A Keeping It Real Post September is Suicide Prevention Month. I won't bore you with a rehash of the ugly details of this small chapter of my story, but feel free to dive into the archives if you're new. Short version: in the depths of my worst pain, fueled by pills and … [Read more...] about Widowhood, Pandemic, and Suicide
Reckless Truth Telling
A Keeping It Real Post How is everyone holding up? Shit got real, fast, didn't it? I'm on Day 13 of isolation and won't lie; it's getting to me. I've already survived the worst thing in the world, so this is just something else to get through. But that knowledge doesn't … [Read more...] about A Widow’s Guide to Self-Isolation: Widow to Widow
A Keeping It Real Post Y'all know I'm a bit of a travel addict. Social distancing has given me cabin fever, but I've chosen to help flatten the curve, and all my travel plans are on hold for now. Over the last three months, I've engaged in conversations about travel and … [Read more...] about Social Distancing and Widowhood (Do The Right Thing)
A Keeping It Real Post Last week I wrote about what it meant for friends and family to hold space for the newly bereaved. Thank you for all the comments, private messages, and emails regarding this topic and your personal experiences. Holding Space is clearly a grief … [Read more...] about Holding Space For The Bereaved, Part 2 (Widow to Widow)
"I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me. They, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could." Veronica Roth, Allegiant A Keeping It Real Post When your husband dies, he takes part of you with him. I'm not … [Read more...] about Widowhood Stole My Identity. I’m Throwing Off the Shackles and Taking It Back.
"What I love best about Christmas is how you made me love it again. I went from hating it, to it being my favorite. You did that. You and your mom. I didn't think that was possible. You're like f*ng Christmas elves. For f* sake, I'm wearing GD Christmas jammies and … [Read more...] about Bring On The Holidays