A What (Not) To Say Post It happens to all of you at some point. You are going along out of habit and start out a conversation with, "How are you Missssssssssssss" and deflate into awkward silence because you aren't sure if it's still okay to call me Mrs. Bain. Or, you meet … [Read more...] about How Do You Address a Widow? Etiquette Says…
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 Wandering Widow Post If you thought Thanksgiving was hard on the grieving, you ain't seen nothin' yet. The MacDaddy of the holidays is here, and you can't escape. It's everywhere. Piped in Christmas music, ugly Christmas sweaters (and they are ALL ugly), parties, vacation … [Read more...] about Adventure Part 13-The Belfast Christmas Market
A Friends and Family Post DISCLAIMER: I am not a mental health professional. Please call 1-800-273-8255 if you are thinking about suicide, or believe someone else is. My longtime readers have heard me lament that we are a grief phobic society. We are afraid to face death … [Read more...] about Suicide and the Grieving
A Wandering Widow Post After months on the road, moving to a new place every week was getting old, so I'd decided to set up a home base for the rest of the year. Aaaah, nothing like unpacking, stashing the suitcase and getting mail from home, especially when it's in a … [Read more...] about Adventure Part 12 – Annagry, Co Donegal, Ireland
A Wondering Widow Post The holidays can be brutal for the grieving. Last year I opted out of them completely, despite the many generous invitations I received. Being around that many happy, festive, non-grieving people (even family people) was overwhelming. Curling … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving
A Wandering Widow Post Just like in life, our perspectives change the further along we get in our grief journeys. Objects in mirror are closer than they appear, or something to that effect. When I visited Dublin in April, I hated it. I liked parts of it, but overall the … [Read more...] about Adventure Part 11 – Dublin, Ireland