Holidays and Grief

Does grief make the holidays difficult?

I wanted to share something new I learned about when I was attending a talk about grief during the holidays given by Emily Tiegenkamp who lost her brother to suicide. Check out my latest video below:

Emily shared stories about how she and her family cope every holiday season. Importantly, she shared this Holiday Inventory Checklist from Friends for Survival. I talk about the checklist at length in my video. Also here is a link to my article, “5 Tips: How to Say No,” which I mentioned in the video. Finally, here is a link to LOSS’ website; LOSS stands for Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide.

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Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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