A Widows Checklist – How Are You Doing?

Please answer these questions honestly and consider how far you have come in your grief journey: • I have given myself permission to grieve when I need to. • I am expressing my grief and not burying it inside me. … Read More

A Widows Grief Process

Take a close look at the emotions listed and understand that you may feel some or all of them.  These are all normal and healthy symptoms of the grief process and should be acknowledged. Sadness – You may feel such … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Negative Emotions

Negative emotions are costly and inefficient. There was a study done of 678 aging Nuns in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Congregation.  Nuns whose writing expressed a preponderance of positive emotions ( happiness, love, hope, gratitude and contentment) tended … Read More

Stages Of Grief – Healthy Relationships

Often after our spouse has died, we go looking for another relationship – one that appears to have everything that the previous one had. Because this new relationship appears to solve all of your problems, you hold onto it tightly.  … Read More

Have You Been Hiding Behind A Mask?

A mask is an image that you project so that others believe that is who you are.  But it stops others from really knowing how your feeling and may even keep you from knowing yourself. You may not want to … Read More

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