Do You Feel Guilty and It’s Holding You Back?

It’s normal to feel some guilt because a sense of guilt is helpful in making decisions and deterring you from doing harm to either yourself or others. The perfect balance of just enough guilt helps us to maintain a balanced … Read More

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

Part Twelve – Widows and Self-Care

This is the last part so I’m going to just highlight a couple of important points. There are many different ways to use your journal. Write your past, present and future vision. Write about your thoughts, dreams, feelings and relationships … Read More

Part Eleven – Widows and Self-Care

Our culture values thinking with our heads based on our experiences, knowledge and education. But to honor our self-care we have to get in touch with our feelings. Maybe the most sensible way of doing things is not in your … Read More

Part Ten – Widows and Self-Care

It is a lot easier to share with others when you have lots but as a widow you may be low on finances and energy. Instead of holding back this is the time to reach out to others who are … Read More

Part Nine – Widows and Self-Care

For some a spiritual life is a religious role within a church community and for others it is a sense of peace that comes from spending time in nature, meditation or different spiritual practices. “Spiritual well-being” means different things to … Read More

Part Eight – Widows and Self-Care

Most widows struggle to experience even a little fun and adventure in their lives.  Fun is a necessary part of self-care and has a positive impact on your health and well-being. Building fun into your life on a regular basis … Read More

Part Seven – Widows and Self-Care

You need to share your life with people who care about you because relationships are an important part of your self-care.  They shape who you are and add meaning to your life. We all need to belong, be part of … Read More

Part Six – Widows and Self-Care

It’s easy not to pay attention to our emotional and physical health when we are grieving, until there is a problem – but then it may be too late to fix it. We need to take care of ourselves because … Read More

Part Five – Widows and Self-Care

You have written your life story up to this point in time.  Now, you need to take a closer look at how you are living your life at this present moment. Life is made up of many parts and no … Read More

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