Ellen Gerst's Blog – June 2010 Archive (2)

Grief: The Pick Up Sticks Theory

In this posting, it is my pleasure to introduce to you the first LegacyConnect Video Blog. Going forward, I will be alternating videos and written blogs; each video will be a quick 3-minute 'coping with grief' tip.



That said, this video is little lengthier at approximately six minutes, but I wanted to take the time to explain my own theory on how I believe the grief journey works. This theory compares life and the effects of grief to the age-old game of "Pick Up… Continue

Added by Ellen Gerst on June 29, 2010 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Surrendering To Your Grief

Webster’s definition of surrender:

To give oneself over to something (as an influence)

To give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another

Synonym: Relinquish --give up; to withdraw or retreat from




Sometimes grief is so painful and your loss so deep that you might want to surrender to your darkest emotions, but society tells you “you must be strong.”



What if society’s definitions of weak and strong are incorrect?



What if… Continue

Added by Ellen Gerst on June 11, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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