Category: Self-care

It's All About Relationships

Grief and Loss

What do you think of when you hear the phrase grief and loss? If you are like most people, your immediate association is losing someone when they die. While this is understandable, we are dealing with grief and loss through small, medium, and more intense ways on a daily basis. Losing a job, moving, financial…
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Long Standing Friendship

I had been close friends with Molly in the early 1980’s, and although we had kept in touch over the years, we had definitely drifted apart. She had a couple of kids with her partner, I had a couple of kids as well, and day to day life occluded our connection. I watched a documentary…
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Self-care

How do you take care of yourself? How can you do more of it? Self-care is fundamental to our well-being. It has elemental implications for doing well as we get older, or for recovery from illness and accidents.  Self-care strengthens our resiliency to cope with adverse situations; both minor and large scale events. Self-care topics…
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Grounding Technique

What is grounding? Grounding techniques can help bring you back to yourself when something throws you off or you become disassociated for some reason. Getting “triggered” or activated is another reason you might want to engage in a grounding technique. Most people would agree that being connected to yourself and having your full capacities available…
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Mindfulness

The single most useful tool I have found for emotional regulation is mindfulness. For many years I resisted meditation because of a traumatic incident in my childhood. In this memory, I am quietly observing the morning come in from behind the curtain of the sliding glass door, and my father interrupts me in a deeply…
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