Life is for the Living!

Some winning thoughts by Jim Winner Life is for the living! I went to the mountains of Pennsylvania last week to spend Thanksgiving with a few family members. Six of us gathered in my father’s cabin and enjoyed three days of relaxing, visiting, and sharing life. My father died in an automobile accident ten yearsContinue reading “Life is for the Living!”

Embrace or Escape the Holidays?

WSN: Widower to Widower by Fred Colby One of my mantras as a widower is: “It will never be the same again!” This view is never more apparent than during the holidays. Because holiday memories are so unforgettable and because they are so important to the family as a unit, the loss of your wifeContinue reading “Embrace or Escape the Holidays?”

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. ForContinue reading “Grief Loss and the Upcoming Holiday Season, Strategies for Getting Your ARMS Around It Early”

Valentine’s Day for the broken-hearted

February 14th conjures up images of love and romance. Yet, some of us have only memories to hold on to. How do I celebrate this special day of love without the one I have loved? My heart, which still bursts with love, now feels heavy with pain akin to unrequited love. As much as IContinue reading “Valentine’s Day for the broken-hearted”

Why Christmas means even more to me as a widow.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and the most painful, nostalgic, nightmarish time of the year now that my husband is gone.  Our hearts and home scream for the void we feel.  A voice that once boomed through our home at Christmas as we gathered around the piano is forever silent.  The man ofContinue reading “Why Christmas means even more to me as a widow.”

Dealing with the feelings that come up around the holidays

All those feelings that come up around the holidays As the holidays approach, I start hearing from folks in my widowhood community. They talk about the variety of feelings the season is bringing up for them. A widower, with sadness and confusion in his voice, tells me that the holidays were always “her thing”. SheContinue reading “Dealing with the feelings that come up around the holidays”