Health and Wellness

Good Mourning: The Many Faces of Grief

Darcie D. Sims, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS

Good Mourning: The Many Faces of Grief – SURVIVING THE POST HOLIDAY LETDOWN: DEPRESSION AND GRIEF

I’ve decided to spend January in my basement. After all, basements are often dark and gloomy (suits my mood), in need of organization (describes my life perfectly) and could use a good cleaning (similar to shaking the cobwebs out of my brain.)

January is a let down from the hustle and bustle of the Holidays. It is a month to “get through.” January is a month to SURVIVE. It’s sometimes a depressing month, just like grief is sometimes depressing. But how do we know when it being “down” is OK and heading towards being “really down” or depressed isn’t ok? Today we’re going to ask one of our favorite regular guests, Dr. Bob Baugher, a psychology professor at Highline Community College in Des Moines, WA that question. Dr. Bob’s books can be found at The Grief Store at www.griefstore.com or by contacting Bob directly at b_kbaugher@yahoo.com.

We’re going to talk about surviving the post holiday letdown, depression and grief and maybe even talk a little bit about some new year’s resolutions.

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