Finding Your North Star

As you settle into the months or years following the death of your loved one, have you entered the questioning phase of your journey?  Why did this happen? What do I do with this experience? Why me? How do I move forward?   My personal favorite was: How do I make something good come out ofContinue reading “Finding Your North Star”

The Truth About Life

There’s a fundamental truth about life that is often overlooked. Understanding it will be a game changer for you in a good way. Here it is! For the most part, life is a 50/50 Split. That’s it! About half of the things in your life will fall on the good side and half will landContinue reading “The Truth About Life”

50 Ways To Make Friends

Welcome back!  Making friends as an adult is a challenge, but we can do hard things!  Remember those questions I asked you to work on in part one?  If you haven’t done them, get over to the blog that is titled “How To Make Friends As an Adult”, because it’s time to get them outContinue reading “50 Ways To Make Friends”

How To Make Friends As an Adult

Learning how to make friends as an adult is a lot different that as a child.  We don’t have the proverbial playground and mandatory education!  Plus, as a widow, it can be scary to put yourself out there!  Recently I posed that question to an online group. The response was incredible, supportive, and so encouraging!!Continue reading “How To Make Friends As an Adult”

An Encouragement Manifesto

What would happen if we collectively made a promise to women and for women? What if we made a promise to encourage and support, to invest in the future for women and their families? I have decided to create an encouragement manifesto for women. It’s time to commit to the mental and physical health ofContinue reading “An Encouragement Manifesto”

Death Day Decisions

There are a few very important action items that will have to be made the day your beloved dies. This is one of the reasons the living so desperately need you.  Notify family Where to send the body What is going to happen to the body Put a person or close group in charge ofContinue reading “Death Day Decisions”

The Worst Day of Your Life

What if, today, in the middle of the worst day of your life, there was someone out there that could tell you, “These are the things that are going to happen, and here’s how you’re going to deal with it.” I’m here, and I am speaking from experience. I know your world has fallen apart.Continue reading “The Worst Day of Your Life”


Sometimes when you are in the midst of turmoil follow the death of your loved one, it helps to have just one word to cling to. You can repeat your word as a mantra, and with the right word, it can recenter you in the storm. A friend this year gave me three words, oneContinue reading “Survive/Revive/Thrive”