February 2012

Monthly Archives

How Do You Know When You Need Help?

The stress of losing your husband can lead to a lot of emotional problems that can interfere with your daily living. Before I go any further, I’m not talking about grief which is a healthy expression of your emotions.  I’m talking about being tired all the time and not wanting to see anyone – your … Continue Reading

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Widows have freedom of choice

You are free to choose happiness and to lead a productive life.  You may choose to stay single or to enter into another relationship. But more importantly: the freedom to be ourselves must come first.  Many of us carry around the burden of unmet needs, needs that control us and rob us of the freedom … Continue Reading

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Widows and Dating

How many times have you thought to yourself: I don’t want to “work” at a new relationship, I want it to be the fun part of my life.  And how many times has a nagging voice in your head chimed in, well, just live alone then, because there’s no such thing as a toil free … Continue Reading

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Self Acceptance

Old age will be hard on me if I don’t learn to accept myself, in other words to feel comfortable in my own skin. As I age I do more of what I want and worry less about what others think.  Aging is a humbling experience as not everything works as good or fast as … Continue Reading

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A Widows Clutter

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Having a lot of things stuffed in boxes in the garage and closets will create negative energy in our lives.  Eliminating the clutter will free us of always thinking about it and just doing it.  One of the most important areas to clean up is your entry way into your home.  It’s no fun to … Continue Reading

Health For Widows

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Our health is affected in every way when we lose our loved ones.  At first the grief affects us mentally as it drains our joy and changes our relationships.   It isn’t long before our physical health – stress, sleep, exercise and diet are also showing the strain of our grief.  Our spiritually journey may … Continue Reading

Finding Support After a Death

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Grief is so much easier when it’s shared with others, so don’t grieve alone.  Being able to express your feelings will help lighten the burden of grief. Turn to friends and family members. Draw on the love of those around you and accept all the help that is offered to you.  They want to help … Continue Reading

Regrets When Dying

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People change when they are faced with their own mortality.  They experience a variety of emotions as they seek peace with their life and their death. There seems to be a common theme to the regrets they have: I wish I didn’t work so hard. A lot of men feel that they missed their children’s … Continue Reading

Numbing Out

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Often we respond to the pain in our lives by instinctively shutting it out of our mind.  Denial is a form of disengagement but although it numbs the pain, it also delays our healing. Facing the truth about how our lives have changed will give us the opportunity to acknowledge the pain and start our … Continue Reading

Friends

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I often talk about negative emotions and the need to get out with our friends.  Today is a perfect example of way this is so important.  It was a beautiful winter day but all I wanted to do was stay home and have a “sad” day.  I just didn’t feel like getting out of bed, … Continue Reading