Holidays and Special Days

17

Nov'15

‘Tis the Season for Grief-Related Social Anxiety

Part of my self-care regime is reading The Onion articles whenever possible.  I don’t know what it is, their headlines just …

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30

Jul'15

And Many More: Celebrating a Deceased Loved One’s Birthday

My family goes a bit overboard with the Happy Birthday song.  For starters, there are a lot of us so …

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07

May'15

Sharing Memories on Mother’s Day

Last year around Mother’s Day I read an article that has really stuck with me called Dear Kids by John …

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30

Apr'15

Spending Mother’s Day with Ghosts: Mother’s Day Grief

According to tradition, I will spend this Mother’s Day torn between life and death. In one hand I will feel …

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01

Apr'15

Honoring and Remembering During Awareness Days, Weeks and Months

With only 12 months in a year, I am sure there are approximately 1,763 awareness months kicking off today (give …

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12

Feb'15

Dear Love: Healing Through Writing Letters

A letter from the influential physicist, Richard Feynman, to his high-school sweetheart and wife, Arline Feynman.   From Letters of …

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30

Dec'14

Your resolution absolution

What will the next year bring? Most of you read What’s Your Grief because someone you love very deeply has …

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24

Dec'14

The Art of Regrouping (aka it’s not a Hallmark movie Charlie Brown)

Late the night before Thanksgiving I got a call from my mom, who explained that she slipped and fell down …

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18

Dec'14

In Defense of the Holiday Villain

I would like to take a moment to stand up in defense of holiday villains. You know who I mean, …

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09

Dec'14

Remembering Ornament: A Holiday Grief Activity for Kids & Teens

Tired of holiday grief posts yet?  Yeah, they are starting to wear on us too.  We promise to shake things …

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04

Dec'14

A Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Grievers

Whether you are shopping as a griever or for a griever (or both!), shopping at the holidays can be tough.  You …

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02

Dec'14

Holiday Music Out of Key: When songs become sad

My Christmas season starts with a quiet tradition; it’s one I picked up from my mother although it was never …

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