Just as you make it through the grief of the winter holiday season, Valentine’s Day hits. You will make it through if you apply these helpful coping skills …
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.
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
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 Thanksgiving
Even the most loving families can experience friction when they are grieving, especially at Christmas. Here are 5 Mindful Ways to Cope With Grief At Family Christmas Gatherings.
While most of the world is celebrating the start of a new year, those of us who are grieving may be feeling not so joyous. Instead of fighting the reality that things are different, let go a little, and allow yourself to do things a little differently from before.
The At-Home New Year’s Eve Grief Retreat Schedule Is Below. Get The Full Playlist When You Join Awaken Online Grief Support. As the New Year’s Eve countdown ball drops, it may feel as though your grieving heart drops too. While many people welcome the clean slate of the New Year, those of us who lost a loved
Grief insomnia is not just frustrating, it can have a negative impact your ability to cope with grief. While sleep disruptions are a common grief reaction, long term sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your health and quality of life, and even contribute to prolonged grief disorder (formerly called complicated grief).
When I was about 14 years old I started writing in a journal. I was a grieving child. My mom’s brother, uncle Doug, died by suicide when I was just 7, and as I grew older some pretty big questions emerged. My family didn’t talk about it much, as you can imagine, so my journal became my confidant. It was a way for
There are many ways to receive grief support including online grief support groups and in-person grief support groups. You can also seek out individual grief counseling, and other grief therapies: yoga for grief, grief writing groups, meditation for grief, and spiritual or religious programs. While grief is a natural reaction to loss and in many instances