Archive for Holiday Season

Moving Forward Challenges (in the New Year and Beyond)

Welcome to another episode of the What's your Grief Podcast. This is our first podcast of the 2024 year. Which…
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The Griefy-est Time of the Year

Hey Litsa, how's it going? It's going all right. How are you? I'm good. So, we're back with the What's…
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64 Reminders if You're Filled With Holiday Dread

It's not just you dreading the holidays. The holidays after a loss are always hard. Holiday dread (or at least…
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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)

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  • Litsa
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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Guilt and Grief During the Holiday Season

I’ve been feeling a little distracted this holiday season.  Maybe a little stressed.  Maybe a little numb.  I’m not feeling…
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