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Can't We Skip the Holidays?

"Christmas? Thanksgiving was an emotional nightmare. Can't we just skip it this year? Where's the Grinch when you need him?" Glenn asked.

My Sister’s Birthday

Birthdays are supposed to be fun,

but since you’ve passed away,

Birthdays are nothing but sadness.

You’re not here anymore; 

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

Home for the holiday from New Orleans,
with Mother and Father at the tiny
drop leaf, brown rosewood, mahogany
table with the gold, grinning claw feet;
Father, choler- red-in the-face, short-

Grief & the Holidays: Caring for You

Grief Holidays

Grieving in the Second Year After a Loss


There is a pretty well-accepted theory on grieving that the first year is the hardest. The loss is so new, the first months can be spent in a blur of shock and disbelief.

We Will Always Miss Them

Missing someone is painful.

Will the hurt ever end?

Explaining Jewish Mourning Traditions & Rituals

When a member of your community passes away, it’s a difficult but important time to be present. Judaism is one of the many faith traditions that has rituals designed to bring people together as support for mourners who need time to grieve.


Holidays can be lonely. This time of year surfaces our losses and throws them in our faces. We bump into a memory with every decoration, song, or tradition.

Finding Thanks in Thanksgiving When Missing Your Loved One

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