60 episodes

Welcome to the Widow Squad Podcast, the show that helps widows rebuild their lives after loss. Join hosts Kim Murray and Melissa Pierce as they share expert tips, resources and advice to help you get a grip on your grief and learn how to thrive. If you’re a widow, this is where you want to be!#widowed#widows#grief

The Widow Squad Podcast Widow Squad

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

Welcome to the Widow Squad Podcast, the show that helps widows rebuild their lives after loss. Join hosts Kim Murray and Melissa Pierce as they share expert tips, resources and advice to help you get a grip on your grief and learn how to thrive. If you’re a widow, this is where you want to be!#widowed#widows#grief

    Grief, COVID Loss, and New Beginnings: An Interview with Tracy Quinn

    Grief, COVID Loss, and New Beginnings: An Interview with Tracy Quinn

    Discover the moving story of Tracy Quinn, a Widow Squad community member, who faced the unimaginable grief of COVID loss when her husband died suddenly at the beginning of a global pandemic. Tracy reflects on the unpredictable nature of grief, the enduring love for a lost spouse, and the gradual journey towards healing.

    Key topics in this episode:
    The sudden and devastating impact of COVID-19The complexities of healing and starting anew after a spouse’s deathThe personal growth and insights gained from coping with significant lossGet the full transcript and more at: https://widowsquad.com/covid-loss

    • 50 min
    Grief in the Workplace: Transforming Bereavement Policies

    Grief in the Workplace: Transforming Bereavement Policies

    Jody LaVoie's life changed drastically when her husband was shot by a disgruntled employee, propelling her from stay-at-home mom to CEO of their $50 million company. Turning her pain into purpose, Jody now advocates for improved bereavement support in the workplace, aiming to create a more empathetic work environment for those dealing with loss.

    Key topics in this episode include:
    Balancing personal grief with professional responsibilitiesThe need for organizations to understand and support employees dealing with lossFinding new meaning and purpose after a significant life changeGet the full transcript and more here: https://widowsquad.com/grief-in-the-workplace

    • 37 min
    Managing Grief: 5 Essential Healing Strategies for Widows

    Managing Grief: 5 Essential Healing Strategies for Widows

    Melissa gets real about the rollercoaster of healing after losing your partner, sharing five heartfelt tips that cover everything from being kind to yourself to finding light in the dark. It's like sitting down with a friend who's been there, offering a helping hand and some wise words to help you find your feet again.

    Key topics in this episode: 
    The importance of self-talk Prioritizing self-care over self-sacrificeEmbracing and processing emotionsGet the full transcript and more here: https://widowsquad.com/healing-strategies-for-widows

    • 17 min
    Find Hope in Healing with Susan Hannifin-MacNab's A to Z Healing Toolbox

    Find Hope in Healing with Susan Hannifin-MacNab's A to Z Healing Toolbox

    It's difficult to move forward after a profound loss, but following the death of her husband, Susan Hannifin-MacNab transformed her deep pain into a healing toolbox for others going through the rough journey of grief.  Her book, A to Z Healing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Navigating Grief and Trauma with Intention  has reached and aided people worldwide.
    Key topics in this episode include:
    The need for a diverse set of tools to address the multifaceted nature of lossThe importance of community and peer supportInnovative approaches to healingGet the full transcript and more here: https://widowsquad.com/healing-toolbox

    • 34 min
    Addressing Loneliness After Loss: Insights for Widows on Their Road to Healing

    Addressing Loneliness After Loss: Insights for Widows on Their Road to Healing

    One of the most profound struggles many widows face involves distinguishing between being alone and feeling lonely. Being alone is simply the absence of others. But the feeling of loneliness is a call to action. It's a nudge to reach out and connect, whether that's with others who understand, with new hobbies, or even with parts of yourself you've neglected. 

    Key topics in this episode:
    Understanding the difference between the being alone and feeling lonelyHow reaching out, engaging in self-care practices, and finding support groups can provide comfort during the grieving processThe significance of self-care and engaging in activities that promote personal growth and emotional healingGet the full transcript and more here:
    https://widowsquad.com/loneliness-after-loss

    • 30 min
    Coping with Grief: Directing Your Life to Spotlight Joy and Healing

    Coping with Grief: Directing Your Life to Spotlight Joy and Healing

    Kim explores coping with grief through the metaphor of life as a stage play, positioning you as the director who shifts grief from a leading role to a supporting one. She offers insights on how to keep your life story dynamic and engaging, ensuring that grief, while present, dosn’t consume the storyline or restrict the potential for joy and new adventures.

    Key topics in this episode: 
    The power and agency widows have in directing the course of their lives, even in the face of griefThe importance of maintaining a balanced emotional cast, including happiness, resilience, and other feelings Embracing the creative freedom to adapt life's script as needed, allowing new characters, scenes, and plot twists to unfoldGet the full transcript and more here: https://widowsquad.com/coping-with-grief

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

GMHT3165 ,

Never Alone

Love to laugh and cry listening to these podcasts. Makes me feel normal…in this new normal. Thanks for sharing and bringing in others to share.

ksam123 ,

Thank you ladies!

Stumbled to this podcast two and half years into being a widow. It’s probably the best “conversation” I’ve had in … two and a half years. Sitting here listening to your episode about wedding rings. For the first time now there is no ring on my finger. And I don’t feel alone about it. Thanks

w-wiz ,

For all widows!

This is exactly what I needed to hear since I lost my husband. I’ve had such a hard time and nobody understands how this feels. The widow squad has been life-changing for me! Thanks!

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