Category Archives for "Recovery"

Grief and Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is around the corner and most people are planning their holiday meal wrapped around friends, turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Perhaps, the only thing you feel like stuffing is your head in the pillow. This is grief. It happens for various reasons. You have lost your hopes, dreams or the life you had planned. […]

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Words Used to Describe Suicide

Words Used to Describe Suicide

Words used to describe suicide death is a very controversial topic today due to a large number of incidents. What terminology would you use to refer to death by suicide ? Words have Power: Choose Them Carefully Died by suicide. Completed suicide. Committed suicide. Actually, I don’t take offense when I hear the word committed. But I […]

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What is Grief?

what is grief?

What is grief, exactly? The Oxford Dictionary defines it as: “Deep sorrow, especially when caused by someone’s death.” Grief is a natural response to loss when one feels the emotional suffering from the absence of a person or thing.  It can be a reaction to any loss.  The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but we […]

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How the Tango Saved My Life

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When I say that the tango saved my life, you probably assume that I’m being metaphorical. But no, I mean it in a very literal way. The tango conjures some very clear images for most people: a beautiful woman wrapped in a flowing dress, wearing stilettos and embraced in the arms of a debonair man. […]

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