Posts made in December, 2014

Holiday Traditions

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Featured, Holidays, Parenting, Relationships | 1 comment

Holiday Traditions

What holiday memories do you have from your childhood?  They are likely tied to family traditions.  When I was growing up, my family lived far away from our extended family members, so we were almost always traveling on Christmas Day.  So unlike many of my friends, whose grandparents, aunts, and uncles all lived nearby, we didn’t have the tradition of waking up at home on Christmas morning, opening presents, then heading for brunch at my grandparents’ house.  Instead, we sometimes had “Christmas morning” (in other words, the opening of gifts from Santa– I mean, my parents) on an...

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Grieving During the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Grief, Holidays | 0 comments

Grieving During the Holidays

The holidays can be such a fun and joyous time for some of us that it is easy to forget that for some the holidays are a really hard time. I have several clients that are facing the upcoming holidays while mourning the loss of a a loved one and I know they are not alone. For those that are grieving the holidays can be a really difficult time. Things that once were fun and heartwarming traditions are now filled with painful memories of the person who is no longer here to share them. Plus, seeing everyone around you celebrating happily can be a painful reminder of your loss. If you find...

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