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

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

Part Four – Widows and Self-Care

Ok – Now it gets a little bit harder. I want you to take your journal out and write your life story. This is a very powerful exercise of learning who you are as a person and where you came … Read More

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