‘Tis the Season to Be in Crisis

Posted on January 20th, 2016
Posted by Cameron Naugle under Grief, Holiday Grief, Therapy
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https://theladyatdeathsdoor.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/tis-the-season-to-be-in-crisis/ ‘Tis the season to be jolly? Perhaps, but for many the holiday season can be a tough one. Jolly isn’t really what they’re feeling. Stress, sadness, despair even. These are some of the feelings that families have expressed to me during our closed-door funeral meetings. For anyone who has experienced a loss during the […]

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When a White Christmas Turns Blue: Surviving Grief During the Holidays

Posted on December 22nd, 2015
Posted by Cameron Naugle under Holiday Grief
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While everyone seems festive and joyful, you’re feeling blue — downcast and sad — weighed down by grief. It can feel extremely lonely when your heart is heavy with sorrow but those around you are expecting you to smile and be happy. If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, it is anything but […]

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Getting Through the Holidays: Advice from the Bereaved

Posted on December 22nd, 2015
Posted by Cameron Naugle under Holiday Grief
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Camille Wortman, Ph.D The signs of the holiday season are ubiquitous:  holiday decorations in the stores, piped in Christmas carols, holiday displays at the malls, TV programs focusing on selecting the perfect gift, holiday parties and gift exchanges at work. In many cases, this bustle of activity contrasts markedly with the emptiness and despair of […]

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