Turn Wallops Into Lollipops: 6 Ways to Deal With Traumatic Events

Turn Wallops Into Lollipops: 6 Ways to Deal With Traumatic Events

This past month I have talked to many people whose hearts were hurting. A husband called worried about his wife who was swirling out of control with pills, alcohol and shopping. In the midst of this she forget to tend to her 1 year-old. Then a 48 year-old colleague of...
Fox News 11 Interviews Dr Stanger About Opioid Addiction

Fox News 11 Interviews Dr Stanger About Opioid Addiction

Fox 11 News invites Dr. Louise Stanger to their show to discuss the opioid epidemic, strategies to combat it, and how to get help when it’s needed most.

Dr. Stanger is a licensed, professional interventionist who specializes in helping families develop strategies to deal with drug & alcohol addiction or mental health illnesses. Her invitational technique opens the door for hope for all involved in the process.

On Death: Ruminations on the grief process

On Death: Ruminations on the grief process

Nothing prepared me for April 20, 1996. It was the day after Easter, a supposed time of resurrection and goodness. Instead, my husband was pronounced dead after experiencing a heart attack and sliding his brand new Infiniti into the center divide on the highway near...
How to be a widow and other fun tips

How to be a widow and other fun tips

The following is an excerpt from my book, Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal. I owe a great debt of gratitude to Alan David Stanger, a raucous gentlemen. Neither of us was strong enough, savy enough or smart enough to say goodbye. We had simply reached a truce and were...
Opioid Deaths and Family Grief

Opioid Deaths and Family Grief

Podcast: How To Heal After A Sudden Loss From An Addiction Related Death There were more drug-related deaths in 2016 than from the entire Vietnam war or the HIV/Aids epidemic at its height – and for every person who died suddenly and tragically there are at...
The Power of Music: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The Power of Music: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The Grammys took a somber turn Sunday night when DJ Logic, sporting a hoodie with the digits 1-800-273-8255 emblazoned across the front, spoke out about equality and shed light on mental health and depression. Turns out the number on the hoodie is a hotline for the...
12 Ways to Survive Holiday Grief

12 Ways to Survive Holiday Grief

      In Memoriam – Dr. Jeffrey Lehr, Vincent “Chris” Jones, Mary Lou Fox and Jonathan Dudeck Today I am writing about a subject that is near and dear to me, grief and loss. Over the last two months, death has made a striking appearance at my...
Grief and Loss

Grief and Loss

This article was originally posted on TheBabySpot.ca The little toy dog is covered with dust, But sturdy and stanch he stands; And the little toy solider is red with rust, And his musket moulds his hands.   Time was when the little toy dog was new, And the...
Investigating Prince’s Death

Investigating Prince’s Death

It has been alleged that Prince’s family may have known about his drug use and abuse for years. According to a CNN report, two of Prince’s deceased siblings knew as far back as 2006 of his reliance on Percocet. The question becomes could Prince’s family members,...