death dying, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

The Holidays and Grieving…

These are all great blog posts and articles on grief, grieving, and the holidays. No matter if you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or another holiday at this time of year- the ideas and message are the same. Grieve, remember, come up with new traditions while honoring and remembering the old ones. Very good advice: "Memories can sometimes… Continue reading The Holidays and Grieving…

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Pay it Forward for the Holidays…..

I loved the movie and the book, ‘Pay it Forward. ' To think it took a child to start something amazing at his school. I also like Kevin Spacey as an actor and he played his role well.  As a continuation of my article on  ‘Compassion during the Holidays,'  I would like this to be a… Continue reading Pay it Forward for the Holidays…..

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

What is Best for the Client/Patient?

by Victoria Brewster, MSW So, the holidays are only a few weeks away…. now is a time to think what does a client need? How can we best assist them? Personally, as the holidays are only a few weeks way, I find older clients need more, are sicker or are dying. Is it the time… Continue reading What is Best for the Client/Patient?

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

The Holidays: A Difficult Time of Year for Many

by Victoria Brewster, MSW The holidays bring up warm memories to some and for others makes them want to hide for the next 6 weeks. I have fond memories of childhood holiday gatherings with my family; the food, the baking, the decorating, buying gifts, wrapping the gifts, the general holiday spirit that is everywhere at… Continue reading The Holidays: A Difficult Time of Year for Many