Keeping Memories of loved ones burning brightly at Christmas

Christmas can be a really difficult time, full of mixed emotions and confusion about how we can or should remember loved ones; how we keep their memory burning brightly. 

The focus of Christmas is often on family, children and having fun, but that can be especially hard when you are missing someone you love. It can make the gap left behind seem even bigger.

It’s important to recognise that it doesn’t matter how recent or how long ago a loved one died.  It is normal to miss them.  Christmas can be a time of year when feelings of loss are heightened.  But there are ways that we can incorporate remembrance into our lives at Christmas time.

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How to manage anxiety after a bereavement

Managing anxiety after a bereavement

When we experience a bereavement, the world we knew and planned for changes.  The future can feel daunting, frightening or overwhelming, which can leave us with feelings of anxiety. Often, we compare how we feel after now to how we did before, when things felt more certain and secure, on solid ground.  

It’s so easy to take that feeling of security for granted, which can make it all the more shocking when it’s no longer there. But there is hope, read on to find out more.

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