A Day of Remembering

Memorial Day weekend is celebrated as the beginning of summer season. The school year is ending, the weather is getting hotter and the barbecue grills are being brought out for the first cookout of the season. This weekend people are heading to the lake, camp grounds or beach. Maybe you have a family reunion planned. … Continue reading A Day of Remembering

Reconnecting

Are you just going through the motions this holiday season? Are you doing things just for the sake of doing them? After all it is tradition. Or worse, are doing things just to please others so they will stop bothering you? After a loss, it is only natural to feel disconnected and empty. Nothing seems … Continue reading Reconnecting

How to enjoy Christmas when you don’t have the money due to a loss

Christmas has become a consumer holiday. The advertisements tell us to buy their products to have that memorable experience. Messages bombarded us saying the more we buy and give, the Merrier our Christmas. The amount spent determines the amount of love we have and receive. Therefore, we feel obligated to give and to spend a … Continue reading How to enjoy Christmas when you don’t have the money due to a loss

Create a self care plan for the holidays

Life is full of stress and stress filled events. Suffering a loss is one of the most stressful times in a persons life. Add on top of that the holidays and you have the makings of intense stress. When you are under a tremendous amount of stress, you need to take time for self care. … Continue reading Create a self care plan for the holidays

How to identify your support system and design a safety plan for this holiday season

Thanksgiving is over and now we turn our attention to Christmas. Christmas can be the most stressful time of year. There are so many expectations and activities. The financial pressure of gift giving, traveling, and all the extras create added stress. And of course, there is the family and relationship issues. We all face relationship … Continue reading How to identify your support system and design a safety plan for this holiday season