A What Not to Say Post Okay, folks, it's time to address this one. Again. I belong to a Facebook group, and recently someone posted wanting details on how two of our members died. Talk about an opportunity to remind people this is a big, fat, hairy what not to say to the … [Read more...] about How Did He Die?
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)
Look ahead to the bright light Use your hopes to unfold each night Rejoice in the struggle, stay sane There’s always sunshine after rain ~Soulla Christodoulou, Sunshine after Rain: A Collection of Poetry A Wandering Widow Post Sometimes, when I'm least expecting it, the … [Read more...] about Keep Climbing (Leaving the Grief Forest for the Sunnier Mountain Top)
I want to reclaim who I am. ~Elizabeth Edwards A Wandering Widow Post When Dan first died, my hospice chaplain gave me some advice that took awhile for me to understand. He told me that avoiding the places that were important to WE, made Dan disappear. Jay gently suggested … [Read more...] about We to Me: Reclaiming My Favorite Places (A Week on the Oregon Coast)