A Keeping It Real Post For those of you who've been reading from the beginning, thank you! You've had a virtual front-row seat to the highs and lows of this grief roller coaster. I've been on it long enough I'm spiraling back around, and boy things sure look different … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned About Grief Support Fatigue
On nights like this I wear that dress you like and slow dance with your memory ~Lisa Bain A Coping Post This week, two families who are dear to my heart, are dealing with the worst milestone a griever can face: that first deathiversary. As I was checking in to … [Read more...] about Somatic Memory and Deathiversaries
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.