It’s a Great, Big, Beautiful Life – Steps to Finding Your Purpose and Making it a Reality

Great, Big, Beautiful Grief is heading into its second week, and oh, so many encouraging comments, follows, shares and, most importantly, an abundance of genuinely loving support!  Thank you to everyone who has reached out, read and absorbed.  It means the world and fills my heart with the utmost gratitude. When I first introduced the blog to the public, I […]

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YOU are the Author of YOUR Life – Tips for Creating Your Own, Unique Sixth-Stage of Grief

Anyone who knows anything about grief (and even one who doesn’t) has most likely heard of the five stages of grief. These stages were realized by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a pioneer in near death studies.  She did not develop the stages to describe the stages of loss people go through when someone dies, however, they are more about what terminally […]

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Nope, I’m So NOT Okay. But Thanks for Asking! – The BEST Thing to Say to a Person Grieving

“It’s been one HELLUVA ride, but I’m okay.” That’s the response I find myself uttering to the hundreds of well-meaning people who bombard me with the only question they feel is safe to ask… How are you doing? It’s not their fault they don’t know what to say.  Shoot, I never knew what to say either.  Sometimes I still don’t. […]

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Do You Have a Grief Story? I Want to Hear About It!

Some of the best ways to accept and overcome grief and loss is by listening to others who have experienced the same, as well as to share your story.  Letting your emotions pour out of you provides a great sense of relief, just as connecting with those who have similar life experiences creates a sense of community and peace. Therefore, I will be starting a series called “This is My Grief.” I’d like to share one or two stories a month with my readers, from my readers.  They should be stories of loss, any kind of loss.  Grief doesn’t necessarily only happen because of death.  It can be brought on by loss of a job, a relationship, even an end of your favorite show on Netflix (you know you’ve experienced that). If you’d like to submit, please keep these questions in mind as you share your story:   What kind of loss did you experience? How did this loss affect you physically? How did this loss affect you emotionally? Did you seek any type of counseling? Where are you currently in your grief journey? How did you overcome, or what strategies are you implementing to overcome your grief? What would you like to learn more about when it comes to grief and living life on purpose?   Please email your stories to mymountainmb@yahoo.com with the subject “My Grief.” Don’t forget to include your name! Through this series it is my hope […]

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