour or so" or thoughts like "Shantia, waking up early in the morning is not important..ANYTIME you spend in the day is good enough, God knows your heart." . . Every last one of those statements run through my mind EVERY morning... no lie. But, I say to myself "Wake Up Girl and PUSH through"... I remind myself that doing this is not FOR ME...IT IS FOR GOD and TO PLEASE HIM!  My purpose is to please God and Daily, I yearn to please HIM. Pleasing HIM is "INTENTIONALLY" making "GOD" first priority and giving Him un-distracted, intimate time. Even if that time makes me uncomfortable and stretches me to do what I normally do not do... . . Anything you do for 21 days becomes a HABIT! AND Designating Morning Alone Time with God is the HABIT we are trying to have! . . So, for the ladies that are joining me...We are focusing on "Essential 7 inside The Ultimate Guide to Prayer Journaling"👉🏽LET'S DO THIS!!!💪🏽 Смотреть полностью
Rebecca Wu I had the privilege and honor of listening to stories from dear souls
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I had the privilege and honor of listening to stories from dear souls at a workshop I led in #copingwithloss . It was an intimate time of sharing, listening, and #holdingspace for each other. * One activity we did together was to choose a photo card that reminded us of someone special in our lives who is no longer with us. We wrote about it and created a living memory envelope of letters and notes that we wished we could still convey. * I chose this photocard because it reminded me of my maternal grandma who passed about 9 years ago. She used to always touch her hair and ask me if it felt soft or if it covered certain bald spots. She boasted that she looked younger than her age even with greys. She made sure it was brushed and had a bit of volume when she was getting ready for photos or a special event. I miss that special lady. She will be in my heart forever though. * Swipe to see our “work”. . . . . . #griefwork #rememberinglovedones #grandmas #griefresources #rebeccawuauthor #teachandtell #teachandtellmom #processingemotions #workshops Смотреть полностью
Psychologist Dr. Kubler-Ross was a Swiss psychiatrist who introduced the five stage
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Dr. Kubler-Ross was a Swiss psychiatrist who introduced the five stages of grief model. . Many people refer to the five stages when discussing their experience grieving the loss of a loved one, and they have been adopted for this purpose. Interestingly, her original model was based on work with terminally ill patients facing their own impending death. . You can learn more about her on the National Institute of Health’s “Changing the face of Medicine” website that highlights America’s women physicians. Смотреть полностью
Alyssa Davis I rarely share my story, unless I truly feel called or compelled, as t
Arizona
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I rarely share my story, unless I truly feel called or compelled, as though my words might help someone else. Almost five and half years ago, my mom passed away from cancer. As anyone might imagine, it was a struggle to deal with the grief that came with losing my mother, my confidante, my best friend. Along with the grief came something I had never experienced before, anxiety and depression. It wasn’t your normal form of depression where you stay in bed all day and feel like crap. It was a craving for something, anything, that would take my mind off of the hurt and just make me feel better. I turned to different things to achieve this, none of them good or effective. But the anxiety was probably worse than the depression. The inability to be still and at ease. The constant fear that I was going to have a heart attack. Yes, anxiety is irrational but these thoughts fight all logic in your head. It took almost 3 years to crawl out of this suffocating state of mind, and along with a renewed intensity in my faith, my time outdoors helped me in countless ways. 💚 I always loved being outside, but after moving across the country to Arizona, a whole new world was opened up to me. The desert mountains were just begging to be explored. I did my first hike on South Mountain, and was instantly hooked. I knew I had found something special in this place and the experience. Hiking and everything with it, from the physical exertion to the peacefulness of being outside, to the feeling of accomplishment like I had actually DONE something with my day, helped me keep my anxiety and depression at bay more than anything else had. ✨ I am so grateful for all of my experiences, trials, and achievements, because they have helped me to remember to stay true to myself, and be the person I really am. They have led me to where and who I am today, and although sometimes I struggle with it, I have come to love the woman God made me, once again. . . . . #anxietyrelief #griefsupport #grief #loss #depressionwarrior #optoutside #outsideculture #hikearizona #hikepayson #anxiety #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #share #shareyourstory #beatanxiety #beatdepression #copingwithloss Смотреть полностью
The Tarot Reader Tarot Clarity The Veil is ThinA reading intended to bring comfort and healing duri
Mays Landing, New Jersey
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The Veil is Thin A reading intended to bring comfort and healing during time of bereavement. Take advantage of its special price, for the rest of the season. Direct link will be in my profile for the next 48 hours. www.tarotclarity.com/store/p47/The_Veil_Is_Thin.html Смотреть полностью
Jennifer Catabas, LMFT, LPCC I am running the Forever Footprints Costa Mesa, CA Coping With Loss Gr
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I am running the Forever Footprints Costa Mesa, CA Coping With Loss Group. The topic is on “Helping Families with the Loss of a Child through Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Early Infancy.” First group is today, 9/14/19 from 10-11:30 AM. For more information on future groups, please visit the website: www.foreverfootprints.org. @foreverfootprints #foreverfootprints Photo credit: @parentwithpride - Group Facilitator: Jennifer Catabas, LMFT 49551, LPCC 1387 #grief #griefsupport #griefsupportgroup #infantloss #miscarriage #stillbirth #copingwithloss #mft #lpcc Смотреть полностью
Tuhin Dhar It's been a week since Dufus passed away and both of us have a serious
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It's been a week since Dufus passed away and both of us have a serious case of empty nest syndrome. Snockers being the total teenager is not helping either. Would not come out of his room (bed), wants nothing to do with the parents, comes only when HE NEEDS his scratchies. So, here we are off to meet one of our foster children. And, of course, how can the Gwumpy Gwampa miss the chance of a car ride?! Conveniently tagged along with the dads. Our Buddha, now Yoda, is a total lapdog. We fostered him for three months last year and had zero leads for adoption. Why? Coz he was already 11. Our friends Samyukta and Bharath stepped up and now more than 12 years old, Buddha is totally proving that #ageisjustanumber #seniordogsrock #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives #copingwithloss #adoptaseniordog Смотреть полностью
Yvette Sloan I miss my baby Hondo very much and still trying cope with him not bein
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I miss my baby Hondo very much and still trying cope with him not being around the house. But this little dude is helping me heal in such a huge way. Hades is making the transition of Hondo being gone very smoothly for me & somehow shows the qualities that he used to have. But I know he's not Hondo but having Hades around makes things easier, better with coping the loss of Hondo. An of course, I had a little photo obsession sessh with him. He's definitely a Momma's boy and I love it. An I love my other babies too Otis & Rhea Rocha. Hades Mom & Dad. #HadesRocha #bluenosepitbull #mommasboy 💙 #photosession #copingwithloss #helpingmeheal #HondoRocha #resteasymyloves #labmix #cancersucks Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services In the early days of grieving my husband's death, I was constantly bei
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In the early days of grieving my husband's death, I was constantly being bombarded with gut-wrenching questions. Questions like what happened or how did he die were very personal. My response was, "He didn't die, he rose up to meet God in the air," and then the room went silent. . . #questionsaboutdeath #griefquote #noseypeople #personalquestions #griefispersonal #griefispainful #loss #curiousgeorge #curiositykilledthecat #copingwithdeath #copinwithlife #loved #losingaspouse #widowsupport #griefsupport #griefjourney #heartbroken #whatsyourgrief #stagesofgrieving #stagesofgriefandloss #copingwithloss #navigatinggrief #funeraletiquette #askmequestions #losingalovedoneisnevereasy #appropriate #navigatinghealing #navigatinghappiness Смотреть полностью
Loïe_Pole Thank you to my hubby for taking this shot! 📸 love you #beachyoga #
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Thank you to my hubby for taking this shot! 📸 love you #beachyoga #yoga #yo galifestyle #yogafitness #namaste #handstand #beach #nature #seaair #motherearth #earthgirl #life #energy #freedom #love #fitness #health #healing #calm #eveninglight #dreams #copingwithloss #grief #foryoumummy #tranquility Смотреть полностью
BEREAVED SIBLING GRIEF COACH
Atlanta, Georgia
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"GOD SEES ME TRYING"...that's what I say to myself...Everytime I open my prayer journal and Everytime I grab my pen!💪🏽 . . What I've learned is that, a genuine and honest effort is all it takes on my end...Then I allow God to help me with the hard part..which is "Consistency and Discipline" . . My HEART leads me to open my prayer journal and get out ALL of my raw feelings and emotions with vulnerability and honesty then GOD takes it from there!💪🏽 . . Order Your Copy of The Ultimate Guide to Prayer Journaling! 👉🏽www.shantiacoleman.com Смотреть полностью
BEREAVED SIBLING GRIEF COACH That's all I needed to see for me to be a forever FAN! Seeing somethin
Atlanta, Georgia
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That's all I needed to see for me to be a forever FAN! Seeing something that I wrote in my prayer journal, something that I wrote that I didn't tell ANYBODY about, something that I surely thought would be impossible but I thought what harm could writing it out do! . . 🙌🏽 The moment God brought that prayer to LIFE right before my eyes changed the game for me! . . I had a TASTE of what God can do...and my mind has been blown ever since! . . When I write in my prayer journal I back it by "scripture", "In the name of Jesus'"...and by "my Faith Calls it Done!" . . Not once have I not SEEN what I WROTE happen in my life! Year after year after year...prayers that I forgot I wrote, blessings I forgot I asked for...ALL start rolling in!🙌🏽 GOD HAS AND STILL IS BLOWING MY MIND💪🏽 Смотреть полностью
Shankar Shastry I seldom post stories of personal loss on social media but today is di
Bangalore, India
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I seldom post stories of personal loss on social media but today is different. Today, I need to tell you a story about my loss. As many of you know, I have been cycling quite frequently and recently, very far and long. Today, this habit of mine has led to quite a significant loss. This loss has changed the way I view myself and everyone around me. Especially since the end of June 2019, I have long feared this day would come and seems that it is finally here. It is finally time I tell all of you that in the last 3 months, I have lost 8 kilos of body weight and 1.5 inches around my waist. Thank you for your patience in reading this message and hope you become a loser too, if you wish and work towards it. #probablyfooledyou #probablynot #weightloss #cycling #getoutandrideyourbike #copingwithloss Смотреть полностью
Kimmy #WhyImGladIStayedI’ve been seeing therapists on & off since I was
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#WhyImGladIStayed I’ve been seeing therapists on & off since I was a teenager. I stopped seeing them a few years after Kenny’s death, since I felt like I’d never find one who I connected with & truly listened to me, until my suppressed pain manifested itself in a relationship. I broke up with that ex thinking that I didn’t deserve love, humiliated by my own suffering. I didn’t want a distraction as I began working on healing from my brother’s death. I remember the day I called & made my intake appointment in 2014 with the therapist that would change my life. For the first time ever, I asked questions when I made the appointment. What were this therapist’s credentials? What does she specialize in? What treatment methods does she use? She was exactly what I needed: a trauma therapist. She diagnosed me with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on my very first visit, using the cognitive behavioral therapy approach to treatment. She was super friendly, calling herself the Handout Queen bc she always had worksheets, info, & resources for me every session & gave me a white 1 inch binder to keep all my stuff in. I came to therapy clutching that binder every single week for 2 years, busting my ass as I put in the work to heal. There’s this assumption that “all therapists do is talk,” as if it’s about trivial things like the weather. The first thing she did was educate me on my diagnoses, which served to empower me. We talked about Kenny’s suicide & my childhood traumas & she helped me understand how they shaped my perception of myself & the world around me. She also helped me realize how my relationship with my ex mirrored the relationship with my father: they strung me along, giving me crumbs of what I needed, manipulating me into believing that it was all I deserved. So therapy was where I recognized & learned how to honor my worth. I learned how to affirm myself, to enforce boundaries, reroute the way I process my thoughts, & explore ways to cope with my pain. She was how I realized that I wanted to be a therapist myself & served as my mentor as I went back to school. (This is just the background of how I got started. Tomorrow I’ll be expanding on this 🤗) Смотреть полностью
Sophie🥊pt🏋🏼 Life is just what it is at the moment..trying to carry on threw the bl
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Life is just what it is at the moment..trying to carry on threw the black clouds of grieving, but each day I smile at the memories we made,,, little things like this just make the edges of my smile curl a little, chucking myself back into my fitness is making life just more a bit easier for the time being #mentalhealthawareness #myjourney #copingwithloss #makinglifealittleeasier Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services The unpredictable nature of death means we will all at some point lose
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The unpredictable nature of death means we will all at some point lose someone we love. . Losing someone you love means missing certain aspects of their personality that brightened up your day. . What do you miss most about your loved one? . #missingyou 😢 #misshimsomuch #widowspeak #widowedandyoung #loss #widowlove #griefsurvivor #hearttoheart #copingwithloss #losingsomeone #losingasibling #losingasister #sadnessandsorrow #losingasibling #losingafriendishard #losingachild #losingapregnancy #losingaparent #lostlovedones #sorrow #sorrowandgrief #morethangrief #mourning #bereavement #bereavedfamilies Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services We remember those we loved and loss..What have you done to create a
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We remember those we loved and loss. . What have you done to create a positive memory of your loved one? . #remembering911 #remembering911 🇺🇸🗽✈️ #childlosss #parentloss #loss #siblingloss #livingwithloss #death #fallenangel #warheroes #losingsomeone #losingafriend #deathofaspouse #losingaspouse #widowed #widows #grieving #griefcommunity #childloss #copingwithgrief #copingwithloss #copingwithdeathandloss #loveinside #grandparentloss #love #memories #memorylove Смотреть полностью
Debbie 11.09.2019
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11.09.2019 "Guten Morgen, mein Schatz. Aufstehen - heute wird’s ernst!" Mit diesen Worten hättest du mich geweckt, mir einen Kaffee gemacht, der mich endlich aus dem Bett lockt. Während du im Bad bist, hätte ich das Frühstück für dich gemacht und alle Unterlagen zusammengesucht. Und während ich im Bad bin, hättest du meine Tasche gepackt und mich zweimal daran erinnert auf die Uhr zu schauen. Ich wäre zehnmal hektisch durch die Wohnung gerannt und du hättest zehnmal die Augen verdreht. Irgendwann hättest du mich eingefangen, mir einen Kuss auf die Stirn gegeben und gesagt: "Bleib' ruhig, Beeeeb. Die Zeit holst du mit dem Volvo wieder raus." Und irgendwie hätten wir es dann doch pünktlich geschafft, pünktlich zum Rathaus, pünktlich zum Standesamt, um uns unseren Termin geben zu lassen - den 11.09.2020 . Wir hätten uns in genau einem Jahr das Ja-Wort gegeben. Hätten... Hätten, wenn ich dich heute vor zwei Monaten nicht hätte beerdigen müssen. Seitdem ist nichts mehr wie es war. Kein Tag vergeht ohne ein Gefühlschaos aus Hoffnung, dass du doch nach Hause kommst, aus Angst, was aus mir werden soll, aus Schmerz, weil ich dich schrecklich vermisse, aus Fragen, die du unbeantwortet gelassen hast, aus Reue, weil meine Fehler präsenter sind denn je, aus Kämpfen mit mir selbst, weil es verdammt schwierig ist, irgendwie weiter zu machen und aus der ständigen Sorge, was du denkst oder fühlst während du von da oben auf mich herunterschaust. Du hast eine riesengroße Lücke hinterlassen, Liebling. Und Nichts und Niemand wird sie je gänzlich füllen können. Ich liebe dich, Beeeeb. - #youngwidow #grief #copingwithloss #lonely #ourstory #staystrong #love #futurehusband #bestfriend Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Through my life experiences, particularly the death of my husband, I a
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Through my life experiences, particularly the death of my husband, I am starting to realize how blessed I was to find love. . Grief takes our lives in a different direction. What was familiar becomes a memory, and the unfamiliar becomes a new beginning. Yet in our hearts and minds we can always travel back to revisit the love we were fortunate to find. . #loveliveson #lovecovers #lovequotes #hearttoheart #heart #griefislove #griefquotes #memories #memorylove #memorylane #copingwithgrief #loss #copingwithloss #navigatinggrief #death #widowlove #losingalovedone #losingachild #losingaparent #deathtakes #widowlifesucks #griefsurvivor #mylove #misshimsomuch #griefcommunity #griegandloveinterwined Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services For years, I wanted to move griefs foggy existence out of the way. I t
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For years, I wanted to move griefs foggy existence out of the way. I thought the best way to handle grief was to pretend it was not there. Grief blinded me and reminded me of the life and love that was taken from me. . Grief lurks in the shadow of your existence, demanding to be felt and dealt with. You can't avoid grief or transfer its negative energy to soneone else. You can't hide from grief or outrun it. Grief lingers. Learning to adjust to its presence is the key to coexisting together. . #navigatinggrief #encouragingwords #loss #copingwithgrief #copingwithloss #losingsomeone #losingachild #death #losingaparent #losingafriend #hopeis #shadowsofgrief #grieflingers #griefshare #walkingthroughgriefwithgrace #widows #widowsupportingwidows #griefsupport #griefsupportforfamilies #hearttoheart #copingwithanxiety #selfcare #hope #griefsymbols #hopeforwidows Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Not all wounds are visible. Not all pain is obvious. Not all scars ble
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Not all wounds are visible. Not all pain is obvious. Not all scars bleed. Not all wounds heal. Not all pain can be spoken or summed up with a few emotions. . Living with grief for me feels like having a broken leg that never healed perfectly, but overtime you learn to adjust to the limp putting one foot in front of the other. . #livingwithloss #livingwithgrief #navigatinggrief #griefisaprocess #griefsupport #bereaved #losingsomeone #copingwithgrief #copingwithloss #copingwithdeathandloss #widows #widowedwomen #widowlifesucks #deathtakes #griefisreal #heartbroken #griefandbereavement #hearttoheart #misshimsomuch #healingvibrations #healingfromgrief #healingfromloss #purple 💜 #death #loveliveson Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Grief and loved are intertwined. Grief is the reminder of tbe death of
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Grief and loved are intertwined. Grief is the reminder of tbe death of love we shared with a loved one. . As you move through grief, let love be your guide. It will carry you and comfort you in your darkest hour. . #griefusajourney #griefissues #griefislove #griefisreal #widowsupport #death #loss #widowspeak #losingsomeone #miss #missingyou 😢 #losingasister #losingachild #bereaved #copingwithgrief #griefhealing #griefcommunity #copingwithloss #thecircleoflove #widowsupport #griefsupport #griegandloveinterwined Смотреть полностью
Lizy Theys Even in the darkest of days, the light is still within you.  Hold on..
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Even in the darkest of days, the light is still within you. Hold on...the time will come when you slowly feel it return ✨🌾✨🌾✨🌾✨🌾✨🌾✨🌾✨ . . . . . . . #lifeafterloss #grievingmom #grieving #grievingmother #grievingdaughter #grievingwithhope #neonatalloss #miscarriagemomma #ihadamiscarriage #stillbornbutstillborn #missingmymom #missingmydad #dadsgrievetoo #survivingtothriving #suicideloss #emptyarms #copingwithgrief #copingwithloss #griefrevolution Смотреть полностью
j.l.a.p •If You Were Alive But You Didn’t Love Me // I Would Be Glad You
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•If You Were Alive But You Didn’t Love Me // I Would Be Glad You’re Alive• • • • • • • • • • • • • #grief #griefandloss #griefandlosssupport #griefjourney #copingwithloss #missingmom #infantlossawareness #griefawareness #copingwithanxiety #poetrycommunityofig #poetrycommunity #poetrycommunityofinstagram #poetrypage #writingaccount #writingcommunity #missingmom #writingcommunityofig #allforher #feministpoetry #griefquotes #missingmysister #griefcomesinwaves #griefcommunity #griefpoetry #jaydpages #lifeafterloss #instapoet #copingwithgrief @globalpoetcult #firsttimemom #pregnancyjourney #whenithinkaboutyou Смотреть полностью
BEREAVED SIBLING GRIEF COACH Sometimes we just need someone who truly
Atlanta, Georgia
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Sometimes we just need someone who truly "Understands"... . . I understand what the Anger feels like, I understand the feeling of walking around as if your body is here but emotionally and spiritually you have CHECKED OUT! . . God, has placed me on THIS journey, at THIS time for YOU! As a bereaved sibling myself...I truly "Understand"💔 . . Sign up for a 1.5 hour one-on-one grief coaching session! It's time you are able to fully let out EVERY emotion and have someone GENUINELY LISTEN! And then afterwards based on what you said ...I help you get grounded with a NEW foundation! A foundation where God is the CONCRETE that's holding you all together! A foundation that not only will get you through this neverending journey but will GROW you at the same time! . . Let's Talk! www.shantiacoleman.com Смотреть полностью
Lisa H I’ve been awol with the odd insta story here and there. ⁣⁣⁣
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I’ve been awol with the odd insta story here and there. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I lost one of my oldest and closest friends almost a month ago. She had a very short battle with cancer and it’s been an awful experience to say the least. The cancer she had was aggressive and it came out of the blue. She didn’t smoke, she was healthy, active and in her early 30’s. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Kelly was young, vibrant, hilarious, full of life and she was completely head over heels in love. Most of all she was happy. Then one day it all changed and 5 months later it was all snatched away from her and she was snatched away from us. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Life becomes more than social media as it should always be. I needed to dedicate my time to seeing her, spending moments I will treasure for ever and spend time hugging my kids longer than I’ve ever hugged them (to their annoyance). ⁣⁣Sometimes you need to take a break and that’s ok. So many things are so much more important. ⁣⁣ I’m getting there but I’m wanting to make serious changes in my life. I need to set goals and I need to sort out saving and then turning that savings into making memories with my family and friends. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Kelly always said “F**k it! Life’s too short!” and she was right. I miss her terribly already. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Take care of the ones you love and love them well. Tomorrow can change everything! ❤️⁣ ⁣ #grief #loss #cancer #copingwithloss #copingwithgrief #lifestooshort #mum #mummyblogger Смотреть полностью
Letters of Hope From my personal experience of #childhoodbereavement and from my exper
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From my personal experience of #childhoodbereavement and from my experience of working with a number of bereaved children, I can testify that grieving children are non-vocal about their feelings for a number of reasons including: ✨ Not wanting to add to the pain of the living parent/guardian(s) ✨ They do not have the right words to express their feelings ✨ They are not given the time in which to share their feelings ✨ They have been told “You must be brave”, “You will have to take care of your dad/mum/brother/sister” - thus, feeling the need to suppress their own needs in order to support other family members. ✨ Please do not assume a child who hasn’t openly shared their feelings is coping well with their loss. ✨ This is when an outside agency such as the school/college, bereavement group sessions can provide a time and place for young people to deal with their feelings and the issues they’re facing. I also strongly recommend group support, children and young people often open up when they realise there are others facing the same challenges as themselves, like “Wow, it’s not just me” ✨ Please DM if you would like help in identifying support groups in your local area ✨ #BereavementSupportSeries #Instaseries #LettersofHope #GriefSupport #ChildhoodBereavement #Copingwithloss #Copingwithgrief #Hopeafterloss #Silence Смотреть полностью
Kimmy #WhyImGladIStayedMy first job ever was as a birthday hostess/manager
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#WhyImGladIStayed My first job ever was as a birthday hostess/manager at Chuck E. Cheese’s. I was discouraged, thinking I wouldn’t be able to get a good job with something like that on my resume. After escaping the next job working at a grocery store where I was sexually assaulted, I was unemployed for the first time in my life for 10 months. My therapist suggested that I become a substitute paraprofessional to ease back into working & finally apply my trauma certification. And it changed my life. Something I’ve learned while studying childhood trauma & seeing countless ppl on the internet talking about their own is that it’s extremely common & drastically alters emotional, neurocognitive, & social development. The most common question I get from students is “Am I a bad person?” And it hurts to hear. Bc children base their worth, their entire character, on their behavior. It’s easier to misbehave if they feel that it’s expected of them rather than knowing that they are full of potential, just struggling to express their needs or emotions. I stayed alive & finished an important certification, finding a job where I can be proactive in catching symptoms that are often overlooked or misunderstood. I genuinely feel like an asset in my community. Knowing that dozens of kids were looking forward to me being present gave me purpose. Empowered adults empower kids. If a kid wasn’t being told that they’re important, smart, or lovable at home, they could count on Miss Kimmy to at school. I wonder if they know that someone missed them all summer. I wonder who’s lost teeth. I wonder if they know that I’ve missed playing with them at recess, listening to their stories, & taking home things they made just for me. I wonder if they keep my mantra in mind, that it’s never too late to make a good decision. I wonder if they know how much they’ve inspired me to believe in myself just as much as I believe in them. Kids who are taught that they matter grow up to be adults who know that they matter. That their existence is important. Now, I teach them that in a school setting. But it all started when I danced around in a giant rat suit & made a child feel special on their birthday. Смотреть полностью
Laura Greenspan This turned out to be a super sized veggie platter. Made today by your
Charlestown, New Hampshire
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This turned out to be a super sized veggie platter. Made today by yours truly. Sadly, it was for a memorial service. :( #veggies #community #hope #time #timepasses #love #coping #copingwithloss #partoflife #hoping #love #lovingyourfamily Смотреть полностью
Tuhin Dhar The only way I know to cope... Cooking my way into the new normal... #
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The only way I know to cope... Cooking my way into the new normal... #cooki ngforthesoul #copingwithloss #homecooking #missmydog Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services To the world you were my husband, but to me you were my world. Losing
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To the world you were my husband, but to me you were my world. Losing a spouse changes your life forever. It robs you of time and leaves an unfinished chapter in your life. The death of a spouse can change the direction of your life causing you to stale on heartbreak highway. .................................................................................. Time has no empathy for grief. So we are left to find ways to cope and continue to journey through life without our loved ones. I Loved You Then. I Love You Now. I Grieve You Still. ........................................................................ #sanktogrief #widowedandyoung #widowed #widowedandsurviving #death #loss #copingwithgrief #copingwithloss #widowsupport #strongwidow #loved #griefhealing #trustgodsword #widowedwomen #heartbroken #widowedwarrior #lifeafterloss #bereavement #griefsupport #widowsupport #widowlifesucks #griefisaprocess #griefprocess #griefislove #widowswalk Смотреть полностью
athapsychotherapy #copingwithloss #think #mentalhealth #counseling #higherpurpose #psych
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#copingwithloss #think #mentalhealth #counseling #higherpurpose #psychotherapy
BEREAVED SIBLING GRIEF COACH I
Atlanta, Georgia
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I "ASK" for it in the name of "JESUS" and thank "YOU" in advance for it!💪🏽 John 14:13: And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. . . PRAYER JOURNALING: WRITE what you SEEK until you SEE what you WROTE! 👉🏽Order the Paperback Version of The Ultimate Guide to Prayer Journaling Today! Смотреть полностью
Kimmy #WhyImGladIStayedAs proud as I am to have gotten my degree in the me
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#WhyImGladIStayed As proud as I am to have gotten my degree in the mental health field, my most meaningful accomplishment by far was becoming certified in trauma & trauma-informed approaches. Not only did becoming trauma-informed totally alter the way I view & understand myself as well as the world around me, it also helped me understand & cope with my own clinically diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a survivor of multiple traumas, learning the basics & the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) gave me a better understanding of the beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, coping mechanisms, & health problems that I have, as well as those of others. The more I learned about trauma, the more I began to understand the cycle of trauma in my family. I started to understand the links between high ACE scores as well as the prevalence of negative health outcomes in my immediate & extended family, including our high mortality rate. Countless family members passed away from projected adverse health outcomes following childhood traumas that could have been prevented with early intervention & treatment. These revelations opened my eyes to the importance of self care so that I can help my family heal & end the cycle of pain. I was also taking these trauma classes when I was suicidal after experiencing several sexual traumas & a traumatic experience opening up about it; in addition to being able to identify several instances of traumatic reenactment, I made connections between my past traumas & those more recent traumas. I prioritized self-care and am no longer suicidal, have been proudly sober for a year & a half, I attend therapy every week, & have healthy hobbies, all of which have helped tremendously to empower me, remind me of my resilience, & restore my sense of hope in the face of adversity. And this is the core of this hashtag. I’ve learned how to apply what I’ve learned in my daily life & interactions, having become more self-aware, hopeful, & gentle with myself. And I want to share what I learned. I want to show the world that no matter what has crushed you, you can always rise again. Смотреть полностью
Grief, Hope & Healing 💮🦋🕊 When I got the news that Mum had just days to live, I booked the quick
Hope For The Day
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When I got the news that Mum had just days to live, I booked the quickest flight back to the UK that I could, whilst praying with all I had I was going to make it on time. Every step of the 13 journey was excruciating. . I wondered the whole time how I would feel if I didn't get to see her for one last time and just wished I could wave a magic wand and be there in an instant. . I cried for much of the plane journey until at some point, during all that pain, I looked up and saw this beautiful light just edging over the horizon. In that moment I felt a total peace wash over me. . After 13 hours, I finally arrived at the hospital to find my Mum had just slipped into a coma-like state. She bravely held on for another 2 days but sadly never regained consciousness. She slipped from this world on US Mothers day, in the early hours of Monday 13th May. . I like to think that the peaceful calm that washed over me was my Mum as she prepared to leave this World. Letting me know it was ok. Letting me know it was ok to let go. Letting me know she loved me. . #motherlessdaughters #grieving #lossofalovedone #losingmum #griefhopeandhealing #mourning #copingwithloss #grief #griefblog #bereavement #death #grieving #hope #healing #supportive #inclusive #firstpost #newpage #blogger #experiences #love #haven #survivinggrief #newcontent #survival #help #experiences #copingwithgrief #storiesofgrief #letstalkaboutgrief #finaljourney Смотреть полностью
Emily Lewis Nothing prepares you for being a widow, some friends will stay, others
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Nothing prepares you for being a widow, some friends will stay, others will go. One minute you’re coping, the next you’re drowning. It’s different for everyone, but the words above are very true.#margaretbingley #marinaanderson #widow #loss #copingwithloss #onedayatatime #learningwhoyourfriendsare #youarestrongerthanyouthink Смотреть полностью
Robin Towle-Fecso ‪My latest geekgalgo.com #blogpost with life’s constant disruption
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‪My latest geekgalgo.com #blogpost with life’s constant disruptions I have fallen short on a special art gift for my brother in heaven, but I believe he thinks differently...‬ . . . ‪#mentalhealth #copingwithloss #FridayFeeling #FridayReads #artheals #ArtistOnTwitter #GeekGalGO Смотреть полностью
BEREAVED SIBLING GRIEF COACH Jesus, help me to keep my Vision, Goals and Purpose...strictly to brin
Atlanta, Georgia
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Jesus, help me to keep my Vision, Goals and Purpose...strictly to bring Honor to God! If at any point I begin to get more attention than HIM...at that very second I will know its time to make a serious change! Thank You Jesus for continuously keeping me Humble and Grateful! . . God Use Me ONLY For You!💪🏽 Смотреть полностью
Gregory Van Loan G☢️4 Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depop
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Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated. #copingwithloss
Grief support and services The unique special connection we share with a soulmate is one of the g
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The unique special connection we share with a soulmate is one of the greatest feelings. When a soulmate dies the integrated union is severed. Parts of us are torn to shreds and we are left flailing around with the dilemma of putting the pieces of our life back together again. Sifting through the emotional debris and trying to extract pieces of yourself is the beginning of finding your way through grief. ........................................................................ #misshimsomuch #soulmate #alwayslove #circleoflove #grief #griefsucks #sorrow #neverforgetu #neverforgetloyalty #lifeafterloss #losingaspouse #widowsupport #strongwidow #widowspeak #widowedandsurviving #widowed #widowedandyoung #losingalovedone #copingwithgrief #copingwithloss #widowlove Смотреть полностью
Letters of Hope There is no step by step guide to make the pain go away or to bring li
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There is no step by step guide to make the pain go away or to bring life back to normal, in fact I often tell grieving families - “You have a new normal now”. However, just because things can’t go back to what they were doesn’t mean the future will be bleak- it may take some time to adjust one’s mindset to the ‘new normal’. ✨ Here are a few things you can do to ease the pain: ✨ Sharing how you’re feeling with your family members can be helpful in supporting each other. ✨ If talking to someone you know seems too big a step, it might be easier to talk to someone whose job it is to listen. Letters of Hope offers this service, I can also put you in touch with other organisations who are specialised in supporting the bereaved community. Please DM for more info. ✨ ✨ **Although it can seem really difficult, finding someone to talk to about your feelings can be an important first step in coming to terms with the death of a loved one.** ✨ Penning down your feelings can also help.Some people find it easier to write than to talk. Get a journal - plain notebook or a special type with specific prompts to help with expressing your emotions. ✨ Art therapy ✨ Play therapy ✨ Exercise ✨ If you would like to discuss any of these ideas further, please get in touch, 📧 hello@lettersofhope.org.uk#bereavementsupportseries #Instaseries #griefsupport #childhoodbereavement #copingwithgrief #copingwithloss #hopeafterloss #lettersofhope Смотреть полностью
Katie Forteath Since my world was cruelly ripped apart suddenly in the loss of my par
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Since my world was cruelly ripped apart suddenly in the loss of my partner in a motorcycle accident I haven’t felt able to find the positivity and motivation to do pretty much anything let alone be encouraging of others. Gaz, my wonderful and gorgeous partner, had such a positive outlook on life and I vowed on the day I received the awful news, that I would keep that; keep his attitude, positivity, pride and memory alive. Yesterday, for the first time in months, I felt able to cope with the basic activity’s in life and a little bit of ‘me’ albeit a very different version of me was starting to break through the overwhelming sense of nothingness. I have realised that nothing will ever be the same again nor do I want to move on, in fact I found the statement ‘time is a great healer’ insulting as I didn’t want time to heal me, I wanted time to stop as it takes me further and further away from Gaz. Unfortunately the days do go on though, and whilst everyone around you seems to carry on at what appears to be lightning speed, you wonder if you’ll ever get out of the fog that leaves you unable to think, move or do anything without it feeling heavy on your soul. I felt a tiny bit of the fog lift yesterday and the light broke through. I think often of the photos where Gaz is surrounded by light and smiles and I think he helped me start to see it again. Gaz, I am struggling but I am getting through each day and know that I am starting to see, for Brandon and for myself, that I will be ok and I got you. #copingwithloss #grief #soulmate #love #supportyourfriends #loved #twoidiotsinlove Смотреть полностью
Kimmy #WhyImGladIStayedThis is my younger brother Kenny, the inspiration b
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#WhyImGladIStayed This is my younger brother Kenny, the inspiration behind this hashtag. It’s been almost 10 years & it’s still difficult to talk about how life was when my middle brother Kenny was alive. Of all the ppl in the world, his existence made staying alive easier for me. He was more than my little brother. He was my very best friend. I’d never been the type of older sister to snub her younger sibling around others. In elementary school, I used to purposely switch our sandwiches so that I had an excuse to go to his class & check on him. When I attended a technical high school, I persuaded him to go to our open house for middle schoolers only bc I was a tour guide & wanted to finally introduce him to my friends. When he started college I took him to orientation & stayed with him the whole time, giving him a tour of the campus myself afterwards so I could introduce him to my professors. I was so proud of my brother. I loved to show him off. He was hilarious, clever, & insanely talented. He was always creating something fascinating. I loved the way his mind worked. He inspired me in countless ways & will forever remain the coolest person I have ever met. The world was just a better place with him in it. It still devastates me that depression convinced him otherwise. The summer before he died we would go to the base gym together in the evening until close. When we got home, we would sit in my car & chat while we gazed up at the stars. It was on those nights that we opened up about how hard we were fighting. How smothering the pain is. I saw how hard he was trying to hold on. I never struggled to forgive Kenny for committing suicide bc I knew it wasn’t his fault. It was depression’s. So for the past decade, my fury has been directed at what took my brother away bc it’s tried countless times to end me, too. I learned that the best way to honor him is to never let the thing I couldn't protect him from win against me. As long as I'm alive, Kenny is as well. If I go down, so does he. And I will not let depression take my little brother from me twice. I fought & finally found the light that eluded my brother. And I’m never going to stop spreading it. Смотреть полностью
Marisol Good Evening Everyone!So today makes [8.]8 months without my #babybo
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Good Evening Everyone! So today makes [8.] 8 months without my #babyboy 🐾 #imisshim🐾 #izelmetzli #love #iloveyou #myson #copingwithloss Смотреть полностью
Jamie ✨ Today is the one year anniversary of losing my dog. I love him so much
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Today is the one year anniversary of losing my dog. I love him so much and I miss him more than I could ever express, I love him more than anything. I still do and the heartache is unimaginable. I lost everything last year and hit rock bottom. Hard. I’m thankful for my dearest friends and for this community. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Witchcraft has greatly enriched my life and after I lost him, it’s been all that’s kept me going. I get visitations from Beazles and see him nearly every time when I scry. I don’t know what awaits in the afterlife, but I hope he’s the very first thing I see. My soulmate.⁣⁣ •⁣⁣ •⁣⁣ •⁣⁣ #copingwithloss #copingwithpetloss #paganaltar #paganwoman #spiritualguidance #floralarrangements #floral #memorials #witchesofinstagram #spiritualcommunity #consciousness #divinefeminineenergy #goddessofig #witchydecor #witchystyle #sacredspace #sacredwomen #witchywomen #pagans #oldreligion #healing #deities #witchlife #magick #paganpath #darkaesthetic #witchaesthetic #witchesfamiliar #paganpath Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services When we experience devastating loss grief changes us. Grief is relentl
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When we experience devastating loss grief changes us. Grief is relentless in its desire to awaken us. The roots of grief become engrained in the fabric of our existence. Grief infiltrates every singular cell that comprises who we are. ........................................................................ #griefquotes #griefishardwork #griefsymptoms #griefandloss #anxietyisreal #anxietyandgrief #dealingwithdeath #copingwithloss #copingwithgrief #beautiful #lifeafterloss #losingalovedoneisnevereasy #childlosssupport #griefsupport #widowsupport #widowed #love #widowedandsurviving #lovequotes #bereavedfamilies #bereavementgifts Смотреть полностью
Spruha • LifestyleCoach When I made this health and fitness lifestyle change over 4 years ago,
DuPage County, Illinois
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When I made this health and fitness lifestyle change over 4 years ago, my motivation was pretty straight forward: lose weight and get my health back on track! I had chronic lower back pain, right thigh numbness, and horrible plantar fasciitis. I had hit the top of my weight range and remember looking around at a wedding and just feeling so low and discouraged. It was a huge wake up call for me. . 4 years later and I’ve successfully lost and kept off 40 pounds. I look and felt great! No more back pain, no more numbness, and my feet and ankles are stronger than ever. I’m still working to hit my ultimate goal, but now the motivation isn’t as much physical as it is mental/emotional. . In the last 4 years, our life has been a rollercoaster full of ups and downs. We moved back from CA, Eric underwent an emergency eye surgery that took us a over a year to pay off, we started new jobs, even more moving, bought a new car, totaled our old car, celebrated my brother’s wedding, and most recently lost our beloved cat of over 18 years... . Through all of this - believe it or not - working out has been the most consistent thing in my life since then. It’s been my fuel on days when I am kicking ass and confident, and its the only thing that has prevented me from losing my shit on the day when It feels like Life is just kicking me while I’m down. And lately that’s what it’s felt like. . When I started this thing, I always knew working out would be important to me to achieving my physical health goals, and I knew that I’d gain more confidence and self esteem as I achieved them, but I’ve learned that it’s quite the opposite. Working out is important FOR my mind and my body just reaps the benefits. If you’re struggling, please know that you’re not alone. Behind every video of me working out, or every smiling sweaty selfie there is an emotional breakdown or anxiety ridden sleepless night. . Please never hesitate to reach out if you need help keeping your shit together. In my opinion, your emotional health is the most important thing you can ever invest in. . I’ll always be here to listen and help in any way that I can. 💗💗 💗 Смотреть полностью
Emerett Minecraft cat graveyard/morgue for my irl cats... My parents won't let
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Minecraft cat graveyard/morgue for my irl cats... My parents won't let me make one irl so I made one here so I can visit and give them flowers like I do irl with my great grandma... I drive her out each month to replace the flowers and clean the graves off to show love and respect. #cat #kitten #cats #kittens #cemetary #petcemetery #morgue #minecraft #minecraftbuilds #minecraftcat #videogame #game #minecraftworld #minecraftscreenshot #minecraftscreenshots #sadpost #depressed #copingwithdeath #copingwithdepression #copingwithloss #coping #copingwithdeath Смотреть полностью
Kimmy Yesterday I talked about my experience with emotional abuse from my da
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Yesterday I talked about my experience with emotional abuse from my dad. The damage caused by emotional abuse is often underestimated since it’s not visible like bruises from physical abuse, instead presenting itself in more covert ways such as maladaptive habits & a warped sense of self. At a young age I adopted the belief that if I was perfect, I wouldn’t be rejected or ridiculed by my dad. This desire to be good at everything & how I treated myself when I’m not is reflected in my second grade report card, the teacher’s comments in particular. I was only 7 years old. For as long as I can remember, I’ve attached my sense of self worth to doing things perfectly. Anything less than 100 wasn’t good enough for me. I was always on honor roll. In college I was consistently on the dean’s or president’s lists, even while dealing with relapses back into addiction. I was writing papers while was under the influence of several drugs & acing exams while battling withdrawals. I graduated college with a 4.0 & in two international honor societies. But I never truly felt proud of myself. Just relieved for living up to my own unnecessarily high standards. I tired myself out trying to fill the void with something that doesn’t exist. Perfectionism is something I’m still dealing with to this day but I’ve made major strides in rising above it. It wasn’t until I chose to heal that I finally understood that I don’t need to get 100s to prove that I’m smart. That I do not have to chase love bc I’m inherently worthy of it. That I am enough, that I have always been enough, that I will always be enough. I try to keep in mind that my best effort is good enough, that some effort is better than none at all. I’m getting better at forgiving myself when I make mistakes, knowing that they do not define me. I’m learning to be more gentle & forgiving with myself. I still struggle sometimes (and I definitely have been with this project). And that’s okay. I’m not perfect. I’m not supposed to be. And as I continue to learn how to accept myself as I am, I no longer want to be. #WhyImGladIStayed Смотреть полностью
Luke and Danielle +🐶🐱🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈 Having lost a fare few people I have loved dearly I would like to shar
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Having lost a fare few people I have loved dearly I would like to share how I honor their memory and maybe it can help you as it has helped me. I think of the the quality I saw in that person, what made me love them so deeply and I make sure to reflect that quality within my own life. Especially in my darkest moments I reflect their brightest qualities and I am soon back into the light. If this helps you or could help someone you know who has lost a loved one tag them and share the love, they need it. #lostlovequotes #lostloveones #copingwithloss #lifeanddeath #copingwithdeath #honoringlife #lifemotivation #motivationloss #lovelifequotes #truthlove #reflectlove #loves_reflections #lovedones #selfcarelove #selfcare #selflove #lifegrowth #bethechange Смотреть полностью
Words of Our Mothers Thank you so much to WOOM reader, Allan M., for sending us this though
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Thank you so much to WOOM reader, Allan M., for sending us this thought-provoking response to this week's blog "This too shall pass." We really appreciate your taking the time to share these comments with us. "Yes and no. Sometimes it doesn't pass and you have to adjust to the new situation. For example with chronic illnesses and the changes to lifestyle or our adaptation to the loss of a loved one or the loss of an important relationship. What does pass is our reaction to the stresses of life and we learn to live with a 'new normal.' Maybe. Google the Kübler-Ross transition curve. I think that it's inaccurate because the end of the curve shows a better state than the beginning of the curve. I think that we usually return to the state we were in before the traumatic event. To imply otherwise could lay an emotional guilt trip on the survivor. "Why aren't you feeling better?" "Why is this grief taking her so long?" Trauma does not lead to growth, it leads to change and adjustment. I wish that my oldest brother hadn’t died when I was young. I wish that my father and I had had a better relationship and that he didn’t die at 64 after living with heart disease for 30 years. I wish that I hadn’t been diagnosed with MS. But we do carry on and we adjust to our new normal. So when you are traumatized, it’s more constructive to think that your feelings about this will pass and you will adjust rather than that it will pass. For some, it never passes and then you have a need to seek mental health support." . . . #wearewoom #wordsofourmothers #wisewords #beyourself #inspiringquotes #runyourownrace #grief #griefjourney #trauma #copingwithgrief #healing #health #healthandwellness #mentalhealth #selfhealing #copingwithloss Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Your healing is about coming into acceptace and making peace with losi
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Your healing is about coming into acceptace and making peace with losing someone you love. The time frame for your grief will be unique to your loss. No matter what pace you are moving at it does not require approval from anyone. ........................................................................ #healingfromgrief #heartbroken #copingwithloss #findingpeace #healingtrauma #individuality #mentalpeace #copingwithloss #copingwithgrief #acceptyourself #griefisreal #copingwithdeathandloss #grief #loss #copingwithdeath #widowwarrier #widowedandwounded #navigatinggrief #losingalovedone Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Coping with grief can feel like climbing a steep mountain. The rocks b
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Coping with grief can feel like climbing a steep mountain. The rocks beneath your feet can seem unstable. The climb to the top was difficult, but you made it. Look around, look behind you, now look down and encourage someone else to climb. ................................................................ #climbingamountain #widowsupport #griefandloss #griefishardwork #loss #navigatinggrief #widowspeak #death #losingalovedone #unstoppable #copingwithloss #bereavement Смотреть полностью
Kiran Take what's leftover, fallen, abandoned, forgottenAnd turn it over
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Take what's leftover, fallen, abandoned, forgotten And turn it over into Useful, Beautiful, Loved and Cherished. . . . . . #creativemindsatwork #potd #diy #officedecor #art #copingwithloss Смотреть полностью
BEREAVED SIBLING GRIEF COACH One thing I know for sure...is that I truly truly miss you sister! God
Atlanta, Georgia
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One thing I know for sure...is that I truly truly miss you sister! God knows I do!
Kimmy #WhyImGladIStayedFor many children, the first experience they have w
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#WhyImGladIStayed For many children, the first experience they have with bullying is from their own parents. Mine was my dad. I’ve dealt with guilt in recent years for talking about how my dad hurt my family bc he’s no longer anything like he used to be. But no matter how much he’s improved, it doesn’t change the fact that he’s done immense damage that I’ve been spending my whole life trying to recover from. Dedicating myself to healing helped me begin to understand that no matter how much he’s changed, I deserve to talk about how he hurt me. My dad was cruel to all of us but Mom & the boys unanimously agreed that I got the worst of it. Our relationship was an endless cycle of gaslighting. I grew up simultaneously hating my dad & feeling the desire to win his love & approval. But nothing I did was ever good enough for him. He always found a way to make something my fault even if it clearly wasn’t. He LOVED to upset me for fun. If I walked through the door with a smile on my face, he would immediately say something to make it disappear. His favorite way to upset me was to throw out my food & other things that he knew belonged to me. He’d lie & see that he hadn’t touched it, that someone else must’ve thrown it out, then intimidate me if I reacted or stopped talking to him. I couldn’t win. We have no idea what spurred it, but he slowly started to change a few years ago. I love being around him now. He makes me laugh. He listens. He shows me he cares. I’m able to stick up for myself without fearing retaliation. After Mom died last year & his stepdad two weeks later, it became very clear to me that he was depressed. I see countless symptoms. But he always denies it. I’m constantly on him to take care of himself. And he’s improving. I try so hard to save my family that I feel like his demise would be a failure on my end. I understand that root mentality, the irony of my efforts. Although I feel stuck with ending the cycle of family trauma, I’ve learned how important it is to not take on the burden of other ppl’s healing. It’s not mine to carry. So although I’m forever rooting for my dad, I’m showing up for myself first. Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Hold on to the love you carry in your heart.Death forces us to let go
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Hold on to the love you carry in your heart. Death forces us to let go of our loved one's hand, but nothing can remove the love inside our hearts. ...................................................................... #loveliveson #lovelivesinmyheart #grief #griefandloss #copingwithloss #loss #navigatinggrief #holdingontohope #holdingontoyou #holdingontolove #widowsupport #widows #hopeis #widowed #widowedandsurviving #widowedandyoung Смотреть полностью
Kimmy #WhyImGladIStayedAt a glance, we seemed normal.My parents met when
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#WhyImGladIStayed At a glance, we seemed normal. My parents met when they were teens. They served a combined 50 years in the Air Force, my dad going into corrections & my mom doing community work for 15 years after they retired. My younger brothers, Kenny & Jonathan, and I grew up in safe neighborhoods. We used to go on family bike rides in the spring & frequent the pool in the summer. We dressed up in new costumes every Halloween, Dad following us around with the camcorder as we paraded from house to house. We used to set up a Christmas tree every year. The same tree, same rainbow lights, same silver tinsel, same handmade ornaments, same small red bows around the tree. I loved being around my family. I loved talking about them & introducing them to others. So much of my childhood was light. But as we got older, it started to fade. My dad’s unprocessed childhood traumas devastated the family. His biological father used to abuse him & my uncle to get back at my grandma as a means to control her, and my dad became just like him. He was selfish, manipulative, & jealous of my mom’s accomplishments. He would purposely put financial burdens on her esp if it involved me or the boys. He showed little interest in us unless it was to criticize & intimidate. His presence would shift the energy in the room in an instant. We used to pray that he wouldn’t come home alive, quickly retreating to our rooms when we heard his car pull into the driveway every night for years. Mom tried to leave but the church pressured her to stay with him. “Keep praying.” “The kids need their father in their lives.” “You made a promise to God.” She felt stuck. She was the opposite of her abusive mother but was used living with abuse & passed her survival tactics onto us, mainly to bite our tongues & hide our anger, fear, & sadness so we could stay safe. I learned to never ask for help. Kenny began saying that the family would be better off without him, that maybe Dad needed a wake up call in order to stop taking his family for granted. Depression consumed him. And on September 24, 2009, he was found hanging from our basement steps. At a mere 18 years old, his light was the first to go out. Смотреть полностью
Letters of Hope #BacktoSchool #BacktoCollege #BacktoUni series on Bereavement Support,
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#BacktoSchool #BacktoCollege #BacktoUni series on Bereavement Support, will explore the following topics: ✨ What is Bereavement? ✨ What might I feel? ✨ What can help? ✨ How long will it take? ✨ ✨ Although targeted at young people, adults will also find the content shared relevant and helpful - either for their own personal journey or in understanding those who are grieving the death of a loved one. ✨ Stay tuned for the next post 😊 ✨ #Lettersofhope #Bereavementsupport #griefsupport #copingwithloss #copingwithgrief #childhoodbereavenent #instaseries Смотреть полностью
Kimmy September is Suicide Awareness Month. I’ve always been open about my
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September is Suicide Awareness Month. I’ve always been open about my mental health & the fact that I’ve survived several suicide attempts. September 24th also marks 10 years since of the suicide of my little brother, Kenny, & I want to share what I’ve learned while healing so I can help others who can relate or give insight to those who can’t. Having shared childhood traumas which led to us both being severely depressed & suicidal but I told him that if he killed himself that I would too, trying to bargain w/ his depression. It wasn’t a pact. It was a plea. But the pain was too much. When I lost Kenny to depression, I swore I would honor his legacy by devoting my life to spreading light to help myself & others from drowning in the same darkness. Our stories, our pain, are equally important. He deserved to be here. And so do I. Healing is the bravest thing I’ve committed myself to. I’ve been hospitalized for addiction & suicide attempts but as of today I’ve been sober for a year & a half. I’ve been going to therapy since 2014, I’m on the right meds to help manage my symptoms, & have found things that made me fall in love with being alive. I finished school w/ my degree in the mental health field & am certified in trauma-informed approaches in hopes of becoming a therapist. I have a very unique, well-rounded understanding of mental illness. So I decided to create the hashtag #WhyImGladIStayed to chronicle what I’ve learned. Throughout the month I’ll be posting my background, reasons why I’m glad I didn’t commit suicide myself, what his pain has taught me, how my mistakes have made me a better person, what keeps me going, how I’m healing. And I invite you to do the same. If you’ve ever thought of or attempted suicide, what made you glad you stayed alive instead? What keeps you going? What have you learned? If you haven’t considered or attempted suicide but have struggled with any type of pain, grief, or illness, what keeps you holding on? Any reason is a good reason. If you’re not ready to talk about it, share the hashtag or posts that resonate with you. My goal is for someone to click on that hashtag & find endless reasons to keep fighting. Смотреть полностью
Candy_Jewel You guys wanted a Part 2 so here you go, it does NOT end well. And unf
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You guys wanted a Part 2 so here you go, it does NOT end well. And unfortunately for Ivy, that table has a little jagged edge on its boarder frame 😬 #candy_dust23 #ivyhamato #ivy #emmett #risco #cypress #japanese #japan #bruises #anger #love #sadness #siblings #copingwithloss #accident #injured #angst #scared #temper #art #instaart #digitalart #OCart Смотреть полностью
D Rodriguez Just when I thought my body was giving up on me, it responded to the m
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Just when I thought my body was giving up on me, it responded to the meds! So we did another IUI before we schedule IVF. I’m so excited! I feel like things went so much better this cycle. Even after mixing up meds and going through the waves of grief for my Tino. It’s been a hard time for me. If there is a heaven, I hope Tino’s holding on to Sparkles and Beca for me and putting in a good word for us. After all of this pain, I need the light to shine through. Crossing my fingers and toes. 🤞🏽 Смотреть полностью
Pulvis Art Urns Pulvis Art Urns at TanExpo #deathcareindustry #deathcare #urnsforashe
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Pulvis Art Urns at TanExpo #deathcareindustry #deathcare #urnsforashes #cr emationart #customurns #celebrationoflife #cremationurns #copingwithgrief #copingwithloss #cremationart #griefandloss #griefawareness #cremation #creamationurn #handcraftedurns #handcraftedurns #urnsforashes #handmadepottery #ceramics #arturns #art #urna #memorialurn #urns #urn #ceramicpottery #pottery #funeralplanning #cremationceremony Смотреть полностью
cass 🌺 Hey guys, I have something important to share: “Post-Mortem Acceptan
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Hey guys, I have something important to share: “Post-Mortem Acceptance” (link in bio) - I’ve kept fairly quiet about my fathers death, as it’s easier for me to focus and cope on my own. There’s been a lot going on, and there was one big thing that I felt I wanted to share with everyone: the last box my father packed for me. For some people this might be strange, but drawing out these emotions was... really what I needed. I have more pages to add, regarding more packages I’ve received. But for now the story of my dad’s last box to me is live on #webtoon . (This was the easiest way to post it) - It would mean the absolute world for me if you read it. Thank you to all my friends that have supported me through these trying times, you’re absolutely wonderful people and deserve all the love in the world. 🖤 - #graphicmemoir #webtoons #comicmemoir #comic #comicart #shortcomic #cancer #postmortem #memoir #comics #graphicart #art #artist #artistoninsta #traditionalart #digitalcoloring #digitalartist #traditionalcomic #shortgraphic #graphicshortstory #instaart #instalove #death #copingwithloss #grieving Смотреть полностью
T H E   W I S H   G I F T S ® I was filled with anxiety Wednesday evening, as I had my first weigh i
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I was filled with anxiety Wednesday evening, as I had my first weigh in at slimming world, yes I joined 💪🏼 and have been really enjoying eating better, and I had a loss! And had my first session, when I saw her few weeks back that was a consultation, the 50 mins went so fast! There seems to be a lot more than the losses I have had, so this won’t be a quick fix at all, but I hope to gain from this, will see her weekly. She noticed when I spoke about bad things I smile when I am talking 😯 like that’s weird right, and I know I do it, I think if I don’t I’ll just fall apart and cry and I don’t like to public cry... #dealingwithloss #copingwithloss #secondtrimesterloss #miscarriage #repeatedmiscarriage #angelmumma #ihaveasoninheaven #ivfcommunity #ivflife #ivfbreak #slimmingworld #slimmingworldfolkestone #thewishgifts #infertilitywarrior #ivfwarrior #babylosssurvivor Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Grief symptoms can be overwhelming and frightening. Here are a list of
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Grief symptoms can be overwhelming and frightening. Here are a list of symptoms that are often surprising to the bereaved. You are not alone in your grief journey. Comment on a symptom that you were surprised to experience. .................................................................. #griefsymptoms #griefishardwork #copingwithloss #copingwithgrief #grief #bereavement #bereaved #loss #griefcommunity #griefjourney #grieving #losingalovedone #losingaspouse #losingasister #losingafriend #navigatinggrief #anxietyisreal #sleepness #insomniaandgrief #morethangrief #losingaparent #losingalovedoneisnevereasy Смотреть полностью
BEREAVED SIBLING GRIEF COACH I include this pen with every paperback book order of The Ultimate Gui
Atlanta, Georgia
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I include this pen with every paperback book order of The Ultimate Guide to Prayer Journaling... . . It's SMALL because it's just an inkpen BUT yet so POWERFUL because its a constant reminder that "CHANGING YOUR HABITS...CHANGES YOUR LIFE!"💪🏽 . . Everyday I use my pen proudly because it means that my efforts DAILY mean something...my discipline...my consistency...my patience...my obedience...It ALL means something...and that "something" is that I am truly growing with SPIRITUAL MATURITY! And Spiritual Maturity is "REAL CHANGE"... . . CHANGE YOUR HABITS...CHANGE YOUR LIFE! . . Custom Pens Made By: @mozepd Смотреть полностью
Stephen DuPar His name was Grrr, and he had a taste for hair ties.❤#dogportrait #
Palm Springs, California
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His name was Grrr, and he had a taste for hair ties.❤ #dogportrait #dogart #dogartwork #memorialart #memorial #dogmemorial #imissmydog #grieving #ilovemydog #dealingwithloss #copingwithloss #gonetoosoon #stephenduparphotography #stephenduparstudio Смотреть полностью
🍃Dr. Fatima Wasim🍃 #posttrauma #griefsupport #copingwithdeath #copingwithloss
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#posttrauma #griefsupport #copingwithdeath #copingwithloss
MBSS Reflections on the death of my mother by Omar Mahmood.#death #lossofm
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Reflections on the death of my mother by Omar Mahmood. #death #lossofmother #lossofaparent #mother #loss #bereavement #grief #copingwithloss https://www.facebook.com/246328515404941/posts/2371091489595289?sfns=mo To read please click on brother Omars bio in comments. Смотреть полностью
Stephen DuPar Kiska.❤#dogportrait #dogart #dogartwork #memorialart #memorial #dog
Palm Springs, California
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Kiska.❤ #dogportrait #dogart #dogartwork #memorialart #memorial #dogmemoria l #imissmydog #grieving #ilovemydog #dealingwithloss #copingwithloss #gonetoosoon #stephenduparphotography #stephenduparstudio Смотреть полностью
louise tutt #needtowakeup. #itsalladream/nightmare #copingwithloss
Tibberton, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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#needtowakeup . #itsalladream /nightmare #copingwithloss
A  L  E  X A sweet friend of mine @erikaames1018 honored our sweet baby by gettin
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A sweet friend of mine @erikaames1018 honored our sweet baby by getting this picture made for us by @smiddycalligraphyco 😭💙💙💙 . . . This is the image I want to think of when I’m missing Porter. I want to remember that Jesus is holding him and I just cannot wait until we can see him again. 😭💙 . . . . Has anyone seen these types of pictures floating around? Where they recreate a photograph? . . . #miscarriage #infantloss #pregnancyloss #miscarriageawareness #copingwithloss Смотреть полностью
🅁🄾🄲🄺🅈 For those who don’t know, my younger brother passed away unexpectedl
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For those who don’t know, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly 5 years ago last June. My time running is not only personal time to keep up my mental & physical shape, but it’s also time I feel I spend with him. When I was training to run my first half marathon I would keep telling myself - 1 more mile for Rusty... With my recent lapse in ability to push beyond 2-3 miles due to leg & foot pain I’ve been getting severely discouraged. I talk to him when I run. I’ve been panicking in my head every time my leg begins to throb. Recently Rusty’s been leaving me little things when I’m running & start to get discouraged by my leg/foot issues... I picked this malachite up the other day when I stepped off the trail to stretch. Before that was a piece of obsidian, & before that were some ferns growing impossibly out of a small sapling maple (I adore ferns). . I have an appointment next Thursday w a podiatrist, who is also a fellow runner. Really hoping to get to the bottom of my physical pain so I can truly start enjoying my runs again. . 🏃🏼❤️ #copingwithloss #legpain #plantarfasciitis #Dustysguy #runnersofinstagram #runnersofig #instarunner #runninglife #runnerslife #running #runnershigh #runhappy #happyrunner #ILoveRunning #run #runtastic #runforlife #beardedrunner #runner #gayrunner #gaybeard #beardedgay #gayjock #gayfitness Смотреть полностью
Stephen DuPar Punky, so much dog in a little package. You are missed.❤#dogportrai
Palm Springs, California
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Punky, so much dog in a little package. You are missed.❤ #dogportrait #doga rt #dogartwork #memorialart #memorial #dogmemorial #imissmydog #grieving #ilovemydog #dealingwithloss #copingwithloss #gonetoosoon #stephenduparphotography #stephenduparstudio Смотреть полностью
BEREAVED SIBLING GRIEF COACH I remember the Pain that birthed my Purpose...and for somebody RIGHT N
Atlanta, Georgia
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I remember the Pain that birthed my Purpose...and for somebody RIGHT NOW...that PAIN is fresh, the ANGER is Scary, the VOID they feel is unexplainable and the TEARS just won't stop! . . EVERYDAY I humble myself and ask God to Make me the ANSWER to someones prayer! Somebody needs to get what their feeling OUT and to talk to someone who not only understands but who is SENSITIVE to their every emotion and feeling! . . JESUS help me not to EVER...and I mean EVER get caught up in the HYPE that I forget my Purpose! . . I AM THE VESSEL YOU CHOSE TO USE! HERE I AM...SEND ME!💪🏽 . . (Isaiah 6:8) "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Смотреть полностью
Dale Fredrickson Been working on those gains! #gains #workout #copingwithloss
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Been working on those gains! #gains #workout #copingwithloss
Stephen DuPar Beautiful Sham.❤#dogportrait #dogart #dogartwork #memorialart #memo
Palm Springs, California
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Beautiful Sham.❤ #dogportrait #dogart #dogartwork #memorialart #memorial #d ogmemorial #imissmydog #grieving #ilovemydog #dealingwithloss #copingwithloss #gonetoosoon #stephenduparphotography #stephenduparstudio Смотреть полностью
BEREAVED SIBLING GRIEF COACH God, I thank You for each person that opens
Atlanta, Georgia
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God, I thank You for each person that opens "The Ultimate Guide to Prayer Journaling" book...Bless them with Mind blowing Breakthroughs and an overwhelming amount of Overflow so that their LIFE will never be the same again! Transform their life in such a way that with out a shadow of doubt they know its because they opened their HEART to YOU and made a decision to RESTORE their personal relationship with YOU by Prayer Journaling!! TOUCH them in the areas that they hide and cover up...RENEW THEIR SPIRIT and RESTORE THEIR PEACE! . . JESUS, You did it for me so I KNOW You will do it for them! I speak it...AND My Faith Calls It...DONE!💪🏽 . . ORDER YOUR COPY AT WWW.SHANTIACOLEMAN.COM Смотреть полностью
Olivia De Leon Eventually it will hurt less and less....#poetry #poem #counterclo
California
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Eventually it will hurt less and less. . . . #poetry #poem #counterclockwis e #time #thinkingtoomuch #heartbreak #recovery #copingwithloss #love #wantyouback #onethatgotaway #relationships #gone #alone #lovelost #missingyou #whatifs #whatif #letgo #writing #lovepoem #healing #difficult #questions #answers #selflove #pain #acceptance #itwillbeokay #oliviadwrites Смотреть полностью
June Gay, Psychologist RESILIENCE & PERSONAL GROWTHResilience is the process of adapting we
Kakadu National Park
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RESILIENCE & PERSONAL GROWTH Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. Being resilient does not mean that a person doesn't experience difficulty or distress. Important in developing resilience is learning from your experiences where you coped/adapted, even if difficult. Tough life experiences can teach you alot about your abilities, strengths and self worth. Acknowledging your ability to adapt promotes self belief, mental strength and helps keep life situations in perspective. 🌅 Interestingly, many people who have experienced tragedies and hardship report better relationships, greater sense of strength even while feeling vulnerable, increased sense of self-worth, greater resilience, a more developed spirituality and heightened appreciation for life. 🌅 Photo - Recently, I went on a trek in Kakadu which was wonderful and difficult. On day 2, a respiratory infection hit me hard, making breathing and climbing very unpleasant. At first, my reaction was strong disappointment and frustration, but I recognised that dwelling on "feeling sick" would not help me cope or enjoy the beautiful environment. So, I gathered myself, worked out how to best adapt to optimise my experience and reminded myself of my resilience. I was very pleased to get through the next sniffly 4 days with a smile and a positive attitude (most of the time). 🌿 June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #resilienceforlife #resiliencecoach #bouncingback #copingskills #copingstrategies #resiliency #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthadvice #selfbelief #believeinyourself #personalgoals #personalstrength #perserverance #fortitude #copingmechanism #emotionalresilience #buildingresilience #rolemodelling #traumaresilience #adapttochange #copingstrategy #copingwithpain #copingwithloss #copingwithstress #adaptingwell #sunsets_captures #travelinwild #traveinspiration Смотреть полностью