By Mary Friedel-Hunt
By now many who are grieving begin to dread the holidays. While the rest of the world celebrates, those who grieve begin a countdown to January. The parent(s) whose child has died or the woman who has lost her spouse and others who grieve often experience an increase in what is already almost daily grief triggers.
A grief trigger is anything that causes the wound of loss to be opened allowing a tsunami or even a ripple of pain to stir up one or more memories even as those around them are laughing and sharing. In my own experience grief triggers can be something as simple as driving home from the grocery store