Lost a Loved One to Breast Cancer?

How to Support a Friend Who Lost a Loved One to Breast Cancer After learning about a friend or co-worker who has lost someone from breast cancer, it's natural to feel emotionally paralyzed. You're unsure about what to say, how to react, or whether or not you should even offer help for the family. Find your role in the process in the following ways. Grieving & Mourning If you've never had to face the death of a loved one who suffered from a prolonged illness, you may not … [Read more...]

FATHERS ACROSS CULTURES – FUND RAISING DINNER & SHOW – June 15

Rev. Sky Starr lives in the Jane/Finch corridor, a troubled neighbourhood that sees frequent gang-related shootings and stabbings. Rev. Starr recognized that violence has left her community in a constant state of grief--so she got trained in grief counselling. Her goal is to help heal her neighbours and friends, because she says, "there's a need, so I serve. It is in me." In 2007, Starr started Out of Bounds, a grief support organization that has so far helped over 5,000 people deal with … [Read more...]

“How to Prepare Kids for Attending a Funeral “

When a close friend or family member dies, the ceremony celebrating their life and allowing the loved ones left behind to grieve can be a therapeutic experience in the minds of adults. For children, however, the funeral ceremony and visitation can be a scary and upsetting experience that makes dealing with the death of someone they care about even more traumatic. Making sure that your children are properly prepared for a funeral is one of the most important things you can do for them … [Read more...]

Re-Branding Self – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Re-build, Re-Vitalize, and Re-Gain YOU = Re-Branding Self !!!   Finally, it’s all over. Hopefully, you have your life to yourself and you can look forward to the future ahead of you. However, depending on your particular story of disappointment, divorce, or failure, it may not be that easy or clear-cut. Your relationship may have ended, your divorce may be final on paper, you lost your favorite job, you lost a child. Your experiences of perceived failures might be in the past, but … [Read more...]

Perseverence does not mean one won’t fall!

Perserverence does not mean one won't fall; it simply means that you will pick yourself up and try again!   Perseverance doesn’t mean we don’t fall down, make mistakes or have missteps. On the contrary, perseverance means that no matter what, we keep going. I have bad days, get moody, and feel down. But the important thing is to know that it doesn’t last. But even more disappointing than a short amount of time where you’re “off your game” is a significant setback, derailment or … [Read more...]

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: ‘Loss, Grief, and Bereavement’

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: 'Loss, Grief, and Bereavement'     Loss, Grief, and Bereavement   What are the causes and risk factors of prolonged grief? The risk factors for experiencing more serious symptoms of grief for a longer period of time can be related to the survivor's own physical and emotional health before the loss, the relationship between the bereaved and their family member or other loved one, as well as related to the nature of the death. For example, it is … [Read more...]

Shirlee HALL – Spiritual Healer, Poet, Author/Classes & Meditations UP-DATE

THE GOOD SHEPHERD It is becoming increasingly obvious to the most casual observer that many Christians have forgotten what the title "Christ" means. We were blessed two thousand years ago with a living soul, who demonstrated in the flesh what it can actually be like to live as a son of God. The majority of people, whether in the past or present when confronted with a genuine being, either resist or simply do not recognize authenticity. Who is to blame for this long suffering situation that … [Read more...]

SHIRLEE HALL – Spiritual Healer, Poet, Author

UPDATE:   REMINDER: Those of us who feel 'ahead' regarding coming changes whether they be natural or manmade must remember to carefully watch diet, sleep patterns, thoughts and activities. It can be very hard on the body if we do not. We must also remember to sustain a certain amount of detached compassion and self protection regarding our personal energy.   EGYPTIAN TEMPLE INITIATION   March 18th, 2011   7PM Downers Grove 630-202-3818 reservations   April 3rd, 2011  La Grange, 1pm … [Read more...]

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