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Frieda L. Ferrick,MFT Grief and Loss Counseling:Anxiety: Paying Attention to Mind, Body and Spirit

Do you feel butterflies in your stomach?  Are you feeling stressed?  Do you struggle with fear that seems to be taking over your life?  You might be experiencing anxiety. Anxiety is a feeling, a symptom that lets you know that all is not well with your body, mind and spirit.  Its symptoms can feel physical

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Grief and Loss Counseling by Frieda L. Ferrick, MFT: Dealing With Loss Around The Holidays

Halloween is now past which means, before you know it, Thanksgiving, Chanukah and then Christmas will be here.  So it is time to talk about losses and how to deal with the holidays that are just around the corner.  There are different losses that we all have to deal with over our lifetime.  There is

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Grief and Loss Counseling by Frieda L. Ferrick, MFT: 9 Tips To Be Healthier Therefore Happier

We are humans who have  physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.  When one level is off, we do not feel at our best. So here are my nine tips on to help you feel happier and healthier! 1,  Eat lots of fresh vegetables and some fruit, and protein 2.  Please cut by back on sugar,

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Grief and Loss Counseling by Frieda L. Ferrick, MFT: 9 Things I Know To Be True About Having a Parent Die

When you are an adult having your mom and or dad die can feel like a wake up call.    Here are some of my thoughts on  losing a parent. 1.  Whether you had a good relationship or were estranged from your parent, their death will impact you. 2.  If you had a good relationship

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Grief and Loss Counseling by Frieda L. Ferrick, MFT: Grieving, How Long Does it Take, and Will I Ever Feel Better?

When you experience a death or loss of a relationship, you have emotions welling up, you are forgetful, you cry unexpectedly, you may even feel like you are losing it, what you are experiencing is grief.  Grief can feel like a huge wave threatening to knock you down.  It feels horrible and dificult, and every

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Grief and Loss counseling by Frieda L. Ferrick, MFT: 9 Things I Know To Be True about Grief and Loss

If you are looking at this page, there is a good chance that you or someone you care about has had a major loss in their life.  I want to share with you, some observations about grief and grieving the loss of  a loved one.  I have over 20 years of experience working with grief

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Grief and Loss Counseling by Frieda L. Ferrick, MFT: The Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Aging

What does it mean to grow older?  How do we all handle the challenges that will face us?  All of us human beings will either grow old or we will die at a younger age.  Yet, we rarely talk about what this means to us individually and collectively.  The body starts to slow down and

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Grieving The Loss of a Friend: In Honor of My Y Buddy, Robin

We all know somewhere in our being, that one day we will die.  Our hope is to live a long, healthy life with little or no regrets. The deaths that are really hard on us all are:  the death of children and young people, people who have died unexpectedly from illness, accidents, murder or suicide.

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Grief and Loss Counseling, Frieda L. Ferrick, MFT: So Are You Wondering, Did I Grow Up in a Dysfunctional Family?

The meaning of dysfunction is:  “The condition of having poor and unhealthy behaviors and attitudes within a group of people.  If you grew up in a family where the parents were abusing alcohol or drugs, if  there was  any type of violence, degrees of neglect,and or  unrelenting poverty,  then you probably did not get a

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So You Are Wondering: Am I a Narcissist/Borderline?

You have struggled as an adult with relationships and or keeping a job.  You have been told or you have read articles and wonder if you have some type of label.  A label that has a possible negative spin.  It could feel hurtful, harmful or spiteful for someone to call or brand you as someone

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