Author Archives: lindasnyder

Sexual Predation Has a Life-Long Impact on Its Victims

There’s an article in today’s Portland (ME) Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram titled Scars of abuse linger for former Boy Scouts now well into middle age. Unless you have a subscription to the PPH/MST, you may not be able to access … Continue reading

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On the Fourth Anniversary

Four years ago today my husband took his own life.  I still can’t believe the depth of pain and hopelessness he was living with to do such a final, fatal act. But I understand it.   I miss you terribly, John. … Continue reading

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Wall of Art – Supporting The Grief Warrior Project

Since my husband died, the vintage & antiques business we had started has funneled all profits (after expenses) into The Grief Warrior Project, to help me help others facing the same devastation I did after John’s death. Although I eventually … Continue reading

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Coping with Suicide – Individual & Group Sessions

The Grief Warrior Project is now offering individual support sessions on Wednesday mornings and Thursday late afternoons with a mental health professional who has lived the experience of the devastating loss of her husband to suicide. Individual sessions are available … Continue reading

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Bliss

Opening your heart to someone – really opening it – doesn’t mean everything will always be sweetness and light, although there are moments (many moments) when the love is pure and gentle.   Opening your heart means a willingness to … Continue reading

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Longing

Longing I find myself Scrolling aimlessly Searching for something Searching for someone Someone I miss terribly. It’s a waste of time, of course This futile attempt To find him in the insights of others When I can really only find … Continue reading

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Whoa… Loads Going on Here!

There’s been a great deal of work going on in the background here at The Grief Warrior Project… I’ll try to get caught up with everyone soon! In the meantime, Heritage Health Services (the “parent” company of The Grief Warrior … Continue reading

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Executive Dysfunction and The “Impossible Task”

There’s an idea called the “Impossible Task” that’s gone viral in the past year or so.  Coined by M. Molly Backes, the Impossible Task is the inability to manage a very simple, every day function that would not be a … Continue reading

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Almost Three Years…

Well, strictly speaking, I’m “cured” of the bout of pneumonia that knocked me off my feet and significantly limited my ability to work for nearly two weeks. I could whine about the on-going cough and exhaustion, but everyone else is … Continue reading

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A Plea… Posted to My Facebook Timeline on August 30, 2019

A plea… My Johnny was brilliant, talented, funny and larger than life. He was also deeply flawed and silently battled hideous demons he could not talk about, and which left him with a sense of shame that he couldn’t shake … Continue reading

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