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
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 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
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