05 Dec Dealing With Grief: 5 Ways To Prevent A Holiday From Being Ruined

Yes! We Drive Each Other Nuts! Grieving family members, including children, tend to drive each other nuts because we each grieve differently and on our own personal healing time table.  Normal grief pain produces normal grief responses—and the grief responses that you experience may or may not be the same as other family members. Normal […]

07 Dec It’s Time To Make Your Holiday Plan

29 Nov Yes, Holiday Time & Loneliness Sucks!

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Yes, Holiday Time & Loneliness Sucks!  After the death of a loved one, for many of us, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the most painfully lonely and in-between time ever. I remember my children returning to school after Thanksgiving holiday, the house being painfully quiet… and thinking, “Great, in a few weeks we […]

31 Oct Thinking This Sucks The Holidays Are Coming?

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Thinking This Sucks The Holidays Are Coming?  You are not alone!  We each grieve differently and on our own personal healing timetable.  Which means that not everyone feels like this sucks the holidays are coming—but a lot of people do! (I have been known, over the years, as one of the, difficult easy to get […]

20 Dec Ideas To Combat Loneliness

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  The holidays are a reminder that everything has changed.  It’s especially normal during these times to hope for or expect some support from family members and friends. On the flip side, however, it’s normal for friends and family members to be busy with their own  lives—which can leave the griever feeling lost and possibly […]

19 Nov Grieving Forward Holiday Plan

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  1.  You don’t need to accept every invitation. 2.  It’s okay not to decorate as much or not to decorate at all.  Unless you have children who expect and need things not to change much. 3.  You don’t have to do everything the same.  This is difficult to do when everything has changed. 4. […]