BOSTON HEARTBREAK

BOSTON HEARTBREAK There will always be moments in a lifetime when we will remember where we were at the time we heard the devastating news. Guest writer and veteran runner, R.J. Lott shares his emotional processing after the devastating Boston Marathon bombing.

LIVING WITH DAMAGE

LIVING WITH DAMAGE My life turned upside down without a moment’s notice on October 9th, 2009. The day, and the moments surrounding that period of my life are forever seared into my mind and have left permanent imprints on my soul. I remember moments of almost foreshadowing before the accident. I remember the entire year hearing a voice deep inside …

FATHER’S DAY 2012

FATHER’S DAY 2012 Something I have vowed, since I lost Mitch, is that I will celebrate these days in his honor. My husband LOVED life and he loved to explore, so I’ve dedicated my life to honoring his way of viewing this earth while I am here. Today I went to his very favorite spot in Sedona and hiked close …

THANKSGIVING 2011 – LIVING AGAIN BEYOND LOSS

THANKSGIVING 2011 – LIVING AGAIN BEYOND LOSS The start of 2011 was a pivotal turning point in my life post loss. I was emotionally drained and tired of living life as a grieving widow. I remember writing that I was sick and tired of grieving which was probably not the politically correct thing to say but my reality just the …

FINDING REASONS TO GIVE THANKS

FINDING REASONS TO GIVE THANKS A look back at Michelle’s Second Thanksgiving Post Loss Surrounded by friends and family today feeling overwhelmed with emotions both good and bad, cherishing every second with so many wonderful people yet missing the one person who always completed me. I’m not done grieving, not by a long shot. Standing talking to one of my …

NIGHTCLUB WIDOW

NIGHTCLUB WIDOW  ACCEPTANCE I remember being desperate for adult conversation after I lost my husband. He was my best friend and the loneliness was breathtaking. Who I was able to have a conversation with was up for debate after his death. Some people made me feel even more lonely because their presence reminded me of what I was missing. Some …

THE FIRST HOLIDAY

THE FIRST HOLIDAY Thanksgiving – 6 weeks post loss How quickly life can become a blur, a complete and utter indiscernible mess of emotions, pain, and agony. Just 6 weeks prior I was a happily married mother of 2 coming home from a business trip looking to get healthy and drop some 50 odd pounds. 6 weeks later I’d become …

ONE FIT WIDOW ON REGRETS AND LESSONS LEARNED

ONE FIT WIDOW ON REGRETS AND LESSONS LEARNED Happy Independence Day!! As a former soldier I kind of geek out when it comes to patriotic holidays. It’s a time to reflect on those who have selflessly served to give others a better life. TMFCoverJulysmallWhen thinking of moms to feature this month I wanted to share women that reflect the toughness …