Am I a Mother - Tips for Handling Mother’s Day After Miscarriage by Lisa Church
Are you spending this Mother’s Day wondering if you are, in fact, a mother?
An Unexpected Letter by LeAnn R. Ralph
It was a couple of weeks after Christmas, and I was standing by my mailbox in the vestibule of the apartment building where I lived in Lexington, Kentucky, holding a letter I had just received.
Grief And The Holidays by Dave Turo-Shields, ACSW, LCSW
The holidays bring grief to an all new height for those who are
suffering from losses or struggle with depression, anxiety,
chronic illness or other such disorders. This newsletter is for
those who suffer and for those who love them.
All I Want for Christmas is My Son Back by Susan Dunn, The EQ Coach
The holidays are upon us … and how they churn up our emotions. The expectations … the memories … the empty chairs …
Somewhere there’s the Norman Rockwell family celebrating, but it was never at my house. Was it at yours?
Holidays of Sadness by Brigitte Synesael
When you have lost someone very dear to you, the most difficult obstacle to cross is getting through the holidays. Surviving the days where everyone around you is celebrating and spreading good cheer, while your mind is filled with memories and your heart is heavy with loneliness. It’s difficult just making it through what used to be the happiest days that were once shared with a soul mate, and today carries only emptiness. The greatest challenge is to remain in the company of others who love you, when you really want to be alone with your sadness.
Handling Holidays and Special Anniversaries with Grieving Children By Robin Fiorelli
Holidays and special anniversaries can be difficult for grieving children, especially during the first year. Holidays and anniversaries serve both as a reminder of the loss and of pleasant memories of the deceased. It sometimes is difficult for children to watch others enjoy the holiday, when for them it brings up the void they feel. The anticipation of the holiday, in fact, often can be worse than the holiday itself.
The Holiday Army By Andrea Gambill
Here it comes again — the Holiday Army — in its annual march against us.