109 episodes

The Widow Podcast is for people experiencing the loss of a life partner, who are looking for hope and support whilst navigating their way through this traumatic life event. If you're feeling stressed, anxious, confused, as if you're just existing day by day or you've felt isolated, disconnected and lonely in widowhood and want to find ways to manage your grief more positively, this podcast is for you.
Hosted by Karen Sutton, The Widow Coach, widow and mum. She'll share the emotional and practical ways to come through the trauma and take steps to begin to thrive. This is the show for you to learn how to accept your emotions, gain a sense of hope and give yourself permission to create a life of peace and balance. You'll discover coping strategies and personal development tools that take you from those dark places to much brighter days. We understand your grieving process and the pressures of bereavement here at The Widow Podcast.

The Widow Podcast Karen Sutton

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 116 Ratings

The Widow Podcast is for people experiencing the loss of a life partner, who are looking for hope and support whilst navigating their way through this traumatic life event. If you're feeling stressed, anxious, confused, as if you're just existing day by day or you've felt isolated, disconnected and lonely in widowhood and want to find ways to manage your grief more positively, this podcast is for you.
Hosted by Karen Sutton, The Widow Coach, widow and mum. She'll share the emotional and practical ways to come through the trauma and take steps to begin to thrive. This is the show for you to learn how to accept your emotions, gain a sense of hope and give yourself permission to create a life of peace and balance. You'll discover coping strategies and personal development tools that take you from those dark places to much brighter days. We understand your grieving process and the pressures of bereavement here at The Widow Podcast.

    EP25 Building Resilience in the Face of Loss

    EP25 Building Resilience in the Face of Loss

    How do we begin to build resilience after experiencing the loss of our loved one?

    Karen shares her ABC's of resilience and the importance of finding hope and purpose in widowhood.

    We’ll explore how to begin to bounce back and adapt when we are coping with grief.

     

    Listen as I talk about:


    Cultivating a growth mindset to overcome challenges and embrace possibilities
    Acknowledging everyday acts of bravery and stepping out of our comfort zone
    Practicing self-compassion and caring for your own needs
    Finding inner drive and desire to create a meaningful life after loss

     

    Resources:

    Join The Widows Membership:

    https://www.karensutton.co.uk/the-widow-membership

    Website: https://www.karensutton.co.uk/

    • 24 min
    EP24 Navigating Health Anxiety After Loss; Insights For Widows

    EP24 Navigating Health Anxiety After Loss; Insights For Widows

    There is one thing that can be difficult to talk about after becoming a widow and yet it is one of the most important topics to discuss.

    How anxiety about your own heath can occur after losing your life partner.

    This is a common challenge that many widows face and it’s important to know that you are not alone.

    Listen as Karen talks about:


    Noticing and understanding the heightened health anxieties that often follow the loss of a loved one
    Listening to your body's signals and reaching out for support when needed
    Tools & strategies to work through health anxieties
    Learning how to embrace self-compassion and self-care for healing

     

    Resources:

    Join The Widows Membership:

    https://www.karensutton.co.uk/the-widow-membership

    Website: https://www.karensutton.co.uk/

    • 28 min
    EP23 Embracing Your Unique Grief Journey: Letting Go Of Comparisons To Widows

    EP23 Embracing Your Unique Grief Journey: Letting Go Of Comparisons To Widows

    Have you ever found yourself comparing your grief journey to others? You’re not alone.

    Many widows may compare their unique grief journey to others at some point but this can take a toll on your personal well-being.

    Join me as we discuss finding your own way through grief and releasing the need to compare yourself with others who are grieving too.

    Listen as I talk about:


    The common tendency among widows to compare their grief journeys
    Finding meaning and fulfilment in life rather than comparing oneself to others
    Practicing self-compassion and grounding oneself in the present moment
    The underestimated impact of grief on your daily life
    How grief can shape your personality, priorities, energy and identity

    Resources:

    Join The Widows Membership:

    https://www.karensutton.co.uk/the-widow-membership

    Website: https://www.karensutton.co.uk/

    • 27 min
    EP22 Navigating Social Relationships After Loss

    EP22 Navigating Social Relationships After Loss

    There’s no road map to navigating your way through relationships after the loss of a partner.

    Building new connections and engaging with others is important in this new chapter of your life. But let’s face it, it can be hard.

    In this episode we will look at the importance of building meaningful connections with supportive individuals and how these relationships can provide hope for the future.

     

    Listen as I talk about:

    Learning how to bounce back and adapt after loss

    How one mantra has helped me navigate through  some challenging times

    Navigating your way through complex social dynamics after loss

    The shift that can occur in friendships, family, and social interactions

    Understanding how the process of grief can vary for each person

    The different forms of support people can offer and the significance of finding those who can truly be there for you.

     

    Resources:

    Join The Widows Membership:

    https://www.karensutton.co.uk/the-widow-membership

    Website: https://www.karensutton.co.uk/

    • 24 min
    EP21 10 Things Every Widow Should Know

    EP21 10 Things Every Widow Should Know

    Widowhood has taught me so much about grief, loss and life, things I didn't know when I first came into this chaotic world and things I wish I had known.

    I'm sharing these learnings with you so hopefully you can feel less like you're going mad and more like what you are feeling is normal in the world of grief.

    Resources:

    Join The Widows Membership:

    https://www.karensutton.co.uk/the-widow-membership

    Website: https://www.karensutton.co.uk/

    • 27 min
    EP20 Spring Will Come Again

    EP20 Spring Will Come Again

    In this episode I have a very raw, honest and relatable conversation with friend and fellow widow Lisa.

    Lisa's husband Simon died in November 2019 leaving her and her children to navigate their way through life without Simon.

    Lisa is so inspirational and incredibly wise so I wanted her to share her story with you so you can draw from her strength and wisdom.

    There will be so much in this episode that will resonate on a deep and profound level, I know you will not leave without feeling truly inspired and motivated. Take a listen.

    Resources:

    Join The Widows Membership:

    https://www.karensutton.co.uk/the-widow-membership

    Website: https://www.karensutton.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

VV Gansser ,

Karen Sutton

Karen Sutton’s podcast has given me so much hope and comfort in the last few months. I am a widow of 9 months. Karen’s soothing approach with such helpful information is healing and makes me feel less alone in my grief. I am forever grateful to you Karen❤️

Claret Cup Cactus ,

I’m a widow.

This podcast has given me the words to my current story. I lost my husband of 40 years 9 months ago. This is the hardest time in my life. Listening gives me hope that someday it will become easier.

Sophie2020#$ ,

Your fantastic

I just listened to the first podcast,and what a lift it gave me. I’m ten months into my journey and it’s been difficult and I have been feeling like I’m not progressing like I should be. Thanks for showing me to grieve how I need to,not how others think I should be. I will definitely listen to more of your podcast. Thank you so much for being here.

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