Missing Your Parents During the Holidays Series: 7 Ways to Feel Better (Part 7)

2012 ends today. What did you do with your time here? Here's some things I did with mine.

Missing Your Parents During the Holidays Series: 7 Ways to Feel Better (Part 6)

Did you use some of the tools for dealing with the holiday? What pieces of the holiday were emotionally successful for you this year? What parts were not?

Missing Your Parents During the Holidays Series: 7 Ways to Feel Better (Part 5)

What kind of presents can you give your parents even after they have died?

Missing Your Parents During the Holidays Series: 7 Ways to Feel Better (Part 4)

This series is being written for TheGriefToolbox.com. You can find the original post, here. How to have a conversation with a parent who's died This one goes out to the people who believe in life after death. Not having a back and forth conversation with direct communication with your parent due to their transition from

Missing Your Parents During the Holidays Series: 7 Ways to Feel Better (Part 3)

If your parents left behind things you don't really need in your daily life, why not put them to good use? You can sell those items on craigslist, ebay or if it's funky enough, even etsy! Put money from the sales in a special envelope and...

Missing Your Parents During the Holidays Series: 7 Ways to Feel Better (Part 2)

Does the thought of therapy freak you out? Many therapists are the busiest during the holidays because many people find it so depressing! Are you convinced it doesn't help? How do you know if you've found the "right" one?

Happy Birthday, Dad

Today, you'd be 63. I imagine what you'd look like... or what kind of relationship we'd have...

Transitioning from present tense to past tense: How we talk about our parents.

Back in December, I started talking about how my mom really loves Christmas. That it's her favorite holiday. And half-way through, as the words were coming out of my mouth, I realized that I felt really strange. 'Does she love Christmas' or 'did she love Christmas'? 'Is it her favorite holiday' or 'was it her favorite holiday'? She's been gone for 2 1/2 years... So, does telling a story about our parents mean we have to feel uncomfortable every time?