The holiday season is especially tough for those of us who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Whether it’s your first or your tenth holiday without them, you will be filled with mixed emotions of happy memories and sadness as you still try to enjoy the holidays with friends and family. The United States suffered a few tragedies this year; the movie theater shooting in Colorado, the devastation from Hurricane Sandy and the heartbreak at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. We can take some comfort in knowing that we are not alone in our grief and we can get through this together.
Please take a few minutes to watch the following television interview of Aurora Winter, founder of the Grief Coach Academy. You will learn how to help yourself and others NOW and in times to come. She’s offering a GIFT copy of her brand-new softcover book as her holiday gift to you (limited number).
Being thankful for even the little things in our life can take some of the sting of loss away. My pastor suggested to set a daily alarm on your cell phone for the month and day of your birth. So everyday at 6:25 PM my cell phone alarm rings and I stop and say one thing that I’m grateful for. It’s a simple thing to do and it helps bring joy to my life by focusing on something positive.
This holiday, I wish you tidings of comfort & joy … At Grief Hope Network, we recognize that doing whatever makes you feel better is key in the grief recovery process. Many people don’t feel comfortable in sharing their feelings with people they don’t know in traditional counseling sessions. As part of your online grief support, you can connect and communicate with other members at www.GriefHopeNetwork.com for Help for Today & Hope for Tomorrow.