Getting through the hectic holiday season can be especially tough when you re grieving the loss of someone you love. There may even be more than one cherished person missing from your Thanksgiving table this year. When you and your family are grieving, how do get through the demanding days ahead, filled with social gatherings, gift shopping, and holiday cheer you may not be feeling?
You will find plenty of practical advice and encouragement from these heartfelt stories and articles contributed by the writers at the Open to Hope Foundation. Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley, a mother-daughter team, created Open to Hope in 2008 to provide interactive forums with a simple mission: helping people find hope after loss. They, along with many of the Open to Hope contributors, have navigated many of the same confusing, anxiety-producing decisions, and other potentially tearful moments, you may be coping with now.
When (and how) do you say, No? And when do you say, Yes? Is it okay to feel the joy of the moment, or does that make you somehow disloyal to the memory of your loved one? Which family traditions do you keep and which are just too painful to go through with this year? Let the articles in this book guide you through Thanksgiving and the busy month of December to a happier and more productive New Year. These authors have been there before you and made it, and you can, too. 100 percent of proceeds from all books go to the Open to Hope Foundation.