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


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