Ep 50: Don’t be Held Back by Widow Guilt

January 7, 2017

Do you feel guilt that you didn’t do enough for your spouse?  Guilt perhaps for a medical decision you made for them.  Guilt for backing THEIR decision.  Guilt for not immediately thinking of them when you wake in the morning.  Guilt for feeling the first twinge of happiness or pleasure after they’ve pasted. The guilt that assails us when we think something like, “well at least I don't have to do wash twice a week anymore” or “How nice that the kitchen stays clean.”  Guilt over selling their car, releasing their things, changing decor - as if they will still walk through the door any minute.  This is more common than you think - and one of the most painful emotions widows struggle with.  Check out this week's episode including a lot of updates!  email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com   Download my book for free:  http://joannthelifecoach.com/widowed/  


Ep 49: End of The Second Year as a Widow

December 31, 2016

If you are a new widow, this episode might not be something you are ready to hear yet.  If you listen, do keep your mind open to this possibility in your future.  For those of you who, like me, have been widowed more than a year; this might resonate.  December 29th marked the end of two years as a widow for me, and as this date approached, there was a shift in my heart.  I want to share this with you.  The stories I share here might sound like little things, but listen on.  They run much deeper.  There is finally acceptance.  Reach out to me for a free phone call at http://talktojoann.com   Email me at joann@joannthelifecoach.com  My book "WIDOWED" is available on Amazon.com.  


Ep 48: Holidays as a Widow

December 16, 2016

We are at that time of year that can be so very painful to experience after your spouse has died:  Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah - Kwanzaa - your holidays celebrations.  But being alone doesn’t have to equal lonely.  Some tips for your holiday, as well as permission to spend it exactly as you wish.  Email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com  Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com/widowed/



Ep 47: Widow Weight Gain

December 9, 2016

Widow weight gain - a return to emotional eating.  Emotions and feelings? This is the basis for issues with overeating.  As a widow, especially if you've already struggled with weight issues, you may find that the scale has headed upwards again.  No only am I a widow and professional life coach, I'm a certified professional weight loss coach.  Find out more!  You can email Joann at joann@joannthelifecoach.com   Want to jump on the phone with me?  Go schedule a time we can talk at http://talktojoann.com 


Ep 46: Know Your Numbers

December 2, 2016

 Just the thought of being widowed equals “destitute widow” in our mind.  In times of yore, the word widowed and destitute were almost synonymous. Falling prey to financial drama will indeed hold you back.  Find the mindset to turn financial fears around!  Read WIDOWED http://bit.ly/Widowed   Get on a call with me:  http://talktojoann.com   Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com  


Ep 45: Thanksgiving and Giving Gratitude

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from Joann of Widow Cast and the book, WIDOWED.  This special episode is recorded live about 3,500 miles away from my broadcasting studio - coming to you unedited.  For Thanksgiving, I wanted to reach out to all of my listeners to share a story of how finding gratitude not only for what you have had and what you have right now in this present, but also for where you need to be can support and help create that future for you.  It is my wish that you find a lot to feel thankful for today and that you find JOY in your day today.  Reach out in email to Joann@Joannthelifecoach.com  


Ep 44: Do Not Constantly Push Down the Pain

November 20, 2016

Are you ignoring the pain of loss, pushing it down, telling yourself “I’m okay, I got this?”  This is a definite trend in the sisterhood.  We think we can just tie on our red cape and push forward.  But all that bottled up emotional pain is going to push right back in ways you cannot even imagine.  Continuing on even in the best of circumstances is not necessarily the same as thriving on life. Start by learning the difference in how you look at what you are feeling.  Reach out in email to Joann@joannthelifecoach.com   Jump on a call with me:  http://talktojoann.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com  


Ep 43: Death after Divorce

November 12, 2016

We’ve talked about not comparing divorce to becoming widowed as these are two very different circumstances - not the same thing at all.  But what happens when after divorce, your ex passes away?  Is it rehashing the old feelings?  Why are you so devastated all over again upon their death? Join me as I break down this phenomenon.  Email feedback:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com  Website: http://Joannthelifecoach.com  Jump on a call with me:  http://talktojoann.com  


Ep 42: Don’t Miss Out on Life After Becoming Widowed

November 4, 2016

Don't miss out on life.  Why does one widow stay stuck for years and lose even a decade plus of living, and another widow uses the pain and fear to push forward?  One widow is not smarter, better, more emotionally stable than the other.  One widow does not have more supportive friends, more financial income, more social contacts than another.  Both widows are deep in grief.  So what happens? Where is the click?  Find out in this episode.  Reach out at http://talktojoann.com to jump on a call to find out about life coaching specifically for widows.  Email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 41: Watch Out for Compounding Stresses as a Widow

October 28, 2016

Not only do we experience that huge shock of stress with the loss of our spouse, there are a tremendous number of secondary losses.  Be aware that these compound and can even affect your health. Today's episode discusses a famous stress units scale and helps you assess where you are in your life currently, along with the various compounding stresses we face as widows.  You can schedule a discovery call with me at http://talktojoann.com   Download the free worksheet with the Holmes Stress Scale at http://joannbooks.com  Email me:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 40: Pushing Through Your Day

October 21, 2016

There were key insights and experiences in my first year as a widow that helped me strike out and rebuild a life for me.  This is why I wrote WIDOWED - to share that journey and some of what I discovered along the way that helped me.  Today I share a little taste of WIDOWED with you.  Email:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  Get WIDOWED for free at http://joannthelifecoach.com/widowed  Schedule a discovery call with me at http://talktojoann.com  


Ep 39: Special Announcement

October 13, 2016

Today my book, WIDOWED, is live on Amazon.com in Kindle Format and I'm offering it for FREE for the next 3 days.  Details in this brief announcement.  Event registration:  http://lifefromtheauthorcastle.com  Book web page:  http://joannthelifecoach.com/widowed/


Ep 38: Comparing Divorce to Widowhood

October 7, 2016

Have you had someone say to you, "I'm not widowed, but I'm divorced and  . . . ."  There is never any good to come from comparing. Death and Divorce are not the same things, so why are we comparing them?  In this episode, I also share about writing and the launch of my book, WIDOWED.  Oct 13th, you can check Amazon for Joann Filomena, Widowed, to find a free download!  Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/widowcast/   Email Joann at:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com  


Ep 37: Having Faith as a Widow

September 30, 2016

Have you received signs that you are certain are from your spouse?  Sometimes all it takes is an awareness.  Sometimes, it is completely unmistakable!  Today I share more stories based on faith that those who have deceased are indeed still with us.  I also talk about my upcoming book release for WIDOWED and how you can get a free download of the Kindle version on the day of launch.  Email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com  Schedule a free session at:  http://talktojoann.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 36: The Coaching Thought Model

September 23, 2016

It is not the events in our lives that shape us - it is what we believe about those events.  It is what we make it mean in our life.  How do we find our way out of the excruciating emotional pain of loss to move ahead in our life?  The coaching thought model that I teach sets the path.  Email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com  Schedule a free discovery session:  http://talktojoann.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com