Category Archives: Being Widowed

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Good Grief

We, as people, have this driving need to make everything okay. When things are okay (normal routine of life) we are comfortable. However, when something goes upside down and inside out, we feel it, and we struggle. We want to … Continue reading

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Be a Tree

Now that I have your attention, let me explain. When my two oldest kids were still mini-people they were great kids (still are, just bigger now). They were generally kind and usually good listeners. It never failed when I needed … Continue reading

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Day 54: 365 Days of Motivation for Widows

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.  –Ambrose Redmoon   There will be few times more terrifying than this. Sometimes the fear is intense and sometimes … Continue reading

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Day 53: 365 Days of Motivation for Widows

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.   –Anais Nin American Author Not many would equate healing as a widow with beginning … Continue reading

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Day 52: 365 Days of Motivation for Widows

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.  –Alfred A. Montapert Today will be hard. It will be hard if it happened yesterday. It will be almost just as bad if it was five years ago. It gets better, but holidays … Continue reading

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Day 51: 365 Days of Motivation for Widows

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.   We don’t all start in the same place and that’s … Continue reading

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Day 50: 365 Days of Motivation for Widows

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” –Unknown Author People will ask you, for years to come, … Continue reading

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Day 48: 365 Days of Motivation for Widows

We all need to grow continuously. –Les Brown This nightmare broke you. You are in pieces, a portion of your soul has disappeared. It has left you on your knees searching for answers. The answer is simple, the journey is … Continue reading

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Day 49: 365 Days of Motivation for Widows

“Perhaps I am stronger than I think.”   –Thomas Merton You bet! It is hard to imagine what you are capable of until you are faced with it. Here you are, faced with what once seemed impossible. You have the … Continue reading

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Holiday Survival Guide for Widows

Holidays are wonderful times of the year, for most. For widows, it’s often a different story. Pain, stress, and anxiety start building sometimes weeks before the holiday. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are often the most challenging because they are … Continue reading

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