A Letter From Erica

It’s extremely difficult to express, in words, the most difficult situations in my life and how I was able to learn the tools to move beyond the heartbreaking pain and devastation, to find a life that is still worth living. There are times when I reflect on my life, and I find it hard to [...]

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When Is The Time To Begin Your Recovery

When my heart was broken from the loss of my nephew Austin, I could not imagine ever feeling better. I remember thinking will this pain ever go away. I would often go into the shower and just cry because I did not want my children to see me in tears. I thought that I would [...]

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Tears May Or May Not Be A Sign Of Grief

As a Grief Recovery Specialist, I know that tears may or may not be a sign of grief. You may absolutely be crying non-stop. Keep in mind that grief is normal and natural and this sign of emotions pouring out is okay. What about the times when the tears do not come? This too is [...]

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On Recovery…The First Step

Do you want to heal your broken heart? Do you want to recover? Do you believe recover from the pain is possible? I hope you said YES to Recovery. But even if you do not believe that recovery is possible keep reading. Not everyone does, and that’s okay. We are all on own unique path [...]

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Living In The “New Normal”

I want you to consider that it’s important to remember that the pain you feel regarding a loss does not have to be the “New Normal” in your life. While working with grievers, I often hear them tell me now I must live in my “New Normal”. Translation: I must live with this unbearable pain. [...]

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How To Help The Griever

One of the most important things that I learned from the Grief Recovery Training is that grievers need to be listened to. They need to be heard. They need respect. They need time to separate from those around them, for a little while, to unplug. They don’t how to do this. They don’t know how [...]

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