“Not a day goes by that I don’t look at your picture and smile. Or cry. Or both.” /Jean Dean/ Often anniversaries of loved ones who have passed over are tough. Whether it’s their birthday, or anniversary of their death, or any other somehow special day – it is filled with memories and often very […]

10 Ways to uplift your heart

It’s not a secret that what we focus on expands. Our energy goes where our attention is. Intellectually we know that, yet it’s not easy to uplift ourselves when we are down. That feeling low might be part of unresolved grief or trauma, or simply consequence of a stressful day at work, unending and overwhelming […]

When someone you love dearly dies…is joy possible?

In the beginning of the year I knew that my mum’s health was very poorly (read about that part of my journey here) and that she maybe had not much time left. And there is always this feeling of ‘not enough of someone whom we love presence’ in our lives. For me it seems my […]

On the threshold of losing someone you love

Once upon a time there was a farmer who had an old father and a little son. His father had become unable to work. During those times only the young and new were valued, so the common and sensible thing was to simply get rid of elderly. The farmer took the little boy’s sled, piled […]

The difference between trauma and grief

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. / Helen Keller/ In my blog I talk a lot about grief, ways to grieve, mourning, etc. Yet the website itself includes the word ‘trauma’. Without going too much into theory of psychology I will […]