Navigating sexual intimacy after the loss of a loved one can be a deeply personal and complex experience. Grief can have a significant impact on a person’s emotions and their ability to engage in physical and emotional intimacy. It’s important to recognize that there is no right or wrong way to approach this issue, as […]

December 5, 2023

1st MONTH

Have flowers ever bothered you after a funeral? After the loss of a loved one, it’s not uncommon for individuals to experience a wide range of emotions, and these emotions can be triggered by seemingly ordinary things, such as flowers. While the reasons for feeling a certain way about flowers or any other reminders of […]

December 5, 2023

1st MONTH

Choosing a Christmas gift for a new widow can be difficult because of the emotions surrounding this holiday season. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas that can provide comfort and support during this difficult time: 1. Personalized jewelry: Consider a piece of jewelry such as a necklace or bracelet that can be personalized with her […]

December 5, 2023

A FRIEND DIES

I have done this every year since 2017 and it’s awesome… After setting myself up for failure every year by having a LONG list of goals, I decided for 2017 that I would have one goal. Ok- make it even easier. NEW YEAR’S GOALS: Choose A WORD instead of a list of goals! It worked […]

December 5, 2023

PERSONAL GROWTH

When a teenager has experienced the loss of a parent, it can be a difficult and emotional time for them. It’s thoughtful to consider gifts that can provide comfort, support, or a positive distraction during this challenging period. Here are some gift suggestions for a teenager who has lost a parent: 1. Memory book or […]

December 1, 2023

A FRIEND DIES

I was listening to Tony Robbins and he says, “Where focus goes, energy flows”. It’s true if I really think about it. So how do I change my energy so it goes where I want it? Some days I get stuck in the mundane and have a “just get through today” attitude. SO how do […]

December 1, 2023

PERSONAL GROWTH

I think I want a week full of miracles! In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the mundane and overlook the extraordinary moments that surround us. Yet, every so often, we are blessed with a week that seems to overflow with miracles, big and small. These […]

November 27, 2023

SPIRITUAL

A common question is asked in my widow groups, “Is it possible to love again?” It’s a good question because most people put all the love they have into their spouse,then when that person is gone, the love feels lost.This can happen with a divorce, too. It seems the heart may be broken forever. Well […]

November 25, 2023

MOVING FORWARD

It was interesting to hear what people said to my children after they lost their dad. I was glad they said something, but I realized people do not know what to say. Losing a parent is a confusing and emotional experience for a young child. It’s important to approach the situation with sensitivity and understanding. […]

November 25, 2023

A FRIEND DIES

Telling someone that their loved one has passed away is an incredibly difficult and sensitive task. Here are some steps and tips to consider when delivering such heartbreaking news: 1. Choose the right setting: Find a quiet, private place where the person can process the news without feeling pressured to react in a certain way. […]

November 10, 2023

A FRIEND DIES

Individuals who have experienced the loss of a spouse are acutely aware of the value of what they have. Widows embrace gratitude and refuse to take anything for granted. They are appreciative of the people and things in their lives and are less likely to overlook or underestimate their significance. Not taking anything for granted […]

November 1, 2023

1st YEAR

                  I make this recipe for Halloween night at our home. We put it in bread bowls or small pumpkins that I have cleaned out. This is one of my fav’s– from my kitchen to yours- ENJOY! EASY Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe 6 cups water 2 […]

October 15, 2023

FOOD & NUTRITION