Sunday Workshop and Social-"Coping with the Holidays/Beating the Holiday Blues

Hi Friends,

Are the holidays as difficult for you as they are for me?  The holidays can be really tough for some of us to get through.  Are you are newly divorced, widowed-new or even a few years later?  Are you single for some time and truly thought that you would have found someone special to share your life with but here you are facing yet another holiday alone?  Are you just tired of being alone and need to do some whining and griping about it and get some of the pressure off your chest?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you. 

This workshop is not going to be a "DOWNER".  We are going to look optimistically towards the holiday and talk about some of the things we can do to make this a good holiday.  Maybe it won't be the BEST but why does it have to be the WORST?  If  you are way past all the trials of being alone during the holidays, why don't you come on out and share your experience of what you did to get through the holiday.  We also want to know how you felt and what were the stages you had to work through.  What was YOUR turning point?  What did you do to finally embrace the holiday?  Come laugh with us and share your experience and your techniques.

I have spent way too many holidays alone.  I know what that is like.  Until just a few years ago, I spent the time alone and was all blue and down in the dumps and really sad.  The day was hell to get through!   It was just ONE FREAKING day but it was one of the most difficult days to get through....that is...until just a few years ago. 

How did that change?  What did I do to make that happen?  I will share that with you in this workshop.  We will all talk about this issue and how some of you have handled getting through the holidays. 

We will make some concrete plans to help each other through this time of the year. 

I will also be sharing not only my own experience but I will be sharing the research that I have done on this subject. 

So if you have to get through something difficult---divorce, widowhood, seperation, breaking up of a long realationship in dating or the HOLIDAYS....this workshop will help you.

I am not saying that it is easy but if I can change my way of thinking and actually embrace the holidays, then YOU CAN TOO!

I hope to see you all there!!!



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  • vicki e.

    Oops! Wish I'd read about the dinner later. Would have loved to have attended the workshop, but the timing didn't work out. Maybe next year.

    December 5, 2012

  • Karen L.

    Excellent group! Fena addressed many issues that are difficult to face as a newly divorced person, with empathy and support! Smaller group- good conver

    December 2, 2012

  • Fena

    Hi friends, I am looking forward to our conversations today at this workshop. Bring your ideas and smiles to this event! Not signed up for the event but want to get out of the house? Join us after 5:45 for dinner on the main floor.

    December 2, 2012

  • Sophie B.

    The pocketbook suffers from a little melancholy this time of year! Oooyy...

    November 28, 2012

    • Fena

      Ahhh....there are ways around that as well. I would suggest making gifts or giving your time. The gift of time can mean more than a tangible gift. Babysittting for your kids while they get an evening out is a good one. As a contractor, for my friends, I would give them a gift certificate to do a design consult or a small painting job for free. Many times friends needed a designer to help them pick out a couch, pick colors for their home or a ceiling needed freshing up....I would write a gift certificate, put it in a box, wrap it in a beautiful package and present it to my friend/family. Every year, my friends would know ahead of time what they wanted or needed and they were ready with their request for their gift. So use your imagination! What do you do best? Cook a meal? Clean? Those are GREAT gifts!

      November 28, 2012

  • Dee

    Holiday blues aren't usually a problem for me...But then I usually spend them with my kids, family & friends. Can I still come and hear what others do? I can pick up some suggestions for the February-blahs. . .

    November 27, 2012

    • Fena

      Sure you can come! We need inspiration and input from all different experiences. Come share and bring that shining attitude that you always have!

      1 · November 27, 2012

  • Brian R.

    I make the best out of holidays by serving the less-fortunate, usually heading downtown and serving homeless men. It makes you feel better knowing that you helped out someone a little less-fortunate

    November 18, 2012

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