Bailee Rainwater is a songwriter based in Nashville, TN.
On 11 Nov 2020 she released a touching song called
‘Christmastime (Wish You Were Here)’ that's about grieving
and missing loved ones during the holidays.
It's a magical piece of music that will touch the heart
of anyone missing someone special.
Click the link to purchase the song for just $0.99:
Christmastime (Wish You You Were Here)
Follow Bailee on Instagram at @baileerainwater
Overcoming the Pain of Loss: Surviving the Holidays
Wednesday, November 18th at 8:00 PM (EST)
Dr. Betsy Guerra of Better With Betsy is going to share HOW to honor your loved ones during the
holiday season in her FREE Webinar, "Overcoming the Pain of Loss: Surviving the Holidays",
Wednesday, November 18th at 8:00 PM (EST).
Join her as she shares how she survives the holidays and learn:
- What works
- What doesn't
- How to prepare
- How to honor the loss of your loved one
Register at www.hurt2hope.com/webinar
ThanksGrieving - FREE Webinar
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 5:30 PM (MST)
Jennifer Black, of 1st 24 Bereavement Concierge Services, will discuss how and why grief affects us,
especially during Thanksgiving and the holidays. She'll also share some ways to help you cope,
such as implementing new traditions. You'll learn how to be supportive to your grieving friends
and family this season. She'll also share our her newest program with you which is designed to
help grieving women overcome feelings of loss. Jennifer will address some common questions
and answer your questions too during this free event. Please be sure to register in order to
receive instructions regarding how to access the event.
Register at: https://www.facebook.com/events/710569993227889
Loving Your Griever Through the Holidays
November 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM MST / 8:00 EST.
Crystal Webster of Sharing Solace is hosting a FREE webinar via Zoom,
"Loving Your Griever Through the Holidays"...and it's OK if you are your own griever, and you are invited!
Don't let the holidays bring out down. Let's join together for an evening of solace and meaningful
ways to honor your loss during this bittersweet time of year.
Join the webinar on November 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM MST / 8:00 EST.
Bring your cup of hot tea or cocoa and 'Remember. You're not alone.'
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/LovingYourGriever
Grief & Halloween
Grief around the holidays can be amplified, and Halloween is certainly no exception. Most of the traditions around Halloween are meant to be fun but they truly can be upsetting and scary for those who are grieving.
Triggers are everywhere. Decorations and images of ghosts, zombies, skeletons, gruesome injuries, deadly weapons, tombstones, graveyards are all around. It’s a lot for someone who is grieving to deal with, especially
if their loss is very fresh or due to some kind of trauma or violence.
Halloween can be tough to get through, but there are some healthy ways to cope. For some helpful tips dealing with the feelings this day might bring up check out this great article, “Halloween and Grief: Ways to Cope with
the ‘Death as Fun’ Tradition Time of Year,” at https://eterneva.com/resources/halloween-and-grief
Whether you loath it or love, skip it or celebrate it, whether it’s no big deal or highly triggering, it’s all okay.
Do what you need to do for you. Sending you all love and wishing for a day that is gentle on your heart.
I Hate Holidays: Learn Ways To Cope During the Holidays
October 17, 2020 at 1:30 -2:30 PM (EST) on Zoom
As we approach the holiday season we tend to get extra emotional. This meeting hosted by the
Children of Angels Foundation and will discuss how we can prepare for such a triggering season and learn
healthy ways to cope with grief during the holidays.
Navigating Holiday Grief Online Retreat
Rev. Meghan Smith Brooks and Teri Wilder will lead you on a 3.5-hour virtual retreat experience via Zoom to explore, share, feel, heal and experience different modalities that support the process of navigating grief - especially when triggered by holidays or special anniversary dates throughout the year.
When: Nov 21, 2020 from 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (EST)
Where: Unraveling Grief Retreat on Zoom
Mother’s Day often reminds people of losses they don't often speak of, like the mom who neglected, reject, abused or abandoned them. Moms are not supposed to leave or hurt their children, prefer substance addiction or a romantic relationship instead of their kids. Unfortunately, many do.
Perhaps a son or daughter had a wonderful mother who has died, is dying, or suffers from a disease that
has stolen the mom they were from them, and they are missing her on every level imaginable.
Many moms are grieving a child or children that died, included mothers who've lost adult children, teens, infants
at birth or by miscarriage. The hole in their hearts forever exquisitely tender and incomprehensibly deep.
Mothers who are estranged from their kids and/or their child has an addiction, mental illness, severe disability, or has rejected them or their family may ache for a call or visit home or the restoration of health and/or sobriety.
Some dream of being a mom but carry the heavy grief of that unfulfilled longing, whether due to
infertility, past abortion, miscarriage, medical conditions, or the fact that the family and/or marriage
they dreamed of never materialize.
If Mother’s Day is a difficult day for you for one of these causes, or for any reason, we acknowledge
your loss, sadness and pain. Your feelings are valid and real. It's okay not to be okay. Please be extra
kind and gentle with yourself today.
For all of you who are missing a special person in your life on Mother's Day, and every day you are not alone.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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