From the first sight of Halloween decor, the dread begins, The Holidays are coming and I won’t have my loved-one.
With a recent diagnosis, it’s a panic to make the most of what could be your last season together.
To help navigate what can be overwhelming emotions, here are 5 Ways to Ease Grief and Loss During the Holidays from Jane Lowery, M.A., Resident in Counseling with Arlington therapy practice Sarah Moore, LPC:
1. Be open to things looking different this year.
2. There are a lot of events happening now. It’s okay to have JOMO: Joy of Missing Out.
3. Things are going to be different and that’s okay. You being sad about them is also okay.
4. You get to decide how you want to honor the person you’ve lost this year. Some ideas:
- Playing their favorite music
- Making their treasured holiday recipe
- Wearing their jewelry
- Having an empty chair at the table
- Sharing a toast to them
- Gifting yourself something that they’d pick out for you
5. Schedule a free 20-minute consultation to create a personalized plan to help you through the season.
Jane Lowery, M.A., Resident in Counseling, currently has openings for new clients and offers free 20-minute consultations. She sees clients in-person on Wednesdays and online Monday through Wednesday. Find out more and schedule your consult at sarahmoorelpc.com/about-jane-lowery.
After a foggy morning, Saturday night and Sunday morning might be even foggier. Dense fog has formed in Arlington and around the D.C. area, making driving increasingly hazardous as the…
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There’s no official word on its website, but it looks like Bar Ivy in Clarendon may have closed permanently.
Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.
Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.
Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.
Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!
The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 77th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 24th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to 10 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garland, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to
2023 Christmas Tree Sales Begin
Saturday, December 2
Get your holiday decorating off to the right start this year! We will be selling 150 Fraser firs, freshly cut and delivered from Sparta, North Carolina.