grief

Dear World, This is Grief

In the blink of an eye, it appears that the entire world is collectively experiencing something many of us know personally and profoundly. Grief It's not neat, pretty, defined, or in the case of Covid-19, expected. Grief has a life of its own, and what many people are finding out on a global scale, is

By |2020-04-08T16:24:21-04:00April 8th, 2020|1fw blog, grief|0 Comments

Dear World, This is Grief

In the blink of an eye, it appears that the entire world is collectively experiencing something many of us know personally and profoundly. Grief It's not neat, pretty, defined, or in the case of Covid-19, expected. Grief has a life of its own, and what many people are finding out on a global scale, is

By |2020-04-02T08:56:08-04:00March 30th, 2020|1fw blog, grief|1 Comment

The Christmas Letter

I orginally wrote this piece three years ago and it was published on the Huffington Post. I've updated it here and continue to practice this holiday tradition to this day with my children. I hope you will adopt it as well. It's a priceless gift you can give them that will someday mean the world.

By |2019-12-16T20:26:54-05:00December 16th, 2019|1fw blog, grief, Parenting After Loss, remarriage|0 Comments

47 Things I’ve Learned By 47

I just recently turned 47 years old, and what I’m about to tell you may seem cliché, but it’s all true. I’ve lived through some solemn life lessons, but they have made me who I am, and truth be told, I’ve never been better or loved myself more. Honestly, I’ve never been better. I have

By |2020-01-02T18:19:19-05:00December 15th, 2019|1fw blog, grief|1 Comment

Healing From Trauma – Why You Shouldn’t Leave the Body Behind

It's time we STOP believing that all trauma healing work happens in our minds, we must reconnect the body, and it's rightful place on our healing journey. ~Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, One Fit Widow When I got a phone call that would forever shape my world, I instinctively turned to fitness to handle my stress, trauma, and

By |2019-12-26T23:59:37-05:00December 10th, 2019|1fw blog, grief, Health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dear Widow Police – I Won’t Revoke My Card

Nearly ten years ago, I was given exclusive membership to one of the world's crappiest clubs. October 9th, 2009 – the day I went from being half of M & M, Mrs. Michelle Steinke, and the wife of Mitchel Steinke to becoming a widow. No thanks. You can keep your membership card because at 36,

By |2019-12-09T16:49:37-05:00December 9th, 2019|Blended Families, grief, Uncategorized|3 Comments

10 Ways You Can Help A Grieving Solo Parent This Holiday Season

I became a solo parent in the blink of an eye on a cool October morning. I woke up as a family of four and went to bed that night, a mother of two, very young children who had a dead Dad.   The shift in personal reality is beyond startling; it's life-altering, dark, all consuming,

By |2019-12-08T14:39:33-05:00December 8th, 2019|grief, Parenting After Loss, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Recent Parkland and Sandy Hook Suicides Prove: There is No Timeline for Grief

By Guest Contributor - Mary Kate Tischler https://badasswidow.wordpress.com When I’m not playing the role of the Badass Widow, I am a lawyer for network news. That means I read more than my fair share about death. So much so that I’m largely desensitized to it at this point, as I’m sure many of you are, too.

By |2019-04-11T20:50:44-04:00April 11th, 2019|1fw blog, grief|0 Comments

The Progress of Grief

Progress - When I Googled it, the example sentence was, “The darkness did not stop my progress.” How appropriate is that?! If you’re reading this post, it’s safe for me to assume that you’ve lost someone you love at some point. And you’ve likely experienced or are experiencing that darkness (which can be especially difficult

By |2019-03-28T14:02:53-04:00March 28th, 2019|1fw blog, grief, guest contributors|2 Comments