Navigating through Father’s Day after a complex relationship can be a challenging and emotional process. It’s a day that can stir up a mix of emotions, especially if your relationship with your father was marked by mental illness, addiction, or any form of abuse. For me, my stepfather had bipolar disorder, a condition that brought an

Tips To Cope With Father’s Day Grief When Your Relationship Was Difficult

Even in their absence, our loved ones continue to shape our lives, reminding us that love transcends physical presence. By cherishing their memory, we turn our grief into a testament of love, a bridge to healing, and a celebration of resilience. Life is an enduring journey of love, loss, and renewal. One of the most challenging

Keeping the Connection Alive: Nurturing The Continuing Bond With Your Loved Ones

If you feel stuck in your grieving process, alternate point-of-view grief journaling prompts can be a much-needed catalyst for emotional breakthroughs and new insights. As the author of one of From Grief To Peace, one of the most beloved grief journals out there, and as a “journaler” myself, I know firsthand how powerful writing is to help metabolize

10 Alternative Point of View Journaling Prompts To Help You Get Unstuck In Grief

The seeds of who we are becoming are planted in the soil of our grief. With the watering can of mindfulness and the sunlight of compassion, we can grow a garden of unending love for self and others, even in the midst of great pain. When the shattering news of a loved one’s death is heard,

Why Grief Causes Us To Lose Self-Confidence and 10 Tips To Rebuild It 

Discover compassionate tips for coping with Mother’s Day grief when your mother is no longer with you, focusing on mindfulness, self-care, and creative expression to honor her memory and find solace. As Mother’s Day approaches, the absence of your mother may feel even more palpable – whether it has been days, months, or decades. It’s important

10 Tips to Help You Cope with Mother’s Day Grief When Your Mother is Gone

Being mindful of these memories in the present can provide solace and facilitate healing.  Grief is a natural and complex emotional response to loss, often accompanied by a torrent of memories that may feel like too much to bear. Mindfully engaging with your memories in the present can give you the stability you need to honor the

Remembering in the Present: Mindfulness, Memories, and Grief

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 …

7 Tips For Coping With Grief And Valentine’s Day

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.

5 Tips For Grieving During The Holidays

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

Cope With Holiday Grief & Boost Your Resilience To Stress

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

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

MINDFULNESS & GRIEF PODCAST EPISODE 23Coping With Grief During The HolidaysMindful Tips & Toolswith Heather Stang SHOW NOTES 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

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

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

7 Tips to Support Grieving Children During the Holidays

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.

Christmas Grief: 6 Mindful Ways to Cope At Family 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.

Grief In The New Year: 6 Mindful Tips To Cope

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

New Year’s Eve Grief Meditation Retreat at Home