Holiday Greif Tip #3: Make time for your loved one
During the holidays there are constant reminders of your loved one and those memories can be bittersweet. More so, the pain of your loss can be overwhelming at gatherings and social events that used to include them. Maybe it’s an annual event that they used to host, or a meal or dessert they used to make to contribute. Regardless of what it is, that space is now empty and it is up to you to decide what you’d like to do with it. Sometimes making a toast at a party where their presence is greatly missed, or writing a personal holiday card to them can be helpful in recreating that space for them in memory. Taking control of your grief in this way can help with the anxiety of wondering if someone else will be bringing attention to that empty space. Every year Hospice hosts Angels Remembered for exactly this purpose, to create space, and make time for those we have lost. If you are in town, feel free stop by and place your angel on one of our trees. They are located here at Hospice, 89 Queen St, the RECC, and at the Truro mall. ... See MoreSee Less
Another rollover week.The pot continues to grow! Don’t forget to play your toonie this week!Another rollover week! A big Estimated pot of $270 for next week. Great to see some new numbers and older numbers being played again! Thank you to all who played! You are supporting such a great cause. ... See MoreSee Less
Holiday Grief Tip #2: Take the holidays one day at a time
The holiday’s are often a time of ritual and tradition. Carving turkey, baking cookies, gift buying, putting up the lights, and decorating the Christmas tree. But all of these things take time and energy that you may not have this year. In line with our first Holiday tip, being kind to yourself, this tip encourages you to take it one step at a time and to test the waters. If you are hesitating about decorating or attending that social gathering, make the first step and see how you feel. The first step can be as basic as bringing the decorations out of storage or accepting an invitation to a party. See how you feel after that first step and if you are comfortable, take the next. Nothing is set in stone; you are the captain of your ship. Go gently. ... See MoreSee Less
A great discussion on Historical & Cultural Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief. A huge thank you to our panelists Dr. Lynn Jones, Cynthia Martin, Samantha Molen, Ashley Sutherland, and our moderator Craig Johnson. #mycompassionatecanada @Col_Historeum @CanadianHPCAssn
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