Short and Sweet Summary: What do you do when your support system disappears and you’re feeling isolated and alone? You take matters into your own hands by starting to practice forgiveness and learning how to support yourself. What happens when people who said they’d be there for you stop showing...
Short and Sweet Summary: The secondary losses that show up in the second year of grief deserve to be acknowledged too. Those pesky situations you never saw coming are also part of your grieving process. We often wonder how the second year of grief could be harder than the first....
Short and Sweet Summary: It’s a good idea to keep a vehicle emergency kit in your car for those random moments when you’re stranded on the side of the road screaming, “what the hell am I supposed to do now?!!” The best car emergency kit is one that’s well-stocked with...
Short and Sweet Summary: This roundup of encouraging quotes every widow needs to read gives you an opportuntity to look at things from different perspectives. Sometimes we need reminders that we’re not alone in our grief. Or that we have more power than we think we do. Or that it’s...
Grief is hard to handle, isn’t it? We can’t quantify it, measure it or fix it. No guidebook exists for how to get through it. Yet we feel like grief is something we should instinctively know how to manage. Society teaches us to “get over” our grief in a reasonable...
Short and Sweet Summary: It’s no secret grievers make people anxious because they don’t know what to do or what to say or how to act around those who suffer. Lift the anxiety burden on yourself and others with these communication tips to improve your relationships. It’s no surprise that...
This post about monitoring your home WiFi settings is Part 5 of the 5-Part Blog Series, The Sophisticated Widow’s Guide to Smart Home Gadgets. This blog post series is dedicated to helping you learn why you need smart home gadgets in your life and how they’ll make your tasks easier...
We’ve been talking in the Sophisticated Widow’s Guide to Smart Home Gadgets posts about why you need smart home gadgets in your life to make your day-to-day tasks easier. The posts outline the smart home gadgets I use, why I use them, and how they can help streamline your life,...
This post about how to cut the cable cord is Part 4 of the 5-Part Blog Series, The Sophisticated Widow’s Guide to Smart Home Gadgets. This blog post series is dedicated to helping you learn why you need smart home gadgets in your life and how they’ll make your tasks...