Holidays and Special Days

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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26

Nov'14

Holiday Togetherness Game Plan: 11 tips for taking a time out

Alright, let’s have a quick pre-holiday huddle to discuss your game plan for tomorrow.  Not where you’re going to celebrate or …

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24

Nov'14

Grief and Food: 10 reasons why your Thanksgiving spread might make you cry

Grief doesn’t always turn you into a ball of unpredictable emotion, but sometimes it does.  Sometimes things like a song, a word, …

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18

Nov'14

Holidays and Hardship: Will the kids be alright?

My pretty little girls with your sweet little curls, dreamy eyes, and snow globe sized world; what I wouldn’t give …

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