Posts Tagged child loss

My Son’s Memory is Alive

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

Written by Peggy Green Thee Grief Specialist

Last weekend I attended a wedding for a young couple. The bride and groom were absolutely stunning. We sat through a light rain in a beautiful fall setting with aspen trees boasting gorgeous gold, yellow and orange leaves. The air was crisp and anticipation in the air. As the couple said their vows, it was well worth it to see them make it official. Because of Covid, their wedding plans were delayed, and the big day had finally arrived.

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Nutrition and Grief Recovery Part 3 – Reduce or Eliminate Gluten and Dairy

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist
By Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist
Nutrition and Grief Recovery Part 3 – Reduce or Eliminate Gluten and Dairy
The past 15 years I studied health and wellness, worked as a personal trainer, wellness coach and nutrition consultant. It has been amazing to discover the connection between my grief recovery and what I put in my body. It is with my own experience and research that I made the correlation of my health and grief. I now share it with you, so you do not have to re-create the wheel. You get the benefit of my knowledge.
Last week, you learned the effect dehydration has on your bodies and brain’s ability to function. It is important to drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water to reduce inflammation caused by stress and detoxify your body.
This week, you will understand how gluten and dairy impacts your physical healing.
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Nutrition and Physical Health Part 1 – Eat Real Food

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

By Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

Nutrition and Physical Health

Physical health is often overlooked in the grief healing process. Due to the traumatic nature of a child’s death by suicide, it is even more important to address physical health. It is a barometer that indicates how things are going in all areas of your health.

Poor physical health symptoms caused by grief may include migraines, insomnia, extreme weight gain or weight loss, chronic pain and inflammation, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and broken heart syndrome. Grief will also weaken your immune system, making you prone to colds, flu, and an increased risk of autoimmune diseases. You may be experiencing one or many of these symptoms right now.

 

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Nutrition and Grief Recovery Part 2 – Hydration

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

By Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

Nutrition and Grief Recovery, Part 1 Eat Real Food, you learned the importance of adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Processed foods have been attributed to grief brain, fatigue, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. One way you can gain control over how you feel is by getting essential nutrients through real food. I use plant-powdered capsules to bridge the gap when I simply do not get enough. 

In this article you will focus on adding more water to your daily intake. You will learn how much to drink and some useful tips to drink more. I found that drinking water is so important to help with grief recovery. It is one of the easiest things todo to help yourself feel better. 

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Energy From Your Loved One

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

By Peggy Green  – Thee Grief Specialist

As of late, I have spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about death and dying. It is brought on because one of my friends has been diagnosed with cancer. She is doing everything the doctors tell her including changing her treatment plan. Even with the new medications, her numbers are not improving.

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Walking the Rope Bridge of Grief

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

When my son died, I had no idea how I was going to survive, how I was going to make it through the day, let alone the next month or years to come. I remember that pain and fear so vividly. It was horrible. I was moving through life as if I were a robot. I was numb yet still felt the deep sadness and anguish. 

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You Don’t Hold the Market on Grief

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist
Written by Peggy Green Thee Grief Specialist
I’ve been in a funk lately wanted to blame it on my grief and loss.
However, a dear friend challenged the way I was thinking. It has been two years since losing her husband, so she too travels the last journey. She simply stated, “You do not have the market on grief”. Wow, talk about an eye opener. This simple yet very truthful and insightful statement applied to where I was, what I was thinking and what I was feeling. While loss is devastating it is not the only cog in my wheel of emotions. There are other parts that contribute to whether my wheel is in balance or needs some work. I looked at my daily routine and realized that my positive habits had fallen to the wayside.
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Get Through a Tough Day

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

By Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

In just a few days I am attending a memorial service for Sam (his name has been changed for privacy). Sam was a young man in his early twenties….

 

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Understanding Your Grief

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

By Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

Death of a child is unique. It is a mother’s worst nightmare. As a mother, you never expect to outlive your child. It changes your total being from the core. There is a hole in your heart and a yearning to be reunited with your child. Your circle of friends changes because they do not know how to help you. They are afraid to say and do the wrong things. They cannot comprehend the depth of your pain and do not know how to support you in difficult times.

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