Archive for the ‘Grief’ Category

  It is often said that God never gives you more than you can handle. To that I say, okay God, enough already! I’m not here to whine, but things haven’t been too rosy for me in a while. Last year I lost a pet and two friends. So far in 2009 I have had […]

Grieving Losses

Posted: 8th September 2008 by Barb in Grief

“All I know from my own experience is that the more loss we feel the more grateful we should be for whatever it was we had to lose. It means that we had something worth grieving for. The ones I’m sorry for are the ones that go through life not knowing what grief is.” —Frank […]

Getting Through Grief

Posted: 12th September 2007 by Barb in Feelings, Grief, Healing, Pain, Taking Care of Self, Uncategorized

“Hope is grief’s best music.” —Unknown The grieving process is one that we would very much like to avoid, but it’s an inevitable part of life. It can strike when we go through personal trauma or change, or when we lose a loved one, pet, relationship, job, home, or anything that means something to us. […]

Pain is Part of Life

Posted: 6th September 2007 by Barb in Acceptance, Feelings, Forgiveness, Grief, Healing, Pain, Uncategorized

“Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.” —Havelock Ellis It’s very easy after suffering an incident that caused pain, to just give up and say we won’t ever go there again. Maybe it’s a relationship issue and we just want to crawl into an imaginary shell and […]

With Life There is Joy and Pain

Posted: 2nd November 2006 by Barb in Detaching, Feelings, Grief, Pain, Uncategorized

“To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.” —Erich Fromm On many occasions I have found myself grieving the loss of someone who I have grown close to. Whether it is a friend or romantic relationship, sometimes things […]