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...

I’ve Been Exposed

I was potentially exposed to Covid-19 on May 17, 2021.  This happened while discussing the results of some neurological testing that had been completed a week earlier (I’m recovering from a concussion). I was potentially exposed to Covid-19 by a health care...

Is this you?

You’re walking down the street. There is an older woman shuffling along with her full McCafe coffee cup. She has just left McDonald’s. She’s walking directly in front of you. There is another woman coming down the street towards you. She sees 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...

Hope

What if…             we exhaled and let go of that breath we are all collectively holding? What if…             we recognized that we are all struggling, and...

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...