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 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
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
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.
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
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.
Many people do not think of New Year’s Day as a grief holiday, but for those of us who are grieving, January 1st is not an easy one.