Here is an unpopular opinion: telling your kids their dog ran away, or frantically replacing the hamster with a live one before the kids return from school does more harm than good. I can hear some people now "how many kids do you have?" Well, none. "What makes you a parenting expert?" Nothing; however, my … Continue reading Teach Your Kids About Death.
Today marks 7 years since my mom passed away. I was 15 then and I'm 22 now. I'll never forget that day, the day my entire life flipped upside down and crashed around me within one night. Losing a parent at a young age changes you forever. Suddenly a portion of who you are is … Continue reading October 19th, 2012
A month and a half ago I lost My Honey. Since, I've been fine but I haven't been okay. I got asked for the first couple of days, maybe up to two weeks how I was. At first, it was normal to say "I'm not okay" but after awhile you're expected to just "move on." … Continue reading I’m Always “Fine”
If you didn't read my previous post, I recently lost someone who meant the world to me, and I'm currently struggling my way through the grieving process. Imagine running a 5k through 4 feet of swamp water. That's my life lately. I'm experiencing nightmares frequently which is resulting in my inability to sleep. There are … Continue reading I Can’t Sleep…
What happens when we lose someone who wasn't our family or close friend? How do we grieve? How do we cope when it's our job? Working in a nursing home means dealing with loss. This loss can often be difficult to cope with as when the resident passes, no one looks to the caregiver to … Continue reading Grieving in the Workplace