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Family Day and Grief

Family Day can be a bittersweet time for those who are grieving. On one hand, it's an opportunity to spend time with loved ones and celebrate the bond of family. On the other hand, it can also be a painful reminder of the family members who are no longer with us. If you're grieving on Family Day, it's important to give yourself permission to feel your emotions and acknowledge your loss. It's okay to take a break from the celebrations if you need to, or to find ways to incorporate your loved one's memory into the day. Here are a few tips that may help you cope with grief on Family Day:

  1. Plan ahead: Think about how you want to spend the day and who you want to be with. If being around certain family members or activities is too difficult, consider creating your own traditions or finding ways to honor your loved one's memory.

  2. Share memories: Take time to share stories and memories of your loved one with others. This can help keep their memory alive and create a sense of connection.

  3. Practice self-care: Make sure to take care of yourself physically and emotionally. This may involve taking breaks, getting enough sleep, and engaging in self-care activities that help reduce stress and anxiety.

Remember that everyone grieves differently, and there is no right or wrong way to feel. It's important to be kind and patient with yourself as you navigate this difficult time. To connect and learn more strategies to healing grief go to to book a 1-1 session on how to come to terms with grief.

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