Widows – What Is Your Attitude

How are you progressing in your grief journey? Some widows think they will be happy when they sell the house, when they get more money or when the kids grow up etc. but happiness isn’t somewhere in your future. Your … Read More

Planting a Memorial Tree

There are many different ways to remember our loved ones. Planting a tree is just one of many suggestions. This type of memorial can mean a lot to you and family members when dealing with a recent loss by watching … Read More

My Monument for The Gravesite

Two months after Donnie’s death I did our monument. I put our wedding date and picture on it, and had it inscribed with “Charlie Brown and Snoopy Forever”. In the back it has the Serenity Prayer and I believe the … Read More

A Widow and Her Dream Crushers

Often, without even realizing it, our friends and families make us feel powerless to change. We are met with comments like “you can’t do that” or “you can’t afford that” or “you’re too old, young etc.” They may be well … Read More

What Are Widows Afraid Of?

Death results in fears of all kinds. Some fears you didn’t know you would ever feel. Some are old fears you’ve had most of your life but had been successfully denying up to now. A little fear can be motivating, … Read More

Love me now …

People come to the funerals of those they haven’t seen or spoken to in years. Why is that when the person would have enjoyed friendship during their healthy days and appreciated their visits even more when they were sick? • … Read More

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend

I hope that you enjoy your Thanksgiving Day – either in Canada or the United States. I know that gratitude is hard to find when you have lost a loved one, but it is a necessary step in your healing. … Read More

Handbook for Grievers

Years ago my life changed dramatically when my husband died at the age of fifty-three. I needed to trust what my inner voice was telling me, but I just wasn’t listening. I began to learn (I’m a very slow learner) … Read More

Lying Low When Grieving

When grieving, your urge may be to do something-anything-to avoid your life. But what if you just want to hide under the covers? I often advise widows to get out, even it’s just to have coffee with friends. My thought … Read More

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