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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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!