“Sometimes our healing happens when we change the way we relate to the things that will not change” – Vienna Pharaon

By Tom Peyton As I mentioned in a previous column, I receive daily inspirational quotes, and this one arrived not only from the site that sends them but forwarded as well from a high school classmate to me. They are both asking me to examine the quote and unravel its meaning. I will give itContinue reading ““Sometimes our healing happens when we change the way we relate to the things that will not change” – Vienna Pharaon”

Widowers Need To Step Out of The Shadows and Into the Light of Day

By Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey Grieving men are misunderstood. And for a good reason. After all, men don’t believe they have permission to grieve in the first place. When a man experiences a loss, they frequently resort to their primitive behaviors, suggesting to those who will listen, “I’m fine,”  Oh really?  Is thatContinue reading “Widowers Need To Step Out of The Shadows and Into the Light of Day”

Widower: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Grief

If you love someone and you lose them, you are going to grieve… there is no getting around it! But, is there a way to grieve that is healthy for you? Or a way that is unhealthy? Based on my own experience and what I have heard from hundreds of widower, the answer is aContinue reading “Widower: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Grief”

MOVING FORWARD

MOVING FORWARD When widows and widowers try to move forward with life, a multitude of feelings can suddenly make themselves known. These feelings vary a lot, depending on personality and situation. Here are some examples. See if any of these apply to you. Completely stuck.  You have the best intentions, but repeatedly find yourself stuck.Continue reading “MOVING FORWARD”

Boy’s Don’t Cry…right? WRONG! And That’s Okay

by Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey  From the time little boys are first able to walk, in some cases even before they can walk, parents begin shaping the psyche of their sons by telling them, “Boys don’t cry. ” Oh really… who says so? Whoever it was, they should be picked up and prosecuted for the harm theyContinue reading “Boy’s Don’t Cry…right? WRONG! And That’s Okay”