Last week we posted the first in a series of thoughts of encouragement and hope for this holiday season. Today our message is about taking the time to look after … Continue reading The Bittersweet Season of Joy & Cheer #2
Pipes and Taps in Oakville welcomed a big group for hearty pub fare on Sunday night. Although the weather was cool, the food and company were warm – a great … Continue reading Pipes & Taps on a Sunday Night
Between the rush of Thanksgiving and the calm before the storm of Christmas, November may be the perfect month to take a break from life and try to de-stress. We’ve … Continue reading Take Time For You
We regularly get together on Mondays at two of our favourite restaurants – Symposium Cafe and the Olive Press. Recently we met up at both places on different Mondays and … Continue reading Monday Night Get Togethers With Friends
Dave Sanderson survived the plane crash on the Hudson River in 2009. In the video below, he talks about surviving the crash, the lessons he learned about himself and life, … Continue reading Do You Have Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome?
As we reach the end of September we are delighted to report that this site has been viewed over 80,000 times in the past year and a half. As you … Continue reading Where Are You?
With the humidex approaching 40C, it was a warm crowd that met up at Stephanie’s for another great pizza evening. Escaping to the garden didn’t offer much relief as the … Continue reading September Heat……And Pizza Too!
A huge thanks to Edna for opening her lovely home to a Widowed Friends group on Sunday. Great weather made for a wonderful outdoor get together in Edna’s beautiful garden. … Continue reading Labour Day Sunday at Edna’s
With so many bad things going on in the world, it can seem like kindness is in short supply. Yet an understanding listener or a word of encouragement can create … Continue reading Help Build Kindness in the World
It was a perfect day for a Hawaiian themed pig roast, and Donna’s lovely backyard was the perfect venue for 50+ attendees to enjoy the weather, the bar-b-q and the … Continue reading Aloha From Donna’s Backyard
Hard to believe it is mid August already! Have you taken some time to rest and relax and enjoy the summer days? What’s been your favourite thing to do this … Continue reading Lazy, Hazy, Reading Days of Summer
Huge thanks to Donna for hosting another big event at her house! Over 50 WFH members came out for a Canada Day celebration bbq and social. Despite some discouraging rain … Continue reading Oh Canada (Day)!
It seems like everyone is celebrating, happy and carefree this time of year. What we sometimes miss is the undercurrent beneath the celebrations of people living with loss, illness and loneliness. … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR!
When you’ve lost someone you love, it’s hard to know which way to turn and how to cope with ongoing grief. We ran across this article entitled Healing Your Grief … Continue reading Some Fall Reads We Thought You Might Like……
Have you ever been asked this question by family or friends? Popular culture suggests there’s a timeline for grief and after it’s finished, everything should return to almost normal – we’ll achieve … Continue reading Aren’t You Over It Yet?
Tracy Grant is The Washington Post’s Deputy Managing Editor. Here she talks about how the experience of caring for her dying husband changed her perspective on life.
Many thanks to Liz for hosting a wonderful Fall Sunday afternoon potluck. We had a great turnout as you can see from the pictures, and the food combined with great … Continue reading Sunday Afternoon at Liz’s!
Carpenter Hospice and Acclaim Health are partnering to offer walking groups in Burlington and Oakville this fall. Registration and contact information is in the flyer below.
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…..