It’s a busy time of year so I’ve compiled a shortlist of blog posts and articles together to help you through the holidays.
For those who have lost loved ones, those facing life-threatening, chronic illnesses such as cancer and all their caregivers, holidays can be a mixed bag of emotions.
It’s a reminder to be grateful for all we do have but often underscores what has been lost.
Tip #2 ~ Honor your feelings and take actions in alignment with where you are.
Whatever comes up for you this holiday season, honor it. If you feel joy and happiness in spite of losing someone, give yourself permission to take it in. There is nothing dishonoring to those who have gone before us when we smile, laugh and find some moments of peace. When a song, image or smell conjures up a memory that brings a tear or takes you to that Missing Place, treasure that you loved someone that much. If you’re struggling, practice self-compassion.
And if you need some other tools and resources, here’s some tools for your toolbox…
Widow Copes with Holidays By Serving Herself, Others ~ how being of service can ease the pain of loss during the holidays.
Holiday What’s Now, What’s Next ~ making conscious choices about how to spend the holidays and designing your year ahead.
What Are YOU Bringing to the Party? ~ if you decide being surrounded by others is how you want to spend your holiday time, just be conscious about what you’re contributing.
Worry, Worry, Worry – the holidays can be stressful. This post looks at stress and ways to reduce the impact and frequency of the experience of it.
If Your Body Could Talk ~ listen to what it’s telling this holiday season and find out if you need to rest, practice self-care, get up and move or get out and be with others.
When you make conscious choices during times that can trigger our emotions, you can avoid getting stuck in overwhelm or feeling stuck where you are.
If you missed, Tip #1, click here.