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Recommended Blogs About Loss & Grief (Especially Widowhood)

Soaring Spirits Blog

"Eight widowed people; seven days of the week; eight unique perspectives; one goal…to tell other widowed people that they are not alone.

"We write about widowhood as we live it. Together we examine the good, the bad, and the very real experiences of life as a widowed person. The views expressed here are those held by each individual author. We take no credit for their brilliance; we just provide them with a forum for expressing their widowed journey in words that are uniquely their own."

RIP the Life I Knew

By Kelley Lynn, widow of Don Shepherd, comedian, writer, actor, grief coach, and Soaring Spirits blogger. "The brutally honest, awful, hilarious truth about loving and losing my husband."

Fresh Widow

By Robin Moore Lasky, AKA Supa Fresh Widow [of Kevin MacDonald], creator of Widowed Village ( "One life out of two, one widow out of millions. I'm here to share my story and vision: we're not a charity; we're a force."

Michele Neff Hernandez | Written by Michele

By Michele Neff Hernandez, widow of Philip Hernandez, founding President and Executive Director of Soaring Spirits International (a non-profit organization committed to providing resources and peer based support to people grieving the loss of a loved one, with a special focus on the widowed), creator of Camp Widow.

Drop Dead Life

By "Hyla Molander—author, inspirational speaker, social media maven, photographer, widow [of Erik Grieve], wife, and mother of four—is the founder of Social Good Project, Widowed Web on Facebook, and co-producer of Women Rock It."

alive and mortal

By Kim Go, widow of Brian Frederickson, "former Minister of Congregational Life in a multi-faith tradition, a public speaker, coach, author, ritual celebrant and expressive facilitator....Through service at Alive and Mortal, a virtual workspace, I continue to fulfill my calling to add to the lexicon of eloquence. We can encounter impermanence powerfully through our creativity. So, we gather online together to seed a new culture of people who thrive rather than hide from the physical impermanence."

Matt Logelin

By Matt Logelin, widower of Liz Logelin, author of Two Kisses for Maddy, founder of The Liz Logelin Foundation.

Brenda Lee Free

By Brenda Lee Sieglitz, widow of Kevin Boitson, author of Ebb From the Shoreline, owner of Widow Voyages.

The Unwedded Widow

By Hira Animfefte [pseudonym], unwedded widow of Nelson, hospital chaplain."Nelson and I were a couple for two years. I lost my beloved Nelson November 6, 2009, abruptly and unexpectedly, to sudden cardiac arrest, probably caused by a cardiac arrhythmia. We were short-distance for the first year and a half of our relationship, long-distance for the last six months. He'd just sent a dozen roses for our second anniversary; he'd been planning to propose in December 2009. This blog is in his memory. Memory Eternal, Nelson. Hira Animfefte is pronounced "HEE-rah Ah-NEEM-fef-teh". Hira means "Widow" and Animfefte means "Unwedded" in Greek. It's based on a song/hymn referenced in my second post."

Our 1000 Days

"A story of love, loss and learning to live again...". By Sarah Treanor, unwedded widow of Drew Ridge, artist, Soaring Spirits blogger.

Widower's Grief - grief from a male perspective

By Mark Liebenow, widower, author of four books (most recently Mountains of Light: Seasons of Reflection in Yosemite).

Tanya Villanueva Tepper

By Tanya Villanueva Tepper, unwedded widow of Sergio Villanueva, Rebirth (documentary) participant, Huffington Post blogger, Camp Widow presenter. "I am a firm believer that life is about connecting the dots and coming full circle, again and again. You may know me as the 9.11 widow living happily "even" after who is featured in the Peabody Award-winning documentary, Rebirth. I am now using the dots of my life to motivate, educate, and give encouragement to others who are coping with loss and life crises. I am living proof that one can survive trauma and devastating loss while pushing forward with an open heart, transforming tragedy into hopeful inspiration."

Modern Loss

A new website offering candid content, resources and community on loss and grief. Beginners welcome.

Widow Chick

"Widow Chick (aka, Catherine Tidd) is the author of 'Confessions of a Mediocre Widow' and the owner of She is also a mom to three very loud children, a connoisseur of boxed wine, and a Louisiana transplant who now lives in Colorado."

Carole Brody Fleet's articles on the Huffington Post

Carole Brody Fleet is the award-winning author of "Happily Even After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood" (Viva Editions), which has won the prestigious Books for a Better Life Award, one of the top awards in publishing. She is also the author of the national bestselling and critically acclaimed, "Widows Wear Stilettos: What Now?". Ms. Fleet is the Founder of Widows Wear Stilettos, dedicated to the support, education and creation of community for the widowed of all ages and from all over the world.

A Love Interrupted

By Taryn Davis, widow of Cpl. Michael Davis, founder and executive director of the American Widow Project (serving America's military widows).

Blog - Refuge In Grief

"refuge in grief blog - good words for people in pain." By Megan Devine, widow of Matt, author of Everything is Not Okay: practical tools to help you stay in your heart & not lose your mind, creator of the popular Writing Your Grief courses, licensed clinical counselor, writer, speaker, and workshop leader.