Dealing with the death of a parental partner
June 24, 2015
The Challenges of “Only-Parent Parenting” after the death of your spouse
Sept 11, 2013
TORONTO – Grief is all consuming — it affects every aspect of your life and is completely exhausting. The stress that is experienced by the surviving spouse is twofold. The first is the emotional devastation experienced by the death of a spouse. The second is the practical hardship that comes as a result of the loss…
Authentik You: Marny Williams Balodis – holding the gift of a courageous heart.
Dec. 17 2012
Serendipity can be a wonderful gift. Through a mutual friend, I was introduced to Marny Williams Balodis. It was with immediate certainty that I knew I had to share her story.
Upon meeting Marny, I sensed her quiet strength and steadfast determination. Her story is so personal and intensely inspirational. Marny found a way to use her grief to help others. To my way of thinking, she defines the act of heroism…
The paradox of the young widow
Apr. 11 2012
She feels invisible. That’s her word. And even then, it’s probably too simple, too inadequate to do justice to such a complicated feeling, she says.
She feels invisible partly because she’s a desperately private person who has trouble reaching out for help. Letting people know she’s not always as strong as she appears. “And it’s partly my own strength that keeps the walls up,” she says…