Someone close to me is emotionally stuck on certain negative events that happened in her life decades ago. She talks about them in great detail and tells others how she felt when these things happened to her. Listening over and over again to her retelling of these events doesn’t seem to help her move forward and get past what happened.
It’s as though she has a list in her head and she mentally checks these things off every day to remind herself that someone did something wrong to her. It is sad and frustrating to watch someone concentrate on the… Read More
Hi Dear Friends!
Yesterday I went for my annual eye exam and of course the doctor dilated my eyes. I now have to use eye drops three to four times a day. One is a prescription drop and the other is an over-the-counter brand. I am just getting used to this new routine and I am finding that it’s a lot of drops to have rolling down my face. Better get some water-proof mascara right?
Needless to say, computer time has been temporarily shortened but today I still wanted to post some thoughts about healing and managing life’s wacky stresses.… Read More
I try to clear my brain on the weekends and taking long walks or short runs usually does it for me. I like to make an effort to wipe my mental slate clean of whatever happened last week and get rid of it so I don’t carry it into the next week.
However, this weekend I am fighting a cold and the weather in Washington, DC was just too cold and windy to allow me to get out in the elements.
Instead, I exercised indoors on my stationary bicycle and the only way to break the monotony of being in… Read More
Slowly but surely, I have found that the passage of time does help you gain inner strength and perspective as you try to adjust to an altered life after the loss of a loved one. Your emotions are not as a raw as they were in the beginning of the grieving process and eventually you start to feel that you have more control over the sadness and confusion concerning your loss.
It just doesn’t happen as fast as everyone else wants it to happen.
Unfortunately, our go-go society is not very tolerant of understanding how much time it really and… Read More
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