Surviving the Holidays

It’s that time of year again.  It’s time for surviving the holidays.  In our life after loss, they can be filled with triggers!  I’ve compiled some of my favorite strategies for not just managing the trigger times, but life in general!  Get your notebook out, you’ll want to write these down. Harness the Power ofContinue reading “Surviving the Holidays”

The Tale of Christmas Minefields

It’s all around us in the music, in the greetings, and the general atmosphere of, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But is it? Really? For those experiencing the holidays without their spouse it’s more like walking through a minefield, which the dictionary defines as, “an area planted with explosive mines, or aContinue reading “The Tale of Christmas Minefields”

How Do You Recharge?

How do you recharge? The holiday season is almost upon you, and it can be an especially challenging time. In addition to the stressors of regular life you may also have to tackle triggers, sadness, broken in-law relationships, and children who are grieving, but may manifest that grief as anger, anxiety, or stubbornness. Self careContinue reading “How Do You Recharge?”