Holidays can be a time of exuberant joy, excitement and giving. However for some it can also be a time that brings up deep feelings of grief, disappointment and loneliness especially when you have lost someone or something that is important to you.
Dealing with loss and pain while the rest of the world celebrates can be unbearable for some. Finding a new way to mark the ritual of the holiday and honour yourself or a loved one during this time of good cheer is a way to make the holiday experience meaningful. Finding a way of giving your energy to others, telling those you care about what you appreciate, writing a gratitude letter or diving yourself into a project, these are ways to help cope and get you through a difficult transition.