Grieving During the Holidays

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

New Year’s Grieving Resolutions: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

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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Managing Your Own Grief During the Holidays: An AfterTalk Plan B

[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 out to them and ask to be included. Most of us feel this …

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Holiday Sorrows and Precious Gifts: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

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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An Empty Chair: AfterTall Pandemic Weekly 12.9.20

AN EMPTY CHAIR by Penny Davis Hospice Executive ,Memoirist and Published Author   It is cold and snowy outside Tiny colorful lights twinkle through window panes Families gather to celebrate the holidays But, a chair is empty   Inside, the home is filled with an amazing aroma Turkeys and hams are baking Pies, cakes and …

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