Why We Should Stop Saying “I’m Sorry for Your Loss” and What to Say Instead

Grief is always a complicated process and its effects are different for each individual. Consoling someone in grief is also a delicate situation and saying “I’m sorry for your loss” doesn’t really help that much to alleviate the person’s pain.

There are reasons for not saying this phrase to a grieving person and some suggestions on what to say instead.

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How to Apologize Properly

When a word or phrase is said and heard over and over again, it’s meaning gradually fades away. A prime example is the phrase “I am sorry” or “I’m sorry”. Whenever we do something that we think might offend or inconvenience another person, we quickly blurt out these words. But when the situation is not so simple and feelings and even persons are physically hurt, saying the same phrase is often ineffective.

There is a better and proper way to apologize so that the sincerity of your words are conveyed and we should practice these steps more often.

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Stay Away from Negative People

There are a million and one reasons why you should stay away from negative people. For one, it is hard to be grateful and happy when you are around them because they always see the bad side of things. Being with them is always stressful. They drain your energy. They are also highly contagious. They influence your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. Before you know it, you too, have become a negative person.

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Gratitude in Tough Times: Bringing Light in the Dark

Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight. – Joan Chittister

Pessimistic. Negative thinker. Sensitive. Prone to depression.

That’s who I was.

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FOMO

With the onset of social media, more and more people are experiencing FOMO. Studies show that about 70% of adults experience FOMO.  Worst, in another study it shows that about 40% of people, mostly millennials, have gone in debt, trying to keep up with the lifestyle of their peers.

Get rid of FOMO before it consumes you.  Fight FOMO with the power of GRATITUDE!