“There is poetry among the wildflowers.” Rachel Irene Stevenson A Keeping It Real Post When I was in Bristol a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see Calendar Girls on stage at the Hippodrome. A musical in a historic theater? And based on a true story? Yes, please! I … [Read more...] about Widows and Wildflowers
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 Coping With Grief Post When I was in Durham last week, the Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was at the top of my "must-see" list. Of all the European cathedrals I've toured, Durham was one of the few not covered in scaffolding at the time of my visit. It … [Read more...] about Keep Climbing, Girl (What ancient cathedrals remind us about the grief recovery process.)
“A mermaid is not frightened by her own duality. She is a walking contradiction of piety and lust, sobriety and ecstasy, brilliance and stubbornness, the sacred and the scandalous...so dance with your own inner paradox.” Margot Datz, A Survival Guide for Landlocked … [Read more...] about The Duality of Widowhood
Language alert! Sorry, Mom. A Keeping It Real Post Today marks three years since Dan died. Holy fuck, dudes! It feels like an eternity has passed (haha) since that awful morning where I watched him take his last breath. Today I sit here, back in England, where … [Read more...] about Top 5 Widow Lessons Learned: Year 3
A Coping With Grief Post As I was preparing to leave town for another trek across Europe, I got my usual frenzy of appointments on the calendar for my last week. One of those was with my grief counselor. A friend of mine was surprised and asked why I was still seeing her. … [Read more...] about Grief Counseling and the Bereaved (aka Why I Keep my GC on speed dial)
A Coping With Grief Post Back when I still had the house that LOVE built, I had an amazing garden. That's not me Garden Goddess bragging. Strangers used to pull over and take photos of my flower beds. If they could have seen my organic raised vegetable beds in the back, … [Read more...] about Leap Year (What Gardening Taught Me About Grief Recovery)