After the unthinkable happens, our normal human brains operate as if in a danger zone, offering us a constant barrage of thoughts. We revisit the events surrounding the loss and analyze it from every angle. We consider how our own actions might have changed the outcome. It’s easy to dwell on how we could have […]
Recently Widowed: Tools and Tips for those Widowed 1-3 years
Moderator: Alyssa Gavulic
Alyssa will be moderating a discussion about the challenging (and sometimes heartwarming) experience of parenting grieving children. She will be joined by a diverse group of widowed panel members who will share their personal parenting experiences addressing a variety of topics and answer questions related to parenting after being widowed.
This workshop addresses the physical experience of grief and loss through guided movement and meditation. We will use our imaginations to embody both the undertow – the sorrow of losing a loved one, and the upwell – the swell of emotion and the promise of new energy in our lives. Grief really does come in […]
Widowhood leaves you with a blank life slate. Plans and dreams are changed by the death of our person, and recreating a life that we love becomes part of the work of widowhood.
After a loss, the sense of not knowing which way to turn can make navigating the healing journey of transformation confusing and exhausting, often with feelings of despair, anger, fear, loneliness and disbelief.
When our world is turned upside down by death, grievers are frequently encouraged to “get back to normal.” But how? There is nothing “normal” about the person we love being physically missing from our lives. What if instead of trying to recreate the past or even accept a new normal, we allow ourselves to be […]