Here it comes again — the Holiday Army — in its annual march against us. Some of its generals are called "Thanksgiving," "Christmas," "Hanukah," "New Year’s Eve" and "New Year’s Day." They are no respecters of the heartbroken and emotionally [...]
My Gifts to Me At Christmas
Here’s a gift list written by Cheryl McQueen, that we’d like to suggest to you.
Consider them gifts that you can give yourself.
My gift to me is:
to acknowledge that the anticipation of any holiday can often be much worse than the actual [...]
Gifts, Garlands, and Grief by Sandy Goodman
I remember our first Christmas after. It began the first week of November in 1997, three short months into our worst nightmare, but a lifetime into missing our child of eighteen years. He had died suddenly, one of those "in [...]
Dec 12, 2011
Christmas Holiday Suggestions for the Bereaved
The following are some excellent suggestions from author, Sherokee Isle.
1. Buy, or make, a special ornament or memento to display. Put your loved one’s name on it, along with significant [...]
Loss in the Season of Givingby Laura Slap-Shelton, Psy.D.
How hard it is to be bereaved during the winter holiday season. The demands of the season for cheerfulness, socializing, and giving are intense even for those who are not in the midst of mourning. How is it possible to join in the spirit of [...]