151: Hurting for the Holidays with Paula Shaw on Change It Up Radio

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In this episode of Change It Up Radio, we’re talking about how to handle the holidays when you’re dealing with loss or emotional pain, plus how we can support and comfort those who are hurting during this time of year.

It’s that time of year again where there is lots of excitement in the air with all of the Fall and Winter holidays that have been recently celebrated and are fast approaching. While it’s a joyful time of year for many, it’s also a very difficult, demanding, and draining time for those who are dealing with the weight of a loss or any type of emotional pain.

Unfortunately, these individuals often feel alienated and maybe even defective, because everyone else around them looks so happy while they feel like they can barely get through the day. Furthermore, this is our second holiday season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and a lot of people are also feeling incredibly burnt out, disappointed, frustrated, and distraught because of the changes and losses that they’ve experienced.

In this episode, I’m going to talk about why the holiday season, in particular, is such a tricky time for people who are hurting, the importance of nurturing ourselves and doing less or doing things differently when we’re feeling overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted, and five steps for having successful, comforting, and supportive conversations with those who are hurting during this holiday season.

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