Ep 66 The Prayer Box Request

October 26, 2017

"I need the strength to make it through it, and to make something of myself" was the sentence that jumped out to me on the prayer request that had been forward to me.  It is what you need.  The strength to make it through - and then a way to make something of yourself.  A way to make the emotional journey MEAN something.  A way to contribute - a way to do work in the world that actually feels fulfilling.  That is what widow coaching is all about.  email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com    Find out more about Widow Coaches Certification Class at http://widowcoaches.com  


Ep 65 The Story We Tell Ourselves

October 1, 2017

I shared a free online workshop last week on one of the many tools I teach in my widow coaches certification course.  I had emailed out the introduction chapter of my next book, The Widow Coach, and received back so many wonderful responses that I wanted to share a tool with everyone.  On this episode, I am teaching this for my listeners that did not catch the free workshop.  It is all about how to understand what the true facts are in your life compared to the story your tell yourself about them.  I share how you can look at any incident making you feel bad to better understand how your thinking creates how you feel.  This is just one of the many tools and concepts I teach, but it is an important one.  If you are interested in the Widow Coaches Class, go to http://widowcoaches.com   You can also email me at Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  


Ep 64 Move Past the Pain

September 6, 2017

Most widows have experienced that moment with something right out of the blue catches you off guard, reminding you of your loss. A sweet reminder does not have to overwhelm us with depression and sadness. It all depends on where your head is at when it catches you. Listen in to discover how you can move past the pain into sweet remembrance.  Email:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  Learn more about Widow Coaches Class at http://widowcoaches.com  


Ep 63 No Time to Lose

July 26, 2017

The lesson that gets sent straight home to our hearts over and over.  Why do we still not get it?  When we lose our spouse, we immediately realize how previous every moment with them was.  Perhaps we wish things had been a little different.  Maybe that we worked less or were less preoccupied with ouir own “busy-ness” of life.  We wish there had been more “down time” to spend kicked back with our husband or wife.  It’s really an old story, isn’t it? Are you a widow who feels deeply that there is no time to lose?  Email feedback about this podcast to Joann@joannthelifecoach.com  You can find out more about Widow Coaches Class at http://bit.ly/WidowCoaches  


Ep 62: How to Feel Better

June 4, 2017

Hitting the "pause button" on grief because you throw yourself into work or put all your energy into making sure your kids are okay will eventually catch up.  You can pause grief, but that is not healing.  The grief eventually turns up again.  So how to feel better, right now.  I share one of the first things I teach in Widow Coaches Class.  It is being able to separate out story from fact, and how to take a look at your own story and see if it is serving you.  If it's not, then it's time to start seeing a different story emerge so you can feel better immediately.  Why you want to invest in YOURSELF and bet on YOURSELF moving forward.  Join me on today's podcast.  Email feedback about this podcast to Joann@joannthelifecoach.com  You can find out more about Widow Coaches Class at http://bit.ly/WidowCoaches  


Ep 61: Create a Life You Will Love

May 5, 2017

After becoming widowed, is it possible to love your life again?  It might seem impossible - you feel like you'll never wake up with excitement and want to jump right out of bed.  I want to share with you exactly how this happened for me.  It is how I found meaning in my life again and began to love my life and love my work.  Listen in as I share my story.  You can reach out to me in email at joann@joannthelifecoach.com   If you are interested in Widow Coaching Class, go to http://bit.ly/widowcoaches 


Ep 60: Do You Want to Detach From Your Feelings?

April 21, 2017

We talk about feelings a lot in widow coaches certification training.  Most widows come to me because they want to know how to escape their feelings - the pain is overwhelming.  Instead they learn how to really feel their feelings so they can process them and release them.  It is important to not separate from your feelings but to honor them.  If you are interested in learning how to life coach widows, please reach out at this link http://bit.ly/WidowCoaches    Email:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com 


Ep 59: LGBT Widows Because Love is Love

April 10, 2017

I got a beautiful letter from one of my Widow Cast podcast listeners who has found comfort and hope in my podcast since his husband passed away just a few months ago. It totally came to my attention how completely under served widows of same-sex marriages and partnerships are. All widows feel isolated, but how much more isolated the LGBT widow must feel? So I reached out.  How could I not share this platform for every widow on the planet.  Graciously, Rebecca Kendrick sat down with me to share her story of losing her wife.  If you are interested in learning how to life coach widows, please reach out https://joannthelifecoach.leadpages.co/widow-coaches/    Email:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  


Ep 58 Find Yourself Again After Becoming Widowed

April 1, 2017

It was my pleasure to give a free hour long class online this past Thursday.  It was about how to find yourself again after your spouse is gone - how do you decide what it is you actually want and how do you create that?  You are going to be so surprised by the process - it is completely reverse of what we normally think we have to do.  AND it's fun.  So join me on this podcast and become the woman you were meant to become.  If you want to get on my email list so that you know the next time I offer a live one-hour class online, you can go download the freebie from my book at http://JoannBooks.com  or  you can sign up for my Q&A call for Widow Life Coach Training Class.  You can learn more about it and ask any questions you have.  Just go to http://WidowCoaches.com    If you want to drop me a line, my email is Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  


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