Journaling is faster and more effective than consulting an Ouija board

Unresolved issues and worse, guilt, puts enormous stress on our bodies. 

And when we’ve lost a loved one (or maybe not so loved) we can feel either a small or large helping of stress.

According to Webmd.com 

Emotional symptoms of stress include:

Physical symptoms of stress include:

You can take something:  a small pill or a large drink, but a better approach is to write it all out.  Talk to the dead in your journal.

  I remember family members who, instead of dealing with, or even acknowledging, the death of a loved one, they instead contracted painful cases of shingles, cancer, displayed emotional instability, were deeply depressed (needing to take some of those small pills) and manifested all sorts of issues that  contribute such joy to the holidays.  Therapy is fabulous and I recommend it.  But you can start out with journaling. – Talk to the dead.

Write out a dialogue starting with I feel so bad that you left me

You left too soon

You finally left too late

Appreciate them

Yell at them

Forgive then

Make it all about you and your process.

If you find that you are circling and circling around a certain theme or subject in your exploration that may the moment to find outside professional help.  But you have great notes to take to your first therapy session!

Indulge in the whole class on Journaling

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