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The Reiki Principles (Gokai) are the foundation of Mikao Usui’s teachings. They are based on leading a respectable life, practicing self-care, emphasizing health and happiness, and following a spiritual path. The Fifth Reiki Principle reminds us to be kind to ourselves and to every living thing. This is especially important when we are grieving. ⠀
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Anxiety likes to crash the grief party. Something the bereaved and their loved ones rarely anticipate. Out of everything I went through on my grief journey, the anxiety was the most debilitating and life altering. 📸Took this photo in Utrecht, Netherlands 🇳🇱 #wanderingwidow #widowsofinstagram #widows #widowhood #grief #griefrecovery #griefjourney #bereavement #lifeafterloss #brokenopen #recklesstruthteller #coping #survivor #mentalhealth #anxiety #letstalkaboutgrief #wordywidow #letstalkaboutgrief #poetry #instapoet #instaquotes


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#UnWrapGrief Everyone takes his or her own path in grief and mourning. Some may try to avoid sad feelings; others will be bathed in tears. Some feel bad that they aren't up for enjoying the holidays; others feel guilt because they are feeling joy. However you feel, accept it. And accept the inevitable ups and downs.

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There really is no such thing as comfortably numb (great song though)
I’ve lost everything I’ve had, more than once, and I mean EVERYTHING. I gained a lot of beautiful insights and strengths from those experiences but I also picked up the fear of losing again. Finding it impossible to go all in and have certain attachments again. To other people, my home, my space, even my dreams and passions. The thought of it even felt exhausting. Truth is, it’s more soul crushing fighting it all, keeping it at arms length. I read somewhere that life naturally has an ebb and flow, we can’t stop it anymore than we can stop the tide. I’ve had to challenge my self to stop hiding, embrace life and go all in knowing that change, loss and cruelty are part of life. They teach us and transform us. Don’t miss out on the sun because you fear the rain. The world needs all of us in all of our colors.
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Low energy and trouble sleeping are common physical responses to grief. These "common" responses, I know all too well and they are not fun.
As you may be experiencing, grieving takes a toll on your mind and body. In order to give yourself the sleep it needs to replenish and repair your body, brain and immune system, create a space that welcomes rest.

If that mean buying new pillows, a new duvet and adding aromatherapy, then do it. Because without sleep, your grief journey will be even worse that it already seems. .
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I love this picture of our granddaughter. It popped up recently and I smile every time I remember that day. She's got her boots on, her cape... and she doesn't seem to care that her superhero mask is slightly askew. She inspires me as she embraces life with gusto and sometimes that means saying no. She's growing up in a family that allows her voice to matter. I love that. .

What struck me funny that day was how she and her brother carried out their *chore*. My husband said they needed to water the flowers and that's what they did. Literally. They carefully and intentionally watered flower petals. When he told them the trees needed water, they poured water on the trunks. Thank goodness our plant life doesn't depend on us for their basic water needs! .

The children did what they heard us say. They did what made sense to them. They'll mature and do things differently but even as an adult, I know I could be in that same position. It's cute as a four year old but for someone approaching 60, not so much. There are still things I didn't know and that means I still do things the wrong way. .

I don't MEAN to do things wrongly, but maybe I focus on something trivial or I'm inefficient as I go about it. But I can't DO the right thing until I'm first aware of it. .

You know, like Claire, I can be a model flower-waterer. But there is nothing like that aha moment when I discover something I didn't know before. I feel so smart, especially when it's a new facet about myself or someone I care about. .

I find significant things just below the surface, things that have been there the whole time and I didn't even know. And I'm realizing that if I tend to these, my life will be enriched. That's why I love helping others. So they can unearth their own treasures and find the right way to use them. .

I'm sharing this today because I feel like someone needs to read it. Maybe you’re like me and feel like you're out of step with who you really are. You know you need a change  but you aren't sure how. Or what. I know that feeling. .

I’m here to help. Happy to help. .

We are a MUCH happier family because someone helped me. . ❤️ Sherri .

#youmatter #lifebydesign


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I miss you so much today. Never thought I would just miss seeing you standing right next to me.
Never thought I would miss your voice so much.
Grief and loss are such strong things.
You may be surrounded by so many, but yet you only want that person you can’t have.
I miss you dad! My heart almost craves for your face.
I miss holding your big, strong hands.
My dad.. my hero.. my role model.
I’ll ♾ love you. Wish you were here to see Bella and my day by day changing life... ♥️ I would’ve left with you if I could.
#alparslansamur #griefislovewithnoplacetogo #griefisreal #loveremains #mydadmyhero
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"Look Ma, I'm a Cover Girl!" Find my big head, orange dress, and ambivalent "power pose" arms, under the "S" of SHE ROARED headline. 🤓
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The Princeton Alumni Weekly @pawprinceton magazine awaited me when I returned Sun night. My first thought: The ear-to-ear grin that would on Mom's face were she alive to see this cover. ☺
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Mom was a bigger PU Tiger fan than me: she wore tiger patterns, she alerted me to every Princeton mention on the news or in papers. 🐅
I'm sure Mom and I would clarify *in unison* that I'm *not* the cover story, I'm just a just on the cover. #selfdeprecation but #goaldriven too

BUT, I smile to imagine my Mom sharing this PAW photo amongst our family and church friends over the Thanksgiving holidays.

Or, she'd hang the PAW cover in her Norwalk Hospital locker, to share with her Operating Room and Amb Surgery co-workers

TMI: I am 45 years old and I'm adrift somewhat while I set 2018 and 2019 goals, because I uses to factor Mom's approval and DISapproval in how I set goals. Time is now, and must reset but oh #thestruggleisreal
Well: All that angst to find orange clothing at the last minute , paid off. I see me! ☺

#sheroars2018 #spotted #princetonalumni #griefrecovery #thingsthatmakemehappy #goals #Iseeyou #princetonwomen $? #whatwouldmomdo #missyoumom # #PAW "She Roared". Princeton Alumni Weekly, Nov. 7, 2018 issue. (📸: Sameer Kahn)


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Of course what I love about Maria is that she understands that creating a healthy relationship with food isn't just something that you decide to do. It is a process, and there are steps you can take to improve little by little. Sure, there may be backtracking, but to use a food metaphor, there a very important ingredient in recovery: "Self-compassion is the salt for the soup that creates recovery in so many ways. There is no recovery without compassion…. The most important seasoning." This is true for all things we face in life. After all, there is no point in adding suffering to our suffering. Though we may do it from time to time, if we focus on helping ourselves, rather than berating ourselves, we will find the path a little less rocky.

Listen to episode 10 using the link in the bio or this: http://ow.ly/tWUl30mx3tq. You can also find it wherever you get your podcasts!
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November is National Children's Grief Awareness Month. It's important to help children develop healthy coping skills when it comes to grief and loss. Encourage a child to share their own feelings by relating a similar experience you had as a child and expressing how you felt at the time. ⠀
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#Gratitude30 @positivelypresent #day12 #wisdom
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My daughter & I went outside to play in the snow today. It’s hard to tell in this pic, but I am wearing an insulated vest that was my dad’s.
My dad always said he didn’t need to keep his arms warm -just his heart. It was rare that he would wear a full coat. It would have to get really cold. I love the vest, but have learned if I don’t layer properly, my arms will still get cold. My favorite part is that it has a great insulated keeper for my double chin 🤣 But like the vest, memories like this keep my heart warm. My dad was a man of great wisdom & I miss our lunches & conversations about life.
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What wisdom are you grateful for today?
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Prayer. Tea. Fabric. Art. Quiet. These tools have pulled me through years of chaos... through foster care and losing our baby, through miscarriage, successful pregnancy, through grief, loss, through injury, healing... always sewing and making art. I learned in a workshop on trauma yesterday that we need to help our brains make sense of the confusion that happens during trauma by repeating our stories until they make sense. I told my story to my sketchbooks and sewing machine and they remain the most patient listeners, faithful healing tools. This is why I teach workshops about the healing power of art and handwork. Because they are a real part of getting our brains to reorganize back into a healthy place. #arttherapy #artasaspiritualpractice #griefrecovery #libbydibbyquilts #libbydibbycollage


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It's up to you to decide which activities, traditions or events you can handle. Don't feel obligated to participate in anything that doesn't feel right. Grieving takes time. You are very vulnerable right now, so all you need to do is get through the day or week or season in a healthy way.
To purchase your copy of the book or to schedule your 20 minute FREE grief recovery consultation... Click on the website (linked in the bio.)
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A few months pre-mastectomy, I was pretty terrified, stressed and anxious. I couldn’t think of anything else and my mind was racing at the what-ifs. A friend had told me about kinesiology - it’s kind of hard to explain but essentially the practitioner will test your reaction to different things using your own body as the instrument for this. The person I visited also had a spiritual element to the session, she would talk to your guides and release negative energy as we worked through blockages and fears I had around the surgery. I couldn’t even really verbalise why, internally I was so scared about it other than the obvious, as rationally I knew it should be okay. Something I hadn’t connected until she said and it became strikingly obvious, was that my fear of surgery and obsession with the gene was my fear of death. I watched my dad pass away rapidly from metasised cancer at 18. I thought I had *finally* processed it and got to the point where I could actually talk about it over the past few years. Realistically I think that was the beginning of trying to process something so traumatic to understand when you’re barely an adult yourself. Something clicked during my session and I was able to release this tie between my upcoming surgeries and the grief of losing my dad
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We had about 5 or 6 sessions in total and it totally broke down so many issues with surgery and being BRCA1+ that I couldn’t even make sense of, or why they were causing me so much grief. We went through things on a dietary side too, to ensure that I wasn’t putting any additional stress on my body - I FINALLY quit coffee after 10+ years of sweet delicious lattes (and flat whites and omg every other coffee ever) 😢 but I feel so much better for it. I’d also been taking magnesium supplements for a few weeks before going - but it turns out my lack of vitamin C meant these weren’t getting absorbed properly! .
If any of this resonates with you, I would definitely recommend looking into a practitioner near you. I can safely say that going into surgery I was a whole lot less anxious than I would have been without doing this before hand. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! 💫. 📸 @oh.you.got.this 😘


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The more that we are willing to share vulnerably with others and be witnessed in our grief, the more we are contributing to healing ourselves and the world. It is a particularly important time in the current state of affairs to seek out safe spaces to intentionally turn toward our grief and tend to the heart. Change is happening and now more than ever we need each and every one of our individual lights to be shining as bright as possible in order to live and lead in love. ••••. #mourning #motherlessdaughter #sorryforyourloss #griefandlove #lifeafterloss #griefshare #healingafterloss #grievingprocess #resilience #thegrieftojoyproject #findingjoy #dealingwithloss


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“Pain is the conduit to healing. Without pain, there is no improvement & no betterment” Rumi. This #medicinewoman is nothing short of powerful. Pain and grief lead to healing. I am blessed. Thank you @huntvalleyacu 🙏❤️❤️❤️#zerobalancing #acupuncture #griefrecovery #honoryourself #trust


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Look at the Wider View:
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What turning point(s) have you experienced this year?.
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Until recently, I was convinced 2018 would be remembered as another not-so-great year. The facts pointed to more losses than wins and more hurts than healing. .

Last week after a couple weeks of extreme stress something shifted when I wasn’t looking.
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The view is different now. .

The tally of hurts and losses is still the same, but the final verdict has yet to be declared.
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Let’s have a conversation: Tell me in the comments about a turning point in your life in 2018.
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Take time in your day for you, you and I have gone through a lot. Only you have the power. Even though the world seems to be movie g fast and forward you can stop , pause and breathe. Grief is a slow process and pain does not respect time. So take that moment, cry, yell or reach out and talk to someone. You deserve it. I deserve it.
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It took me a while until I was comfortable enough to share my story, hell even speak the words “my dad died” in public.
It was as if I had adopted some type of new vocabulary/filter that forbid the uttering of anything that made me face the reality of it all.
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Truly the reason I created this page; for young adults to feel part of a judgement free zone to share what I couldn’t at the time. Opened up a little more about this in my story💛💛💛#millennials#journeytohealing


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