A Keeping It Real Post September is Suicide Prevention Month. I won't bore you with a rehash of the ugly details of this small chapter of my story, but feel free to dive into the archives if you're new. Short version: in the depths of my worst pain, fueled by pills and … [Read more...] about Widowhood, Pandemic, and Suicide
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.
A Keeping It Real Post Last week, on D's deathiversary, I posted a photo on my social media and called it my Re-Birth Day. And while I don't feel the need to explain myself to the raised eyebrows, I want to. After D's first deathiversary, when I collapsed in a drunk, … [Read more...] about My Re-Birth Day
A Keeping It Real Post Today marks four years since I began this unwilling journey called Widowhood. Four years? Really? It feels like both an eternity and a blink of an eye. And while things haven't turned out how I'd planned, it has been the best year ever. I'm getting … [Read more...] about Year Four: Widowhood Is Still Teaching Me to Live My Best Life
A Friends and Family Post Today marks International Widows' Day. This official United Nations observation (since 2011) isn't about saying, "Happy Widows' Day." Just don't. It is a day to raise your awareness about the plight of widows around the globe. Widows face … [Read more...] about International Widows’ Day 2020
A Keeping It Real Post For those of you who've been reading from the beginning, thank you! You've had a virtual front-row seat to the highs and lows of this grief roller coaster. I've been on it long enough I'm spiraling back around, and boy things sure look different … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned About Grief Support Fatigue
On nights like this I wear that dress you like and slow dance with your memory ~Lisa Bain A Coping Post This week, two families who are dear to my heart, are dealing with the worst milestone a griever can face: that first deathiversary. As I was checking in to … [Read more...] about Somatic Memory and Deathiversaries