She’s Ready!

Hello dear friends, As we welcome June’s arrival, I am aware that for me, this is a heart-tugging month filled with memories of the past. It’s the month when, twenty eight years ago, Claude and I stood together on the edge of the Northern CA coast reciting our vows to one another. It’s the month … More She’s Ready!

That Was Then, This is Now

I recently had a conversation with a fellow widow and mentioned that this month marks the eleventh year since Claude’s suicide. Knowing that I am much further along than she is on her journey she asked me point blank, “does it get any easier?” Without thinking I responded, YES! I felt my heart aching for … More That Was Then, This is Now

Best Laid Plans

Photo by: Cara Hope ClarkToday would have been Claude’s 65th birthday. Happy would have been Birthday Claude!When we fell in love and got married, our plan was to grow old together. See our son evolve and grow as he emerged into adulthood…best laid plans.But as we all know, our constant companion is change. There is … More Best Laid Plans

Ten Years

This surprised me! Earlier this week marked the tenth anniversary of Claude’s suicide. When I sat down to write a post to commemorate his passing, this letter to my beloved came through.  Dearest Claude,  I lost you on that day to suicide.  The shock of finding you is eternally embedded into my psyche and nervous … More Ten Years

Valentine’s Day: An Opportunity to Nurture Self-Love

Hello dear soul, I have been thinking a lot about what Valentine’s Day means to me in this chapter of my life.  My conclusion is that whether I have a sweetheart or I am single is irrelevant. Valentine’s day can be a reminder to love myself up in either scenario! It sounds easy enough in … More Valentine’s Day: An Opportunity to Nurture Self-Love

Dreams Unfolding

Hello dear soul, Photo By: Cara Hope Clark Are you like me? Taking time this week before we ring in 2022, to reflect on this past year. It goes without saying that 2021 has brought for all of humanity a time filled with overwhelming change and challenges. We may ask ourselves: what does this mean … More Dreams Unfolding

You Can Make a Difference

Photo By: Cara Hope Clark Hello dear friends, I thought I would pause my flurry of book launch craziness for a quiet celebratory moment.  I have been actively sharing launch posts all week on my FB and Instagram pages. In case you have missed those, I wanted to share this most exciting news with you! … More You Can Make a Difference

The Birth of Widow’s Moon

It’s official—I am beyond proud and grateful to announce that my BIG day has arrived!  After nine years of gestation, the birth of my book, Widow’s Moon, A Memoir of Healing, Hope & Self-discovery Through Grief and Loss will be born into the world on Monday, July 26!  You may ask yourself, what does she mean by nine years of … More The Birth of Widow’s Moon

Widowhood: Your Badge of Courage

Honoring International Widow’s Day No woman ever expects to find herself donning the veil of “widowhood”. We hope and pray that this particular human experience will pass us by. Yet there are so many of us who have found themselves living within this unimaginable reality, seemingly without end. It’s been mine for nine years and … More Widowhood: Your Badge of Courage

Twenty Six Years

Photo By: Cara Hope Clark Hello dear one, A funny thing happened last Friday. I tried my best to be spontaneous, as a Taurus that’s really saying something. We tend to want to have things planned out. I had an inspiration to share this post but alas, my attempts were thwarted by technical difficulties. I’m … More Twenty Six Years