Emotional & Mental Health for Widows

Emotional & Mental Health for Widows

Losing our spouse does not give us a pass to lose ourselves.

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When we encounter grief and loss, we don’t often hear about the secondary losses.

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Mothers approach August with a range of mixed emotions each year.

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Mindfulness is a state of being. Mindfulness training uses meditation, but it can also be informal.

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Navigating your journey will get much easier once you accept the unpredictable nature of life and learn to live with it

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Widowhood is challenging at any time of year, but holidays tend to make hard times even harder.

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When you’ve become widowed, it may feel overwhelming to figure out how or where to get help.

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There is no cookie cutter answer to this because although we all have experienced a loss, each and every grief journey is

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Sound familiar? I’ve had clients I’d been working with in therapy for quite some time who eventually asked, “I’m

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September shouldn’t be the only time we focus on suicide awareness. It is something we need to be aware of every month and

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Spring Cleaning Our Minds and Hearts: Be a Warrior Marilyn Nutter One of my friends posted on Facebook that she […]

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As I started to begin to write this article, I wanted to gather information. I was looking at facts, and I was looking for

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This is my guy! He is funny, athletic, serious with a side of goofy and everyone likes him! Looking in from the outside you

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We asked our widow sisters to share their wisdom by answering this question; What motivates you to keep going and keep

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We asked our widow sisters to share their wisdom by answering this question; How did people support you after the loss of

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We asked our widow sisters to share their wisdom by answering this question; When you lost your spouse, what did people do

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We asked our widow sisters to share their wisdom by answering this question; What challenges have you faced as a parent

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I’d like to share my story of recently creating a sacred outdoor space in my home. When Carolyn came to visit the LA

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When you give yourself time to heal, you begin to discover the new YOU. Truly focusing on our healing in all ways

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When my husband died suddenly in 2012, one of my strongest feelings in the early days of grief was that I will do whatever

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I’d like to discuss some things that we moor or anchor ourselves to positively and negatively, I wanted to share a little

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This month we are discussing the topic of receptivity. It seems that every month when you focus on something, life presents

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I think it is fair to say that losing your partner is like being in hurricane powered winds – like you can’t even catch

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Flexibility in widowhood isn’t just about ‘going with the flow’ – it’s about being alert and open to the

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It’s February and a month in which many of us can feel a surge of emotions approaching the Valentine’s Day holiday.

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Choosing to be Grateful – Finding Gratitude in the Firestorm Jen Johnson There are two months that have been the

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Adventure is not a word I would ever have dreamed would be part of my vocabulary. I spent my childhood and most of my adult

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As promised, I am writing to you from ‘The Eternal City’ Rome, Italy. A few years ago, I was blessed with a dear

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The powerfully healing words ‘connect’ and ‘connection’ have been on my mind (and heart) since arriving in Sedona,

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In 2015, I wrote a blog about choosing to be happy in the midst of my grief.

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