The Messy Art of Relationship (part 4)

In this series of blog posts, I’ve discussed why relationships can be so complicated, examined some common relationship patterns in which we often engage, and identified some ways to help raise our awareness of these issues so we can begin to establish healthier, more fulfilling relationships in the future. So aside from continuing to hone our self-awareness through mindfulness meditation, what else can we do? The answer, of course, is:...

Mother’s Day for Grieving Moms

By Pam Katchuk I am a mother grieving a lost child. What’s the hardest day of the year for a grieving mother? Their birthday? No. Their angel day? No. It’s Mother’s Day. Every day is sorrowful, but this special day when moms all around the world are celebrating their special day is especially difficult for us. We are painfully aware that our child is no longer with us while other...

A Light in the Forest of Grief

By Marie Langlois, LPC This is the precious time of year for grievers; daylight savings’ time seems like a gift after the darkness of winter.  Light translates into hope, and hope is what some grievers need to keep moving along the journey. grief is a journey not a destination; the destination is being able to remember the good memories, bringing them forward into a future where you find your new...

Therapy: Tending to Your Emotional Garden

This weekend I spent the majority of my free time in my garden. I find gardening to be incredibly grounding and meditative, even though not all gardening tasks seem particularly enjoyable. I’m talking about weeding, of course. After spending multiple hours pulling weeds, I began to realize that weeding is an awful lot like therapy. For example, the process itself is not necessarily something that we initially look forward to....