36 episodes

Welcome to the Filled With Gold - Widow Podcast, the show that brings you in touch with expert resources to support you in moving forward after the death of your spouse and life partner.

Filled With Gold Widow Podcast Melissa Pierce

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to the Filled With Gold - Widow Podcast, the show that brings you in touch with expert resources to support you in moving forward after the death of your spouse and life partner.

    Episode 38 | Widows Wear Stilettos with Carole Brody Fleet

    Episode 38 | Widows Wear Stilettos with Carole Brody Fleet

    I was so excited to chat with Carole Brody Fleet on the Filled With Gold Widow Podcast!
    Carole is a multi-award winning author of four books, including thirteen-time international bestseller, “Widows Wear Stilettos”, now in its second edition. A media contributor, six-time contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul and as an expert in grief recovery, Carole has made nearly 1,300 radio show appearances and additionally appears on numerous television programs; as well as in worldwide print and web media.
    Listen in as Carole and I talk about: 
    Carole’s widow story - her husband’s death left her a young widow & solo parent Creating the book she wanted to read Widows Wear Stilettos is a practical guide - and a much needed emotional guide in widowhood How the word “YET” factors into moving forward  “Time does not heal all wounds…but being proactive can." - Carole Brody Fleet
    FB: CaroleBFleet
    IG: @CaroleBrodyFleet
    Website: widowswearstilettos.com
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Filled With Gold, a box of comfort to help widows through this difficult and overwhelming time. It’s the gift of hope and healing every widow needs to arrive on her doorstep. Grief Coach, personalized, text-based grief support. Visit www.grief.coach/filledwithgold/ for $10 off Widow411: Guiding widows through life after loss - Get the Ultimate Survival Guide for Widows here #widow #widowswearstilettos #youngwidow #soloparent #onlyparent #youngwidow #widowhood #selfcare #widowsofinstagram #filledwithgoldpodcast #filledwithgoldbox 

    • 58 min
    Episode 37 | Dawn Nargi of the W Connection

    Episode 37 | Dawn Nargi of the W Connection

    It’s so great to connect with Dawn Nargi on this week’s Filled With Gold Widow Podcast!
    Dawn is the Executive Director and co-founder of “The W Connection: Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives”.  In this role, she passionately dedicates herself to the operations, growth, and strategic vision of the W Connection community. 
    Prior to her role at The W Connection, Dawn spent 20+ years working in some of the most recognizable financial services Firms in the world and several technology startups.  
    She has been featured in New York Times, ABC News and has shared her story to provide encouragement for women facing transition or trauma.  She is currently working on her memoir.
    In her free time, she can be seen in Central Park with her rescue dog, Bruno and her teenage son, William.
    Listen in as Dawn and I talk about: 
    Dawn’s widow story - her husband Norman’s death shortly after their son was born premature Very specific advice Dawn received from a nun - and not following it Gilda’s Club and the gift of being with other widows & widowers Creating the W Connection community There is no right or wrong way to be a widow  “The people who gave me the best advice were those people who’ve been through this already or are going through this now." - Dawn Nargi
    FB: thewconnection
    IG: widowshelpingwidows
    Website: widowsconnection.org
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Filled With Gold, a monthly box of comfort to help widows through this difficult and overwhelming time. It’s the gift of hope and healing every widow needs to arrive on her doorstep each month. Get $22 off your first subscription box with coupon code PODCAST50!   Grief Coach, personalized, text-based grief support. Visit www.grief.coach/filledwithgold/ for $10 off Widow411: Guiding widows through life after loss - Get the Ultimate Survival Guide for Widows here #widow #widowshelpingwidows #youngwidow #soloparent #onlyparent #youngwidow #widowhood #selfcare #widowsofinstagram #filledwithgoldpodcast #filledwithgoldbox 

    • 42 min
    Episode 36 | Helping Widows Live Well - Marie Scott

    Episode 36 | Helping Widows Live Well - Marie Scott

    I’m thrilled to be talking with Marie Scott on this week’s Filled With Gold Widow Podcast!
    Marie is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and is passionate about helping widows and widowers gain health, humor, and love back into their lives again.
    Listen in as Marie and I talk about: 
    How stepping out on the dance floor led to her most important love partnerships Her late husband Dave’s difficult choice Does fit equal healthy? Losing 30 pounds in 6 weeks Life with her, husband-in-this-life, Jeffrey  7 Steps to Healing After Loss - it really works!  “You can embrace life again!" - Marie Scott
    Website: www.mariescottwellness.com
    FB: www.facebook.com/groups/happyandhealthywidow
    IG: @mariescottwellness
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Filled With Gold, a monthly box of comfort to help widows through this difficult and overwhelming time. It’s the gift of hope and healing every widow needs to arrive on her doorstep each month. Get $22 off your first subscription box with coupon code PODCAST50!   Grief Coach, personalized, text-based grief support. Visit www.grief.coach/filledwithgold/ for $10 off Widow411: Guiding widows through life after loss - Get the Ultimate Survival Guide for Widows here

    • 40 min
    Episode 35 | Rachel Donnelly of Black Dress Consultants

    Episode 35 | Rachel Donnelly of Black Dress Consultants

    On this week’s Filled With Gold Widow Podcast, our special guest is Rachel Donnelly - Founder of Black Dress Consultants.
    Rachel strategically manages the unavoidable tasks of after loss and end-of-life so that individuals and families can stop wondering what they should be doing and get back to the things that matter!
    After many experiences with loss, including the death of her parents at a young age, Rachel founded Black Dress Consultants, a consulting firm that helps individuals and families manage the unavoidable tasks and logistics of after loss and end-of-life.
    On this episode, Rachel and I chat about:
    The need for a “project manager” to help with death & dying How doing all the tasks & business of death delays the grieving process What happens after the beloved #hamcake is all gone? Steps Rachel took to build to create her one-of-a-kind business Her upcoming Professionals of After Loss Services training course (afterlosspros.com)! “Legacy planning is the greatest gift you can give your family." - Rachel Donnelly
    www.blackdressconsultants.com
    IG: @blackdressconsultants
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Filled With Gold, a monthly box of comfort to help widows through this difficult and overwhelming time. It’s the gift of hope and healing every widow needs to arrive on her doorstep each month. Get $22 off your first subscription box with coupon code PODCAST50!   Grief Coach, personalized, text-based grief support. Visit www.grief.coach/filledwithgold/ for $10 off Widow411: Guiding widows through life after loss - Get the Ultimate Survival Guide for Widows here

    • 37 min
    Episode 34 | Astarie Dennis - Widow Business Owner Spotlight

    Episode 34 | Astarie Dennis - Widow Business Owner Spotlight

    When Astarie Dennis' husband died from complications related to diabetes, she was left to raise their son Andrew as a young widow and solo-parent. For years, Astarie had been her husband's primary caregiver, putting her own needs and wants aside.
    Astarie orginally started making skin care products to treat her son's excema. After her husband's death, she found solace and a creative outlet in making skincare products as her full time business - Astarie Apothecary.
    Listen in to this powerful episode as Astarie shares her story in the hope of helping other caregivers and widows.
    Astarie is a powerful reminder that even in the darkest of times, it is possible to find hope and light.
    www.astarieapothecary.com
    IG: @astarieapothecary
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Filled With Gold, a monthly box of comfort to help widows through this difficult and overwhelming time. It’s the gift of hope and healing every widow needs to arrive on her doorstep each month. Get $22 off your first subscription box with coupon code PODCAST50!   Grief Coach, personalized, text-based grief support. Visit www.grief.coach/filledwithgold/ for $10 off Widow411: Guiding widows through life after loss - Get the Ultimate Survival Guide for Widows here

    • 51 min
    Episode 33 | Tina Murphy of Widows Wallet

    Episode 33 | Tina Murphy of Widows Wallet

    Tina Murphy guides widows in creating a spending plan so they can enjoy life today while being relaxed about their financial future and she joins us on the Filled With Gold Widow Podcast!
    In 2013, Tina’s husband Jamie, suddenly died, leaving her to raise her 2 young boys. The loss of her husband led her to turn to online shopping as a reprieve from the intense pain.
    Tina’s healing process began to flourish when she learned how to actually process her pain. As she made peace with her grieving process, Tina was able to take control of her spending.  She began using her money to buy items that brought her joy while also being mindful of her financial future.
    Tina then made it her mission to support other widows going through the same healing process. She is a certified life coach for widows through the Life Coach School and an active member of Coach Connections, an international money coaching community. With 25+ years of personal finance teaching experience and her new educational training, she created her Next Level Widow Coaching program!
    On this episode, Tina and I chat about:
    Numbing out TV and online shopping to try and feel better after her husband’s death How life coach certification changed her life Processing feelings vs. toxic positivity Learning to feel the emotions that come up The powerful tool she uses to to help widows understand and process emotions to move forward This episode is brought to you by:
    Filled With Gold, a monthly box of comfort to help widows through this difficult and overwhelming time. It’s the gift of hope and healing every widow needs to arrive on her doorstep each month. Get $22 off your first subscription box with coupon code PODCAST50!   Grief Coach, personalized, text-based grief support. Visit www.grief.coach/filledwithgold/ for $10 off Widow411: Guiding widows through life after loss - Get the Ultimate Survival Guide for Widows here

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

paulasharris ,

Practical advice for navigating forward

As a widow supporter, I have found so many gems in this podcast that make me a more empathetic advisor and supporter. The variety of guests provide so much advice to rise up and navigate forward.

Kat J Forbes ,

This podcast is pure gold!

It’s so refreshing and inspiring to hear all these stories of grief and to see resilience and inspiration! Being widowed at a young age I felt very alone. But finding other people my age going thru something similar made me feel not so isolated. Thank you!

Gyc2019 ,

the world needs this

My father died when I was these, leaving my mother as a young widow. I never realized how much complexity and trauma she went through and listening to this podcast has helped me understand her journey more and how I can support her as an adult. Thank you Melissa. @gloriachoupr

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