A Seat at the Table: Loss & the Holidays

Garrett Drew Ellis

Navigating the holidays can be difficult, especially when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. Here are some tips we got to share on the INELDA website ( The International End of Life Doula Association). Click on the photo below.

These are times when self-care, self-advocacy, and protecting our emotions becomes vitally important. Setting boundaries around what you can handle emotionally can provide a sense of control and comfort. Additionally, making room for the release of emotions through therapeutic practices during this time can be helpful. Increasing therapy sessions or renewing a commitment to healthy living and exercise may help alleviate some of the grief.

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