"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.
Language alert! Sorry, Mom. A Keeping It Real Post Today marks three years since Dan died. Holy fuck, dudes! It feels like an eternity has passed (haha) since that awful morning where I watched him take his last breath. Today I sit here, back in England, where … [Read more...] about Top 5 Widow Lessons Learned: Year 3
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)
A Coping With Grief Post Back when I still had the house that LOVE built, I had an amazing garden. That's not me Garden Goddess bragging. Strangers used to pull over and take photos of my flower beds. If they could have seen my organic raised vegetable beds in the back, … [Read more...] about Leap Year (What Gardening Taught Me About Grief Recovery)
A Keeping It Real Post While I was in Hawai'i, I was lucky enough to catch up with an old friend; one who both knew me before I became Mrs. Bain, and also knew D. As we sat at the family dinner table, catching up on all that's happened in the last decade, the topic of life … [Read more...] about He Gave Me His Blessing (His Final Gift)
Thank you to everyone who reached out to make sure I was okay. I took a few weeks off to go on a much needed holiday. XO, L A Grief Recovery Project Post If you're a regular reader, you've heard me describe the grief recovery process as peeling back layers from an onion, an … [Read more...] about Reclaiming All the Colors: Project WE to ME continues in Hawai’i