Among the misunderstandings people have concerning grief is that they think it is the reaction only to the death of a loved one. But we experience a sense of loss when something or someone that belonged to us and was of immense value has been taken from our lives, leaving in their place a void that we are sometimes unable to fill...not only to death.

If you find yourself grieving over any the following transitions it is just natural and you need to pay attention to your feelings.

Losses you may be experiencing:

Divorce or break-up.
• Loss of health.
• Loss of a job?
Retirement.
• Financial Hardships.
• Empty Nest.
• Taking Care of Aging Parents

When you face a loss…yes, you may be angry and you may be depressed..but don’t give up. You possess many resources to work through your grief, bounce back, transform your loss, and find meaning in life again.

I wish you a beautiful day,

Ligia/11
www.ligiahouben.com

Author's Bio: 

Ligia Houben is a specialist in life transitions and transformation. Ligia has a passion for life and believes all of us are able to fulfill our purpose if we can only change our attitude and beliefs. Her work has been centered in the area of grief and loss, expanding into meaning and growth. Ligia has delivered her message from corporations to hospitals. She works with the bereaved, the person who needs to face a new stage in life, children of aging parents, or people searching for more meaning in their lives. Ligia has appeared in numerous radial and TV shows, including CNN Español, NPR, NBC, and Univisión.

Ligia obtained her B.A. from the University of Miami in Psychology and Religious Studies and a Masters Degree in Religious Studies and Gerontology from Florida International University. She also has a graduate certificate in Loss and Healing from St. Thomas University, a certificate in Thanatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Grief Counseling and Fellow in Thanatology. She is also adjunct professor of Kaplan University, Florida International University, and Miami Dade College where she teaches courses on Ethics, Religion and Death and Dying.
Ligia is the author of the self-help book Transform your Loss. Your Guide to Strength and Hope/ This book contains "The Eleven Principles of Transformation™" which is a system that involves the emotional, spiritual, and cognitive aspects of the person as they face a transition or loss. Ligia created this system of transformation to help people transform their losses and change their lives.