The Co-Mingling of Holiday Emotions
The co-mingling of holiday emotions. Is everyone jolly?
A resource by A Necessary Conversation
The months of November and December are often filled with festivities and celebrations. Yet, this time of year can also expose the co-mingling of emotions ~ such as joy/dread, happiness/sadness, contentment/anxiety etc.
The holidays can magnify these emotions, especially if one is experiencing death, dying or grief/anticipatory grief. There can also be profound discomfort if one acknowledges the, less than jolly, attitude.
Courageously seek the authentic self.
Honestly acknowledge the feelings.
Accept the conflicting emotions.