Author, writer, and widow Melissa Gould will guide participants in a healing writing workshop that explores the unexpected realities of widowhood. Designed to enhance acceptance and exploration of what it means to be widowed, this workshop considers that we are not living the life we were expecting due to the loss of our person. Through short writing exercises, optional sharing, and personal storytelling, participants will examine the healing powers of journaling. This workshop will help to decrease feelings of isolation and increase feelings of empowerment. This will be a nourishing exercise for writers and non-writers alike.