A Keeping It Real Post Y'all know I'm a bit of a travel addict. Social distancing has given me cabin fever, but I've chosen to help flatten the curve, and all my travel plans are on hold for now. Over the last three months, I've engaged in conversations about travel and … [Read more...] about Social Distancing and Widowhood (Do The Right Thing)
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 I wrote about what it meant for friends and family to hold space for the newly bereaved. Thank you for all the comments, private messages, and emails regarding this topic and your personal experiences. Holding Space is clearly a grief … [Read more...] about Holding Space For The Bereaved, Part 2 (Widow to Widow)
"Sometimes, I wonder if we ever truly let anyone completely in. The desire for another human being to know you, all of you, all the pieces, even the ones you're ashamed of — is huge. But too often, we sit down and sort through the pieces only picking out the pretty ones, … [Read more...] about What It Means To Hold Space for the Bereaved
A Keeping It Real Post In the last 48 hours, the world's reaction to the news of Kobe Bryant's tragic death has gone from shock to sadness to anger. Many rape survivors are understandably angry at the collective outpouring of grief for this man, who seems to have gotten … [Read more...] about When Love was Complicated, the Grief is Too
"I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me. They, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could." Veronica Roth, Allegiant A Keeping It Real Post When your husband dies, he takes part of you with him. I'm not … [Read more...] about Widowhood Stole My Identity. I’m Throwing Off the Shackles and Taking It Back.
For all of the trouble you've been through The blessings doubled just for you, the best is yet to come Today is the first day of the best days of your life You ain't seen nothing yet. Frank Sinatra, The Best Is Yet To Come A Keeping It Real Post I know. Everyone … [Read more...] about A Letter To Myself on New Year’s Eve 2019