101. Navigating the Holidays After Pregnancy or Infant Loss with Meg Walker, Mary Margaret Powitz & Ashlee Proffitt


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Today I am chatting with Mary Margaret Powitz and Meg Walker about what it looks like to navigate the holidays season while grieving. We come into this conversation with different experiences and different perspectives as our journeys have spanned different amounts of time -- this will be my 12th holiday season since my son died, it will be Meg’s 6th and Mary Margaret's second. I think the different perspectives and what we have learned and are learning along the way will be really helpful.

In this episode we talk about what the biggest challenges a grieving mom faces during the holiday season and ideas and wisdom for how to handle those challenges. We talk about expectations and how to handle those. We talk about hurtful conversation and things said and how to handle those. We talk about what it looks like to parent living children during the holidays when you are grieving. We talk about traditions and triggers and creating boundaries. We also talk about what it looks like to love and support a grieving mom through the holidays.

This episode is honest and holds a myriad of wisdom about navigating one of the most difficult aspects of grief and life after loss. I really think that it will be helpful and a source of hope as we enter into the holiday season.


One additional resource that will be incredibly helpful to you is our Holiday Preparation Guide -- this totally free guide is a tool that will give you space for your thoughts and feelings as you prepare for the Holidays. I am certain that if you go download that guide and spend even just a few minutes working through it, it will be incredibly beneficial to your mental, emotional and spiritual health this holiday season. In that guide we include a list of resources to listen to, questions to evaluate where your heart is right now, space to work through expectations you may be feeling either from yourself or others, triggers and space to create a plan for those as well as journaling pages and meditation prompts. This free guide, the Holiday Preparation Guide can be found at www.themorning.com/holidays2020.

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