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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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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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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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What Do Money, Bills and Guilt Have in Common

Written by Peggy Green Thee Grief Specialist

I sat across the table from a young man. He came to me for advice on finances ranging from paying his bills, gaining access to money in his trust account and how to build a savings.

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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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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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Thursday Thoughts: Put Oxygen Mask on First

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist
I received a reply to this question: “what are you doing to help yourself move through your grief?”
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