Read, read, read. It is seldom that a book or magazine article does not inspire a new idea.
December 29, 2006
December 26, 2006
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts.
Sir Winston Churchill
December 24, 2006
Recently my own mentor suggested the best way to say farewell to an outgoing year is to write it a letter - long hand preferred-revisiting both the good and the not so good, seeking out reasons to feel gratitude along the way. Then…write a letter to the incoming year (Is it 2007 already?) stating clearly what you hope this year will bring to you. No one will see these letters. They are for your eyes only, so write your truth. When you see your words on paper, you will achieve clarity to help you take those baby steps we all need to take in order to move on.
A few gentle ideas to start January…
*Go to bed early and rest…
*Curl up with a good book…So many books, so little time.
*Create something with your hands…knit, sew, knead dough.
*Write something…a poem, your life story, a note to catch up with someone special.
*Reconnect with your family and friends.
Be kind to yourself. You deserve it.
December 21, 2006
To whom it may concern: you are a very special person.
December 20, 2006
Maybe I am beginning to find a “thread of the quilt” that represents the rest of my life…
M.F., Oceanside, CA
December 19, 2006
Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces –Judith Viorst
December 18, 2006
I love what you are doing with the widows site - your are an angel to many - love what you do
Keep shining Bryna
Author of “Don’t Bitch Just Get Rich”
December 16, 2006
You ask who or “what” is a Bryna; and why is she putting together a website for widows & widowers, and those on the verge of becoming so. I am a person just like you, who traveled through the experience of being widowed; and figured “Somebody had to do what I wish I had when it happened to me.”
I am just an average person, 5′4″, a Pisces and 106 pounds on my “heavy” days. I have been a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a wife, a mother, a significant other and joy to the world, after a VERY long wait a “Grammy.” I have defined myself at different times of my life as a ballet dancer, as Chuck’s wife & as a Jewish American “Printress.” Now I am someone with a passion to pay it forward, because life has been good to me before, during and after the ordeal of losing my husband.
In the years following his death, I have oftentimes said, “Life would’ve been so much sweeter if he had left a rich widow, and maybe he did, I just haven’t made it yet.” This, I came to realize, was a swipe at us both because there have been financial struggles. What I omitted from this equation, is that in another way he left me very wealthy indeed. Besides the son we were blessed with and raised together, he taught me how to love and he taught me how to laugh. Both are gifts that have helped me to move on. What better legacy is there?
Now, I am interested in discovering who are you…
December 15, 2006
This is a wonderful website.
I am proud of you for this undertaking, because I know it will be so beneficial to many.
Syd Wiesel, LCSW
December 14, 2006
Put yourself first…
The ability to say no is an important aspect of well being. It is an indication that you understand the true value of your energy, talents, and time.
There is nothing inherently wrong with acceding to the requests others make of you, provided these requests do not infringe upon your health or your happiness.