Happy Holidays?

What are the grieving to do at this time of year?  Every feeling is magnified during the holidays.  Emotions swing from being able to make it through, to no I can’t do it. When I look at this photo it makes me happy.  The family all together celebrating each other and loving traditions, to how I feel to have Jack’s seat empty.  I am so sad, and all I can do is share my suffering so others know they are not alone.

It is a desperate feeling, this grief.

I am including the link to an editorial piece I wrote, it is on the elephant journal website, titled Happy Holidays? Coping with grief through the holiday season.

I am posting this as a blog. I haven’t posted one since May.  I plan to write more in the upcoming months. I have discovered more about addiction and recovery and the resources available as well as more steps I have taken to heal myself.  I am hoping this sharing will find you and help you.