Manage grief with grace this holiday season

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So much of grief is internal as a person manages numerous thoughts and emotions, but physical expressions of those memories and feelings can help them process it all. Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Holidays are filled with traditions, but when someone who used to share those moments has died, it can be particularly challenging to manage grief during the holiday season. Mental and physical preparations are the best tools for managing the feelings that may accompany holidays. While family members, particularly children, may want things to be as they’ve always been, the reality is things have changed. It can also be a time to create new traditions and memories that honor the absent loved one. Consider this advice from the National Funeral Directors Association to help navigate grief this holiday season. First, get plenty of rest. The holiday season pulls people in many directions, and that busyness can mean getting less sleep than needed. Being tired, however, not only has a
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