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

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

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

We All Need To Be Valued

One of things I miss is having a husband that loved and valued me.  Love in a marriage is often expected but being valued as a person comes with the maturity of the relationship.   I’m still loved and valued … Read More

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