Kintsugi living blog — grief

When grief comes to visit for the holidays

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

When grief comes to visit for the holidays
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.

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The loneliness of hidden grief

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The loneliness of hidden grief
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.

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Navigating the fog of grief

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Navigating the fog of grief
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.

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Kintsugi and grief: Two common misunderstandings

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Kintsugi and grief: Two common misunderstandings
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.

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The end of the world is a new beginning

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The end of the world is a new beginning

© 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio When I'm in the middle of a time when life seems to be crashing down around my ears, it often feels like the end of the world. And it is often the end of my world as I have known it so far. It's easy for my thoughts to get stuck in an unending loop that focuses only on the endings. My life (or world) is ending. Everything is crashing and burning. My whole life is falling apart. And to some degree, every single one of those thoughts...

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