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Recognize Your Value

Recognize Your Value

When Donnie died I was at the lowest point of my life and I didn’t value my future. I certainly couldn’t see any value I had to give as the children were grown and no longer needed me.

Many times in our lives we are forced to our knees by circumstances that come our way. We may feel as though we are worthless and insignificant in our own eyes but no matter what has happened or what will happen, we ...

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Life Is Forever Changed

Life Is Forever Changed

After the death of a loved one, life is forever changed. You are now a single in a couple’s world. As you’ve discovered grief is quite painful and you need your friends more than ever. Unfortunately, many couple friends are lost when you are no longer part of a couple.

There is nothing worse than having to leave a gathering of friends to go home alone to an empty house. Most of us have experienced this feeling because ...

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Widows – When To Date?

Widows – When To Date?

How many times have you thought to yourself: I don’t want to “work” at a new relationship, I want it to be the fun part of my life. And how many times has a nagging voice in your head chimed in, well, just live alone then, because there’s no such thing as a toil free relationship.

You will still argue and still have moments of total frustration. Whether it’s a friend or another partner, relationships do require effort. ...

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Having A Bad Day?

Having A Bad Day?

Bad days – we all have them. One day everything is fine and the next everything looks grey and sad. The good news is that pain, while soul-crushing, is manageable. The pain can steal my peace but it does leave behind experience. This experience is more valuable then gold because it is what armors me against the emptiness and gives me the capability to help other widows.

If you’re fortunate enough to give someone else some disaster ...

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How To Get Rebalanced

How To Get Rebalanced

Take a frank look at your journey and apply your energy towards some exciting changes.
There is an incredible freedom in being able to let go and be open to new opportunities coming from unexpected sources. When you are open to changing the quality of your life you will notice new people showing up. These people can give you some exciting opportunities to expand your knowledge and network.

This time of renewal and growth will help ...

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Ways To Beat Stress

Ways To Beat Stress

The goal here is to open up space in your day to recharge and reinvigorate your body-mind for a new and rebalanced life.

You need your sleep so that you are mental up to getting out of the house. Medical research has shown that lack of sleep can stress the body more than anything else you do. Make sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night for best effect. Stay away from your computer or T.V. before bedtime ...

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Mary’s Message…Treasured Memories

Mary’s Message…Treasured Memories

Treasured Memories

Your memories will never leave you and there will be days that you will say; “If he knew what I was doing, he would be upset” or “If she could see me now, she would be laughing till she cried.” Let the memories flow to give you courage to move forward.

• A lot of traditions are no longer possible when a loved one dies. Keep what traditions you can and be willing to start some ...

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Mary’s Message

Mary’s Message

It gives me great pleasure to introduce Mary Francis as a regular contributor on Widowed.ca.  Mary and I met while I was researching additional content for Widowed.ca.  After looking at her website www.sisterhoodofwidows.com I knew we just had to connect.  We connected by phone to learn more about each other and what we were each trying to accomplish.  My focus; to support widows and widowers through this difficult transition. Her focus; also to support but by sharing her story ...

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