“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?
“There are seasons when to be still demands immeasurably higher strength than to act.” Margaret Bottome When I chose to set up a home base in Belfast there was more to it than the music scene or getting mail from home. Although either of those was reason enough. … [Read more...] about The Belfast Test – A Grief Recovery Project Post
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
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
A Wandering Widow Post After months on the road, moving to a new place every week was getting old, so I'd decided to set up a home base for the rest of the year. Aaaah, nothing like unpacking, stashing the suitcase and getting mail from home, especially when it's in a … [Read more...] about Adventure Part 12 – Annagry, Co Donegal, Ireland
A Wondering Widow Post The holidays can be brutal for the grieving. Last year I opted out of them completely, despite the many generous invitations I received. Being around that many happy, festive, non-grieving people (even family people) was overwhelming. Curling … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving