STOP COMPARING DEATH AND DIVORCE

STOP COMPARING DEATH AND DIVORCE Please just stop. A few weeks after my late husband passed away was my first preview into the competitive world of, whats worse, death or divorce? and it made me infuriated. Here I was, a newly grieving widow, dealing with the end of life stuff, shock, two tiny children and tons of grief and someone …

WHEN YOU’RE OKAY

WHEN YOU’RE OKAY The past few days I spent in my old town, just a few doors down from the house we lived in when he died. This was also the house we brought our babies home to after their birth and the house he loved and adored. I sold that house about a year after his passing, it seemed …

14 WAYS TO GET LUCKY IN LIFE

14 WAYS TO GET LUCKY IN LIFE Occasionally I write a blog that makes people mad. I guess this blog might anger some and stir up strange feelings in others. That’s okay. I’m not always going to say what you want to hear but maybe, just perhaps, I am saying something you NEED to hear. I share a lot on …

MICHELLE’S HUFFINGTON POST ARTICLES

MICHELLE’S HUFFINGTON POST ARTICLES Michelle is a regular contributor for the Huffington Post. Below is a list of all her articles you will find published @HuffPost. How Fitness Helped Me Grieve and Start My Life Over Again http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelle-e-steinke/one-fit-widow-_b_5514790.html Brown-Eyed Boy http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelle-e-steinke/browneyed-boy_b_5563661.html I May Be Remarried, But I’m Still A Widow http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelle-e-steinke/dear-widow-police-i-wont-_b_8234798.html The Case For Love After Loss http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelle-e-steinke/the-case-for-love-after-loss_b_8317884.html The Man …

BROKEN MOMENTS

BROKEN MOMENTS Welcome to one of the days of the year where many feel the duality of life’s happiest and hardest moments in the deepest of ways. Mother’s Day is celebrated as a day to value mom’s around the world and honor all that they are, but for many men and women, it is a double edge sword of broken …

IMPERFECTLY PERFECT – A MOTHER’S DAY LETTER

IMPERFECTLY PERFECT – A MOTHER’S DAY LETTER I originally wrote this as a “guest blog” piece for https://www.thedaddyletters.com and it is shared on that website as well. You can follow The Daddy Letters on Facebook and Instagram at https://www.facebook.com/TheDaddyLetters/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf Lach has created a beautiful blog and place to share his letters for his young children. Here is my contribution for Mother’s Day, 2017. …

10 BENEFITS FROM EXERCISE ON THE HARD DAYS

Overwhelming stress and grief will take their toll on nearly every person who walks the face of this earth at one point or another. Finding new, healthy, and positive ways to deal with these situations is critical to our health and well-being. Exercise is a game changer for those in need of healthy stress relief. This free form of therapy …

10 SUPER SIMPLE TIPS FOR A HEALTHY AND FIT LIFE

10 SUPER SIMPLE TIPS FOR A HEALTHY AND FIT LIFE As a fitness coach, I see trends people who want to change their life through fitness. Clients get so wrapped up in the “correct” way to exercise and eat and that perfectionism ends up making the new lifestyle cumbersome, stifling and overwhelming. Within weeks their great intentions turn to giving …

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PERMISSION TO RISE

I give you permission to rise. I realize you don’t need my permission, but there are days where we all need someone to tell us it’s okay. I’m a 46-year-old woman who has lived through more than my fair share of crap in this life from poor self-image, weight difficulties, widowhood in my mid-thirties, and solo parenting of two babies. …

WHO YOU SHOULD LOVE AFTER LOSS

WHO YOU SHOULD LOVE AFTER LOSS It’s lonely. In fact, lonely is not a strong enough word to grasp the depth of aloneness that becomes your life after loss. You are desperately and hopelessly alone regardless of how many people surround you, love you, care about you. You can be in the center of a room that is filled with …