Ep 57: Faith - What it is and How to Implement it.

March 10, 2017

Faith.  It is an emotion.  It is a feeling.  It is a thought.  For some, acting with faith means to act in accordance to their belief of god.  That means, they are acting according to what they believe; and what we believe is *always* what we are thinking in our mind.  What if you are not devoutly religious?  Can you still act with faith?  Of course, you do it every day.  You act in alignment with your beliefs, which are formed by your thinking.  Today's podcast teaches how you can put faith into play in your life to get the results you seek.  Email Joann:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com  Widowed:  http://bit.ly/Widowed  


Ep 56: Take Those First Steps Forward

March 5, 2017

When widowhood is still new and you are in a fog, not wanting to think or do anything, how do you begin to take those first steps forward?  Listen in on those first few steps and how to look into your own future after becoming widowed.  Email Joann:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com  Widowed:  http://bit.ly/Widowed  


Ep 55: Special Interview with Barbara Kenyon, Relationship Coach

February 17, 2017

Last week I spoke about new love being a possiblity.  Of course, the relationship you had with your spouse is not something that could ever be duplicated.  But apparently the heart can open and grow.  This week I bring you a special interview with Barbara Kenyon who coaches divorcees, widows, and widowers who are ready to find someone special in their life again. You can reach Barbara Kenyon at barbara@kenyoncoaching.com    Email Joann:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com  Widowed:  http://bit.ly/Widowed  


Ep 54: New Love in Widowhood is Possible

February 10, 2017

You think you’ll never love again or even think about being with another person in such a close relationship again.  I surely have felt that way over the last couple of years.  I couldn’t even imagine at my time in life making all the compromises to share space with another person.  I only wanted to find my best self and learn to stand on my own two feet.  I was always fiercely independent and individualistic anyway.  We both were.  I bet you also know how completely unique your relationship was with your spouse.  Of course it is not something that could ever be duplicated.  But apparently the heart can open and grow.  Email:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  Widowed:  http://bit.ly/Widowed  


Ep 53: Widowhood is a Tumble of Emotions

February 3, 2017

WE know all too well that our emotions are all over the place and cannot be “neatly” categorized.  I’ve talked about how all these emotions can actually “muddy up” your feeling of grief.  We think that all those emotions are grief – but no. So then, how do you process all those emotions?  You can find Widowed on Amazon at http://joannfilomena.com  Email Joann:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com   This podcast is brought to you by Joann The Life Coach Podcast Productions.


Ep 52: Widows - Don’t Check Out on Your Life

January 26, 2017

Don't be afraid to look at your life as it is right now - that is the starting point for deciding what new beliefs you might want to have about yourself and about your life.  When we hide from ourself by staying in a stuck place, it is a form of checking out on your life.  Widows and widowers even have a high rate of suicidal thoughts - the ultimate checking out on life.  Today I share how powerful it is to muster the courage to look at exactly where you are and what you need.  This podcast is brought to you by Joann The Life Coach Podcast Productions that also includes Weight Coach podcast and This is US podcast.  Joann Filomena is widowed, a profesional certified life coach and author of the bestselling book, Widowed.  Email:  Joann@JoannTheLIfeCoach.com   


Ep 51: Your Step-Children and In-Laws After Becoming Widowed

January 14, 2017

Did you marry when you were older and maybe he had grown kids from a prevrious marriage?  Or is it just your in laws that you now feel a little "estranged" from?  So often we think of those step-kids and grandkids as "his kids" and "his family" instead of our own family.  So we lose touch and lose any possible support from them.  It is our thinking that has gotten in our way of continuing those relationships - and just at a time when we need that bond more than ever.  Today's podcast talks about this and about how to reach out again.  Email me at joann@joannthelife.coach.com with feedback or if you want to find out more about the Widow Coaches Class.  You can find WIDOWED on Amazon at http://bit.ly/Widowed 


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