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Three Ways to Support Your Friend (or Loved One) Who is Grieving

Blythe Landry Guidance

I know I may sound like a broken record, but loss happens. It is an inevitable part of existing. Disappointment, grief, hurt, angst…all of it. It is also an inevitable reality that sometimes people get a more crummy deal than others. That is just a fact. There is no disputing it. Sometimes people lose everyone they know in a year. …

Video: Dealing with the Loss of Loved Ones

Blythe Landry Guidance

Three Tips for Creating Community Out of Crisis 1. Clear Away 2. Care For 3. Connect If you are looking for a professional, confidential, empowering and safe space in which to process your own grief story, I would be honored to help. For a complimentary, 30-minute phone consultation, contact me and refer to this blog.

Three Steps for Learning to Be the Goalie of Your Own Life

Blythe Landry Guidance

I hate sports. I honestly don’t even understand most of the rules for any sport. But one thing I know for sure is that a goalie has ONE JOB! To block any ball from passing them by! In that sport (you know the one where goalies are); blocking that ball means protecting your teammates from losing traction in the game …

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Three Ways to Restart Your Life Every Day (or Every Minute) of the Year

Blythe Landry Guidance

Years ending, years beginning, what does it all mean? You know what it means? It means whatever we make it mean. There is so much pressure around holidays and New Year’s Resolutions that one can walk around feeling like the biggest failure on the planet if they didn’t meet all of their 2017 goals or don’t have plans to lose …

Three Dangers in Assuming Sex and Intimacy are the Same Thing

Blythe Landry Guidance

Let’s talk about sex, because, well, why not? Conversations about sex are part of therapy, and, even more; intimacy and finding that ideal connection to self — so that we might find that mutually sexual and intimate connection with another is — of course — a large part of why people seek therapy as well. One of the things I …

Three Ways to Feel Grateful When the Holidays Make you Sad

Blythe Landry Guidance

Holidays are high pressure. Struggling with depression or grief or loneliness when you look online and on television and see others appearing full of joy and enthusiasm can make you feel ten times MORE lonely, grief-stricken and sad. I akin the holiday pressure to be stoked to see family or decorate or share positive meals with the people in your …

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Three Reasons Why Failing at Life Makes You Awesome

Blythe Landry Guidance

Last week, I was talking to a friend about how her son has a really, really hard time with failure. It is tough for him to even accept that when he is 6 years younger than the people he is competing against and has virtually no chance at winning, just, you know, logistically speaking; he still beats himself up for …