Valentine’s Day Grief: Creative Ways To Cope With Grief & Celebrate Your Love

Widows, widowers, and anyone who has lost a partner knows just how hard it is to cope with grief on Valentine’s Day. Claudia Coenen, widow and creative grief counselor, shares creative ways to cope with grief and heartache on Valentine’s Day, as well as activities and practices to honor and celebrate you love that undeniably very much present. ... Read More >>

Podcast: Coping With Grief During The Holidays: Mindful Tips & Tools

Let’s face it, the winter holidays can be particularly tough on us when we are grieving.  What is supposed to be the happiest time of the year is anything but, as we are constantly reminded that someone is missing. Not that we need to be reminded. When we are deep in grief our loved one is ... Read More >>

7 Tips to Support Grieving Children During the Holidays

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 >>

6 Ways To Deal With Difficult People When You Are Grieving This Holiday

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 >>