For someone that writes about the grief spiral as much as I do, you'd think I'd be quick to recognize that shadowy arm as it wraps around me and sweeps me along to feel and heal the old traumas from a new perspective. You'd think that, and you'd be wrong. I'm blindsided just … [Read more...] about Grief Muscle Memory Runs Deep
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.
Happy 2022! I'm a bit late, but this is my first post of the year. When we left off in 2021, I told you about Project Dandelion, which I'm happy to report is alive and well. But those fluffy white seeds rarely fly in a straight line, and this dandelion is no exception. I … [Read more...] about Steep Ascents Require More Switchbacks
Holy Hannah. It's been a hot minute. How ya doin? Today I am officially one day older than D was when he died. I know it's a strange thing to find hovering around in my awareness this far into my AfterLoss journey, but here it is, just hanging out. A few years ago, … [Read more...] about One More Day
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?)