Sleep Tips During Life Transitions
Jan15

Sleep Tips During Life Transitions

Just because you are experiencing life transitions, doesn’t mean you should expect less sleep.  Illness, undiagnosed sleep disorders, pain, and medication can be the reasons one may have difficulties with sleep or suffer from sleep deprivation. For example, widowhood and dating, can be so stressful that sleep suffers.   Lack of sleep may be a way of life for some but, over time, it can affect your physical and mental...

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Widowhood: Hope To Cope
Dec03

Widowhood: Hope To Cope

As children we start very early trying to figure out the meaning of life and death and what it all means. It starts with the simplest of questions. “What does death mean?” “Where is heaven; and what does God look like?” it takes us a while to reconcile the reality that when the people we love die, we can no longer talk to them. It is at this moment that we lose our first little bit of innocence. Then, as we grow older, we look for...

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When Should Widow Dating Begin?
Aug13

When Should Widow Dating Begin?

When should widow dating begin is a question often asked.  Transitions in life often leave us with labels which usually include definitions and constraints not of our own making. Daughters are expected to be polite, mothers are thought to be selfless, wives are often revered and widows are thought to be lonely and sad. When someone becomes a widow, no measure of time or forewarning can prepare them or make this transition easy. It is...

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Breaking Down the Barriers To Grief
Jun29

Breaking Down the Barriers To Grief

Give yourself permission to express your grief. Some barriers to grieving may be personal to you. Other barriers may come from societal norms. Permission. Grieving is a normal response to loss. Give yourself permission to express in safe ways any feelings of loss you have. Learn to recognize any barriers that may be blocking you from free expression.   Personal barriers. Perhaps you come from a family where sadness and grief are...

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