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)

I'll get straight to it: The reason why I'm writing about remaining present during the holiday season is personal. For…
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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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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

Eleanor and I felt like we had said just about everything there was to say about grieving at the holidays. Then…
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10 Times Grief Made You Cry This Holiday Season

It seems like the older I get, the more happy-sad life becomes. Happy-sad is my new favorite grief saying and…
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16 Ideas for Creating New Holiday Tradition After a Death

Someone you love has died and now the holidays will never be the same. I'm sorry to put this so…
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