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After becoming widowed, are you wondering why you are feeling the way you do (or not feeling!)? As a widow and as a widow coach, I want to share my story and insights for other widows to feel that connection and know they are not alone.

Widow Cast: Widows Empowering Widows - How to Self Coach Through Grief Joann Filomena, Life Coach School Certified Life Coach, Widow Coach, and Weight Loss Coach

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 11 Ratings

After becoming widowed, are you wondering why you are feeling the way you do (or not feeling!)? As a widow and as a widow coach, I want to share my story and insights for other widows to feel that connection and know they are not alone.

    Turning a Dreaded Milestone Into a New Start 156

    Turning a Dreaded Milestone Into a New Start 156

    Welcome widows to episode 156.  A new year has always been a fresh start to me - but not after the death of my husband.  That New Year, I was still in shock and did not expect to see that year coming in without Jim.  Yes, the new year can become one of those milestones that tug at the heart, just like their birthday, wedding anniversary, and day of their passing.  But you CAN learn how to turn this new year into a new start again.  You can check out my website:  https://joannthelifecoach.com   My subscription membership for widows:  https://widowcoachingcenter.com  or email me at:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com 

    • 24 min
    What is Normal for New Widows Ep 155

    What is Normal for New Widows Ep 155

    Today, I'm sharing all that I've learned over the years of widowhood about becoming widowed and those first months.  We have also opened the doors to our subscription membership program today (Dec 2020) - so go check it out!  Email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com  Website:  https://joannthelifecoach.com  Subscription Program:  https://widowcoachingcenter.com

    • 39 min
    Interview With Widow Coach Jamie Metzgar

    Interview With Widow Coach Jamie Metzgar

    First off - The Widow Coaching Center subscription membership program is open until 9 p.m. EST on Sept. 24, 2020.  So if you've been waiting to take that leap, go check it out at https://widowcoachingcenter.com   Today's episode is a fantastic opportunity to Jamie's story first hand as she went through widowhood and started on that long journey back to self.  What Jamie shares is so very valuable.  Jamie went from the trauma to building a new life.  


    Email me at joann@joannthelifecoach.com   Website:  https://joannthelifecoach.com 

    • 37 min
    Looking For Permission as a Widow

    Looking For Permission as a Widow

    This week I had two excellent examples of the struggle we have at times as widows when we are making a decision or even wanting something more in our life, but feel a little guilty about that.  Have you ever thought about doing something or buying something and it felt a bit extravagant, so you shyed away from it?  Today I'm sharing a couple of stories that you just might identify with . . . . . . how it is when we are wanting permission.  Find me at https://joannthelifecoach.com  Email:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com 

    • 39 min
    Too Busy to Feel; But Then Not Busy Enough to Face it All

    Too Busy to Feel; But Then Not Busy Enough to Face it All

    This episode was inspired by a member in Widows Empowering Widows on Facebook who had both a wedding anniversary coming up, quickly followed by the first anniversary of her husband's death.  She had been keeping herself very busy since he passed.  But now feels like she cannot keep herself busy enough to distract herself from the pain of these upcoming dates.  What happens when busy works for a while, but then you can't be busy enough?  Email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com  Website:  https://joannthelifecoach.com 

    • 34 min
    Get on Your Death Bed

    Get on Your Death Bed

    Widows, don't run away!  "Get on your death bed" will make total sense if you join me in listening to this episode.  It is the practice that I think everyone should apply to constantly stay motivated in their life.  It is what some very very successful people practice to keep focused on what's important.  More about widow coaching:  https://joannthelifecoach.com   Subscription membership: https://widowcoachingcenter.com  Email me:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

icklangel ,

Is a bit of joy in my life

I find this podcast so soothing. I started listening to it when my Dad died in order to try and understand everything my Mum might be feeling. What I love about it is her calming voice, her caring thoughts and her positivity. It’s something that acknowledges the pain so well but also acknowledges that life does and must still go on and how the two can go hand in hand. At the end of each episode I do feel my mood has been lightened and that there is hope for us in that we will feel pure joy and happiness again.

Eestro ,

Inspires me to keep living life to the full

I have followed Joan’s podcast for a couple of years now, and even though her situation is very different to mine, she has helped me so much. It’s been a relief to hear her verbalise some of the thought processes I’ve been struggling with, and I feel like she has become a cheerleader in my life, encouraging me to keep moving forward and not get stuck in the immobilisation of loss. She is so rawly honest yet so positive at the same time - a breath of fresh air in the middle of all the grief resources that are out there.

swiffwinn ,

Very helpful

I have to admit to being a very sceptical Brit at first. However, I have now listened to each episode several times over and always when I go to sleep. Thank you!

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