This season is full of stressors. Gift giving, party hopping, family gatherings—you’ve got a lot going on! Even though it’s a happy time for so many out there, it can be tough on those who have lost a loved one, or those experiencing anxiety and depression. That’s why it’s essential that you take care of… Read More TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
When kids are grieving, coping with everyday in life can be more difficult. You may notice outbursts of anger and tears, general sadness or even more difficulty listening and cooperating. At school, there may be a lack of focus or inattentiveness – and a general inability to concentrate on a task. This can be especially… Read More Top 6 Strategies to Help a Grieving Child
Easter is that time of year where we remember the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Even if you aren’t particularly religious or a Christian, its inescapable at this time of year. For those who have lost spouses and are now grieving, it can seem overwhelming, with images and scenes of suffering and grief in popular… Read More Easter and Grieving as a Young Widow
Widowhood brings with it a lot of lifestyle changes that also include major decisions such as staying in the same city or buying or renting. Once you’re a widow, your budget and long-term planning needs will almost certainly change. Many widows choose to move to a new city and sell their homes and face… Read More Should You Buy or Rent in Early Widowhood?
Female empowerment became front and centre for me after I became widowed at 31. It was triggered more when I got comments from well-meaning individuals about how I should live my life now that my husband was gone. Unsolicited advice, strange remarks that were aimed at my gender (and supposed “weakness” as a female) made… Read More Lovely Instagram Accounts for Female Empowerment
This video is in response to the popularity of an article written just recently and the tremendous response from the media, people and other influencers who spread the message on social media. Thanks to Lindsay Blair, my wonderful husband, CEO of Blair Global Media for putting it together for me. Please enjoy and spread the… Read More My Husband Died at Age 34. Here are 40 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From It
For young widows (and widowers), making decisions can be nerve-wrecking as you’re used to making decisions with your spouse. Everyday decisions like what to have for dinner, what to get the kids for their birthday or what to wear to the next job interview, all get aired out with your spouse before a final decision… Read More 5 Reasons Why Widows Doubt Their Decisions
If you’re a single mom or a very young widow with kids, it can be especially hard to get a break. For some moms the reality is sometimes the only way you get a break is if you’re sick. Some moms almost welcome this brief interruption in their life. While we don’t think anyone enjoys getting… Read More Are You A Mom Who Secretly Likes Getting Sick?
While there are some broad tips for dating that apply to all women, very young widows have unique issues that may arise simply because of grief and the anxiety of having lost a spouse. Dating isn’t easy for anyone, so the first thing you need to do is not try to create the perfect ideal… Read More Dating Tips for Young Widows in 2018
There were numerous times after my husband passed away that I asked myself this very question. Can you grieve the loss of a loved one (a former spouse) and fall inlove with someone else at the same time? It seems the short answer to that question is a resounding yes. The heart is a big… Read More Yes – You Can Fall Inlove with Someone and Grieve Someone Else at the Same Time