Be “Present” in Your Grief and Loss: Avoid Prolonged Mourning

Grief has no time limits or boundaries and will last for a lifetime, as you will always mourn the loss of time spent with a loved one who has left a footprint in your heart. Therefore, how you embrace your grief journey will have direct impact on your recovery. The best approach is to work through your grief in a timely manner: addressing your emotions, understanding the loss and learning how to incorporate the emptiness into your daily activities. In essence, the key is being present in your grief…

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Helping Others Helps You

Why is it that when we become widowed we think we are the first person that has ever been widowed? We have a tendency to cocoon and not look around us to realize there are many others who have walked this horrendous walk before us. Our pain is so overwhelming we cannot imagine anyone could have survived a life changing experience of widowhood and would be available or would want to share what they have learned and how they survived. The truth is there are thousands and thousands…

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Living with Loss, One Day at a Time (Featured Book)

While exploring the hardships of loss by providing daily encouragements to help a griever through their personal journey, this book focuses on all aspects of life. It embraces and emphasizes the happy, healthy days of life with your loved one and how the loss has changed that life while integrating the loss into daily lives providing healing tools and suggestions. I am so glad that Rachel wrote this book, so she can continue to help more people live with loss. She has a special gift for imparting small and manageable…

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Cleaning out your closets

With the longer days of summer upon us it might be the right time to tackle the organizing of your spouse/partner’s personal belonging. “Cleaning out your closets” presents a significant challenge for most widows – the overwhelming thought of going through your deceased loved ones belongings and trying to decide what do with the items is by far one of the hardest pieces of widowhood. When referring to “cleaning out the closets”, it is not just the bedroom it includes the home office, the work office, the garage, the basement and the pile of papers that have accumulated…

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