Widows and Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are the most frightening of all stress symptoms and are experienced by approximately one in ten adults.  They can occur after we have lost a loved one and our stress is high. A panic attack causes your heart … Read More

Make A Difference For Valentines

You start to heal when you are no longer focused on your own grief, hardships and loss. This Valentine’s Day instead of focusing on not having a spouse, focus on others that are also alone. I say this to those … Read More

Tell People How You Feel

Sometimes our biggest regret at a funeral is that we didn’t fully communicate to our loved one just how much we loved them. Other times we let conflicts with friends and family members remain unresolved.  This prevents us from forgiving, … Read More

Dating Tips for Widows

At Chick’s Night Out we widows talk about everything and the last couple of months dating has been a subject of interest.  For those who have lost a spouse and are looking forward to dating again, here are some tips … Read More

Grief Wounds

When I meet a recent widow and see her deep emotional and spiritual wounds I want to immediately ease her pain. But I’ve learned that my role is not to fix the wounds caused by grief, but to support her … Read More

The Personal Price of Caring

Widows pay a heavy price for being their husband’s care giver.  The emotional exhaustion of burnout is often accompanied by a deterioration in physical and mental well-being. Widows report feeling tired and run-down, finding it hard to get up in … Read More

Poem – “Change”

I would like to share this poem written for the book “The Sisterhood of Widows”    CHANGE The winds of change came blowing across your life one day. Little did you know the change about to come your way. The … Read More

Schedule Some “ME” Time

Schedule some ME time today! What are you doing for “YOU”  today?  Do something that you love and rarely have time for, something that will rejuvenate your soul. I hope you will be able to find at least one thing … Read More


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