We’ve been lucky that as we quarantine and social distance, it’s all been happening during the spring and summer. Imagine how confined we’d all feel if this was mid-winter and … Continue reading One Day At A Time
In January of this year most of us were looking forward to a new year, making plans for the next few months and thinking about the resolutions we’d made for … Continue reading The Only Thing Permanent Is Change
In the children’s classic A.A. Milne book Winnie the Pooh, there are two characters that personify opposing views of the world. Winnie the Pooh is forever the optimist, Eeyore is … Continue reading Winnie the Pooh or Eeyore?
It’s been a strange time the last few months, social distancing and quarantining, and it has brought many changes to our lives, some of them surprising, some unwelcome. However you’ve … Continue reading Keep, Lose, Change & Add
As we move into our eighth week of quarantine some of us may be feeling sad, lonely or depressed. If you are feeling low or anxious about the future, sometimes … Continue reading How Are You Doing, Really?
It feels like it was Christmas just a little while ago and all of a sudden here we are at Easter! It’s a very different time this Easter and Passover … Continue reading Happy Quarantine Easter/Passover
When all seems grim and day by day the sad news increases, it’s hard to remain optimistic, but even in bad times, there’s always room for hope. It may sound … Continue reading Choose Hope
There is all kinds of advice and inspiration out there right now, but Bill Gates, simple, straightforward take on the pandemic seems a sensible view on what this all means … Continue reading What Is Covid 19 Really Teaching Us?
Here’s a short video from Ric Elias, a survivor of the plane that crash landed on the Hudson River a few years ago. The experience brought him new insights about … Continue reading Lessons From A Plane Crash
In this video, resilience expert Lucy Hone shares 3 suggestions for improving and building resilience to help manage our lives when bad things happen. Speaking from her own experience of … Continue reading 3 Tactics to Enhance Resilience
Every month, in addition to Widowed Friends weekly events, a “meet and greet” get together is held one Sunday a month. These are special occasions for the group, based on … Continue reading February Sunday Social
We all have “trigger” days that remind us of our loss, especially around anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas and of course the dreaded day of hearts and flowers… Valentine’s Day. Psychologist George … Continue reading Coping Ugly on Valentine’s Day