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

Being a Responsible Widow

When your loved one dies, to say that your life will change is the greatest of all understatements. Your life will be torn apart; mentally, physically, financially and spiritually. Immediately after their death, don’t let anyone rush you into making … Read More

How do I make sense of my husband’s death?

Widows are knocked off balanced when they lose their loved ones, but we must get back into living our life and not just existing. It helps to make some goals for your new future as a single person.  Your goals … Read More

How Does Life Go On?

Life goes on they say, but how can it, how dare it without our loved one? To fully heal our hearts, we must give ourselves permission to be happy. Eventually, as our heart heals, we will still miss them, but … Read More

Endings Are Also New Beginnings

The sense of helplessness and numbness that is common the first year, are signs of an ending and also a new beginning. You are experiencing the end of your married life and the couple world, to begin your life as … Read More

Ask For Help

I know its hard being a widow and having to do everything, especially when your used to having a husband help you. But please, if you do not know something, ask for help and advice. Often we get into more … Read More

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is your one stop shop for hospice palliative care resources and information materials for health care providers, volunteers and family and informal caregivers. Welcome to the CHPCA Marketplace “The Sisterhood of Widows” book … Read More

Widows and Estate Planning

When you die, all your important documents need to be found – the will, birth certificate, life insurance policies, pension information, bank details and more. Have ownership papers for specific assets and property in with your other important papers. You … Read More

Widows Embracing Life

Ten years ago I became a widow going through a dark season of grief.  I read that reconnecting with my inner child is a terrific way to heal my wounds.  But instead I have become absolutely fixed upon my “inner … Read More

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