The challenge of Christmas in grief

One of the biggest forms of celebration during Christmas seems to be gift-giving. Gifts placed under the Christmas tree are special. Plans for a gift may have started months earlier, money was saved and anticipating the person opening the gift is an enjoyable vision in your mind’s eye. During grief the gift-giving experience may not […]

Greeting the holidays with new traditions

The holidays I am addressing include the American holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. These holidays are in my tradition & experience and I can honestly write about them. Certainly I honor the holiday traditions of other cultures and religions but am not able to authentically write about them relative to grief. As this […]

Planning for the holidays during grief

The holidays I am addressing include the American holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. These holidays are in my tradition & experience and I can honestly write about them. Certainly I honor the holiday traditions of other cultures and religions but am not able to authentically write about them relative to grief. The holidays […]