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Archive for December, 2007

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2007
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The New Female Mystics

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Dec
2007
25

9 Aha! Moments that blow Oprah off the Screen

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Dec
2007
25

Addiction: 9 Causes and Cures

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Dec
2007
25

The Top 12 transcendental movies, ever

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Dec
2007
24
DEALING WITH LOSS: A Personal Note

DEALING WITH LOSS: A Personal Note

A Scandinavian tradition on Christmas Eve is to illuminate the graves — and spirits — of departed loved ones with candles (left). We dedicate this series to those who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one — especially during the holiday season. When others around you are in a partying mood, it’s the ...
Dec
2007
24

DEALING WITH LOSS: Step 1

Taking Care of No. 1 Processing loss draws down an enormous chunk of your psyche’s bandwidth. The death of a loved one is exhausting. You keep asking yourself what’s wrong with your because you’re staggering around as if you’ve been hit by a truck. Your energy anatomy is metabolizing the loss. Other forms of loss ...
Dec
2007
24
DEALING WITH LOSS: Step 3

DEALING WITH LOSS: Step 3

A Whirlpool of Emotions After the death of a loved one, every funeral home in America will give you a psychological tip-sheet that cites the five stages of grief. It’s cribbed from the 1969 book, On Death and Dying, by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a Swiss-born psychiatrist who almost died as an infant (she was a two-pound ...
Dec
2007
24

DEALING WITH LOSS: Step 4

What to Say to Someone Who has just Lost a Loved One Woody Allen’s aphorism that “80 percent of success is simply showing up” is the cardinal rule when helping out someone who has just had a parent or loved one die on them. If you want to be an anchor for a friend or ...
Dec
2007
24

DEALING WITH LOSS: Step 5

Loss, Trauma and Somatic Therapy On the opening page of Love in the Time of Cholera, Nobel-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez set down one of literary fiction’s most arresting images of death: He writes that a character who commits suicide “had escaped the torments of memory.” The flip-side is that when the person who dies ...
Dec
2007
24

DEALING WITH LOSS: Step 6

How to Take a Leap of Faith After the immediate shock of death or a life-loss, expressing your emotions and sharing your story of the loss helps to discharge some of the trauma. But if you cling to the story of that loss for years, the narrative itself has become a self-reinforcing source of trauma. ...