One of the best New Year’s resolutions that you can make this year is to improve your active listening skills. It’s okay if you’re not a good listener. Anyone can improve with a little awareness and practice. Once mastered, this valuable communication tool will go a long way in improving any relationship – whether it’s… Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Active Listening Skills
Anticipatory Grief is the feeling many people experience before they lose a loved one. It can be overlooked or minimized because it’s too soon for us to feel this way, right? Many people believe that death is a sudden event, but in reality it’s often a long process. When someone is terminally ill or seriously… Continue reading Anticipatory Grief: What No One Tells You About the Time Before Death
Comforting the bereaved can seem overwhelming, however it really is possible. Instead of trying to cheer up a grieving friend, focus on being supportive and helpful. Part of being supportive is understanding grief.
When it comes to offering words of sympathy, even close friends are at a loss for words. You may be wondering if you should say something. You might be worried about saying the wrong thing or coming across as insincere.
When it comes to knowing how to express sympathy many people are at a loss for words. Expressing sympathy can seem overwhelming at first glance, but when you look at from the perspective of what you would want if you were the one grieving, it can really put things into perspective. Most grieving individuals simply… Continue reading How to Express Sympathy: What to Say & What Not to Say