Widow Wednesday #19-Resilience

Resilience: When poppies grow beside railroad tracks Dear Widows and Widowers, and those who love them, if you’re reading this post, you are resilient. In our society, simply reading and talking about death, dying, and rebuilding one’s life after a tragedy or trauma...

Widow Wednesday #18:Grief Class

A Pseudo Intellectual Goes to Grief Class Let the story begin… Strong and Independent I don’t do circles. I don’t sit in circles and share. I develop strategies, implement, pivot when required and, more often than not, I succeed.  I am a competent woman who has...

Widow Wednesday #17 Flashbacks

Flashbacks are NORMAL Flashback: a past incident recurring vividly in the mind (Merriam-Webster) Though we often associate flashbacks with PTSD,  it’s not uncommon to experience flashbacks after the loss of a loved one. I like to think of my flashbacks as snap...

Widow Wednesday #15

Welcome to Widow Wednesday #15 Living with love Is it okay to keep on loving those we’ve lost? Is it okay to love and miss our moms after they die? Yes. Is okay to love and miss our dogs and cats after they die? (check out your Facebook feed) Yes. Is it okay to...

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...