Grief in Autumn – Alone and Missing You

Change and holidays are catalysts that propel the roller coaster of grief, turning calm days into sleepless nights and reopening wounds that have just begun to heal.
Emotional triggers include Halloween with its festive and fun spirit evoking memories of early childhood, wide-eyed and innocent, exploring and participating in a world of make believe. I can be a pirate, or a princess or Dorothy of Kansas. Now I know the world includes grief and

10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One

The Holidays are stressful: There are presents to be purchased, crowded stores, extra traffic, financial burdens and social obligations.  If a person has experienced the death of a loved one this seasonal stress is greatly magnified. Death brings about many changes that will affect the holidays.  Perhaps your loved one always carved the turkey or prepared a […]