Safehaven For Widowed Staff

Safehavenforwidowed.org is based in the U.S.
Every member of your staff all of whom are widowed, volunteer countless hours some of you may find them on our website in our chatrooms, blog, forum as well as behind the scenes, contributing in the many different aspects making things work at Safehavenforwidowed.org.

They are also valuable to us all members that we want to introduce them to you!!!

 

 

The Haven Monthly Newsletter December 2016

http://www.safehavenforwidowed.org/newsletters/Dec2016.pdf

The Haven monthly Newsletter full of great articles and tips to help with your grief  during this holiday season.

The future of Safehavenforwidowed.org

Several members have contacted me to ask about the future of Safehavenforwidowed.org also known as Safehavenforwidowed.
Safehavenforwidowed is not closing or shutting down. Please know that these rumors  could not be further from the truth. We are committed to reaching out to all those widowed and non-widowed worldwide through our website site and social media locations 24/7 365 days year to bring together all those peers that have lost loved ones to death.

November 19th, 2016 was our 7th year anniversary  at Http://www.Safehavenforwidowed.org.  We have been honored to bring together 304,954 (three hundred and four thousand, nine hundred and fifty-four) widowed and non-widowed persons worldwide, including youths and teens, that have lost loved ones.  We bring grieving people together and give them the opportunity to process their grief with others who can relate to what they are feeling, understand the journey they are on, and help navigate this road in a safe, confidential, private, secured ”environment” that is non-discriminating non-judgmental.  This site provides a loving and caring environment for all people worldwide, regardless of age, race, religious background, sexual orientation, nationality, or marital status.

We will continue to reach out for years to come on the Internet through our website, chat rooms, social media, and other locations on the Internet.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Tracy
Director
director@safehavenforwidowed.org

Loss

I had a friend who has also experienced loss of a significant person in her life say, “I just wonder sometimes how long it will take for me to feel normal again”.

My response was this…in many ways, losing someone we love deeply is like losingdscn5302 a limb. If I lost my arm, the pain of the wound and the absence of the limb would be excruciating at first. Over time, I imagine it would heal over and I would learn new ways to cope with the absence of my arm. Eventually, I would probably become fairly well adjusted to living without that arm. BUT, I imagine I would probably miss having my arm every single day to some extent…sometimes more than others and there would always be things about me that I could no longer do with that limb missing.

And how much more important than our limbs are our loved ones? They were a part of us…and for now, they have been ripped away. When the loss is new, we think we cannot survive. Over time, we begin to learn to cope and may even try things we didn’t do when they were with us. Eventually, we hope to become fairly well adjusted to living day to day without them here. But, I am certain that we will always miss them….always have times we will become sad…always wish their leaving hadn’t changed things about us that we can never get back.

Lastly,
just as someone who has lost a limb most likely finds solace in talking with others who have had similar experiences, we all find comfort in sharing our losses here with one another. While each of our relationships was different and the ways we grieve can be as varied as the stars, there is much we have in common and understand about one another that no one else understands. Understanding does not bring back limbs or loved ones, but it does help us not to feel so alone…and that is a great gift that gives us strength.

–Kristina

Kristina

Kristina enjoys nature, photography, music, and poetry. She enjoys working with and hanging out with people with special needs at work, at church, and in the community. She found Safehavenforwidowed.org after losing friends to death and has truly found a safe haven here to share her heart and work toward healing.

How Did GRIEF Get an Expiration Date

How Did GRIEF Get an Expiration Date?

Robert

Robert is a Nurse Practitioner (APRN) for Nurse Practitioner for hospice. I joined this club no one wants to belong to and we never figured we would or was such a thing at that time and day when our worlds came tumbling down in January 2010. I lost my wife Karen April 26, 2004. I am the Public Relations Administrator for Safehavenforwidowed some of my responsibilities and duties are handling all aspects of planned publicity campaigns and PR activities during the period of a crisis. Maintaining and making sure that our risk assessment and crisis management plan's are in place and our reputation is maintained. Writing and producing presentations and press releases, dealing with inquiries from the public, the press. Researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media. Designing, writing and/or producing presentations, articles, ‘in-house' journals, reports, information for websites and videos. Maintaining and updating information on the organization’s website. Organizing events such as meet and greets, and visits. Managing the aspect of a potential crisis situation along with the director and other staff members.