Grief does not take a break for the holidays. In fact, our holiday memories and expectations can make grief even more intense. If grief is an unwelcome guest for your holiday season this year, here are a few suggestions for how to navigate the season in a way that is as healing and supportive as possible.
Grief is always a lonely business, but it is lonelier still when our losses are hidden or unacknowledged ones. We stand alone in the middle of a tornado that no one else can see. Here are a few things I've found helpful in times like those.
A recent morning commute through thick fog reminded me of how similar that is to the experience of grief after a loss. It makes the regular, everyday routine that much more challenging to deal with. Here are some of the lessons this metaphor of navigating through a fog of grief can teach us.
The art form of kintsugi can offer great hope to those who are grieving, but it is often misused in ways that can add to one's grief instead of offering hope. Here are two common ways I hear that happen.