Widows Fog

Who among us has not felt widows fog? Who among us has not felt lost and disoriented with the realities of our new life after loss? In the San Joaquin Valley of California, the fog is famous in a bad way, and while I don’t want to drive in it if at all possible, IContinue reading “Widows Fog”

Goodbye 2021

Goodbye 2021. You were difficult, but also awe inspiring. This was the year I learned to take my lessons from grief and share them with those who are hurting. I want to thank each of YOU for an amazing year: a year of connecting with you individually and as a community. I’ve been so honoredContinue reading “Goodbye 2021”

The Tale of Christmas Minefields

It’s all around us in the music, in the greetings, and the general atmosphere of, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But is it? Really? For those experiencing the holidays without their spouse it’s more like walking through a minefield, which the dictionary defines as, “an area planted with explosive mines, or aContinue reading “The Tale of Christmas Minefields”

The Greatest Love Story Yet To Be Told

This is part two of a recent teaching by Teresa Beshwate, The Sudden Widow Coach. The first post was, “Permission To Live.” If you need to, read it quickly, and then come back. When you grant yourself permission to live, it doesn’t diminish the love you had for your previous life with your spouse. InContinue reading “The Greatest Love Story Yet To Be Told”

Permission to Live

Do you need permission to live? This article based on the teachings of Teresa Beshwate, The Sudden Widow Coach, and it will blow your mind! Have you felt it? Have you felt that ten seconds of joy and laughter, perhaps with friends when you laugh so hard your tummy hurts? And then, like a slapContinue reading “Permission to Live”

The Story of You

“We’re all destined to live through three to five life-altering transitions in our lifetime (life quakes). They will drain the meaning from your existence, drying up the life story of how you used to define yourself.” Bruce Feiler, Life Is In the Transitions Your life is like a novel, a masterpiece written over the courseContinue reading “The Story of You”

How Do You Recharge?

How do you recharge? The holiday season is almost upon you, and it can be an especially challenging time. In addition to the stressors of regular life you may also have to tackle triggers, sadness, broken in-law relationships, and children who are grieving, but may manifest that grief as anger, anxiety, or stubbornness. Self careContinue reading “How Do You Recharge?”