Dec 21 2017

Making It Through the Holidays

What do the holidays mean to you? For many people, it’s a joyous time of year, a time to celebrate family and friends, and a time to be grateful for life’s blessings, remembering important days gone by and rejoicing in the present moment. For others, though, the holidays are a painful season, when the vacant

Dec 19 2017

5 Tips for Dealing with Grief During the Holiday Season

It seems like every year the holiday season gets longer. Stores start putting out Christmas decorations before we’ve even moved past Halloween, and it seems like the holidays go on for months and months. For those who are grieving, it can feel like an eternity. How will you make it through the holidays this year?

Jun 28 2017

4 Tips for Memory Making on the 4th of July

What do you think of when you think of 4th of July? There are fireworks and parades, patriotic songs and speeches, parties and picnics, but what’s the underlying element in all of it? For most people, it’s family. Maybe your favorite Independence Day memory is that time your uncles were shooting off fireworks, and one

Dec 7 2016

7 Tips for Those Grieving During the Holidays

The calendar tells us that a festive season is approaching, and the radio croons about days being merry and bright, but for those who’ve lost a loved one, grief doesn’t take a holiday. In fact, this can be the hardest time of year, as memories of shared holidays underscore your sadness, making it difficult to