From Tony's Scrapbook by Tony Wons, 1941-1942 edition. The holidays can be especially difficult and bittersweet after a loss. It's too easy to be reminded of who you are not with this time of the year. Especially if you shared a holiday tradition or ritual with them.Here are some lovely ideas on creating new traditions after a loss from "What's Your Grief". (Thanks to Cindy Crane for sharing this link!) Advice on coping with death over the holidays from Slate. Less seasonal,
The shortest day and longest night of the year is a time of contemplation, during which we tend to turn inwards, and for some of us it is the time that thoughts of grief and loss can come to the forefront. Not surprisingly, this tendency has spurred a number of folk traditions around the northern hemisphere, the most widely known of which is Yule. The procession from "Night on the Bald Mountain" Ave Maria segment from Disney's Fantasia. [Screencap source] One of the oldest an
Links about death, loss and grief Death and the Maiden by James C. Christensen.
I wrote a guest post for Death and the Maidens about training to be a death midwife! Rejoice! 2015 is the Year America started having a sane conversation about death. via The Order of The Good Death facebook page. (make sure to follow for lots of great posts) Simon Davis writes on How the non-religious are shaping America's funerals. Why thoughts of death might be good for you. Gallery of Death