Give Yourself Permission

Isolation is a part of widowhood we all know, all too well. For many of us, it keeps us trapped in the sorrow of what was and locked away from the joy of what still can be. When people ask me what we get from going to a retreat, finding understanding and loving...

How You Can Manage Stress

Many of the widowed women I work with have either traumatic conditioning or full-blown PTSD. Like me, they have undergone so many stressful situations so many times that their bodies are now set on full-blown, on-going disaster mode. And, once the death occurs, this...

Are You Suffering from PTSD?

One of the widows I work with, whose husband had metastatic prostate cancer, went through 4 surgeries, each with a long and painful recovery, and 12 emergency room visits. When she passed out on ER visit #10, she ended up in the bed next to him on the verge of a heart...

How Stress Affects Your Health

If you were a caregiver for your spouse, as I was, you probably arrived at his death exhausted and with your own health in jeopardy. Many of the widows I work with have cared for their spouse for years and done things only trained nurses in a hospital did even 20...

Finances for Widows

I just recorded a podcast with the team of HER TWO CENTS about finances for widows. Click here to listen! These gals are wonderful people and they are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS, not salespeople or investment brokers. AND, they only work with women! (Hence the...

What are you really grieving now?

I want to be really honest with you: Your biggest grief is not actually about him, no matter how hard that was or how much he suffered. It’s not about him. You have probably already mourned what he went through and what he lost. What you’re grieving now is what YOU...