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Grief & Depression

The Weight Can Be Lifted!

Are you grieving over the loss of a loved one, pet, or job? Grief is not right or wrong. It just is. Learn the tools to help during your grief journey.

LifeStar Counseling can help you:

  • Cope with the loss of your spouse, a child or parent
  • Cope with the loss of a family member. close friend or pet
  • Navigate major life transitions such as job change, home move or unemployment
  • Learn to help yourself when in the midst of the miry bog of depression

On some level we all experience grief whether it is the loss of a job, loss of a loved one or the loss of a pet. Grief can be very disorienting. It can leave you feeling you are lost at sea with no land in sight. The waves continue to wash over you with a myriad of feelings such as sadness, loss of energy and purpose, depression, apathy, darkness, or hopelessness. And this isn’t an exhaustive list of how grief may impact you. There is no map on how to get out of grief. There is no safe shortcut to get over grief. There is no timetable for getting over your grief. The truth is you just have to go through it.

Sometimes our friends and family won’t understand our grief and will say hurtful things even though they are trying to be helpful. Sometimes people have pre-conceived ideas about how one should be processing grief and freely let you know when you are not doing it “right”. There isn’t a “right way” to go through grief. The truth is that every person’s grief journey will be unique.

The good news is there are resources and tools that can be extremely helpful on the journey through grief. Just being able to talk freely about your grief with someone who understands the nature of grief can be extremely helpful. Making connections with a group of people that are also on the journey can also be very encouraging during the arduous grief trek. While grief can be so isolating and even paralyzing, making the choice to equip yourself with the right tools can be tremendous help during your grief journey.

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Inspiration

"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."
Gail Sheehy
"The best protection any woman can have...is courage."
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American abolitionist
"You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose."
Indira Gandhi, first female prime minister of India
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
Alice Walker
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."
Marie Curie, chemist and physicist
"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform."
Diane Mariechild, author of "Mother of Wit"
"Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit."
Helena Rubenstein, Polish cosmetics industrialist
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."
Rosa Parks, African-American civil rights activist
Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you greater than any obstacle.
Christian D. Larson
"We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies."
Betty Friedan, author of "The Feminine Mystique"

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