December 2010

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News 88.9 Saint John

I was on a live talk show with Tom Young this afternoon. The radio talk show was heard on News 95.7 Halifax, News 88.9 Saint John and News 91.9 Moncton. Tom asked some very insightful questions and spoke about the loss of his own father and mother. Everyone has been touched by the loss of … Continue Reading

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New Years Eve. as a Widow

I thought the holidays were hard but nothing highlights loneliness more then New Years Eve without your husband. This is one night that I still have not figured out a way to avoid. Everything about it shouts out “couples” and its hard to go out to celebrate the beginning of a new year as a … Continue Reading

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Another Christmas is over

It seems that it builds up for weeks and its over in a day. It’s all quite exhausting, both emotionally and physically. I can see why more and more people choose to go away on vacation. But if your not happy at home, running away isn’t going to be that magic bullet. You have to … Continue Reading

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Christmas 2010 YouTube Message

I posted a message on YouTube about getting through the holidays when your grieving the loss of a loved one.

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Widow Potluck

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 It’s one week to Christmas and I can’t think of anything I would rather do then spend the afternoon with other widows. Eating and sharing our memories: the good, the bad and the ugly.  They have been widowed from 8 years to as little as 5 weeks and yet you can feel the connection amongst … Continue Reading

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Google Blog Search for Widows

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I did a Google Blog Search for “widows”  on December 18th. The Sisterhood of Widows blog came in # 1 and #6 on the first page out of 801,000 results. Amazing!!

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It is the Season

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It is the season for giving, so give attention to someone who needs it. Ask them about their holiday plans, New Year’s resolutions, best holiday purchase – it doesn’t matter what as long as you take the time to listen and connect. The joy of giving is what comes back, forgetting about your own troubles … Continue Reading

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If You Can’t Climb The Wall Build A Door

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This is a great book by Dr. Charles Lever. The premise of the book is that no matter how great the challenges in your life, you can find a way to move beyond them and grow from them. See if you can get a copy of this book from your library. I believe in you, … Continue Reading

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Who is holding you back?

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Do you ever find yourself saying, “Oh no, I’ll never be able to do that”  – without even giving it a try?  Look at your excuses and see them for the falsehoods they are.  You can create your desire if you want it enough to be a bit uncomfortable for a while.  I like the … Continue Reading

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Grieving in Silence

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It’s the holidays and everyone is in the festive mood, but your not. It’s hard to grieve because you feel like you are dragging down the mood wherever you go. Does that sound familar to you? Where do you fit in during the joyful holidays? I sometimes feel like running away from it all, but that’s … Continue Reading