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There’s a Science to It! LISTEN TO THE PODCAST!BECOME A PATRON OF A WIDOWS TALE AND SUPPORT THIS IMPORTANT WORK!LOOKING FOR SUPPORT? CHECK OUT THE NAVIGATING LOSS PROGRAM! LEARNING TO BE SINGLE AGAIN IS HARD After 23 years of marriage it was hard to keep my...

Tips for Managing Stress

Some Ideas for Managing Stress during COVID 19. Widowhood is VERY stressful. You’ve had to make a myriad of decisions about all sorts of things, just when you feel least capable of making good decisions. Grief stresses your physical and emotional body. Understanding...

On Becoming a New Creature

I had cabin fever. Again. Bad. I was feeling down in the dumps, frustrated with my never-ending creative projects, my aloneness, my newly evolving life as an author and online coach. I needed to get out. Itching for action of any kind, I drove to Asheville to buy some...

When Grief Returns

Wouldn’t it be nice if grief were linear? If it could start at A and end (permanently) at Z? But grief doesn’t work that way. Working through grief is like peeling away layers of an onion. Some of the layers are really sticky and, most of the time, you’re crying while...

Please Vote for My Podcast!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN AND VOTE FOR ME! My podcast has been accepted into RODE microphone’s $150,000 2020 International Podcast Contest. Please log on and vote for me. Each podcast can only be 2 minutes long and mine is an excerpt from my new book on widowhood:...

Repairing What We’ve Lost

I went to Zombie land today (also known as the home improvement store) because I’m in the process of some apartment repair and Dane and Davey needed more supplies. (When you get into a project like this, the supply lists breed like mice.) Pulling in next to all the...

In Loving Memory of Mothers

http://traffic.libsyn.com/awidowstale/Mothers_Day.mp3CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THIS STORY My Father, the Rev. Dr. Ross Evans, was a master gardener. Like St. Francis, he spent much of his devotional life pushing compost into the soil and coaxing tiny seeds...

Wired for Connection

http://traffic.libsyn.com/awidowstale/Social_Isolation__Self_Compassion.mp3 CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO LISTEN TO MY PODCAST OF THIS STORY In Psalm 57, as he’s hiding in a cave from a murderous King Saul, David writes: Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my...

Walking Hand-in-Hand

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS STORY I met them yesterday when I was finishing up a spring walk, a handsome couple in their early 80’s. Tanned from a life in Florida. She was admiring the neon lilac azalea in my yard, and when I saw her lean on my fence and take him by...