All The Beautiful Things: Episode 1 Y'all remember my find the beauty in everything motto I told you about last week, right? Well, last night I found plenty of it. The Boise Valley JACL (Japanese American Citizens League) hosted a vigil for the Asian American hate crime … [Read more...] about Love, Boise
BlogA few years ago, I was just like everyone else I knew. I was on the corporate career track at a company I loved, caring for my aging parents, and taking life’s adventures one day at a time with my soul mate at my side. I had a plan. I knew where I was going, how long it would take to get there, and had the action items to propel me towards my life goals.
Hi, Friends. It's been a while. A long while. As we move from the quiet, restorative energy of winter into all the life-giving energy of spring, I've spent quite a bit of time thinking and reflecting on my journey. One of the core components of my "grief recovery project" … [Read more...] about Changing Lanes
A Keeping It Real Post No time to read? Check out the YouTube video. Although you're already here so why not continue? https://youtu.be/EDaAaBThQJI Welcome to this episode of Grief and Random Weird Stuff This Widow Thinks About. About two years into my life in The … [Read more...] about Grief and New Year’s Purging
A Keeping It Real Post Baggage (v. 2) Heaving my suitcase onto the bed I drop it on the floor instead, Oops, I forgot it’s full of laments for my dead. Why did I pack the weight of grief and fear when all I want to do is be light and clear? Running away and starting … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Invisible (Can You See Me Now?)
A Keeping It Real Post Welcome to my annual birthday post. This one marks my fourth without D, and the knowledge that I'm now the same age he was when he died carries heavy significance. I live for myself, not his memory, but that doesn't stop me from sometimes hearing … [Read more...] about Birthday Lessons
Book Review It's been a while since I've done a book review, so I was excited to get a sneak peek at Charity Pimental-Hymas' new offering, The Widow's Survival Guide: Living With Children After the Death of Your Spouse. Available for pre-order on Amazon and targeted for … [Read more...] about Book Review: A Widow’s Survival Guide: Living With Children After the Death of Your Spouse