Eric Kattelus had me at the puck drop.

K-wings #15 Eric Kattelus alerted me to the fact that he is engaged, and I am not gonna lie...my heart cracked a tad (not fully broken, but cracked). I am truly happy for him and his bride to be, but now it's time for me wipe away my tears and move on. In my search for recovery, I stumbled on a great article in the dailymail.co.uk. on how to mend an aching heart and thought I would share.

1. ACCEPT THE PAIN

Accept that you will have to go through some pain. It is an unavoidable truth that if you loved enough to be heartbroken, you have to experience some suffering.

I believe that is how a hockey player feels when he gets a stick to the chiclets.

2. CHANGE YOUR HABITS

Take up a new activity. And keep moving: exercise is the single most effective therapy for depression.

That would be similar to clearing the puck, shake up the game.

3. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS

The next step is to do the same thing on the inside - transform your habits of thought.

Just like when you are on the pond, sometimes changing on the fly is exactly what you need to recover and move forward.

4. UNDERSTAND YOUR EMOTIONS

Opening the door to your feelings means learning to understand them. This can be hard, because heartbreak is complicated by other feelings: anger, fear and shame.

Even though you feel as though you sprung a leak, you are fine and in time be ready for the next puck to drop.

5. BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL FIND LOVE AGAIN...

You have to know that a tunover has happened and you will get the puck back and someday score.

Remeber, always get back in the game, don't freeze the puck, and good luck!

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