Tag Archives: holidays

Give Yourself the Gift of Health

The holidays are often packed with family gatherings, gift exchanges, hearty meals and general merriment. But it’s no fun if you become ill. Fortunately, following a few tips can help you be at your healthiest as the festivities hit… Get some exercise. Cut down your own Christmas tree, walk the dog, choose the far-off parking […]



Christmas Poem for Those Who Grieve

Contributed by: MaryJo Zacher – Director of Pastoral Care, OSF Home Care Services Christmas Desiderata for Those Who Grieve Go peacefully amid the Christmas craziness and rushing, and remember that you do not have to participate at anyone else’s pace but your own. As far as possible, without giving away a piece of who you […]



Helping Children Grieve During the Holidays

Contributed By: Laura Sollenberger, Pediatric Supportive Care Counseling Supervisor – OSF Saint Francis Adults play an important role in helping children grieve, especially over the holidays when new emotions and memories can hit with full force. Children often have trouble expressing their emotions and they may not be open about their own grief. The following […]