Author: Terrell Whitener

  • Husband – Warrior – Brother

    Husband – Warrior – Brother

    WSN-MO: A Few Minutes with Terrell Whitener During a recent reflection period, my thoughts turned to just how I have ended up where I am at in life. As a very grateful and appreciative man of my station in life, these reflection times usually end up as an exercise in gratitude and not a time […]

  • This Life We Are Given: As Simple As ABC?

    This Life We Are Given: As Simple As ABC?

    WSN: A Few Minutes with Terell Whitener Recently I lost a colleague due to some unfortunate circumstances. Historically in these writings, I share with you, it focuses on strategies for managing the loss of our spouses, partners, and significant others. However, recent events in my own life have made me reflect that loss continues to […]

  • Grief Loss and the Upcoming Holiday Season, Strategies for Getting Your ARMS Around It Early

    Grief Loss and the Upcoming Holiday Season, Strategies for Getting Your ARMS Around It Early

    WSN-MO: A Few Minutes with Terrell Whitener For my offering this week, I have chosen an article out of my archives to share with the brotherhood. I hope you enjoy and, most importantly, consider integrating this into your approach to the season ahead. Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us. For […]

  • All Dressed Up and Nobody to Love

    All Dressed Up and Nobody to Love
  • What I Miss Most

    What I Miss Most

    The current Corvid 19 pandemic effected most people’s life in some way. As a widowed man and an empty nester, the current protocol that I have chosen to follow has given me a significant amount of time to reflect on my life. Recently I gave a lot of thought to what I miss most about […]

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Forever

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Forever

    As I sit down to share my thoughts with you, it has been 64 months since I joined the community of widowed men. During that time, I have experienced so many things. Currently, as I find myself navigating this period, I call social distancing, I find myself with a lot of time to be alone […]

  • Settling into Singleness

    Settling into Singleness

    When not having the privilege of submitting articles to this outstanding group of men, I enjoy reading the exceptional content provided by other writers as well as reading your questions and thoughts. One of the common issues that seem to foster many conversations is dating and new relationships as a widower. Last week I experienced […]

  • Life, Love and Moving Forward

    Life, Love and Moving Forward

    February 28th will mark the fourth anniversary of the passing of my wife, Robyn. In so many ways it seems like much longer than four years. I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on a few of the things that I have learned during this period. I have often referred to this time […]

  • The Other Side of Love and Respect

    The Other Side of Love and Respect

    In 2004 Dr. Emerson Eggerich wrote a ground-breaking book titled “Love and Respect.” In this book, Dr. Eggerich brilliantly wrote about the innate need for women to feel loved and men to desire respect. I will never forget when I initially read that book feeling like “yeah, that’s it.” I also remember feeling that Dr. […]

  • Living In-Between?

    Living In-Between?

    Many of us have a natural inclination to do the things that we feel we do well. I, in many ways, have found aspects of widowhood very much like that. Last week I experienced what would have been my 19th wedding anniversary and the celebration of 25 years together with my late wife. Periodically I […]