Posts filed under: Well-Being

Short and Sweet Summary: When your ability to remember things or manage simple tasks goes haywire, you’re not going crazy. You’ve suffered a devastating loss and it’s simply your brain’s response to trauma. This “widow fog” or “widow brain” phase is frustrating, for sure. But, you can help yourself deal...
Short and Sweet Summary: Are you struggling because you’re not seeing signs from your dead spouse? Or you used to see signs but now they’ve disappeared and you don’t know why? No worries. All you have to do is change this one little thing. Why do you suppose some people...
Short and Sweet Summary: When the dread that follows you around becomes too much to bear, try this unusual way to reduce your anxiety. Get in touch with your creative side, increase your self-confidence and let go of perfectionism all with the stroke of a pen. When my kids and...
Short and Sweet Summary: If you’re desperate to help your newly widowed friend but don’t know how, read on to find 15 practical gift ideas for a new widow that she doesn’t even know she needs. You’ll be helping in valuable ways by providing time, gifts or services to help...
Short and Sweet Summary: Learning how to be happier widow requires agreement with some basic life principles. And effort. You’re obligated to do the work. Oh, and it also requires that you believe in your right to be happy. Are you ready? Good to go? OK, let’s do this. A...
Short and Sweet Summary: When a hint of hope appears on the horizon and you start to wonder how to make widowhood more bearable, consider creating a new reality with the most powerful word you’re probably not even using. The words you use matter. The way you define yourself and...
Short and Sweet Summary: Are you the director in the story of you? Or is grief still hogging the spotlight and debating about what’s best for your show? As the director, you have the creative vision for your production, so maybe it’s time to move grief to a supporting role...
Short and Sweet Summary: When you talk to yourself do you use kind, helpful encouraging words? Or do you use unhelpful words like can’t or never? If you’re using harmful words, please remove these words from your vocabulary. STAT. Your well-being depends on it. What words do you use when...
Short and Sweet Summary: After your spouse dies, your health insurance coverage will most likely change. In addition to all of the other decisions you must make post-death, you’ll need to review these health insurance options available for widows and decide which plan of action is best for you and/or...