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    Grieving is Natural Part of the Healing Process

    With any loss comes grief; a natural process that is our human way of healing emotionally. But all too often this normal process stalls, gets sidetracked or becomes buried deep inside us. The reason for this could be that person who is grieving doesn’t allow themselves to experience the deep sorrow and sadness that comes with grief or this person’s family, friends or culture doesn’t allow for them to fully express their grief. My students have often asked me what they should do if a family member or friend is angry with them when they cry or are sad after losing a loved one. I often ask them one question…

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    Finding Success by Doing the Small Things

    I was going through the notes on my phone and found the following from about a year ago. Celebrate the small wins: 1. Got a good night sleep without sleeping pills. 2. Did some meditation and affirmations to intentionally healing myself. 3. Talked to God and asked him for guidance and support. 4. Appreciated the flowers when I opened my bedroom windows. 5. Decide on always asking myself the question “What positive meaning can I find from this situation?” 6. Decide to enjoy what I am doing more intentionally. 7. I was excited for a solid work day without any meetings or disruptions. This exercise is designed to help anyone…

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    Gracefully Grieving: Grieving Is a Part of Love

    We all want love; to give love and to be loved. However, no one wants to experience the loss, death and grief that is connected to that love. It’s just like how everyone wants to be successful but fears failure. Whether we want love and/or success, we must accept the whole package they come with: the good, the bad and the ugly. All we can do is to peacefully accept life for what it is and learn from it. Below are a few thoughts that have come to mind lately. Share with us below if there is anything that you find relevant to your life. 1. Death and loss are…

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    Gracefully Grieving: What’s Your Source of Happiness?

    What is your source of happiness? Your family? Your career? Food? Shopping? Share with us in the comment area of this post. By the way, the first FREE video from my 6-part video series will be released on Monday, 11/16. You can sign up to watch my FREE 6-part video series to learn how to use my Gracefully Grieving Energy Healing process to suffer less and heal faster from your grief and/or past traumas. These videos will also give you an idea if you are a good fit for my online course being launched on 11/30. To sign up, use the following link: https://gracefullygrieving.com/general-opt-in Below is my journey of how…

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    Changing Our Mindset in Order to Heal from Grief

    Have you ever wished you owned a time machine so you could go back and save your deceased loved one? I know I did many times! I begged, yelled and bargained to bring my husband back. It didn’t work of course! This took place a few months after I lost my late husband during one of my hour long crying spells on his ashes. I was so tired of being miserable and decided to change my reaction in order to intentionally save myself from my misery. Now, 3 years after I lost him, changing my reaction was the turning point of my life and I am able to live my…

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    Gracefully Grieving: Rebuilding A Life After Loss

    Grief can be a deadly storm that can wipe away our whole life! But grief can also be a great opportunity to rebuild a brand new life out of the ashes! Our decisions on how we rebuild either comes from love or fear. Which will you choose? Since the end of April, I have been attending zoom Yoga classes at least 4 times a week. During each class, we are always asked to dedicate the next 5 breath cycles to what we appreciate. God and my late husband Bob are always on my list. No matter where I look; the blue sky, the blooming flowers, the singing birds, or even…

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    International Widow’s Day: What It Means To Be a Widow

    You may not know it but today is International Widow’s Day! I didn’t know about it until I became a widow myself three and a half years ago. There are many people who tell me that I don’t look like a widow because I am too happy, too powerful and too put together! So it got me thinking that it is time to redefine the term WIDOW. Or better yet, what should an awakened, empowered widow look like? A widow is a woman whose world was unwilling destroyed and shattered. Being sad, angry, confused and scared is normal for widows at the very beginning stages of grief. But at the…

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    Turning Grief into Growth: Celebrating My Wedding Anniversary

    Today marks my 4th wedding anniversary without my late husband Bob. We first met each other 16 years ago in Shanghai and 3 years later we got married.  Back on 6/18 of 2017, my step-daughter and I went to a Korean BBQ restaurant to celebrate this special day and we dedicated a toast to Bob. The next day, we hosted a life celebration party to honor my late husband. Instead of a funeral, my husband requested that we have a big party to celebrate his life. It was a success! Over a hundred people came and shared their stories about Bob. I was both laughing and crying when I listened to…

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