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S1 Ep9 Dealing with sadness, loneliness and grief at Christmas


2020 has been challenging in so many ways, and many of us will experience heavy emotions this holiday season, at the culmination of the year. If you are looking towards the festive season with a sense of dread, knowing that it will be extra difficult this year, this episode is for you. I hope it is a friend at this time. 

Episode 9 includes:

  • Comforting words for difficult times
  • Some inspiring ideas for taking care of yourself as you feel what you are feeling
  • Honouring of the Winter Solstice
  • This week’s ‘Get ahead tips’

Download the transcript here.

The books mentioned in this podcast were: Rhythms and Roads by Victoria Erickson / Secrets and Stars by Alex Klingenberg / The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry / The Magical Year by Danu Forest / Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year by Beth Kempton

Other resources mentioned:

OptionB.org / Option B by Sheryl Sandberg / The Grief Podcast > This is called Griefcast, apologies for the error! / Mind.org.uk / Samaritans.org / Words Heal: Writing in times of crisis (online course)


Episode 9

Season 1

by Beth Kempton