Helping friends with loss during the holidays

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Helping friends with loss during holidays with resilience expert and author Elizabeth Van Tassel

With the leaves beginning to turn and October in the air, I’m gearing up for a busy time of year and gathering thoughts for holidays. Yesterday, a small fire was put out near our new home in the Bay Area (thankfully!) I’m reminded of some basic things that were so helpful in those years of recovery from surviving a wildfire and losing our home—and everything it takes to run your life and feel “normal”.

Yesterday a fire was put out near us photo of pumpkins and fall leaves with resilience expert Elizabeth Van Tassel

If you have a friend that endured or had a loss during the recent wildfires, floods, or hurricanes, and they seem tough, I can guarantee that part of them is stunned. Shocked. Just making it through the day. They may just not be able to think of how they could use help right now.

Now is the perfect time to think of planning something for your loved one, or to ask for help as well.

I’m citing posts and one guest blog I’ve also done about talking to people about loss and thoughts about Christmas which I can’t believe is not too far away…

Healing words for unthinkable loss link HERE.

Healing words in unthinkable loss from wildfire survivor Elizabeth Van Tassel

10 ways to help a family this holiday link HERE.

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Sweet sayings for difficult moments, guest blog

on Loretta Eidson’s blog HERE.

Sweet Sayings for Difficult Moments this holiday with resilience expert Elizabeth Van Tassel

I hope your holidays are wonderful!

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Helping friends with loss during holidays with resilience expert and author Elizabeth Van Tassel

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