Taking charge when a crisis occurs

What is a crisis? It is anything that changes an individual’s emotional or physical path. Isn’t that just about everything that happens to us on a daily basis? For some, a crisis is treated as an emergency whereas for others, the same crisis is just a bump-in-the-road. In either case, one thing is certain: crisis events change the trajectory of our lives. Typically we consider death, illness, injury, loss of job, divorce, and natural disasters Read More …

The power of forgiveness

Recently I presented a webinar on Forgiveness to a large company, in conjunction with the company’s employee personal and family outreach program.  The online format provided a much more personal and insightful interaction on the subject than a physical workshop.  In fact, I found the attendees to be more forthcoming about their personal situations since their engagement was anonymous. This virtual approach provided the attendees a vehicle to share their personal situations in a safe Read More …

The Rabbit Hole

As humans, to say that all of us grieve differently when faced with the loss of a loved one would be a fair statement. To try to compare your loss with someone else’s loss would be a disservice to both; yet often we seem to gravitate towards people who are experiencing a similar loss. That’s primarily due to us knowing that someone else might understand how we feel, likening our personal reactions to grief. In Read More …

Flesh and Fur: Losing a pet is just as painful

Upon returning to work following the sudden death of my 32-year-old husband, I ran into a co-worker in the hallway. During our first interaction since the untimely death, I was expecting an awkward hug (personal versus professional interaction) and the usual comments – “Sorry for your loss;” “We will all miss Rod;” “Is there anything I can do to help.” Instead, I was dumbfounded when the first words he shared were, “I know exactly what Read More …