About the Author

Dr. Alisha Reed is a licensed pharmacist and a widow mom who believes that self-care is non-negotiable. She is the creator of the lifestyle brand FLY with Alisha Reed, moderates a widow support group, and hosts The Fly Widow Podcast.

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  1. I’m currently in the chrysalis process. After losing both parents in the last 10 months, I know God has prepared something for me greater and if I can make it through this I can battle anything that comes my way. Loved this article as it allowed me to reflect on my transformative moments.

  2. I love this analogy. I’d like to think of my life cycle as a young woman starting a career to a very young wife/mother to a mid-life divorcee to a college graduate. I completely loss myself but am now found. I am secure in who I am and what I want out of this season of my life.

  3. I always read your articles and feel fulfilled. I’m honestly in a stage of just allowing myself to just BE….I am excited about spring though and just being mindful to not take on to much.

  4. I was captivated by a documentary informing that butterflies fly across the ocean to get to a city in Mexico. I think of strength each time I see one. Thanks for sharing your beautiful writing.

  5. I love this. As a woman who will be 62 next week, it was last year that I found myself buying clothes, earrings and home decor with butterflies on them, and I have my eyes on some beautiful shoes with them. But I couldn’t figure out the sudden attraction other than the beautiful colors. Then it hit me; TRANSFORMATION!
    I’m still becoming a better me.
    Thank you for your story.

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