I didn't want to be a 'debbie downer' on the first day back but still feel I should share this detail with you all and maybe get some advice along the way. As the holiday season started, my very first principal suddenly passed away. I am truly heartbroken over the loss of such a great man. Today, I was given permission to go to my old school for a memorial that was being held. It was great comfort to be there with my friends and celebrate such a great life. However, as I grieve this loss, I am finding that the healthy things that normally relieve my stress, such as exercising are not helping. I find myself reaching for food more frequently then I was before. Anyone, have tips for kicking this comfort food habit to the curb? I know as time passes I will get back to 'normal' and hopefully with the memorial being done now, I can begin to have some closure.