Posts filed under: Well-Being

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: 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: 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 and loss requires stamina and internal fortitude, don’t sabotage your efforts by forgetting to do these...
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 bad...
Short and Sweet Summary: I’ve been in denial about how much control we really have. Life isn’t predictable. It’s a series of unforeseen events that happen regardless of my planning and preparation. Some things are in my control. Most things aren’t. Do you have a white-knuckle grip on control like...
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...