Catherine Tidd

Catherine Tidd

Catherine Tidd is a widow, a writer, public speaker, and mother to three young entertaining children. She received a degree in English from Rollins College in 1998 and has since worked as a writer, editor, Marketing Manager, and Event Planner. Originally from Louisiana, Ms. Tidd currently lives in Denver, CO.

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Death of Spouse Prompts Re-assessment of Life

I read something recently that I wanted to share with you that I think articulates part of the miracle…yes, I did say miracle…of loss.  Not the loss itself, of course…but […]

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The Truth Behind the ‘Considerate Griever’

Throughout the last few years, I have thought a lot about how we all handle widowhood differently.  We all move at our own pace and grieve within our own comfort […]

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Widowhood: The TV Reality Series

Do you ever think that the networks are missing out on the ultimate reality series?  What has more drama, sick humor, running mascara, and (sometimes) hair-pulling than widowhood? When I […]

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Maintaining Friendships After a Spouse-Loss

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships lately and how they change and I know that’s also on the minds of many of my widow(er) friends out there.  I guess […]

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Returning to the Hospital Stirs Fears, Hopes

I recently experienced a personal milestone that may not seem like much to the outside world.  But it’s something that I know other widows who are trying to navigate this […]

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How Am I Doing? Look at My Toes

Don’t judge me when I say this … but I could easily get addicted to pedicures. Now, for you men who are reading this, this is not just a girl […]

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Widows: Is it Time for Us to Tune Out?

Is it just me…or does it seem like the world is going to heck in a hand-basket? Earthquakes, nuclear explosions, tsunamis, idiots in government.  I hear even that sweet, young […]

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Deaths of Husbands Bond Two Young Widows

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” –Unknown My friend’s husband recently passed away after a long […]

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Family Photos Document Life Before and After Widowhood

I don’t take a whole lot of pictures anymore. This wasn’t a conscious decision, but it is a big change from the person I used to be.  In my early days […]

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In the ‘Widdahood,’ Starting the New Year Right

I’m in a funk. I know, I know…everyone is going to say that I shouldn’t be surprised, that it happens to everyone after the holidays.  But it’s surprising me. I’m […]

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