Arrival of the holiday season is bittersweet for many. Self-love, patience, and pursuing that which gives YOU joy is critical... The bridge between joy and sadness can be diminutive. As nature unleashes her power, such is the force of grief for many--unexpected, pervasive, and at times unrelenting. The holidays, though anticipated and joyous, may also bring emotional conflict. A past experience, losing a loved one, or on-going duress can add to stress during the holidays.