The Still Kickin Blog

Welcome to the HYWC

Welcome to the HYWC

The more you talk about being widowed, the more people in your life push you toward other widows. And throughout the Twin Cities, people pushed their widowed friends, families and co-workers toward us.

now.

now.

I always thought tattoos like mine were kind of silly. Who needs a reminder to breathe, I scoffed when Lindsay Lohan got that word tattooed on her wrist. Today I think, Who doesn’t need that reminder?

It's Going To Be Okay

It's Going To Be Okay

These were the words Aaron said to me over and over and over again. And every time he said it, I nodded. And inside I screamed, “YOU LIAR!”
Are You A Mourning Person?

Are You A Mourning Person?

When we found out our founder Nora McInerny's TED talk on grief was the #4 TED Talk of 2019, we were super proud but not at all surprised. Because grief is the universal experience that still puzzles all of us. 
The 5-Minute Self-Care Plan

The 5-Minute Self-Care Plan

If there’s another phrase that’s buzzier (and emptier) than self-care, we don’t want to know what it is. Is self-care eating salad? Watching Netflix? Pressing ignore on a call you don’t want to take? Yes, and, it’s really about being in tune with where you are and what you need. 
5 Books To Help You Work Through Your Grief

5 Books To Help You Work Through Your Grief

We firmly believe that stories are what helps us through. If you’re in the throes of your own grief, or trying to empathize with someone else’s losses, try these books.
Am I Normal?

Am I Normal?

Grief is universal and personal all at once. It’s a physical, emotional and spiritual experience, all mixed up in the worst recipe of all time.