Topic: Women’s Issues

Fight Like a Girl

Heading into the Susan G. Komen 5k with tonsillitis, Author Alisha Krukowski looked around for inspiration and strength. She found it in survivors running the race, those in the fight cheering on the runners, and the spirit of her own mother, who taught Alisha to fight like a girl every day of her life.

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Poetry as a Healing Power in Grief

Author Bill Cushnie talks about the healing power of poetry in the grief process, and share excerpts from some of his favorite grief and healing related poems.

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Time to Cast the Line…

Guest writer Catherine Tidd talks about taking that plunge into the dating world again as a widow. If she found the soulmate for who she once was, whose to say she won’t find the soulmate for who she’s become?…

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Finding a Balance: Self Care Quiz

Grievers often spend a lot of time taking care of the “business” of grief, and adjusting to the new responsibilities that follow, and overlook taking care of themselves. Author Patti Cox provides a self care quiz for you to see how well you are doing at finding balance in your life after loss.

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Every day is Father’s Day

Next Sunday will be the eight Father’s Day since the death of guest writer Abigail Carter’s husband, and father of their two children. She reflects on what the day meant before his death, immediately after, and now, 8 years later.

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How to Ruin a Dinner Party

Guest writer Melissa Silvetti tries her best not to bring up the story of her parents’ death with strangers… but sometimes it seems impossible.

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A Piece of You

While growing up, guest writer Melissa Silvetti always hated the nose she inherited from her dad. In her teenage years she begged her parents for a nose job… now, years later, she cherishes how she sees a piece of her father every day when she looks in the mirror.

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Hamster Love

To make the move from New Jersey to Seattle easier, guest writer Abigail Carter bribed her children with the promise of two hamsters. While attempting to escape the ghost of her husband, and help herself and her children move forward in their grief journeys, the love of a hamster was able to open up old wounds on the lifelong path of healing.

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You Can’t Control the Waves, But You Can Learn How to Surf

The waves of grief following a loss are like the waves crashing in at the shoreline. Author Jill Fitzgerald talks about how to make the choice to ‘learn how to surf’ the waves of grief as a means of empowerment.

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Mother’s Day, Minus Mom

When your Mom’s dead, Mother’s Day is a little…different. Author Alisha Krukowski talks about how she celebrates the day, and addresses the often awkward conversations with unknowing strangers who inquire about her Mother’s Day plans.

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