I will share with you my own emotional roller coaster of a year after widowhood, so you will better understand your widowed
In the first year of my grief, I was pretty much running on numb. I get that this second year will be a tough haul. My latest funk was triggered in a doctor's office when I was filling out paperwork.
I recently discovered the teachings of Victor Frankl, a trained psychiatrist and neurologist, who spent three years in four Nazi concentration camps, an experience that helped him develop Logotherapy.
When Peter died, I had to face the practical aspects of living alone. I had to change light bulbs, hang pictures and open jars by myself. So I devised a list of key items for widows to keep on hand to make their lives easier.
Saudade is a Portuguese expression that is almost untranslatable. The best way to describe it is: the presence of absence. It is a longing for someone or something that you remember fondly but know you can never experience again.
On the one-year anniversary of Michael's death I stood up for the Rabbi's final prayer between my 2 daughters. I remember
At only 34 years of age, I have endured more tragedy in my short life than most do in a lifetime.
Yoga gave me some air to breathe but not the adrenaline I craved. Writing was an intellectual catharsis but also made the
I've learned that love and time really do heal -- that's not just corny sentiment. Our hearts are incredibly resilient and it is human nature to find a way to get back up and keep moving forward.