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Confidence and Grief: How One Affects the Other

After a break-up, have you ever been stuck, grieving the loss of the relationship, not able to move on? On my commute to work last week, I listened to a radio talk show.  The person being interviewed was Matthew Hussey, author of  Get The Guy.  The discussion was about core confidence, and how it affects our relationships. That got me thinking …

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My Wishes For My Son

Every mom has dreams and goals for her children.  Whatever those dreams center on, whether it’s education, success, or family, it really boils down to the same thing: we want our kids to grow up to be happy adults. Sometimes, in this crazy, mixed-up, trouble-filled world, that dream is easier said than accomplished.

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Just Stop: Busy Doesn’t Make You Heal

‘Stay busy,’ I’d been told.  ‘Time will heal your pain.’ Have you ever been given this advice? If so, you have probably already figured out that staying busy doesn’t help heal your grief.  

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Using Words to Heal Grief

Whether written or spoken, words hold an amazing power when it comes to healing from a loss. “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth In other words: talk about it, and your heart heals. I’m an introvert at heart, and for a long time I’ve been …

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Helping Children Cope with Loss: The Importance of Listening

For a child, a loss can be anything ranging from minor to tragic:  a favorite doll that is lost, a goldfish that died, a move to a new town, a parent’s divorce, or the death of a family member.

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5 Ted Talks On Grief -Help Your Child Cope With Loss

Losing someone you love in death is heartbreaking, no matter how old you are.  As adults, most of us have learned coping skills that can navigate us through the process of grief and healing.  But children don’t have the life experience necessary to handle the process all by themselves.

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3 Compelling Reasons To Make Connections (as an Introverted Single Mom)

There is nothing wrong with being an introvert.  Introverts have wonderful and unique personality traits that make them interesting and exciting, as long as someone is willing to take the time to get to know them.  And if they don’t, their loss.  Am I right? Yes I am. That being said, I’ve decided to work on my social skills.

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A Widowed Wallflower: Trying to Find My Voice

I’m a wallflower.  I’ve been this way since I was young.   I didn’t date as a teenager, and then in my early twenties, I married the second boyfriend I ever had.  (My first boyfriend dumped me because he couldn’t get me to be more outgoing.) After I married, I gained a lot of self-confidence (thanks to encouragement from my husband.) …

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