Holidays

The Coming of Spring

As the days start to get longer and warmer and the first flowers of the season bloom, it’s clear that spring isn’t far away. Spring has always been a time to celebrate rebirth. Indeed, for many animals it is the time when new babies arrive—lambs, chicks and calves are generally born (or hatched) in spring,…

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New Year, New Beginnings

The end of one year and the start of a new one is a time when everyone in our culture is invited to think about who they want to be and how they want to experience the world in the future. For people who have experienced a loss, the new year and the new beginnings…

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Building New Holiday Traditions After a Death in the Family

The holidays are a particularly difficult time of year for most people who’ve experienced a relatively recent death in the family. It’s supposed to be a time of celebration and a time to spend with family, repeating traditions that might go back to your own childhood. But if a family member has died, you might…

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