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S1E39: Getting Through the Holidays

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Even during the best of times, the holidays can be exhausting and stressful. It can be even more challenging if you are mourning the loss of a loved one. It’s important to prepare yourself for the holidays especially if the upcoming holidays were a special time for you and that person.   Expect it to be hard.  If you make a plan for how you’re going to get through that day you will find it easier to manage.

Don’t be surprised if you feel your grief more acutely during a holiday (no matter what holiday), even if holidays weren’t a big deal for you and your loved one. Witnessing everyone else getting together with family for holidays can trigger feelings of loss that you may have done a good job of ignoring so far.

This episode talks about ways to tackle the challenges and make the most of the holidays. (Educational portion starts at 9:30 minutes.)


We also talk about some ideas of how to memorialize our loved ones over the holidays:

Recipe Time!

What better recipe to fit the holidays than a heart-bomb straight from the general that let the liberation of Europe – General and future President Eisenhower.

To get the full recipe (and some of the backstory) head on over to the Art of Manliness. By the way, this site has a lot of great history, and wonderful life lessons with retro art. It’s worth checking out! Get the Recipe Here.

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Do you have your own favorite recipe? How about a special way to remember loved ones over the holidays? Shout out to us in the comments below. You can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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