Another Coping Mechanism:  Salt Lamps By: Jill Hochman Board Member Hope for Widows Foundation   Have you ever seen a salt lamp?  They look like this: Some people think they are beautiful.  Some people (including me) think they are ugly.  No mater your opinion, they can provide some benefits to ...
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I instantly recognized the masturbating woman in my husband’s saved email file. I could hear her children playing in the next room. I could see her wedding photos on the wall behind the bed she was lying (and sometimes bent over) on. I admired her bed frame as she began moaning my husband’s name.    My husband’s name.  MY.HUSBAND’S.NAME    Joooooohn. Jooooooooooooooooohn.    This was ...
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Zentangle art work above by author, Jill Hochman I used to doodle in class or in meetings.  Well, it turns out doodling is actually helpful for concentration and stress relief.  I was doodling to help me understand, stay focused, and deal with stress. All of us are experts on stress ...
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My husband passed away the Monday before Thanksgiving. It was also the week of my ten-year high school reunion. I wasn’t thankful for anything, and I wasn’t going to rekindle friendships with anyone. Instead, I found myself talking to the moon, wishing my husband could hear me begging him for ...
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“You should really consider coming to Bereavement Yoga,” My grief counselor suggested. She hung on the word 'really' for an uncomfortable amount of time while grinning. I finished explaining to her my mixed emotions about my upcoming move. My husband passed away ten weeks prior, and I was in the ...
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As a widowed woman who is ten years out and considers herself a 'veteran', I thought I knew all there was to grief. How arrogant of me. I had grieved my husband's death, or so I thought. I was there when he took his last breath. I was there when ...
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Crystal Sound Healing By Jill Hochman Board Member, Hope for Widows Foundation   Have you ever heard about crystal singing bowls or crystal sound healing?  If you ever have the chance to listen to crystal bowls, you may find it so relaxing that you will never want it to stop,  ...
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Sign up here: https://widowsofhope5k.redpodium.com/widows-of-hope-5k   Grief is omnipotent When we feel tremendously alone, we check in online to vent about our demons. Everyone grieves differently, we know this, we understand this yet we all connect through grief. Some people grieve by going out, some grieve by self-medicating, while others grieve by ...
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