For some of us, the beautiful memories of the one we love are as close as yesterday. For many others, watching their loved one battle a disease or mental illness can be painful and stressful during those months or years causing much heartache before the one we love passes on. We all must allow ourselves to fully grieve and mourn a loss because working through the pain will allow us to use the beautiful memories to heal. An important step during this process is to let go of guilt and blame because the one you love is at peace therefore you too can be at peace. Your loved one would want to be remembered for the joy they brought you not the pain because they were a beautiful spirit trapped in an ill body. Take a deep breath, reach for the beautiful memories to help heal your broken heart and know there is happy healthy life after a loss.
Read How to Overcome the Death of a Loved One on the Gaiam blog.
Focus on the Glow
by Susán Hoemke
I travel through life and will not the darkness of this tunnel over take me.
I use small light tools which shine hope and direction so I can see.
I focus on the glow in the distance to be all that I can be.
I strive towards the light to reach my goals that I know will set me free.
I reach my goals and can celebrate because I remain in sobriety.
Drug tests do identify if someone is using drugs but today, drug testing can keep preteens, teens and adults from experimenting with or using drugs. Giving into peer pressure can be reduced if teens have a real reason to say no and if everyone knows drug testing is in place in one area of their life or another. Drug tests can also be informative if a person has addiction issues or not by identifying if someone cannot stay clean even with consequences in place. The earlier this realization is discovered the sooner your teen or loved one can get help and have a better chance of living a comfortable life substance free. Drug testing can change and possibly save lives because this product can identify prescription medications or illegal substances being abused. If your teen or loved one shows positive to a drug test, began real conversation and listen to determine reasons for drug use and seek outside help if the problem persists. The over the counter 10 panel drug test can identify 5 illegal drugs and 5 most abused prescription controlled substances. Ask a pharmacist or your family doctor if you need more help understanding how to preform or purchase drug tests which can be used as a tool to discourage drug experimentation and abuse.