Posts Tagged childloss

Yoga and Grief

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

Written by Peggy Green The Grief Specialist

When I first started my yoga practice, I was encouraged to use blocks, straps, pillows, and bolsters. At first, I was dismayed and thought I would be pegged as a weakling and stand out as a beginner. My ego and pride got in the way. I refused to accept that any of these tools would make my practice better or any easier, let alone would I make improvements.

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It is OK to BE OK

Written by The Grief Specialist Peggy Green

My friend who lost her son at sea several months before my son died by suicide has been publishing Saturday Meditations. These are very similar to what I share in my Thursday Thoughts. May of 2022, she passed the 4-year mark since her sons’ death, all the while, speaking openly about her grief, heartache, and journey. Much like myself, her written works are cathartic and healing. Just getting what is on our hearts and minds on paper is helpful in processing our own grief. 


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Is Your Grief Consuming You

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

Written by The Grief Specialist Peggy Green

Sometimes it takes someone who is not close to the situation or circumstances to shed light on something you cannot see for yourself. Is grief stealing your life away? 

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Baby Blankie and Mommy Guilt

Written by The Grief Specialist Peggy Green

The past 7 days have been full of change, some seemingly simple and others difficult and complex.

My youngest daughter is moving back home for five weeks. Having her come back home after being on her own is going to require an adjustment. She is used to doing things her way.  I am set in my ways. My home, my house, my rules are not going to work though. 

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I am Not Healed

Written by Peggy Green The Grief Specialist

After Connor died in 2018, I knew I wanted to do something that matters. But how? How do I do that when I am
still hurting and grieving? I see others who work in grief, and they seem like they have it all together. I watch those who are well known and world renowned yet don’t see their pain and suffering. It seems that they don’t have the same
struggles that I do.

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Grief, Joy and Gratitude Can and Do Co-exist

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

Written by Peggy Green Thee Grief Specialist

August 9 is my first child’s birthday. She would have been 31 years old this year. I took her picture off the top of my desk where it was so carefully placed years ago. The frame is oval with gold and silver trim. As I looked at it, so many memories came flooding in. Her fuzzy blonde hair stood on end and her deep blue eyes stared back at me. I found myself studying her just like when she was a new-born.

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You Can Make a Difference – Suicide Awareness Month

Written by Peggy Green Thee Grief Specialist

Suicide has been called a serious public health problem by the World Health Organization. 

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Grief and Disappointment

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

Written by Peggy Green Thee Grief Specialist

The far reaching and profound grief has on our life is enormous. It can impact our ability to handle disappointment and unmet expectations.

I’ve been working extremely hard on a project and presented it a last month. Yesterday we had a meeting to answer some questions regarding the program. I hoped for the program to be approved and to move forward with the next steps. Instead, my program was rejected. My heart was broken, ego shattered, and expectations spurned.

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A Legacy in Your Grief

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

Written by Peggy Green Thee Grief Specialist

During the height of the pandemic, I was searching for something positive and uplifting to watch. I came across Jeanne Robertson YouTube comedy acts. I found exactly what I was looking for.

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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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