December 2014


Winter is an Opportunity for Renewal



Our winters on the shores of Lake Erie are fraught with grey days and hazardous conditions. These can take a toll on the grieving process and contribute to deeper feelings of sadness. As part of the natural process of grieving for those who have experienced the death of a loved one, the season of winter can occur at any time of the year. The importance of winter in nature is comparable to the grief journey.
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December 21 2014


Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries…Navigating Your Special Days



We experience many intense feelings after the death of a loved one. These feelings are heightened on days that we are accustomed to celebrating, such as holidays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays, and anniversaries. The thought and anticipation of their arrival leads to holiday grief or holiday blues. These are defined as extreme feelings of sadness, loneliness, and anxiety. There is an overall feeling of dread.
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December 21 2014

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