coping with grief during the holidays

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


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.

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

new year meditation grief retreat

New Year’s Eve Grief Meditation Mini-Retreat Schedule & Guided Meditation Playlist are included below.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 one in 2020 know there is

grief difficult people 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

coping holiday grief

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 thanksgiving holiday

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