Happy New Year Everyone!

First and foremost, I would like to take a moment and express my gratitude to all those who have supported GearIntuit since its launch in November.  Hypnosis is my passion and I am just so blessed to be immersed in it.  Thank you everyone for all your comments, likes, and shares.  I am truly grateful to all of you.

In the spirit of feeling virtual love and support, I offer you this article I found recently describing the effects celebrity deaths have on us. 3 Reasons We Mourn Celebrity Deaths is dated for this time last year, January 19, 2016.  Now, maybe this author had a crystal ball and knew we would be saying we were fed up with 2016 and all the talent we lost throughout the year, or maybe this author was attempting to offer a silver lining for the inevitable celebrity deaths that happen every year.  

So, I ask you, why do we feel frustrated and angry when a celebrity passes?  We have never met these people, and we only know what the tabloids tell us about them.  The answer to that question actually makes perfect sense.  Nostalgia and homesickness can trigger grief-like symptoms.  Basically, this article covers grief. 

Those celebrities that pass were, quite literally, the stars that shone at a time in our lives when things were simpler, loved ones were still with us, or good times were had.  To know that these stars are now gone, can surface so much for us.  The silver lining is that when we express ourselves through social media about these losses, people come together, we feel connected and have our feelings validated.  We realize we are not alone in missing parts of our past, and this is a gift the stars leave behind.

The loss of a celebrity can bring about awareness for different issues as well.  Consider Robin Williams for example, and his struggle with depression.  These events can sometimes highlight what might not be working in our lives.  Depending on the celebrity and their struggles, they can bring awareness to those sensitive issues some of us struggle with, and truly connect and help people on a broader level.

So if you were wondering why these losses affected you at all, you can relax knowing it is normal, and you are far from being alone.  So, on that thought, keep reaching out, keep your virtual support for one another flowing, and know it is a healthy practice to engage in.  If you feel you have an unhealthy attachment to the past, I can help you through hypnosis to focus forward and find a healthy balance.