Grief during the holidays serves up a perfect storm where joyous memories crash against reality and expectations, something that is especially tough when it’s a child who’s grieving. I know this firsthand. On October 18, 1977, my uncle Doug died by suicide. I was 7 years old. While I don’t remember the specifics of the … Read More >>
New Year’s Grief Meditation Mini-Retreat Schedule & Guided Meditation Playlist are Included in this Article So You Can Do This At Home! As the New Year’s Eve Countdown Ball drops, it may feel as though your grieving heart drops too. While many people welcome in the clean slate of the New Year, those of us … Read More >>
Grief rewrites our address book, as the saying goes, and the holidays can really underscore the difficulties in our relationships. While it is helpful to try to surround yourself with emotionally safe people this holiday season, the reality is you will likely wind up face to face with difficult people who push your buttons. Whether … Read More >>
This is the time of year when many of us wonder how we are going to cope with holiday grief. After all, the pain of loss overtakes us when we least expect it. As a result, we may feel we have lost control of everything, particularly our emotions. The key to coping with holiday grief … Read More >>
Your first Thanksgiving without your loved one is approaching, and you may not know how to manage grief during the holidays. Before the loss, we expected to spend quality time with the people we love. This time of year means we engage in traditions that bring out our inner child, and foster a sense of … Read More >>
It is no secret that many of us find the holidays stressful even when we are not grieving. However if you are trying to survive both grief during the holidays, here are 5 tips to help you reduce your suffering and approach this holiday season mindfully.