Self-care in the summer.
Along with holidays and school breaks, summer is a busy season for weddings, vacations, and celebrations of all kinds. And this year, many have been eager to get outside when the days are long and filled with sunshine (or rain), and gather with friends and family. There can be a sense that you should feel happy and at peace.
But for those who are grieving, summer can also be a time that brings up feelings of loss.
Just as children will grieve the loss of someone close to them in different ways as they grow older, the summer months may bring changes to your grief process.
There might be summer traditions you want to keep, such as visiting a special place you shared together or sampling their favorite ice cream, but you might also want to start new traditions as a family.
There is no one way or right way to cope with grief in the summer, or at any time of the year. Do you have any special summer traditions? What are some activities you might do before the end of this summer that make you feel connected to the person who died?