Archive for Holiday Season

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13 Ideas for the Empty Christmas Stocking

Holiday grief triggers are everywhere, we don't have to tell you that. Opening that box of decorations is difficult enough.…
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After a Death, the Holidays are a Secondary Loss

I wish I could say I remember the last Christmas my mother was alive. I should remember. I should have…
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Setting Holiday Boundaries (even when it’s hard)

Boundaries can be helpful in grief, but they can also just be helpful during the complicated and draining holiday season.…
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8 Tips for Remaining Present at the Holidays

8 Tips for Remaining Present at the Holidays (While Grieving)

Ok, I'll confess: The reason why I'm writing about remaining present during the holiday season is personal. For the last…
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7 Ways to Go Easy on Yourself While Grieving at the Holidays

1. Remember, the Holidays Don't Have to Be Perfect. Disavow yourself of the notion that perfection will protect you from…
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Just Hold On... grief at the holidays

Just Hold On… When Grieving at the Holidays

We want to take a minute (really, this will only take a minute!) to remind you to hold on. Hold…
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8 Tips For Supporting A Grieving Friend This Holiday

Most people don't intentionally set out to be unsupportive of their grieving family and friends.  We know you may disagree,…
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A Griever’s Pocket Guide To Spending The Holidays Alone

The other day I did a Google search looking for articles about spending the holidays alone. What I found was…
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Holiday Grief: When the First Holiday is NOT the Worst HOliday

Holiday Grief: When The First Holiday Is NOT The Worst Holiday

Until yesterday, Eleanor and I had felt like we had said just about everything there was to say about grieving…
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