Why this won’t wreck me

Why this won’t wreck me

The boo boos on his head and black and blue marks on his knuckles aren’t even healed yet from last week’s elective (but still pretty pivotal) procedure and now Kai is looking at urgent neurosurgery #4 in his 8 months of life. It was hard news to hear, but we caught this early, we’re in great medical hands, and Kai has already come SO FAR.  What’s really helping me get my mind off my fears is directing my thoughts to…

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My “Grief Took Kit” – 10 Resources for Keeping The Crazy Mostly At Bay

My “Grief Took Kit” – 10 Resources for Keeping The Crazy Mostly At Bay

Enough people have asked me how they can support a friend through a loss that I figure it warrants a series of posts with my answer.  To start, here are some books and resources that have given me perspective (read: kept me sane!) after Maverick died.  Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy – Book by Sheryl Sandberg– The Facebook COO’s story after losing her husband unexpectedly.  This is the only book on grief that didn’t sound like it…

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How To Change Your Thoughts To Change Your Life for the Better

How To Change Your Thoughts To Change Your Life for the Better

  First, a disclaimer: The practice of changing your thoughts takes a lot of work.   Confronting our own thoughts and beliefs can be very uncomfortable.  But, the practice can have a powerful positive effect on your life.  It can give you perspective, increase your joy, and increase your resilience.  You’ll have to decide if you’re willing to do the work, if the benefits are worth the effort for you.  If you prefer your life’s status quo, or for whatever…

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