Transitions: Part One

Transitions are so awkward.You have one foot one place and one foot somewhere else. You’re afraid to leave and can’t wait to go all at the same time.  They’re rarely neat and clean.Transitions often come with a lot of back and forth. For instance, I’ve taken my fleece...

How to …

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...