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Widow Wednesday #6

Widow Wednesday #6
There is this misbelief that staying busy, going out, returning to work, buying a new car and even dating someone new are all signs that we are healing and moving on with our life. But, in many cases, they are simply actions used to break the powerful hold that grief has on us. Continue reading

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Widow Wednesdays #5

Widow Wednesday Welcome to Widow(er) Wednesdays. A new way for me to share what worked, what didn’t work and what could work better. This week I continue tackling the subject of safe people. Who are the safe people? (Part 2) … Continue reading

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Widow Wednesday #4

Widow Wednesday # 4: Who are the safe people? (Part 1)

Whenever I speak to groups about healing from grief I always tell them that when they are grieving they have to make sure the people in their lives are supporting their healing. But, how do we know if someone is safe? There are many tell tale signs. Let’s start with these three. Continue reading

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Less is More

The tee-shirt says it all or does it?  Marie Kondo and her philosophy of tidy changed the way many people view their stuff. On a recent donation run to Value Village the young man accepting donations said to me “Man, … Continue reading

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Everything is different when we grieve – even Back-To-School

  Re-visiting last year’s Back-to-School post because some things do not change. The Labour Day weekend marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Bathing suits and beach umbrellas are put away and new jeans and knapsacks donned. … Continue reading

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Widow Wednesday #2

Widow Wednesday Welcome to Widow(er) Wednesday, where I share what worked, what didn’t work and what could work better. How to support the grieving: Don’t give up on your friends (Part 1) Don’t give up on your friends. Invite them … Continue reading

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Widow Wednesdays #1

Widow Wednesdays Welcome to Widow(er) Wednesdays. A new way for me to share what worked, what didn’t work and what could work better. How to support the grieving Invite a widow(er) for dinner in your home – not for lunch … Continue reading

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