Category Archives: Grieving During the Holidays

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

Thanksgiving: AfterTalk Weekly 11.28.19

THANKSGIVING  The time draws near And the calendar says Thanksgiving is really here. Time to reflect and time to gather Thoughts of what to be thankful of. Thankful? I think not. My life is not full these days And to be thankful is beyond my grasp. But to give thanks? This, I believe, can be

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Holiday Sorrows and Precious Gifts

by Thomas Attig I am sure that I am not alone in approaching Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, and New Years with sorrow in my heart over the death of a loved one.  I hope these reflections will provide guidance for reaching through the sorrows of loss in the coming season. During the holidays, the pain of

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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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