How do you cope with grief at Christmas? by PETREA KING Grief is a strange beast that we learn to live with. We don’t get ‘over it’ as if it were a surmountable obstacle. We can become more comfortable with our discomfort but there is no finite time for grief as there is no finite time for love. Grief is often a private affair that others cannot share or perhaps even understand.Grief can spring out of drawers and cupboards, off shelves, from photographs, wafts to our nostrils upon a... more
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Petrea King has brought her warmth, humour and wisdom to thousands of people facing life’s great challenges. Author of eight books, including 3 children’s books and a cookbook, and a dozen meditation CD’s, Petrea is the Founding Director of the Quest for Life Foundation which provides programs and services for people dealing with life’s greatest challenges. She is a regular guest in the media and has been nominated for Australian of the Year each year since 2003. Petrea is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Centenary Medal and Citizen of the Year for 2008.
Understatement: this can be a difficult time of year. If you've lost a loved one, ended a relationship or have some family drama that's set to disrupt Christmas for you, December 25th and the lead-up to it can be tough, tough, tough. And also tough. We're going to publish a number of guest posts over the next couple of weeks about Christmas but I thought it was important to kick off with this one. A couple of weeks ago I heard a great segment on ABC radio with Richard Glover talking to Petrea King from The Quest For Life Foundation about... more