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
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.
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
A Keeping It Real Post As I write this, We the People await with bated breath to learn who our next president will be. I'm not writing about politics today. I'm writing about the collective grief of our nation, our neighbors, and whole communities. As soon as the … [Read more...] about A Grieving Nation: Top 3 Tips for Surviving Your Post-Election Grief
A Keeping It Real Post Faithful Readers, I know, I've been AWOL. Here's what's been going on. Thank you for your love, support, and check-ins. XO, L Back in May, another Widow asked if my mom's cancer discovery was a trigger for me. It was an honest question, asked … [Read more...] about Hidden Grief Triggers
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
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