Category Living with Grief

What is Acceptance, 7 Steps to Get Past Divorce

What does that mean exactly? After much thought this is the conclusion I’ve come to- Acceptance is the willingness to embrace what is.

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A Thought from a Tough Old Bird

Nothing – no nothing hurts the same way as grief. You don’t live as long as I have and not experience grief. I wish I could give you a simple way to make your hurt heal. It just doesn’t work that way.

Living with Grief

Living with Grief, a chapter in Living Learning Loving I’m not good with grief. I’ve had plenty of practice, but I don’t seem to get better at it. It may be that I don’t like change any more than the next person or it may be that I really, truly hate saying “Goodbye.” My brother-in-law, Firmin […]

Grief Interrupts Life

Grief is the Uninvited Guest that Interrupts our Life There are many circumstances that bring grief into our lives. As common as it is for many, including me, grief hits hard and is often more difficult to handle than we expect it to be. I recently lost my dear brother-in-law and though he had lived […]

Book of Lessons of Insight & Encouragement

Living Learning Loving Lessons of Insight & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood Amazon Review: Even though I am not a single mom at this time, I gained tremendous insight into my strengths and weaknesses, my relationships and my power to change for the better. Gail Showalter shares her own experiences, struggles and successes that […]

12 Chapters with Stories for Men as well as Mothers

Living Learning Loving Lessons & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood by Gail Cawley Showalter An Amazon review from a male reader: As a middle-aged male engineer fond of biography and military history, I picked up this little gem when my wife bought it for a single mom friend of ours. In truth, I was […]

Tips for Single Moms with Stories from a Tough Old Bird Who has Been There

Living Learning Loving Insights & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood by Gail Cawley Showalter What one mom had to say about this book: I can see how you would not want to put this book down and keep reading ahead. The first chapter was amazing and had many good points to it. When it […]

New Small Group Study for Women

Small Group Study for Women Living Learning Loving, Lessons and Insights on the Path of Motherhood Videos with Gail introducing each chapter now available on her website Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in […]

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Grief as Part of Life

Grief Comes-Uninvited Taken from the book – “We all resist change, and death or divorce is the ultimate in change. Grieving a loss of any sort takes time. It cannot be rushed.” Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single […]

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Grief Takes Time

Grief Has It’s Own Time Table Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She […]