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Ann Bacciaglia

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After the devastating and sudden loss of her best friend and soulmate in August of 2011, Ann is working to reinvent herself. Committed to living the life her husband would have wanted her to, she is learning to do things she never had to do before, including maintaining the household and raising two teenagers as a single mother.
Inspired to help people, Ann is focused on the positive with initiatives like:
#kickass2012 – a hashtag and website created by Ann and Karen to celebrate life and create change in a year.

Suddenly in Charge – Ann learned a lot after the death of her husband and created this website to help people get prepared, get organized and make life a little easier.
Living Through The Tears -- A blog Ann started to deal with her grief while sharing her successes.
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Take it From a Widow: Friendship and Grief Don't Always Mix

I am a widow. Friendships, I learned, are not immune to grief. Despite what you may think, some friends will leave you when you need them the most. Perhaps they don't know what to say or how to act. After speaking to people in similar situations, I now realize that in many cases, friendship and grief do not mix.
11/27/2012 12:03 EST
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How to Start Talking About Death

I have not always been so blunt about death or talking about death. To be honest, before my husband died, I never said the word. I was superstitious and felt that by uttering the word I was inviting trouble. I did not have a will, afraid that I would jinx myself. That all changed the day my world collapsed and my healthy 44-year-old husband died suddenly. I had to face the "D-word" head on. There was no turning around and avoiding it.
10/25/2012 07:49 EDT