Surviving the Holiday Season – 2020

Let’s start this right away by acknowledging just how awful the holidays are for those of us who have lost a loved one. Part of the problem is just how ignorant our friends, family and co-workers are about grief.  But … Read More

American Thanksgiving 2020

For new widows all holidays are difficult, but finding things to be thankful for, especially in 2020, is a stretch. You’re grieving, don’t try to be something you’re not. Let grief have it’s time and don’t hide behind the “I’m … Read More

Don’t Let Loneliness Hold You Back

Do you feel like you could die from your broken heart?  Studies have shown that loneliness and social isolation can trigger heart disease, stress on your body and mind.  The researchers suggest engaging in some casual social activities at least … Read More

Is Food A Widows Addiction Of Choice?

Some widows struggle with feelings of grief that are uncomfortable, and so turn to food to numb and block them out. Addiction of any kind is a sign that a widow is divided from her truth.  She has feelings that … Read More

What Is A Successful Widow?

As a widow, can you answer that question?  Can you define what success means to you, personally? Each of us can have real success in our talents, time, resources and relationships by building up our self-confidence and character. Success is … Read More

Do Widows Watch Too Much Television?

I think that in today’s society widows are so lonely, so separated from other people who are important to them, that they look to television to fill that loneliness void. To stay mentally healthy our minds require involvement and attachment … Read More

How Does A Widows Life Unfold?

  I have a fondness for telling other widow’s stories, extracting nuggets of truth to inform, inspire or benefit another widow. After Donnie’s death I was uncertain about what to say or how to say it.  The truth is, I … Read More

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