Posts Tagged spirituality

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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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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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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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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Common Questions with Answers About Grief

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

15 Common Questions & Answers About Grief

Here you will find 15 common questions about grief with my answers 

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When Elephants Die

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist
by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist
 
I have always felt compassion and understanding for others on a higher level. I am an empath and highly sensitive to the emotions of others. As an empath, I already feel everything on a more intense level. Even day-to-day events can hit a nerve and create an emotional response.
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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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Grief and Mourning at Work: How to Get the Support You Need (Part III)

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

Grief and Mourning at Work: How to Get the Support You Need (Part III)

In this 3-part series on Grief and Mourning at Work: How to Get the Support You Need, we have covered the importance of having an open line of communication with  your employer, and how to educate fellow employees to help you with tips on helping  yourself. In the third and final part, we connect the dots and circle back around to managing them with self-care. Remember those 4 areas of acute symptoms of grief: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual ? When you take care of yourself, you are healing, and it helps with your ability to return to work after loss and your performance while on the job.

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Grief and Mother’s Day

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

Grief and Mother’s Day 2021

If I were to count the Mother’s Day without my daughter, it is 30 and without my son it is three. Counting Mother’s Day without them however does not make me feel better. It actually makes me feel worse. Focusing on them not being with me causes the wounds to reopen. I relive the days they passed and the heartache that came along with it. Those are the bad memories associated with them. I would rather focus on the good, so I have been intentional to look for the positive and remember the joy I had with them.

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