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Loss Of Identity
Loss Of Identity

Becoming a mother for the first time is an amazing and wonderful time in a woman’s life. But in between the joy of sweet giggles and the strain of midnight feedings mothers sometimes begin to lose their identity. Once you become a mother you are changed forever, but changed into what? Related: Discovering Purpose

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Unthinkable Loss: Miscarriage and Stillbirth
Unthinkable Loss: Miscarriage and Stillbirth

“We can’t find a heartbeat. I’m sorry, your baby is gone.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing – there obviously had been some crazy mistake. At first I thought they must be in the wrong room. I felt sorry for that poor woman next door – I wouldn’t want to be in her shoes […]

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Sexual Healing – Grieving the loss exercise
Sexual Healing – Grieving the loss exercise

Whether our sexuality was stolen from us or we gave it away, we experience a loss. But unfortunately many of us don’t allow ourselves to grieve those losses. Psychologists tell us that there are five stages of grieving; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Writing out our life map begins to move us beyond denial to […]

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Extra sleep may help those new year’s weight-loss resolutions
Extra sleep may help those new year’s weight-loss resolutions

With each new year come resolutions from millions of people to lose those unwanted pounds and – according to the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association – their success may hinge on how much they sleep. The study monitored how sleep loss affects the secretion of cortisol, a hormone that regulates appetite. […]

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Finding Worth Off The Field
Finding Worth Off The Field

Sometimes the end of a season in an athlete’s life also marks the end of a career. For some, it means the end of a dream. When Paul Huggins came to the end of his university sports career, he knew the sport that had spelled out his sense of value, worth and meaning for so […]

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Mourn
Mourn

It is fascinating that we can associate certain places to our memories. But, how can we deal with places that have negative memories attached to them? Listen to this poignant story of death and loss, and restoration. Make it personal: What is the Afterlife, and why does it matter? Are you dealing with the pain […]

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Walking Alongside a Grieving Friend
Walking Alongside a Grieving Friend

Everyone, at some time or other, experiences loss. Although it is an experience we all share, the type of loss, the impact of the loss and how we deal with it can be different. Even the same event that causes loss can be experienced in a unique way by the various people impacted by the […]

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I’m a lonely widow raising three teenage boys
I’m a lonely widow raising three teenage boys

I became widowed this year and I am raising three teenager sons. I have moved to another city and am so lonely. Can you help? Advice: Thanks so much for asking us to help with your situation. You have been through a lot of grief and stress in a short amount of time. Grieving the […]

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Disappointments Come in All Sizes
Disappointments Come in All Sizes

Not all disappointments are created equal. Tim Horton’s in Canada recently brought back their “Roll Up the Rim” promotion, where by rolling up the rim on your cup of coffee you can win one of millions of free food prizes, or even computers or cars. But more often than not you won’t win anything, and […]

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Depression
Depression

Is it more than the blues? If you have these symptoms, you may be depressed. If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms of depression, seek help immediately from a professional counselor or physician. Depressed mood on most days for most of each day. (Irritability may be prominent in children and adolescents.) Total or […]

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