November 16, 2016

Let’s talk about Grief, the Holidays and how to get through them with a Happy face. 

For some people, it will be hard enough to get up and make it through each day. Add on the feelings of loneliness, anxiety, anger and depression. You would love to take a break from all these over the holidays, but Grief does not take Holiday breaks. 

An important first step is to recognize that the holidays will be tough, especially if it’s the first one. Be realistic with yourself and don’t fight the added emotions. Learn to say “No”. 

1. Surprised by your Emotional Ambushes: Just the thought of Christmas the holidays, your traditions, the tree, the cards, holiday gatherings can sometimes hit you when you least expect it. The emotions and tears flood in. These tears are a gift from God because sometimes we don’t have the words and the tears come. Take charge and say I’m crying because I have suffered a devastating loss. Take out your handkerchief and don’t apologize. Have a plan and decide what you are...

November 3, 2016

No matter how long it’s been since your loved one passed away, the holidays can still be a painful time.  The good news is that there is Hope. Join me for an encouraging Grief-Share workshop that will help you survive the holidays while finding new reasons to enjoy the holiday again. 

Monday, November 14th from 

7:PM - 9:PM 

Parkview Christian Church

11100 Orland Parkway

Orland Park, IL 60467

The workbook cost $10 at the door  

call Patti, with any questions. 708-478-7477 ext.235 

or email me, JoAnn Michalik

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