TWO BEERS AND A PUPPY

WSN: Coffee and Conversation with Larry Ahrens This week’s Coffee & Conversation is a little different. I cannot write about grief right now. Eight months in and lately I’ve been feeling more loss for my wife – not less. The COVID thing drags on. So, let us talk about something else. Here is something youContinue reading “TWO BEERS AND A PUPPY”

What’s really important. (hint…it’s not the election)

WSN: Some Winning Thoughts by Jim Winner Well, the months of hate-filled rhetoric, vitriolic media ads, and all that went with it came to a head yesterday. I have no idea when we will learn who won the presidential election. I, for one, am glad it is over. I love America. I love our freedoms.Continue reading “What’s really important. (hint…it’s not the election)”

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 toContinue reading “This Life We Are Given: As Simple As ABC?”

Trust your instincts.

WSN-MO: Some Winning Thoughts by Jim Winner Good morning, brothers! You may recall my last article. It was about changing residences in Florida. It spoke of hard but necessary decisions, the need to face those decisions head-on, and make them. Since that last article, I have officially become the owner of a condo on TurtleContinue reading “Trust your instincts.”

Are Success and Happiness Possible?

WSN: Widower to Widower by Fred Colby Immersing yourself in grief after your wife dies is unavoidable, necessary, and healthy. This stage of your grief journey may go on for months, or even years. But if you stay buried in grief, you may need to ask, “Is this: · conducive to your healing? · goodContinue reading “Are Success and Happiness Possible?”

Starting Your Day

WSN: Widow-Man with Dr. Nyle Kardatzke “Oh! How I hate to get up in the morning!” Irving Berlin I’m finding now, ten years after my wife’s passing, that I’m having a more challenging time starting my day productively than in my earlier years of widowhood. It’s a lot harder than when I worked full timeContinue reading “Starting Your Day”