On September 23, 2008, my son turned three and I lost my mother— yes, on the same day. Within 6 months of losing my mother, I attended three funerals of close family friends, lost my baby cousin and the icing on the cake was when some family members turned their backs on me. My world as I knew it was pretty much upside down.
I grieved silently while struggling with my purpose for living for many years.
Processing my emotions about grief was hard (especially during the holidays). I lost my mother but I was also grieving the loss of family and my life as I knew it. Loss of any kind triggers grief.
This holiday season I am taking the journey with you.
I’m bringing back my infamous ‘Strategy Saturdays’! This time we’re talking Strategies to THRIVE During the Holidays despite Grief + Loss.
Let’s chat every Saturday until December 29 on my Facebook page around 9am est. (9ish ☺️).
In the meantime, here are three specific things that helped me thrive during the holidays despite my grief and loss.
Need a few gifts-to-self (or others) that will help you get mentally prepared for your journey to thriving during the Holidays despite grief and loss? Make sure you check out Bree’s Top 3 Holiday Thrive Guide.