As we learn to have compassion for ourselves, the circle of compassion for others -- what and whom we can work with, and how -- becomes wider.
Pema Chödrön
When Things Fall Apart

The Making It Through The Holidays article is a pdf file that is downloaded when you CLICK HERE. This article describes the four concepts I suggest you keep in mind as you approach the holiday season without your loved one present: Permission, Flexibility, Self-care, and Planning. While I have used Christmas as an example holiday, the concepts are appropriate for any special, meaningful day.

If you want to print the article, I suggest the following printing paramenters:
  • Paper size: Letter
  • Orientation: Portrait