Archive for Holiday Tradition

dead family member stocking

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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going easy on yourself during the holidays while grieving

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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ideas for creating new holiday traditions after a death

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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New Perspective on Old Traditions: Grief and the Holidays

New Perspective on Old Traditions: Grief and the Holidays

Friends, the time has come. Gather up your emotional armor and summon all your strength, for it is the holiday…
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surviving tradition for the children's sake

5 Tips: Surviving Tradition for the Children’s Sake

After a family member dies, it's common for adults to feel they have to engage in holiday ritual and tradition…
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grief at the holidays

A Practical Plan for Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

The main tenant of our Practical Guide for Grieving During the Holidays is the thought that one of the best ways to make…
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Playing Cards and Keeping Memories Alive

Six years ago, when we started spending Christmas with my husband’s family, his mom was very concerned that I was…
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holidays after a loss

Practical Plan for Dealing with the Holidays After a Loss

One of the best ways to deal with the holidays after a loss is to plan ahead. Parts of your…
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