Part Three – Widows and Self-Care

The very first thing I want you to do is get yourself a journal or notebook. Make sure that you love its size, color and design so that you will feel comfortable putting your most precious thoughts in it. Pick … Read More

Part Two – Widows and Self-Care

This may sound completely opposite to what you have always heard but I think self-care begins with learning to be selfish. The word “selfish” has a negative feel to it but when you put yourself first you will have extra … Read More

Part One – Widows and Self-Care

For the next two weeks I’m going to do a series of articles on self-care just for Widows. My focus is to help you put your self-care above anything else – to say no when necessary , to choose to … 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

Self Acceptance as a Widow

Being a widow is a name for this stage of your life but it does not define who you are as a person. Part of your grief journey is also a journey in finding out who you are when you … Read More

Finding Support After a Death

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 … Read More

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