Now the weather has cooled, it’s a great time to settle in with a cup of tea and a few good reads. We have a few suggestions for you as well as a video that might be of interest to you.
The first article may resonate with you if you’ve had a lot of people say “I know how you feel” following loss. In this article, author Celeste Headley reminds us listening is the most important tool when having a chat with someone, especially if they are in crisis.
Bouncing back in the face of adversity – resilience – is a key tool for recovery following a crisis or loss. In this recent article from Monika Thaker, she lists the 3 things you need to practice to ensure you are managing through crises, including accepting the situation, practicing self-care and reframing the situation to find the opportunities for growth.
And for another take on bouncing back, here’s Sherrie Campbell discussing the 8 Magical Benefits of Resilience, with the number one tip being, be a part of a community! That’s what we’re all about at Widowed Friends – building a supportive community for individuals who’ve experienced the loss of a spouse. Together, we give each other strength and hope.
Finally here’s a TedTalk video -Nature, Beauty, Gratitude. An inspiring look at all we have to be grateful for in our lives, especially the last half of the video at around the 4:10 mark. Let us know if you like these articles and this video and if they have value to you by writing to us in the comments box. Enjoy!
Lesley, Thank you for sharing the talks on resilience and the reminder to be grateful for the the miracles in nature, the world, the people before our eyes as each day unfolds. I find it all too easy at times of stress to focus inwards , to lose sight of the wonders to be found in each day. A “booster shot” of such inspiring footage is exactly the medicine I need —- especially when it comes to me by way of the little surprises , these heartfelt communications of a friend .
And yes, Listening : Yup, it’s hard to get that right, isn’t it? Anna M
On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 8:44 AM, Widowed Friends wrote:
> Lesley Morris posted: “Now the weather has cooled, it’s a great time to > settle in with a cup of tea and a few good reads. We have a few > suggestions for you as well as a video that might be of interest to you. > The first article may resonate with you if you’ve had a lot of pe” >