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

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

The first Thanksgiving without your loved one probably has you feeling anxious, but you are not alone. What once may have been a favorite time of year now raises difficult feelings about how to cope with grief during the holidays. Because it is the first “winter holiday,” the weeks before Thanksgiving seem to kick-off the season

The First Thanksgiving Without Your Loved One

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).

Grief Insomnia: 8 Tips To Get More Sleep After Loss

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

Grief Journaling Tips & Writing Prompts

This is the script for the speech I presented on behalf of Soul In Service for their thoughtful candlelight vigil in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day 2022 in Frederick, MD. I included the “stage direction” for the event for other people planning such a vigil. Good evening. It is heartwarming to see so many

International Overdose Awareness Day 2022 Frederick, MD – Candlelight Vigil Speech by Heather Stang

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

Is A Grief Support Group Right For You?

Self-care during grief can help you suffer less in mind, body, and spirit. Just doing one of these self-care practices can start the ball rolling, so don’t feel like you need to do all nine at once. The list is in no particular order, so scan through and pick one or two that feels “doable.”

9 Self-Care Tips For Grief: Reduce Your Suffering in Mind, Body & Spirit

When Faith Wilcox’s daughter Elizabeth began to complain about knee pain, her doctors thought it was just growing pains and she would be fine. As her pain continued, she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer that affects pediatric patients.

#53 Hope Is a Bright Star: Finding Comfort & Peace After the Death of a Child with Author Faith Wilcox