Widow Cast:  A personal story and insights on being widowed.
Ep 144 How Long Will Your Money Last?

Ep 144 How Long Will Your Money Last?

November 21, 2019

When your spouse passed away, did you wonder, "How long will the money last until I run out?"  Did you struggle with money issues even as you were consumed with grief?  For most of us, we think we are going to become a bag lady.  I speak very openly from a place of complete authenticity to share how I felt and the fact that you CAN be okay.  There are ways you can build your own support.  email:  Joann@Joannthelifecoach.com   Website:  https://joannthelifecoach.com  Widow Coaching Center:  https://widowcoachingcenter.com 

Ep 143 Good Days and Bad Days

Ep 143 Good Days and Bad Days

November 14, 2019

Lately, I've been asked this question a lot:  "Do you still have good days and bad days?"  The answer is yes, of course.  But it is not as black and white as that answer may seem.  So listen in to how I feel after nearly 5 years, with some self examination and a lot of coaching!  email:  Joann@Joannthelifecoach.com   Website:  https://Joannthelifecoach.com 

Ep 142 Holiday Anxiety for Widows

Ep 142 Holiday Anxiety for Widows

November 7, 2019

Are you widowed and beginning to feel anxious about the upcoming holidays?  I'm beginning to see posts about this in our Facebook Group, Widows Empowering Widows, so wanted to share a few thoughts about this.  Listen in for how to face the holidays, some great ideas and suggestions, but even more importantly - how it is that you are upping the ante on your anxiety.  email:  Joann@Joannthelifecoach.com  Website:  https://joannthelifecoach.com  Membership:  https://widowdoachingcenter.com 

Ep 141 How to Get Something Done

Ep 141 How to Get Something Done

October 21, 2019

Are you finding it difficult to finish tasks or get anything accomplished since your spouse died?  It is possible to commit to doing something and follow through on it.  Here is a short boost to help you tackle that ONE thing this month!  Email me at joann@joannthelifecoach.com   Subscription membership:  https://widowcoachingcenter.com 

Ep 140 Self Care That Might Surprise You

Ep 140 Self Care That Might Surprise You

October 17, 2019

Have you ever read about "self-care" and think you need to scheduled the beauty spa?  Or maybe it felt like you have to be completely selfish about your time - taking care of you at the expense of everyone else around you.  A fellow professional life coach shared a post that beautifully defined what self-care means to her.  It is with Corinne Crabtree's permission that I am sharing her post with you.  You might be very surprised at what self-care can be.  Email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com   Subscription membership:  https://widowcoachingcenter.com 

Ep 139 Fear of Doing Things Alone

Ep 139 Fear of Doing Things Alone

October 10, 2019

Have you ever wanted to just go out to a new restaurant, but the thought of going there alone as "party of 1" is daunting?  How do you tackle doing things alone?  This subject came up more than ever after I sold my house in New York, drove to Texas and bought a new place here.  I was constantly being asked, "How did you move and drive across country alone?"  Today I help you understand why this feels scary and how to overcome that fear.  Email me at joann@joannthelifecoach.com  Check out the membership!  Subscription membership:  https://widowcoachingcenter.com 

Ep 138 Change How You See Yourself

Ep 138 Change How You See Yourself

October 3, 2019

How do you change how you see yourself?  There is an entire before and after process to being able to see yourself differently.  But first, you need to decide how it is you WANT to see yourself!  Today I share the process of being able to shift into a new view of YOU.

Step into new shoes of new you

Take a chance on YOU

New habit stacks

Letting go of old you

 email:  Joann@joannthelifecoach.com   Subscription membership:  https://widowcoachingcenter.com 

Ep 137 Widowed Financial Security

Ep 137 Widowed Financial Security

September 26, 2019

So many widows have told me their biggest need right now is to feel financially secure.  Your spouses passes on, any income they were contributing to the household stops, but your bills don't.  Let me see if I can help demystify all the fear and drama around money.  As a widow who has worked long and hard on my own money beliefs and found my way to being able to stand on my own two feet financially, I want to share with you what can hold you back from doing the same.  Email me at joann@joannthelifecoach.com  Check out the subscription membership at https://widowcoachingcenter.com  

Ep 136 Attitude Can Make All The Difference

Ep 136 Attitude Can Make All The Difference

September 19, 2019

Widows - Is your attitude sad, depressed, angry?  Today I share how my attitude almost got the better of me - yes, even after all these years of being a life coach!  Here's the difference your attitude can make and the fundamental steps to being able to shift your attitude into something that feels amazing.  Reach out to me at Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  If you are interested in becoming a certified widow coach, the next class begins soon!  Reach out to me!  Website:  https://joannthelifecoach.com 

Ep 135 Widows Moving Forward

Ep 135 Widows Moving Forward

September 12, 2019

When widows are told, "Hey, you just need to move on," we find it very offensive.  It feels like we are being pushed to let go of our marriage, our spouse, and all those memories.  But asking widows what they need, many have told me they need to know how to move forward.  There's a distinctinction.  It is not leaving behind our grief and our spouse.  It is finding the ability to being to live our life again.  I share with you why that key "moving forward" is so hard for us, and how you can begin to take steps out of that stuck rut.  Reach out to me at Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  Check out the subscription community at https://widowcoachingcenter.com   

Ep 134 Find Confidence Again After Becoming Widowed

Ep 134 Find Confidence Again After Becoming Widowed

September 5, 2019

When I asked widows what the #1 thing was they want to change in their life, it was overwhelmingly "Confidence."  It happens to us and frankly, really took me by surprise that this was part of my grief.  Widows often feel scared to get out and do things, or just feel totally lost.  This episode covers how to rebuild that lost confidence.  You'll learn how to begin taking action again in your life.  I can be reached at Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  To check out the online subscription membership community, go to https://widowcoachingcenter.com  

Ep 133 Widows, What Do You Want For Your Life

Ep 133 Widows, What Do You Want For Your Life

August 22, 2019

In the beginning, as widows, we may find comfort in thinking we can do what our spouse would want for us.  They would not want us to live a sad, lonely life.  But there came a time that I realized what I really needed was to do exactly what *I* wanted for my life.  I wanted to be striving for living an extraordinary life!  I realized that for all of us, it can be daunting to even figure out what we are passionate about and what we do want.  So I searched through articles for ideas and insights, and then added my special sauce to it all to help you figure out what it is that YOU WANT.  You can reach me in email at Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com  Get on the wait list for subscription membership online at https://widowcoachingcenter.com   My website:  https://joannthelifecoach.com 

Ep 132 Can You Love Being Right Where You Are?

Ep 132 Can You Love Being Right Where You Are?

August 15, 2019

Do you think moving somewhere else would make you happier?  Maybe it will, but maybe it won't . The truth is this:  You need to be able to be happy right where you are before you can happier elsewhere.  Whaaatttt?  It is true!  Today I share my long journey to selling my house and moving.  A big part of that journey was finding all the emotions I wanted to feel right where I was.  Learn more about exploring your emotional life at https://widowcoachingcenter.com  

Ep 131 Widows Who No Longer Cook Because . . . .

Ep 131 Widows Who No Longer Cook Because . . . .

August 8, 2019

Does this sound like you?  “I used to LOVE cooking for him.” “I don't have a passion for it anymore...and I'm not sure when I ever will again..” “It’s not fun cooking or baking for yourself."  Now, more than ever, it is so important to feed yourself well and look after yourself.  So let's get empowered about feeding ourselves!  Special thanks to the widows who follow me on Facebook in "Widows Empowering Widows" for bringing up this topic and contributing to the ideas shared on this episode.  You can reach me at Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com   Check out our subscription membership at:  https://widowcoachingcenter.com 

Ep 130 Emotions Can Fuel You and Your Life

Ep 130 Emotions Can Fuel You and Your Life

August 1, 2019

Did you know that everything we do, how we act and show up in the world, and even everything we avoid doing is because of how we are feeling emotionally?  Our emotions drive our actions and our life.  When you know and understand this, you can even begin to choose the emotions you want to create the life you are wanting.  You can choose a result you want in your life and then find the emotion that supports it.  Learn more on the podcast.  https://joannthelifecoach.com  Email me at Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com