Posts filed under: Well-Being

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: Questionable communication and social skills are on display when you come across some of the astonishing things people say to grieving widows. Don’t you wish people said nothing at all rather than blurt out some of these zingers? Have you ever come across those folks who,...
Short and Sweet Summary: When you’re grieving, doing even mundane things takes extra effort. But what about the not-so-mundane things? The things you can’t necessarily check off on a to-do list? Because managing grief requires stamina and internal fortitude, don’t sabotage your efforts by forgetting to do these 7 important...
Short and Sweet Summary: Sometimes you just don’t feel very grateful for things that are happening in your life right now and that’s perfectly normal. You’d rather stick a hot needle in your eye than try to write out a much lauded gratitude list. When you’re ready to stop feeling...
Do you have a white-knuckle grip on control like I do? Or are you one of the savvy ones who’s already learned that control is an illusion? I want to be like you. The savvy ones who’ve learned how to loosen their control grip. I’m trying. I really am. I...
Short and Sweet Summary: Grief support groups won’t erase the crushing pain. But they will give you a place to validate your feelings and make your grief less isolating. Several grief support options for widows are available if you know where to look. Grief support was a monumental part of...
Short and Sweet Summary: The problem with relying on others to buoy our spirits or tell us what to do is that we relinquish all our internal power. The words of wisdom you think you need from someone else won’t bring the peace you seek. The words you need to...
It’s been five years since my husband died. 5 YEARS. As in 1,825 DAYS. WTF? I don’t know how it’s even possible that he’s been gone so long. It seems like just yesterday we were packing up our kiddos for a ski lesson and sharing hot chocolate by the fire...
Short and Sweet Summary: It’s about time you started taking care of you. Forget about everyone else for just a minute and focus on making yourself a priority. It’s not difficult, costly or even time-consuming if you try these unusual but significant self-care ideas for widows. Do you love you?...