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Grief of Control

Grief of Control

By Stephanie Harris | November 13, 2017

When we are young, small children and things happen in our lives considered cruel, harsh, traumatic, etc. as we are still very young and our life experiences and emotional / mental functioning is still growing, when treated a certain way as children, we need to explain that mistreatment / situation and why that occurred to…

Grief of Overwhelm

Grief of Overwhelm

By Stephanie Harris | November 6, 2017

Across my blogs and book, Death Expands Us, I often discuss the physical impact grief or trauma has on our bodies. It is something I have been forced to discover over the last few years. I have learnt a lot about it recently. The one I really want to talk about in this blog is…

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

By Stephanie Harris | October 23, 2017

With about nine weeks to go until Christmas and before a new year rolls around again, for some, this will be an opportunity to reflect on the last ten months, and for others, a time of preparing and planning for next year. So many people I have spoken to, especially recently, have found this year…

The Healing Power of Touch

The Healing Power of Touch

By Stephanie Harris | October 9, 2017

My Guest Post I wrote for Betty’s Battleground  Sunday evening, 5th April 2009, like most Sundays, it was my night to call and catch up with my parents back in South Africa, where I grew up.  I had been living in New Zealand for about 18 months at the time. That night, during my call…

Heart Imprisoning Grief

Heart Imprisoning Grief

By Stephanie Harris | October 2, 2017

During times of grief or traumatic events, we can unknowingly facilitate the building of walls or bars around our heart on an energy level. “Everything is Energy and that is all there is to it. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” Albert Einstein Sometimes, when young and even…

An Essay About Grief By A Girl Who’s Never Been To A Funeral

An Essay About Grief By A Girl Who’s Never Been To A Funeral

By Stephanie Harris | September 25, 2017

Guest Blog By Elizabeth Brico Stepmother If I am in an especially quiet place, and I try very, very hard, I can sometimes remember my stepmother before she transformed into a monster. She had clear blue eyes, a handsome smile, long hair that I remember silvered but which is brown in photographs. Her skin, too,…

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

By Stephanie Harris | September 18, 2017

Something I have noticed along my own self discovery journey, the last eight, almost nine years is that part of choosing this journey is learning how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. I often advocate that everything is a choice, that at any given time we can choose. I remember seeing a quote once that…

Taking You On A Gentle Walk

Taking You On A Gentle Walk

By Stephanie Harris | August 14, 2017

A few months ago, during my own coaching session (I was being coached), we stumbled upon an analogy we thought explained well, what we believed a good coach, support person, etc. would offer. I was reminded of this analogy recently while observing what seems to play out for someone around me. I thought it would…

Once You Create a Crack in the Darkness and Start Allowing The Light In

Once You Create a Crack in the Darkness and Start Allowing The Light In

By Stephanie Harris | August 7, 2017

Recently, while talking to a friend, I expressed my questioning around how is ignorance bliss in the sense of, for me and my journey, once I stepped forward and started my spiritual and self-development growth, I felt as though that is when some of my biggest life challenges and struggles began. Was I just blissfully…

Navigating a Potential Side Effect from Traumatic Events

Navigating a Potential Side Effect from Traumatic Events

By Stephanie Harris | July 31, 2017

Recently, I saw and read a post that mentioned hyper- vigilance and how this is related to those who have gone through traumatic experiences, which can lead to us approaching general situations as if they are urgent. Hyper- vigilance can be experienced as being extra sensitive to perceived / potential dangers, which can lead us…

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