Day 19

Christmas is inextricably linked to the significant relationships in our lives. Memories of our family and friends, good and bad, come flooding back each year when the Christmas music starts to play and the lights turn on. For those of us who have lost someone, recently or not so recently, it can be a bitter sweet time, with feelings of sadness, shame, loneliness, and happiness all mixed in together. Today we look at ways to take care of ourselves when we are grieving, experiencing difficult emotions or missing someone special.

Teresa Keane discusses Shame & Self-Compassion

Read our 'Grieving at Christmas' blog by Catherine & George Brogan

Coping with Grief at Christmas with Liz Gleeson, who is a Grief Therapist and a curator of the Shapes Of Grief podcast

Click on the Remembrance Post below to leave a note about a loved one who is no longer with us. Thank you to Carlow Mental Health Association for opening this online space up to us and to everyone across the country. You can also find information about the Rotary Clubs in Ireland here. Many of the local clubs, including Mayo and Limerick, have Virtual Remembrance Trees for Christmas.