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What I Couldn't Have...My Best Friends' Husbands

I sense there are other widows that felt vulnerable after their spouses died just as I did. In my denial of grief, about the 3 to 4 month marker, I admit I started to yearn for a male's touch.

My Journey.. I Own it.

I will never be a girl who lives her life within the invisible boundaries of the world’s expectation of perfection. I will always tell a dirty joke, and leave my house in a heartbeat for any reason to avoid a basket of ironing. I will live with baggage of sadness and keep it close, because it was “my” journey.

I Choose God

  Someone recently said to me, “Yeah it’s easy once you don’t have to go through anything any longer.” Was that person ever wrong! When you lose someone that you have deeply loved—when you lose the only person that ever loved you unconditionally—that pain is always there.

Culture Polices the Expression of Grief

We all grieve. However, while grief is a universal phenomenon, its expression and duration varies cross-culturally and individually.

Cleaning Out Your Deceased Loved One's Closet

I recently attended a local community meeting where I met a middle-aged woman who informed me—after learning that I was a grief and loss coach—that she had just finished cleaning her deceased mother’s closet and now felt emotionally draine


Often times I have come across lists of things to say to those that grieve, there is no more than one thing on my list, that should be on all lists.  No words are needed to be said, hug them, in silence is the only way.  Those who are grieving just want to know you are there, that


I am a mother before I am anything else, I strive to be the role model I want my daughter to be as she grows.  From the pain to the happiness I always make sure that through me she will see that nothing in life can keep you down, that through it all no matter where


Coming from my own personal experience through grief, it has been the one thing that has lifted me up through all my darkest moments in grief, on the heavy days I had to program my mind over and over again to directly seek the good times, the good thoughts, although in tremendous pain this

Three-day Conference for Widows and Widowers

Arizona-based nonprofit Widowed Community Education & Support Services, Inc (WCESS) is organizing its 2nd annual three-day conference, October 26-28, 2012, in Tempe, Arizona for anyone whose spouse or partner has died. 

The pearl

All of us have experienced many "FIRST'S in our lives.  Our first love, our first kiss, the list can go on and on.  


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