experiencing loss on the holidays

For many people, the holidays are an exciting time of family, friends, food, and gifts. However, there are also people who are dealing with the pain of losing a loved one. Here are some tips for making those losses a little more barable during this holiday season.
The most important thing that you can do during this time is to have compassion for yourself. Remember that you have just experienced a painful loss. You are not expected to “get over it” or “snap out of it already!” Everyone processes grief in his or her own way, so give yourself the gift of that time.
Whether or not you believe in life after death, memories of your loved ones don’t die with them. Remember the good times you’ve had with them.
Do something to memorialize them such as lighting a candle or keeping a favorite picture.
Talk to someone, and don’t hold those painful feelings inside of you. A well-trained grief counselor, pastor, medium, or support group can help you to put these emotions into perspective.
Also, spending time with a friend or family member could be exactly what you need.
Honor your feelings. Know that sometimes you will feel sad, happy, and angry at the same time.
Lastly, spend as much time as you can with those who are still living on the physical plane. They will appreciate it, and you will know that you spent as much time with them as you could before it is their time to go home to the spirit world.
Let me know if any of these tips were helpful. I’d love to hear from you!
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