Category Archives: Grieving During the Holidays

Informative and helpful tips on how to deal with grief during the holidays.

New Year’s Grieving Resolutions

There are several suggested New Year’s resolutions for the grieving. This one is from Hospice of the Red River Valley: I resolve to not place time limits on my grief; it will take as long as it takes. I resolve to acknowledge my grief as my own—that it is as individual as I am—and will take shape

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Other Voices on Grieving During the Holidays

In case you are tired of hearing from me about grieving during the holidays, I found some other voices you might want to listen to. Jamie Greenbaum writes most eloquently about her husband’s death from cancer. This article appears in the Huffington Post’s website and discusses her first Thanksgiving after her husband’s death. In her

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Holiday Grieving: AfterTalk Inspirational 12.21.17

Managing Your Own Holiday Grieving:  have a Plan B For the Holiday Season [Note: this was first published in December of 2013] My co-Founder Lisa suggested this. So nobody you know took my advice and called to include you in their holiday plans. Sorry that didn’t work out. And you were too reluctant to reach

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Managing Your Own Grief During the Holidays: A Plan B For the Holiday Season

Managing Your Own Grief During the Holidays:  A Plan B For the Holiday Season [Note: this was first published in December of 2013] My co-Founder Lisa suggested this. So nobody you know took my advice and called to include you in their holiday plans. Sorry that didn’t work out.. And you were too reluctant to

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When You Are Grieving Thanksgiving Day Feels Painful

When you lose someone you love and are grieving Thanksgiving Day feels burdensome and painful. When a brain tumor took away our precious Katie’s life I dreaded that holiday. For seven years we served no rutabagas because they were Katie’s favorite vegetable. The thought of their seasonal aroma wafting through our home without her in

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