Difficult Experiences & Emotions

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Grief & Loss

Please Die Soon: Finding Compassion for Unimaginable Thoughts 

When someone you love is dying, there could be a secret moment, when things are really bad, when you hear yourself silently whisper the unimaginable thought: Please die soon. Say what??? It is with a brave heart, writes Elaine Smookler, that we look at this whole journey of death and make peace with the wild currents that threaten to pull us under. Read More

  • Elaine Smookler

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It's Comin' Around Again - Image of two women leaning on each other for comfort
Anxiety

It’s Comin’ Around Again 

Deathiversaries, birthdays, holidays and other notable dates can feel like menacing beasts, waiting to jump out of the bushes and snatch away any hope of well-being. How can you face those terribly-timed memories that remind you of what once was? Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • March 19, 2024
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Anxiety

Mindfulness for Grief and Loss 

Grief is different for everyone, and it can change over time. Mindfulness can support us in healing and self-discovery after loss and change. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • March 18, 2024
A Guided Meditation for Patience and Resolve - Young Black man listening to a guided meditation with white headphones
Anxiety

A 15-Minute Meditation for Patience and Resolve 

Developing a sense of equanimity is difficult—even in the best of times. This guided meditation from Mark Bertin offers a quiet moment to be patient with ourselves as we navigate discomfort and uncertainty together. Read More 

  • Mark Bertin
  • March 3, 2024
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Anxiety

Unwinding Your Anxiety Habit Loop 

Coping with anxiety is difficult, but we can begin to untangle our anxious loops when we recognize how they show up in our daily activities. Read More 

  • Kira M. Newman
  • February 28, 2024
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