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


Ep 35: Widow Moments Update

September 9, 2016

 A “widow moment” is when something small triggers an avalanche of emotion - like all that sadness has piled up while you were still in shock over the death of your spouse.  So as the fog and layers of protection your brain has provided you starts to ease off and let in a little more pain in each moment; you still have this huge stockpile of grief - just waiting.  Email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com   Schedule a free discovery call at: http://talktojoann.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 34: Financial Fear as a Widow

September 2, 2016

Have you been in the grip of that knot in your stomach over finances since you became widowed?  No matter how the numbers in our bank account add up or don’t add up, our thoughts are going to remain the same.  That knot of fear remains because it is not directed by the numbers at all. I'm sharing my inner bag lady with you today and telling you how to begin to release that horrible fear of finding yourself in the gutter.  email:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  Website: http://Joannthelifecoach.com  Reach out for a free session at http://talktojoann.com


Ep 33: Obstacles Widows Face

August 27, 2016

The widow is a changed person and goes through a long period of inner anger, bitterness, confusion - if you meet a widow as a new friend, realize the person you are connecting with is not exactly herself at the moment.  In addition to the initial state of shock that widows experience, there is a continued very high stress level and many obstacles coming from all directions. Get a better understanding of where you are at in your journey.  Email me:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com  Scheduled a free phone session at http://talktojoann.com 


Ep 32: Widowhood - Challenge The Status Quo

August 19, 2016

Is widowhood pushing you to challenge the status quo of what a widow is supposed to be and what a widow is supposed to do?  I believe that the death so close to us is the most magnificent catalyst for personal growth.  “if you live each day as if it were your last, someday you will most certainly be right.”  Steve Jobs said every day of his adult life, he looked in the mirror every morning and asked himself if that day were going to be the last day of his life, would he want to do what he was about to do that day.  If the answer was no too many days in a row, he knew something had to change.  email: Joann@Joannthelifecoach.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com  Free minisession:  http://talktojoann.com


Ep 31: What Does Tony Robbins Have To Do With Your Widowed State of Mind?

August 12, 2016

When we are widowed, our mental state changes immediately - no big surprise there.  And as it should.  We’ve been gut punched - the rug pulled out from under us - in a state of shock and a deep state of grief.  All very understandable and OKAY.  However, if we remain stuck in that emotional state for weeks and months on end, it takes a toll on our life.  Find out what I learned from Tony Robbins about "State" and how to shift your emotional state.  Email Joann Filomena:  Joann@Joannthelifecoach.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 30: Widow Immediate Emotions and Future Needs

August 5, 2016

There is a turmoil of emotions that emerge when you lose your spouse.  Today I riff on this along with the "Widow moments" I've experienced.  As you move through your journey as a widow or widower, it is my hope that sharing my own experiences and being very open about the emotions we move through help you process your own emotions and experiences.  Reach out to me at joann@joannthelifecoach.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com  


Ep 29: How to Create Certainty in Widowhood

July 29, 2016

When your spouse passed away, did your life suddenly become filled with uncertainty?  We need a sense of certainty in our day and meaning in our life.   You do not want to be a "manager" of your life, trying to manage the uncertainty.  You want to be a creator in your life - and create a life with certainty.  Today I tell you about an experience that was able to shake my sense of certainty, showing me that I still have work to do on creating certainty for myself.  I share this with you and tell you how to get more certainty in your life.  I also did that last drawing for a $100 Amazon gift certificate and talk about a new online course I've developed.  You can still get a free mini session with me at http://talktojoann.com  Register for the new online course at http://joannfilomena.com   Email:  Joann@joannthlifecoach.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 28: The Second Year As A Widow

July 15, 2016

Have you been told by other widows that the second year is harder than the first.  Today I talk about that second year, as well as a few bits from the first year.  Find out how to get a little motivation to get outside, walk, and meet others!  If you are interested in life coaching for widows, start with a free session with me on a 30-minute phone session.  Click here to schedule a free mini session:  http://talktojoann.com   Email me at:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 27: Widow Journey of Self Discovery

July 7, 2016

The widow journey is one of self examination and self discovery - it is unavoidable as part of the process of our grief and part of the process of learning to face life again, this time solo.  How many times a week - how many times a day are you finding yourself at the edge of the cliff wondering if you can muster the courage to take the next step?  Sharing our journey with each other makes it so much easier.  Reach out in email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com   Schedule a free call with me: http://talktojoann.com  Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com  


Ep 25: Newly Widowed

July 7, 2016

You are newly widowed. At first there is no time to think much past the next few days, even if you could through the fog of grief.  There is notifying others, arranging the funeral, maybe additional special services to be held.  Sympathy cards are flowing into your mailbox.  Others are right there for you.  But after a few weeks, it all starts to settle in.  The funeral and services are over.  The sympathy cards start to dwindle. You sit down in a chair and wonder, “what’s next - who am I now?”  Click HERE for a free session with Joann.  Email:  Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  Website:  http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 26: How To Feel Better

July 1, 2016
What is perfect about your life now?  Nothing?  Not true.  Something is perfect.  This is where you begin - ask yourself what is perfect. Your thoughts direct your entire life.  Your thoughts create your feelings. I can show you how to use this knowledge to your advantage to create the journey of your choosing.  Click here to leave comments and a review on iTunes for Widow Cast.  Go schedule a free mini session at http://talktojoann.com   Email Joann at Joann@Joannthelifecoach.com  Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com    

Ep 24: Postmortem Jealousy

June 24, 2016

Even discovering a boring email from another female that you didn't even know existed prior to your spouse's death can bring on suspicion and jealousy that run rampant and HURT.  Maybe there was a situation that caused you to feel jealous before your spouse passed, and that lingering doubt remains and eats away at you.  Today hear about two stories of jealousy and the thoughts that created the emotion.  How do you get away from that ugly feeling?  Click here to leave comments and a review on iTunes for Widow Cast.  Go schedule a free mini session at http://talktojoann.com   You can email Joann at Joann@Joannthelifecoach.com  Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com