22 episodes

Grief is grief, no matter how you spin it. ,It can define you, destroy you or strengthen you. Where you are now in widowhood is not what you will become. In this podcast, we will explore ways to move forward, teach others how to treat us, hear from widow guests sharing their stories, and discover some wit, wisdom and fun along the way. Let’s lean in and learn from one another! Because this is what I know: It all begins with YOU! You can move forward, and honestly you must. but you don’t have to do it alone - so let's do this together!

One Well Widow kathi

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Grief is grief, no matter how you spin it. ,It can define you, destroy you or strengthen you. Where you are now in widowhood is not what you will become. In this podcast, we will explore ways to move forward, teach others how to treat us, hear from widow guests sharing their stories, and discover some wit, wisdom and fun along the way. Let’s lean in and learn from one another! Because this is what I know: It all begins with YOU! You can move forward, and honestly you must. but you don’t have to do it alone - so let's do this together!

    Financial Driver's Seat; Help for Widows with guest, Stacy Francis

    Financial Driver's Seat; Help for Widows with guest, Stacy Francis

    Today I interview Stacy Francis,  President and CEO of Francis Financial a
    boutique, wealth management and financial planning firm dedicated to
    improving women’s lives through financial and personal empowerment.
    The firm provides ongoing comprehensive advice for individuals and
    couples and specializes in helping widows and divorcing or divorced
    women. Stacy is also the founder of the non-profit, Savvy Ladies https://www.savvyladies.org/
    which helps and provides resources to all women.

    Key financial steps for widows in the conversation:  
    Key financial musts for the first year of widowhoodTasks and organization for now, soon and laterWho should be on your support team during this time of griefWhat to expect and look for in a financial AdvisorBenefits of working with a financial professionalSocial security benefits and tax filing statusMission for empowering womenHere are several ways to connect with Stacy.  
    Free Guide: Financial Help for Widows  https://francisfinancial.com/financial-help-for-widows/

    Website: www.FrancisFinancial.com
    Email: stacy@francisfinancial.com
    Social Media Handles:
    Twitter: @FrancisFinance
    Francis Financial Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrancisFinancialInc/
    Francis Financial LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/francisfinancialinc
    Stacy’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StacyFrancisFinancial/
    Stacy’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacyfrancis/
    If you liked this episode please subscribe, rate and share it with a friend - it takes a village!
    xoxo,
    Kathi

    • 53 min
    Suddenly Single - Financial Advice with Heart and Help w/Megan Kopka, CFP

    Suddenly Single - Financial Advice with Heart and Help w/Megan Kopka, CFP

    Today's podcast I am interviewing Megan Kopka, CFP, owner and founder of Kopka Financial, LLC specializing in comprehensive financial planning and investment management.

    Megan is passionate about helping women especially those
    suddenly single- divorced women and particularly widows, find financial security
    and eventually freedom to be able to live full lives through planning and investing.
    Her experience as a former math teacher, wife, mom, widow, solo parent,
    caregiver, medical advocate, business owner, and feminist give her unique
    perspectives when it comes to integrating money with your unique life values.

    We discuss key financial steps to take now as a widow or single woman that will benefit you throughout your life.  Please contact her.  You will have a professional with heart and help in your corner!
    https://www.kopkafinancial.com/

    xoxo,
    Kathi

    • 44 min
    Take Care of Yourself First w/Melissa Pierce

    Take Care of Yourself First w/Melissa Pierce

    In this episode I had the privilege to talk with Melissa Pierce.  She is and author, podcast host and the founder of Filled with Gold website where she advocates for widows moving forward.  She shares her widowhood journey while raising two sons and learning to move forward.  Self care, putting her needs first and choosing what gives her purpose were keys to her growth.  She is a delight to know and her message for other widows is helpful and inspiring.  Cheers to you Melissa!

    • 33 min
    Are your Triggers Controlling your Whole day?

    Are your Triggers Controlling your Whole day?

    Loss and grief are a see-saw of emotions.  You may find yourself happy or sad, good day or bad day or completely energized or completely exhausted.  This all or nothing polarized type of thinking is normal, yet not helping you.  Life is not an on/off button.  Life is not ALL bad or ALL good.  In today's episode I talk about learning to honor your emotions yet guage your thoughts, words and actions in a non-polarized way.  You will learn 3 ways to stop having an all or nothing type of day.  Hope you enjoy!
    Catch the latest episodes and more https://www.kathibalasek.com/podcast 

    • 16 min
    Widowhood: You are NOT your Circumstance

    Widowhood: You are NOT your Circumstance

    In this episode we talk about aligning actions and habits to who you want to become.  You are no longer a coupled wife and everything is now your responsibility in the every day, week and long term.     Things don't seem natural because life changed, your situation changed and there is a sense of not knowing if you are doing things right.   Hope and healing are fueled by action.  Today there are 5 action steps for you to take to start to uncover your true self and who you want to become.  You only have power over yourself and your choices. #widow #selfimprovement #findyourforward

    • 12 min
    Release Negative Emotions and Create the life you Want through NLP Training

    Release Negative Emotions and Create the life you Want through NLP Training

    Today I interview Roni Rumsey, International Coach & Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, Timeline Therapy & NLP Coaching, Author and Entreprenuer.  She is an expert coach in Neuro-Linguistic Programming empowering women to bust through the crap that is holding them back from achieving what they say they want.  She has so many take-aways that can help you and I highly encourage you to hire her as a coach and break through to your BEST life!  I appreciate her insight, humor and professionalism in helping others!  Cheers to you Roni!

    Her website: https://www.empoweringmindfulchange.com/ 

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Gabrielle Marie Deems ,

Kind and helpful podcast

This podcast provides such a wealth of knowledge for widows, delivered in such a kind way. From building your team of professionals to support you, to what to make sure to take care of, to how to choose a financial advisor and why it’s important, this podcast is a great resource.

RoniRumsey ,

Everyone need to hear this

I would recommend this podcast to anyone!!!! So much of what Kathi shares is about getting through life regardless of where you find yourself. Definitely a 5 star!!!

StephGilstrap ,

Thoughtful

Amazing podcast — Kathi is the best! Such an important topic with incredible guests.

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