Thanksgiving: Grateful while Grieving

Grief during Thanksgiving  November can be a difficult time for people who have lost a loved one. Strong emotions often surface on Thanksgiving, including sorrow, anger, and frustration, and many people experience mixed emotions during the holidays.  When the family gathers around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, it’s impossible to miss the fact that someone …

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Día de los Muertos: 4 Lessons on Life and Death

Día de los Muertos (English translation: Day of the Dead) is a joyful, colorful holiday to remember those who have passed before us, celebrated October 31st through November 2nd every year. Initially, the holiday began several thousand years ago as a reaffirmation of indigenous life, but now Mexicans from all religious and ethnic backgrounds take …

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