The question, at this point in history, while working our way out of a time when grief has been so pathologized, might be, how do we know when there is a problem with grief?
In essence, “cheating” is when you breach the boundaries of the relationship which have been agreed upon implicitly or explicitly.
Over the years, I have been inspired by the wisdom that so many of my colleagues carry and the love that many have for their jobs and the people they serve. I’ve have also seen colleagues struggle and lose hope while working in this field, and sometimes, in their ability to continue in this work.
Difficulties with sleep will occur for most people at some point in their life. There is no way to guarantee that you will never have a sleepless night, but there are some things that might help...
If you have put all of your self-worth into one area of your life believing that this one thing is what makes you “valuable, important, worthy, lovable, etc.” then you are setting yourself up for a pretty big crash.
The winter blues, the slump. Motivation is low, energy is low, mood is low.
Part I- Other People's Possessions, Successes & Talents
Now, I want to go for a walk! I want to do the next item on my list. I can't wait to see what I will discover on my next walk in my own neighbourhood.
For those of us paying attention, to world issues and local issues, it feels like a good time to panic. For those who have spent significant amounts of time and energy working to prevent some of these things, daily media updates are disheartening at best, devastating at worst.