Grieving During the Holidays

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

Continuing bonds and making deceased loved ones a part of holiday seasons

By Louise McOrmond Plummer Since my beloved husband Ken’s death in 2016, Christmas has, for the most part, felt pretty ordinary. Being that we are now leading up to the 6th Christmas, one might suppose that I have become used to it, but the truth is, it still hurts, and at the risk of sounding like …

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FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE: An AfterTalk Inspirational Quote for Yom Kippur

FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE is a famous sermon given by Rabbi Kenneth Berger on Yom Kippur day in the fall of 1986. It was inspired by the crash of the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986 and the subsequent revelation that the crew had likely survived the explosion and lived for another five minutes …

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Dealing with emotional triggers after loss: weddings, birthdays, and other events

Dealing with emotional triggers after loss — weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other events The first year after a loss is particularly difficult because you’re bombarded with so many changes, and you’re not sure how certain milestones (your anniversary, birthdays, holidays, etc.) or other situations will become emotional triggers. If you’re prepared, however, you can turn …

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