The Only Cure • Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity; the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. #earlgrollman . . . #gri#griefney #griefishardwork #griefquotes #grief #griefandloss #widow #widowed #griefsucks #widowjourney #widowlife #widowcoach #ahopefueledlife
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Don’t Be Alarmed • Was there something that happened during that first year that completely threw you for a loop ➰? One ☝🏼 thing that happened to you that you thought was alarming at the time but now nod your head and know that it’s “normal”? • Mine? Goodness I could fill a journal! Couldn’t you? I guess I’d have to say loosing my hair in clumps was completely a shocker! 😱 Sure I had heard that hair loss was a common part of extreme stress but MY WORD!! The amounts caught me off guard completely. It took years for some of it to grow back and even still, I have a spot. Now, I just give my hair a good old Southern tease, tame the bump and move on with my day! 💁🏽‍♀️ What’s your ☝🏼 thing? . . . #widowshelpingwidows #gri#griefs #hflonethingseries #grief #griefjourney #whatgrieflookslike #griefsupport #widowhood #widowjourney #griefandloss #itsthelittlethings #justsoyouknow #itallmatters #helpinthehurt #widowstrong #widowtribe #ahopefueledlife #yourenotalone
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The Feelings Jumble • It is OK to not be OK • It is OK to be OK • And it is OK to be a jumble! • Most things in life come with an array of feelings that we attach to them. Usually it isn’t cut and dry. There is happiness and sadness rolled into one experience or memory. There is frustration, anger and loneliness that surround another. It is important to recognize what these feelings are, without judgement. Then you have the choice to ride them out (feelings aren’t forever & change 🙌🏼) or you have the power to change them. It’s up to you. Cheers to a little self awareness and a whole lot of grace and self love today and every day. ♡ . . . Cool Feelings Are Ok Pin by #soworthloving #valentines #galentines #feelingsareok #allthefeels #gri#griefoss #grief #thefeelingsjumble #widow #widowcoach #widowsupport #ahopefueledlife #griefsupport #griefsucks #widowed #widowlife #adulting #selfawareness #grace #selflove #love #widowstrong #widowsofinstagram #bemindful #youarepowerful
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That Fog Though • A few things I’ve learned about this whole #wid#widow/a> thing: 🔹Not to fret. It’s all in there it’s just hidden down because it’s not essential right now. 🔹It doesn’t make you any less intelligent or capable. 🔹It can linger. Your body and mind have undergone tremendous shock and have had a lot to process and cope with. Be patient with yourself and give yourself time. 🔹If you do feel like it’s making you slip into depression, seek help. 🔹It is there to protect your mind. Let it. Slowly allow yourself to break through. Be gentle & kind with you. . . . Words by #emilycoxhead #widowlife #widow #wid#widowed #widowjourney #ahopefueledlife #widowed #grief #widowcoach #lifecoach #selfcare #griefjourney #widowsupport #widowhood #widowhoodsucks #widowshelpingwidows #whatgrieflookslike #hanginthere #widowsofinstagram #widowbrain
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💘 • Let’s discuss it. Valentine’s Day. • Loved by those who have a crush or love. 😍 Loved NOT SO MUCH by those who do not or have experienced the death of their loved one. 🙅🏽‍♀️ While I do find some enjoyment in it due to my kids’ excitement of the holiday, overall I most definitely fall in the NOT SO MUCH category! 🔻 How about you??? • As I sat with my kiddos addressing valentines I thought, regardless of whether or not I embrace the holiday, I still would like a valentine. I want to feel thought of and that I am special! Who doesn’t?! • Since becoming a widow, receiving notes, cards and little packages via the mail has been a lifeline for me. Literal sunshine on a rainy day! ☀️ 📣 So, for the remainder of the month of February, I WILL BE SENDING OUT VALENTINES! If you’d like to receive one, DM me your details and I will pop one in the mail (or email/messages) to you! I hope it will be just the {hug} you’re needing that day & a reminder that you are cared for and loved! 💌 . . . Valentine’s Image via LaurenConrad+KristinEss/tumblr.com #valentines #lovenotes #happynotes #valentinesday2019 #hope #widowlife #sunshineonarainyday #snailmail #friendship #widowcoach #widowsofinstagram #lifecoach #ahopefueledlife #liftothersup
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