My Grief Journey...Continued With An Easting Disorder and Depression

After a wake up call with depression and an eating disorder, I went into full blown action. Also known as:  Keep busy! Really busy!

I married my high school sweetheart and the dream was that we would buy the house, have the family and live happily ever after. We bought the house, had the baby but a year later, I was divorced. Boy, I didn’t see that coming. One night he came home and said he didn’t want to be married anymore, just like a scene from a really bad movie.

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GriefMichele Woodall
Hide and Seek..... It's Not Just For Kids

I can remember a time when I actually dreaded the weekends. The weekends seemed to shine a floodlight on what I had lost, so I would hide. During the week it was easier to avoid feeling the pain of the death of a loved one as I could distract (aka busy) myself with work and volunteering which was also a form of hiding.

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Coaches.....Turning Dreams Into Reality

Do you have a Bucket List? 

It’s not as morbid as it may seem. And I believe everyone should have one.

Times passes faster than we expect and before you know it, you are looking back over the years and thinking; “How did I miss it?”

I wish I had started my bucket list earlier in life. But recently, I was able to complete an item on my bucket list: To compete in a dance competition!

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“Happy” New Year?

To be honest, I haven’t been a fan of celebrating or even acknowledging New Year’s Eve for the longest time.  In fact, I did my best to avoid it!

 December 31st is a day when many people will go out and celebrate bringing in the New Year! And others are just trying to get through the day, feeling like there is nothing to look forward to.

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A Holiday is a Holiday is a Holiday

It all started when I spent one Fourth of July holiday alone. I remember thinking; “I’m sure everyone had great plans for today.” I imagined they were at cook outs, parades, firework displays, pools – anywhere that included other people and fun. But, when I spoke with my friend the next day, it turned out she didn’t have any plans either. We each assumed the other had plans.

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3 Misconceptions About Grief

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day that was experiencing a loss on the heels of the one-year anniversary of losing her mother. In talking with her I was reminded of the misconceptions  about grief many experience when going through the grieving process

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Grief, StuckMichele Woodall