Grieving a Loved One on Special Occasions
May 5, 2021
Special occasions, such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or birthdays, are typically a time of celebration. But when you are grieving a loved one, those holidays can be bittersweet. While they can bring up cherished memories, they can also evoke sadness, loneliness, and despair. On these days, perhaps you’d like to participate in an activity to remember your loved one, or maybe you’d prefer to take a day to tune out from the world. Whatever you choose, know that there is no one “right” way to grieve. Whether you feel like laying low or celebrating big,...
Death Cafes in the Time of COVID-19
February 15, 2021
Unless one was around during the influenza pandemic of 1918, we have never experienced such unimaginable times. Once normal day-to-day activities have been severely limited. Our welfare has been jeopardized, and our very lives endangered. Along with these drastic changes to our lifestyle, the daily accounting of the realities of COVID-19 have made it difficult not to recognize our mortality. Although it has never been an easy subject, talking about death is as important and perhaps more needed than ever.
Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays
December 17, 2020
Caregiving for a loved one or family member with a chronic or terminal illness is never an easy endeavor. But during the holidays, caregivers may feel increasingly overwhelmed and emotional. Here are a few practical tips to help caregivers make it through the holidays while avoiding stress and guilt, and making the most of the time they have with their loved one.
Simplify Your Holiday Plans
Many adults feel the pressure each year to make the holiday season perfect for their...
Keeping a Loved One’s Memory Alive During the Holidays
November 2, 2020
The holiday season can be a particularly challenging time for those who are grieving. If someone you love has died, the holidays may not be a time of joy; they may instead be a painful reminder that your loved one won’t be there to celebrate. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to keep their memory alive and cultivate some comfort during these trying times.
Continuing the Bond
Whether your loved one passed away this year or 10 years ago, grief is not something...