"Living is art. Breathing and heart beating is music. Seeing is painting the world with our eyes. Touching is sculpting the shape of everything. Life is the most intense art of all." Jacob Nordby One of my Adventure goals was to experience as many beautiful things as … [Read more...] about Art Therapy – A Grief Recovery Project Post
“Don't count the days, make the days count.” Muhammad Ali Counting Down In my old life, I'd count down to exciting events; T-3 days til a space shuttle launch, or 17 days til vacation, or the ever present count down to Christmas. They were fun reminders that something … [Read more...] about Counting Days vs. Making Days Count
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?" -Robert Burns My Dear W's, Congratulations! We did it! We survived Christmas. In case you can't find any pride it that accomplishment, don't worry. … [Read more...] about New Year’s Wishes for the Grieving
“We know what we are, but not what we may be.” William Shakespeare A Wondering Widow Post In a recent conversation about my experiences as a W, a friend asked if I considered myself married or single. Whoah! I had to think about that one. If you feel confused about … [Read more...] about Married, Single, or Widowed?
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…
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