Archive for the ‘Coping Skills’ Category

The Five Stages of Moving Through Grief

We are born to die. It’s a harsh statement but its truth cannot be questioned. In the US alone, according to the Center for Disease Control, almost 3 million people died in 2017, 864 per 100,000. Death is the inherent aspect of being alive, and it brings with it one of the most painful forms […]

The ABC’s of Coping During the Unprecedented Time of Global Pandemic

We are all living on uncharted terrain, rough and rocky and very unstable under our feet. It’s all unknown and unpredictable and this causes normal and natural fear and anxiety. We’re all creatures of habit and we like the known and predictable. Just as children do better with structure, routine, and stability, so do we. […]

How to Adjust to a New Normal

Something precious and significant is taken from us. A death, an accident, a diagnosis, a broken marriage happens and loss and grief set in. We collapse into the ruins of disaster. Our current path is gone, flooded out by raging waters, sinking us into complete darkness. An envisioned future is gone. We crawl into that […]

4 Gifts To Carry Into the New Year

The earth has started its next rotation around the sun and a new year is upon us.  And yet we haven’t left the awfulness of the past year behind. We’re still trudging forth in the throes of the pandemic war and all its casualties. It’s not going to look too different for a while but […]

How to Reap the Benefits of Post-Traumatic Growth

I’m thrilled to write for the widely read, popular and inspirational site, Tiny Buddha. The subject of growth as an outcome of pain is near and dear to me as it encompasses my meaningful work in supporting people through grief and loss, and eventually in rebuilding their lives; and in the personal journey I have […]

Manage Stress

Hi, this is Harriet and welcome to the Happy Minute. Stress. Last time we spoke about the idea of good stress, but when we think of stress, we really think of the negative aspects of it. Anxiety, the pressure, the overload. But as we said last time, we need stress. Our body needs stress for […]

Good Stress

 This is Harriet. Welcome to the Happy Minute. Did you know that there is such a thing as good stress? We all associate stress with negativity, anxiety, inability to manage and handle, but we need good stress in our bodies. You’ve all heard of the fight or flight response. We need those almost, shall […]

“I couldn’t have ever imagined life seeming ‘normal’ again”

Meet Susan Angel Miller, a community volunteer, organ donation advocate and proud author of the book, Permission To Thrive: My Journey from Grief to Growth. She’s lived through every parent’s worst nightmare – the loss of a child – and then her own terrifying medical crisis.  Together with her resilient husband and their other two […]

Parenting kids towards dependence and emotional crippling

Lawnmower parenting is it! It’s the relatively new term and concept that has pushed aside the helicopter parent of today.  It’s similar but may be even more overt in the damage it can do to our children and teens. What is it?  It’s getting rid of, plowing through and removing every obstacle and unsightly mess.  […]

“The day you realize you have a choice is the day you take your power back.”

I’m thrilled to once again resume my interviews of people who have triumphed over adversity;  people who, from the depths of their pain and most difficult challenges, teach us about living well, or as I like to say – living well despite… Karen Salmansohn, author, designer and founder of notsalmon.com refers to me as a […]

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