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?

Guest Blogger: Merry Christmas Mom and Dad

"I lost my Dad in 2003 on December 23rd. I lost my Mom last year on December 26, 2011..."

Do photos of your parents bring you pain or pleasure?

Do photos of your parents bring you pain or pleasure? Try this if you're having a hard time.

More Tips on how to deal with Christmas, the holidays, missing your parents, and new traditions

Here are some more tips on this popular topic: How to enjoy the holidays when your family and traditions shift. There's a lot of pressure around the holidays. It can bring up old memories, conjure up wounds with family that are not yet resolved, and has the potential to make you feel, well, not so jolly.

Missing Your Parents During Christmas Time & The Holidays

Christmas time and the holidays can feel pretty lonely when you don't have parents. Here's some ideas on what you can do to feel less lonely and fill in the gaps.