Posts filed under: Well-Being

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...
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...
Short and Sweet Summary: Hindsight is always 20/20. Looking back now, I can see important lessons of widowhood that weren’t clear to me in the beginning. Here’s my take on how much I’ve learned since then. It’s been five years since my husband died. 5 YEARS. As in 1,825 DAYS....
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?...
Short and Sweet Summary: Your grief journey is different from everyone else’s. Even if you have similar circumstances, you must still chart your own course, grieve in your own way and on your own timeline.There’s no sense in comparing your grief journey to someone else because we all start at...
Short and Sweet Summary: We widows need to stop apologizing for things we shouldn’t be sorry for. It’s time to put a moratorium on saying “I’m sorry” if you find yourself apologizing when grief or happiness or love or any other action or emotion makes others uncomfortable. Do you apologize...
Short and Sweet Summary: Here are eight ways to check yourself and see if you’re a widow who’s making grief harder than necessary. It’s time to reevaluate what brings you joy and peace and serenity instead. Grief is a cluster-fuck of whacked out emotions. Seriously, it’s a shit show. When...