From a family facing a Holiday Season with an absent loved one to a movie star grieving for his wife some time after her death, grief touches us all. An empty seat just a few inches away can be a substantial source of pain for many this holiday season. Coping with loss is a long journey. Below are some guides to help face the road ahead. Use it for yourself or share with a friend.
Holidays and Empty Chairs
Here, John Pavlovitz, author of Hope and Other Super Powers reflects on the difficulty of facing the Holidays while grieving, "The empty chair is different for everyone, though it is equally intrusive."
Living With Grief: A Conversation Between Men
"There's no timeline for grief." In a revealing, in-depth interview with 60 minutes, Actor Liam Neeson opened up about his grief. Men might not always believe they can express and process their own grief but this heart-to-heart sit down challenges perceived norms. First airing in 2014, it still resonates today. Be sure to pass this along to someone you know.