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...

Letting It Go

Will I Remember This In 5 Years? I needed to remind myself of what was important. So I came up with two questions to ask whenever I found myself worrying, feeling anxious, or falling down the dreaded rabbit hole. “Will I remember this in 5 years?” was the...

The Old Normal

There is no such thing as returning to an “old normal.” The moment in which a “new normal” comes into being is also the moment in which the old normal ceases to exist. New normals and shifts challenge old ways and give rise to new ideas and knowledge.  Once we know...

2020: A Sense of Accomplishment

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash We tend to associate a sense of accomplishment with doing or completing a task or project. Whether its painting a bedroom or hitting a million in sales, when we reach a goal we feel happy, proud and self-confident. For some people it...

My Inner Crone

As I grow into my inner crone My hair will become silver, long and curls will abound The challenge will be to see if frizz wins out or if my crowning crone glory will simply become luxurious big hair I am grateful for the plethora of hair products that tame, sculpt...

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...