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)
Shout out to Sara Bailey at TheWidow.net for this follow-up guest post on the sleep issues the bereaved often face. I know first hand how critical sleep health is to the grief recovery process. It's been almost three years since D died and I still struggle with the … [Read more...] about Correcting Sleep Deprivation After Losing a Loved One
A guest post by Sara Bailey of thewidow.net. I've struggled with insomnia and sleep issues since the hubs died, and can personally relate to everything Sara says here. Self-care is critically important, and lack of sleep impacts more than just our cognitive processing. I … [Read more...] about Welcome Sleep Back Into Your Life After A Loss
The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you're talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated. Cheryl Strayed The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life, by Donald L. … [Read more...] about The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life (A Book Review)
The sooner you accept the fact that you have to take care of yourself, the better it will be. He's gone. You used to know how to do this. You can do it again. Put your big girl panties on and get the f@#$ out of bed. You know he'd tell you the same thing, so just … [Read more...] about Someone Take Care of Me. Oh Wait, I’m Someone.
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