How do you practice self-care when you don’t have the energy to shower? For many widowed people the early days after the death of their person are lived in a fog and self-care is not a concept to which any attention is paid.
Newly Widowed: Help for the First Year of Widowhood
Learn how writing about your journey through widowhood – whether in a diary, a prompted journal, poetry, letters or just any crude stick figures you can manage to create through your pain – can be cathartic…
Grief and trauma can cause an enormously painful dividing line in our personal life story: there is the person we were before our loved one died and the person we are now becoming.
Creating a healthy balance between holding onto our memories, living in the present moment and having the ability to plan for a meaningful and happy future is a challenge for everyone who has experienced the death of a person they love.
Panic, anxiety, restlessness, exhaustion, racing thoughts, lack of focus, disconnect…grief can make it difficult to sleep, stay asleep or simply find a moment of calm.
Twenty-three years since the homicide of his wife, Tom offers no solutions or answers.