Believe it or not, grief won’t always feel the way it does today. As we learn to cope, we also learn how to live with it. Grief doesn’t go away; we will carry it always, but it does change over time. During our time together, we will explore how grief continues to impact us after […]
In 2002, after a short six week battle with cancer, Marny’s husband Keith died. She became a widow at the age of 30 and the only parent to two children, a son 3 years and a daughter 3 months old. After the death of her husband, Marny entered a journey that she was completely unprepared for. However, with the support of family and friends, joining local support groups and learning about grief, she has been able to recreate her world and create a new life for herself and her children. Marny was blessed with meeting a wonderful man and was married in 2007. The following year they welcomed another child into their family.
In 2011, Marny co-founded a non-profit organization in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - The Hummingbird Centre for Hope. Our mission is to build a community of hope for widowed parents.
The holiday season is coming whether we want it to or not! Thanks to the retail industry, this season seems to start earlier and earlier every year. Holidays are supposed to be a time of being together, honoring traditions, joy and merriment. When we are grieving this can seem just about impossible. So how do […]
This track is designed to meet the needs of people widowed between three and five years. These middle widowhood years are a time of searching, rebuilding, getting to know this new self within the widowed experience. The content for this introduction to the Middle Widowed track is based on research done through the Soaring Spirits […]