Posts Tagged ‘remapping process’

Will You Say ‘Yes’ to Healing from Grief?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Red door with metal security gate in front Will you walk through the door?

Healing from grief requires a ‘yes’ from you. The door that leads to healing probably seems intimidating. It’s not warm or inviting, and you may be scared. After all, who wants to face pain?

You’re not sure what you’ll find on the other side of the door. Like this photo of a ‘double’ door, once you open the first one, you may run into others you have to walk through, too — layers of uncomfortable feelings, fears, and unexpected issues connected to your grief. But healing begins with a choice: the decision to face the pain and work through it.

When a loss first occurs, your immediate goal is survival — making it through the day, the hour, or even the minute.


Grief Is Sudden and Shocking – Coping with Grief

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Photo of American flagNo one is ever ready to face the grief of loss. And when it happens, it’s typically shocking, surprising, and sudden.

The August 6 deaths of thirty-eight people on a military helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan were a jolting reminder of the way grief invades our lives. We’re seldom prepared for the toll it will take on us — and how it changes everything instantly.

If you haven’t faced a devastating loss before, grief is a confusing stranger. When it happened to me, I didn’t understand, and I didn’t know what to do or think. Even if you’ve already faced grief and you have an idea what to expect, the pain is no less real when it strikes again — nor is the remapping process any less needed. There’s a path to follow to reach a place of peace and renewal once more.

Have you met grief? Please don’t try to face it alone. Let us help you find your way.

© 2011 Judy Brizendine

What Surprised You the Most about Grief?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Photo of isolated dockDid you ever stop to consider that something could trigger changes causing you to feel like a stranger, even to yourself? How could that happen?

Soon after my husband died, not only did I feel isolated–but I didn’t even recognize the person inside of me. I didn’t know the imposter who, at times, was angry and hostile for no logical reason. How did this intruder move in and push me aside?   Photo of two isolated people sitting on bench

Grief affects every area of our lives. No wonder its effects are noticeable and sometimes overwhelming. However, there is a path through grief–and if you want to find healing, you’ll take the steps to reach your new beginning.

Remapping is doable. There is a way through …

© 2011 Judy Brizendine