How can I meet New Year with hope?

   By Irina Jordan

As the ball gets close to dropping in Times Square this year, we want to share 5 quick ideas with you that might work for you if you have lost your loved one or beloved pet so you can meet the New Year with optimism and hope.

1. Be gentle with yourself and others.
2. Allow joy.
3. Resolve not to feel guilty.
4. Take care of your health.
5. Resolve that you learn to make meaning of your new life.
Following resolutions has never been easy, but neither is learning to live without your special loved one or beloved pet. The start of a new calendar year is a chance to realize once again that we are, in fact, still living. We still have something to offer others.
We wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!