For many who have lost a loved one, just the thought of the holiday season seems overwhelming.
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Guarding Your Grieving Heart
For many who have lost a loved one, just the thought of the holiday season seems overwhelming. Grief takes immense energy. Beyond this truth, the holidays bring added busyness, expectations, and the Santa Syndrome. Gary Roe's article offers encouragement and practical tips to guard your grieving heart.
10 Tips for Navigating Holiday Grief
“Happy Holidays” doesn’t apply to everyone. Many families — whether their losses are recent or occurred in the past — are experiencing a feeling of emptiness, loss, and grief that is only amplified by the stress the holiday season brings. These 10 tips can help you navigate grief during the holidays.
Grief and the Holidays
“Holidays are time spent with loved ones” was imprinted on our psyche from a young age. Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we share with each other and they generally represent time spent with family. But since holidays are for being with those we love the most, how on earth can anyone be expected to cope with them when a loved one has died?
First Holiday - Not the Worst Holiday
The first holidays are not always the worst. Sometimes they are, sometimes they are not, but just know if this holiday is feeling even worse than the first holiday after your loss, that is totally normal. And when you think about why, it kinda makes sense.