Preparing For The Holidays After The Loss Of A Loved One

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and New Year’s Day are annual holidays that can be a tough time for people who have experienced the death of someone loved. Family and togetherness are critical themes for the holidays and can bring up deep emotions whether the loss in new or from years ago. Grief is not a tidy, orderly process, and there is no …

Ten Tips for Thriving During the Holidays

1. Learn to Say NO. Give yourself permission to decline invitations or added responsibilities that you don’t want. Remember this is your holiday! 2.  Change Things Up. Families change over time, and traditions can be updated to reflect the current needs and desires of family members. 3. Join Festivities in Moderation. Decide how long you want to stay at a …