Grief and Holidays

8 Simple Tips for Getting Through the Holiday Season While Grieving

Family gatherings can be tough for some people, even without the loss of a loved one. While you may already have the dish planned for Thanksgiving and the date and time in your calendar, if you’re grieving, the holiday season may be especially rough. To help, here's 8 tips for…...

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A Practical Guide to Honoring Our Veterans- Part Two: Burial Benefits and Allowances

In the second part of this article on veteran burial benefits, we will discuss what the burial benefits actually are and how your family can make the most of them. There are entitlements and restrictions to keep in mind when planning a veteran burial. We hope the outline below will…...

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Reflecting on Mothers Day After a Loss

Everyone has a story about their relationship with their mother.  For some it’s a story of unconditional love and acceptance. For others it’s a story of what is supposed to be but wasn’t.  Some stories have pieces of both. “She tried her best, but these are the following ways she…...

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Grieving During the Winter

The winter season brings many changes in regards to the weather. Especially to those who have the privilege of living in the upper Midwest. Sometimes we are referred to as “The Bold North” or “The Frozen Tundra”. The weather around here has extreme changes; from glorious sunny days drifting around…...

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Grieving After the Holidays

Losing a life of someone dear around the holidays isn’t really that much different from any other time. The obvious exception to the rule is that the holidays are meant to be a time for joy for everyone, and you may not be experiencing that same joy. While those around…...

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4 Ways to Remember a Father Who Has Passed

A father is one of the most important people in our lives. The impact a father has on a child lasts long beyond his death. Father’s Day is meant to celebrate our fathers, yet how do we do this when our father is no longer living? Memories come to mind…...

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Mother’s Day after Losing Mom

Celebrating Mother’s day is different now that mom has passed away. I miss my mom so much. I think of her when spring comes and remember how she loved dahlias and petunias. It was a yearly tradition that we children gave mom flowers on Mother’s Day. One person would give…...

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Preparing for the Holidays While Grieving

The holiday season can be difficult after losing a loved one. One way people can help alleviate the feelings of loss are to remember your loved one in your holiday planning. How can you do that? Here are some ideas....

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Finding Joy in Christmas After A Loss

Our favorite Christmas songs all declare the greatness of the season: it’s the most wonderful time of the year, the weary world rejoices, joy to the world! But if you’ve lost a loved one, Christmas can be a reminder of the person that you wish was there with you. The…...

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3 Twin Cities Remembrance Events For This Christmas Season

Christmas time can be joyful and painful for those who have lost a loved one. Memories of past holiday seasons with family and friends can often evoke renewed feelings of grief over your loss. Sometimes having a special time to remember your deceased loved one during the Christmas season can…...

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