Picture: Heilige Schutzengel Art Print, thanks to Irene Wilson on Pinterest
Poem: Where Was Your Guardian Angel, by Angie Bennett Prince, 2/18/2014
Hello! Welcome to my blog! I'm Angie Bennett Prince, a psychotherapist specializing in grief and trauma, a Christian, and a grieving mother. On 8/2/06, we lost our precious 19-yr-old daughter Merry Katherine. Here I share the agonizing process of our grief that is faithfully met with the love of our Comforter God. I pray it will minister to your hurt and grief, and that through it, you may feel God wrapping His loving arms around you. You may email me at MotherGrieving (at) gmail (dot) com.
He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart.
"Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand."
"The Sovereign LORD is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to tread on the heights..."
"What is the premier emotion that a Child-Loss Griever experiences?"
For instance, exercise reduces the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. And it stimulates the production of feel-good endorphins.
Plus, “moderate to intense exercise raises core body temperature, which is accompanied by a simultaneous reduction in muscle tension, thereby affecting the experience of anxiety.”
Ideally, you can participate in physical activities “at least five times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes,” said Maura Mulligan, LICSW, the director of the Center for Wellness at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
You might not notice significant improvement in your anxiety right away. It might take regular exercise — three to five times a week — for several weeks, she said.
For instance, yoga is “very helpful in having individuals focus on breathing techniques and quieting their mind, which are useful skills in anxiety reduction.”
This study showed the brain mechanisms involved in bringing anxiety relief while meditating.
Positive changes have even been observed when meditators aren’t meditating.
There is "A Missing" that is ever present and that demands to be soothed. It is an active, living thing that seeks to be fed, if not on a daily basis, at least on an every-other day basis.
Such an environment demands change, and no one would fault the person who makes those changes. They wouldn't accuse such a person of "not moving on."
What are the laws of this Child-Loss land?
What should they be so that we can survive in this now-ravaged land?
"I've made these observations on the intermediate Heaven based on only three verses (Revelation 6:9-11). Unless there is some reason to believe that the realities of this passage apply only to one group of martyrs and to no one else in Heaven --- and I see no such indication --- then we should assume that what is true of them is also true of our loved ones already there, and will be true of us when we die."