Widow Wednesday #14: Teamwork

Welcome to Widow Wednesdays. A new way for me to share what worked, what didn’t work and what could work better. Moving forward requires teamwork Moving forward is always easier when it is supported through teamwork. It wasn’t until I was well along the road to...

The Lighting of Three Candles

Though we may not be able to gather in our usual way this holiday season, it is still important to come together. Ritual is one way to connect with those we love. I hope this post from 2018 inspires you to create your own new ways of staying connected. -From the...

Widow Wednesday #13

Welcome to Widow(er) Wednesday #13: Practical ideas for moving forward In Widow Wednesday #12 “Fight to be and Stay Inspired” I wrote about how creating the life we want is an ongoing process that involves intentionally engaging in situations that are new and...

Widow Wednesday #12: Fight to be and stay inspired

Widow Wednesdays Welcome to Widow(er) Wednesdays. A new way for me to share what worked, what didn’t work and what could work better. Fight to be and Stay Inspired In the midst of all the pain and confusion that follows when we lose someone we love it is hard to...

Simple Rituals to Stay Connected When a Loved One Dies

This article is a collaboration between Heike Mertins, author of “Grief is…” and Linda Stuart, creator of memorable ceremonies. Instinctively we come together when death happens.  The need to be comforted and the need to offer comfort is part of what it means to be...

Buy Cereal.

    Cleaning off my dying laptop I came across this piece.  I wrote it at least 7 years ago as my niece is turning 15 and I refer to her as being 7. I have no recollection of writing it.  The odd things loss will do to a brain.  Though I wrote it as a...