Just when you thought you’d never have to think about the whole dating scene again, it makes a surprise return, sometimes, following the loss of a spouse. Everyone adapts to … Continue reading How Soon Is Too Soon?
Since December is such a busy month and everyone’s calendar fills up quickly, we wanted to remind you about two upcoming events. Widowed Friends Third Annual Holiday Dinner is Sunday … Continue reading A Couple of Reminders
It’s December, that time of year when it feels like the whole world is celebrating the holiday season. But, for many people, the Christmas season is bittersweet – wonderful celebrations, … Continue reading The Bittersweet Season of Joy & Cheer
Two years ago, Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg lost her husband suddenly and unexpectedly. Learning to manage through the loss, find the resilience to move forward and feel joy again … Continue reading Finding Resilience through “Option B”
As if losing a spouse isn’t stressful enough, you may now find yourself responsible for you or your families financial future. If you haven’t been involved in planning the family … Continue reading How’s Your Financial IQ?
Sometimes The Road Gets Rough – contributed by Marjorie A. Don’t be dismayed when you come to a pothole, a detour, a stretch of rough and rocky road. Don’t be surprised. … Continue reading Inspiration From Our Members
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you. Maori proverb We’re all striving to recover from loss and get our feet back under us after our … Continue reading Change Is As Good As A Rest…..
We all know how nice it is to get together with friends and new acquaintances at various Widowed Friends of Halton events, but what we might not realize is all … Continue reading The Hidden Benefits of Widowed Friends of Halton (WFH) Membership
Widowed Friends of Halton recently celebrated its first year anniversary and was privileged to have Dr. Flavia Ceschin as keynote speaker at its gala event. Dr. Ceschin is a counselor … Continue reading Exercising Your Resilience Muscle…Notes From Dr. Flavia Ceschin
Here’s a quote from Widows Wear Stilletos that Dorothy thought might ring true for some of our members. Do you have a favourite quote or saying to share with our … Continue reading Another Gem From Dorothy….
We all know about first aid for physical ailments, but what about first aid for emotions? Check out this TedTalk and let us know if you liked it by adding … Continue reading How To Practice Emotional First Aid – TedTalk Video
There’s one thing we know for sure. When tough times arrive, it’s nice to have a friend. At Widowed Friends of Halton, we understand tough times and we know that … Continue reading Introducing The Rosie Fund
Sometimes we run across messages that just seem to fit… Dorothy thought this blog post from One Fit Widow really nailed important thoughts we should all remember. Take a look … Continue reading Here’s a favourite from Dorothy
Widowed Friends of Halton is sponsoring an open support session to provide grieving widow and widowers with the opportunity to connect with others facing the challenges of losing a spouse. … Continue reading Spousal Grief Support Session
Psychologist, writer and innovator, Geoff Warburton has spent the last 25 years studying love and loss. Geoff challenges conventional apathy about grief and loss by offering an approach that evokes … Continue reading The Adventure of Grief – Ted Talk
WELCOME!! In less than a year Widowed Friends of Halton has grown from an idea to a reality. Starting with a Sunday cocktail event in May 2015, with just 25 attendees, … Continue reading From little seeds…a mighty community is growing