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Uncomfortable Community

Having community around you can be great in your time of grief. It can also become burdensome. Today we are going to talk about what to do when your community makes you uncomfortable. We will be referencing our article Boundaries in Grief: Struggles and Solutions for how to make and set boundaries that can help…
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Gratitude in these times

2020 has made life different for everyone. The Pandemic has added stressors that nobody even envisioned in the previous years. Added to the strangeness and isolation of the time, we now face Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays without our loved one. The stress and anxiety of just one of these elements can be overwhelming. Mix…
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Gratitude to our Veterans

Veterans Day is November 11th, the day we honor the men and women who have served our country who deserve our highest levels of gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf. These men and women have offered up themselves so that we can have the freedom and the lifestyle that…
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Finding Community and Connection

In our previous post, our guest bloggers Pastor David and Shannon Carroll spoke about the importance of community during their journey with amnesia. Today, we would like to discuss the concept of community in your widow journey.  We plan to follow with a series of questions about community and the importance of maintaining healthy boundaries…
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The Promise to be OK

A while ago, Jeni was watching an episode of “This Is Us”. This particular scene was from some time after the father had died from the aftermath of a house fire and one of the sons was reminding his mother that she had promised that “everything would be ok and she would take care of…
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The Question of Organ Donation

Organ donation is a topic that sometimes we discuss before our death and may have a someday I’ll get to it approach. Jeni and I both have our stories to share and had very different experiences with this topic.. There isn’t a right or wrong way to go about this but, we want you to…
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Drowning Yourself in The What If’s

Have you ever felt that gnawing sense of What if... ? or maybe If only?   When facing the grief of your loss, one of the things that  may eventually happen is that your mind will go over the events of the day and time of the loss again and again. In this line of processing,…
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Raw Emotions

To say that the widow journey is an emotional roller coaster is a major understatement.  It is a twisted, topsy turvy ride that takes us through the entire emotional gamut. Major lows, weird highs and everywhere in between. The raw emotions come on quick and easily overload us. It may feel like your emotional covering…
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Boundaries in Grief: Struggles and Solutions

Boundaries and grief.  When in grief, healthy boundaries may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, it’s a good topic to check in with so that you are getting your needs met and others aren’t overstepping their boundaries.  Boundaries are defined as the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. Webster’s defines…
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