Lisa is a counselor for teens and adults coping with different types of loss.
She was very engaging and students quickly connected with her and opened up about their own experiences.Many of us find comfort as well from our four legged, unconditionally loving companions.Topics such as addiction, adoption, death of a friend, children grieving, children and funerals, coping with a suicide loss and many more are there to provide guidance, resources and encouragement at a critical time.Talking to a trusted person, journaling, support groups (for those who want to share and listen to others share) going for a walk or other exercise, drawing, naps, being in nature, music, some movies (that don't have grief as a theme) or light shows, driving, yoga, mindfulness, meditation (Insight Timer is wonderful and a free app for smart phones) warm baths are just a few things that have helped many others.Treat yourself now as you would a dear friend who was suffering a great loss. And let us always remember to be kind and patient with one another as so many of us are dealing with so much loss and pain.She conducts presentations and training programs throughout the U. This article has been circulating around the country and I was even interviewed this morning for a Detroit radio station, for The Warren Pierce Show, with Warren interviewing me after he read it.The original article has had over 1000 comments from parents who also could relate to the sadness after leaving their beloved child at college.She shares from her heart through her wealth of knowledge and experiences, and from her own personal stories of resiliency and those of other young people who have risen above their own difficult circumstances to lead healthy and satisfying lives.Lisa has been collecting thousands of these stories throughout the years from around the country when she speaks.Yet if you find you can't cry don't pressure yourself to. Please try to lower your expectations of what you can accomplish right now, ask for some specific help (like to walk your dog or get you some groceries, or for someone else to make some calls for you) even if you find it difficult to do, avoid those who are critical, judgmental or just not supportive as your energy needs to go to what is most important.Or consider letting those who are close to you know how they can be more supportive; what they can do more of or less of.