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Inspiration for young widows to help heal their heart, find hope, and dream again for the future.

Brave Widow Show Emily Jones

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Inspiration for young widows to help heal their heart, find hope, and dream again for the future.

    BW 087: Finding Purpose in Grief: Jillian's Widowhood, Motherhood, and The Pursuit of Law.

    BW 087: Finding Purpose in Grief: Jillian's Widowhood, Motherhood, and The Pursuit of Law.

    Jillian Gentile is from the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. She became a widow in 2020 when her husband contracted sepsis from an injury he sustained during his service in the U. S. Army. She has a 10 year old son, a dog, four cats. Now, she also told me four fish, a partridge, and a pear tree. And,  she is currently in her third and final year at Albany Law School, which is amazing. Listen to Jillian's story, filled with love, loss, and the pursuit of Law.

     

     

    If you're a widow or know someone who is, her journey will resonate deeply. Tune in to gain insights, find solace, and be inspired. ____________________________________________________________________

    The Brave Widow Community is a place where you can connect with other widows, find hope and healing, and begin to dream again for the future. Learn more at bravewidow.com.

     

    Hey guys, I’m Emily Jones I was widowed at age 37, one month shy of our 20 year wedding anniversary. Nathan and I have four beautiful children together. My world was turned completely upside down when I lost him. With faith, community, and wisdom from others, I’ve been able to find hope, joy, and dream again for the future. I want to help others do the same, too!

     

    FOLLOW me on SOCIAL:

    Twitter | @brave_widow

    Instagram | @brave_widow

    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/bravewidow

    YouTube | @bravewidow

    • 33 min
    BW 086- Heartbreak in Health: A Widow's Tale of Loss and Struggle

    BW 086- Heartbreak in Health: A Widow's Tale of Loss and Struggle

    Eryn Zamora. Aaron is a 28 year old widow who lost her husband and person of four years, to a terrible form of cancer. He was age 29. He was healthy. Everything was, was great. And, , unfortunately at the incredibly young age of, of 29, he. Past and her story is one full of many ups and downs of really what was an emotional roller coaster. And this story was. Especially difficult for me at parts, I worked in health care as many of you may know for 20 years and I wasn't a nurse and I mostly was not on the clinical side, but I have a great appreciation and respect for what it takes to effectively work in health care.

    I can't imagine what it takes to practice medicine, but I know that is no easy task. And while I have the most. Respect and appreciation and care for people that work in health care. I also recognize that sometimes the patient coordination experience or the patient communication experience isn't always the best.

    And her story takes place over really a couple of months, being transferred to four different hospitals, struggling with many ups and downs of communication that went sideways and just some of her struggles. And so, while many of us have lost our spouses while they were in the hospital or while they were in the health care continuum at some point, it is very much a reality, some of the emotional struggles that widows and family members experience when communication is lost.

    Doesn't happen, maybe the information isn't there, maybe the transfers don't happen as smoothly as they can, and maybe sometimes health care just doesn't go according to plan and you have very limited options. it is possible to embrace joy again.

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    The Brave Widow Community is a place where you can connect with other widows, find hope and healing, and begin to dream again for the future. Learn more at bravewidow.com.

    Hey guys, I’m Emily Jones I was widowed at age 37, one month shy of our 20 year wedding anniversary. Nathan and I have four beautiful children together. My world was turned completely upside down when I lost him. With faith, community, and wisdom from others, I’ve been able to find hope, joy, and dream again for the future. I want to help others do the same, too!

     

    FOLLOW me on SOCIAL:

    Twitter | @brave_widow

    Instagram | @brave_widow

    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/bravewidow

    YouTube | @bravewidow

    • 35 min
    BW 085: Widow's Heart: a Tale of Loss, Love, and Liberation with Sue Peters

    BW 085: Widow's Heart: a Tale of Loss, Love, and Liberation with Sue Peters

    This is Sue Peters from Highland, Indiana. Valentine's Day is the 3 year anniversary of losing her beloved husband, John. She thought losing him on this day of love would make it even harder to deal with since it would pop up every year on the day everyone else is celebrating their person. Thank goodness she was wrong! It ended up being such a blessing in disguise! Not only do hearts keep appearing in her life almost as special gifts to make her smile, but it also has helped her become aware of her own heart and how important it became to love herself 100% and to allow her heart to be healed after learning how to deal with her own broken and shattered heart! It has led her to write a book that will be published this year about how a dream to marry her heart changed her life! Sue has learned so much walking on this road of widowhood, being inspired and supported by so many widows sharing their own challenging stories from this Brave Widow Community and rising up to face the journey in so many new and positive ways! She has now found purpose in loving her own heart more deeply and in sharing with the hearts of others encouraging more connection and courage to keep stepping forward! She is the Mom of three wonderful adult children who are married to equally wonderful spouses and has three amazing grandkids and three lively grandpups and loves any time she gets to spend with any or all of them!

     

    You can find Sue on: www.susan-peters.com facebook.com/hearttosoullinks

    The Brave Widow Community is a place where you can connect with other widows, find hope and healing, and begin to dream again for the future. Learn more at bravewidow.com. Hey guys, I’m Emily Jones I was widowed at age 37, one month shy of our 20 year wedding anniversary. Nathan and I have four beautiful children together. My world was turned completely upside down when I lost him. With faith, community, and wisdom from others, I’ve been able to find hope, joy, and dream again for the future. I want to help others do the same, too!

    FOLLOW me on SOCIAL:

    Twitter | @brave_widow

    Instagram | @brave_widow

    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/bravewidow

    YouTube | @bravewidow

    • 42 min
    BW 084: Resilience Amidst Grief: Navigating Life's Unforeseen Challenges as a Young Widow

    BW 084: Resilience Amidst Grief: Navigating Life's Unforeseen Challenges as a Young Widow

    After the loss of her partner to a sudden and tragic death, this 33-year-old widow was left to answer the question of what it takes to adjust to life after the worst possible scenario becomes her reality.\

    Links And/Or Social Media Handles Where People Can Jane, she is co-admin Young WON, a Facebook and in-person support group for young widows and widowers in NYC. They provide a community space for meeting other widows with the goal of building a support network for one another. https://m.facebook.com/groups/widowsofnyc/ref=share&mibextid=NSMWBT

    The Brave Widow Community is a place where you can connect with other widows, find hope and healing, and begin to dream again for the future. Learn more at bravewidow.com.

    Hey guys, I’m Emily Jones I was widowed at age 37, one month shy of our 20 year wedding anniversary. Nathan and I have four beautiful children together. My world was turned completely upside down when I lost him. With faith, community, and wisdom from others, I’ve been able to find hope, joy, and dream again for the future. I want to help others do the same, too!

    FOLLOW me on SOCIAL:

    Twitter | @brave_widow

    Instagram | @brave_widow

    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/bravewidow

    YouTube | @bravewidow

    • 22 min
    BW 083: How Your Relationship Can Continue with Your Person Post Loss

    BW 083: How Your Relationship Can Continue with Your Person Post Loss

    Today is a special episode because this episode is being published on Nathan's birthday. His birthday is January 30th and he would have been turning 43. On his birthday today, so today, as I thought about ways that I could honor him on his birthday and ways that I could also provide value for you as a listener and as a watcher of this show. The theme that really kept coming to mind is how we can continue a relationship with our person after they die. And this is coming from me, who was cynical and bitter about this the first several months, if not the first year that Nathan died, where I very much felt like We don't really get signs from our person. We really can't continue a relationship. There's this big chasm between where we are and where they are, and anyone who says they get messages or signs from their person is just comforting themselves by reading into all these little things. I don't feel that way today. And so if you do feel that way, I want to walk you through part of my journey of how I got there. 

     

    The Brave Widow Community is a place where you can connect with other widows, find hope and healing, and begin to dream again for the future. Learn more at bravewidow.com.

    Hey guys, I’m Emily Jones I was widowed at age 37, one month shy of our 20 year wedding anniversary. Nathan and I have four beautiful children together. My world was turned completely upside down when I lost him. With faith, community, and wisdom from others, I’ve been able to find hope, joy, and dream again for the future. I want to help others do the same, too!

    FOLLOW me on SOCIAL:

    Twitter | @brave_widow

    Instagram | @brave_widow

    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/bravewidow

    YouTube | @bravewidow

    • 27 min
    BW 082: Beyond the Pain: Finding Hope as a Widow and Mother

    BW 082: Beyond the Pain: Finding Hope as a Widow and Mother

    Darlene is a mother to two amazing teenage boys. She married her high school sweetheart at 19 and became a widow two days after her 39th birthday. She had almost 23 years with him and now three years without him. She's learned how to power through when her whole world seemed over in the blink of an eye. It's by far the hardest journey she's ever had to overcome, but she is still here to say with intention, there is hope.

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    The Brave Widow Community is a place where you can connect with other widows, find hope and healing, and begin to dream again for the future.  Learn more at bravewidow.com.  

     

    Hey guys, I’m Emily Jones

    I was widowed at age 37, one month shy of our 20 year wedding anniversary.  Nathan and I have four beautiful children together.  My world was turned completely upside down when I lost him.  With faith, community, and wisdom from others, I’ve been able to find hope, joy, and dream again for the future.  I want to help others do the same, too!

     

    FOLLOW me on SOCIAL:

    Twitter | @brave_widow

    Instagram | @brave_widow

    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/bravewidow

    YouTube | @bravewidow

     

     

    • 40 min

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6 Ratings

Lauren330 ,

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Love the relatable stories and all the different advice given. While all our losses are different, we experience a lot of the same feelings. Grateful for Emily and such a great podcast! 🖤✨

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