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That Helpless Feeling

That Helpless Feeling

An earthquake brought home with a bang just how helpless we are when the forces of nature are visited upon us. Hurricanes, blizzards, floods … all forces over which man can rarely exert control. Perhaps control consists of running away from an approaching storm,...
Preparing for the Holidays

Preparing for the Holidays

“When we are in the midst of grief, the last thing we may want to think about is the holidays. We may have little desire to participate. We may simply refuse to make plans, wishing the holidays would quickly, if not painlessly, pass.” The holidays are tough when we...
Lights

Lights

The holidays are a time of many lights, yet the holidays may also be the darkest days for people who are grieving. Although it may seem that everyone else is happy and light-hearted during the holiday season, we know that many people are not only grieving the death of...
Holiday Hints

Holiday Hints

A few ideas for getting through the holidays more easily. It is a difficult time for anyone who has lived through a life change. Perhaps these hints will make the holiday blues a little easier to deal with. DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF – get as much rest as you can and...

Holiday Tips

“Be kind and patient with yourself and others – compromise.” “Be honest in what you expect to be able to do.” “As you become aware of your needs, tell family members and friends.” “Consider changing traditional routines.” “Hold on to your pocketbook and charge...

When Grief During the Holidays Is New

As we officially enter the holiday season those who grieve enter into a quagmire of emotions. Is it okay to experience joy when your loved one is dead? Can you be grateful for the time you had with your loved one while being overwhelmed with missing that person? Will...

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