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Ep 101 How to Sleep

As widows, the inability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep is a real and serious issue. Sleep is critical to our health, both our physical health and our mental health. Yet it may be a serious challenge after losing your spouse. In today's episode, Joann talks about the thoughts that can keep you from being able to sleep, as well as practical applications that can help you finally get to sleep. Email: Joann@joannthelifecoach.com Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 100 Complicated Grief

Topic of Complicated Grief as requested by YOU! Is complicated grief a diagnosis and what does it mean? I would love to do more shows "by request." Reach out in email to Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com and let me know what you would love to have addressed on the podcast. Visit my website: http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 99 You Can't Create Someone Else's Outcome

If your thoughts create the results in your life, does that mean your thoughts can create someone's else's result? Today I explain why this is not possible - or even desirable! I'm also sharing with you how it is that we can become stuck in an uncomfortable comfort zone. Email: Joann@joannthelifecoach.com Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 98 You Will be Okay

Are you a new widow, recently widowed, or just still struggling? This episode is a step back to speak directly to those new widows who have just found Widow Cast. This podcast has been a reflection of my own 3-1/2 year journey, so I have carried you all forward with me through the episodes. But on this episode, I want to discuss some of the questions I'm asked by new widows and answer them for you.


Ep 97 Money Beliefs That Can Hold You Back

What are all the thoughts and beliefs that we've picked up throughout our life about money? Can these old, old beliefs and "sayings" influence your ability to support yourself now? Listen in and find out as Joann shares all the insights triggered by a "Wealthy vs Not Wealthy" meme she saw posted on Facebook. Reach out in email: Joann@joannthelifecoach.com Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 96 Loneliness is a Feeling, Not a Fact

When you are feeling lonely, it is because something has triggered a memory of that feeling, not because you are in fact, isolated and alone. Being alone is indeed a fact, but feeling lonely is not a given! I share today a few thoughts on being alone. Reach out to me in email at joann@joannthelifecoach.com Visit my website at http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 95 Do Not Ignore Broken Heart Syndrome

Yes, Broken Heart Syndrome is a real medical issue. I'm sharing with you my experience of it and what I've learned. Today you will also hear about a lot of value I'm going to be sending your way over the next few months! Starting on Aug. 13, 2018 - I am doing a free 12-day rewrite your story challenge on Facebook. Go join in the 12-days of great sharing here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WidowCoachingCenter/ Website: http://JoannTheLifeCoach.com Email: Joann@joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 94 Widows Wallet - A Special Interview With Tina Murphy

Another special interview episode, this time with Tina Murphy of Widows Wallet. Tina took The Widow Coaches Class and became a certified widow coach with a special zone of genius around all things financial. I'm thrilled to share her with you today. If you want to reach out to Tina for coaching, you will find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/widowswallet/ You can message her there. If you are interested in becoming a certified widow coach and want to know more about the class,...


Ep 93 Avoiding Feeling Badly

There is power in negative emotions and learning how to actually allow them. Today I am sharing how the contrast between feeling negative emotions and positive emotions is what gives our life richness. Learn how to allow and yes, feel your negative emotions so that you can also feel the greatest extent of your successes and happiness in life. Reach out to me at http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 92 Becoming Thought Blind

Over time you become so used to something being there, you no longer see it. A box in the corner of the room, a scuff at the bottom of the door. We do the same with the thoughts we are thinking. What is wrong with not being aware of what we are telling ourselves? Every sentence in our mind produces an emotional response - it is where our feelings come from. If we are blind to what we are thinking, we are living our lives by default instead of how we would like to be living. Listen in as I...


Ep 91 Interview with Certified Widow Coach Robyn McCoy

Robyn McCoy is one of the widows who undertook the journey of Widow Coaches Class to learn life coaching skills and become a certified widow coach. How this transformed her and what she is now doing as a widow coach is remarkable. She graciously joined me to talk about her journey and share that inspiration with all of you. To learn more about Robyn, visit http://thewespeak.com If you want to find out more about Widow Coaches Class, please visit http://widowcoaches.com As always, you can...


Ep 90 Buffering Your Pain

Sharing my incredible experience of coaches mastermind in Dallas and my own journey to this point, along with talking about "buffering." Buffering is why we overeat, overdrink, overshop, or anything that we do to "check out" on our life because we are avoiding facing our own emotions. Reach out to me at joann@joannthelifecoach.com If you want to be kept in the loop on the progress of the online membership site, Widow Coaching Center, go here to sign up for notification of the launch:...


Ep 89 Making Decisions

Learn to make effective, powerful decisions. Have you found it difficult to make decisions, even simple decisions, since becoming widowed? Welcome to decision fatigue. Yes, that is a thing and it is real. On this episode, we are going to explore exactly what is going on with your inability to make decisions and how to overcome that. Reach out in email: joann@joannthelifecoach.com Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 88 Finding Your Determination

How do you move forward, learn to feel better and create a new life? Determination. Sometimes a bit of a chip on the shoulder is not a bad thing! On this episode, I get really transparent and vulnerable about exactly how I felt when I decided to walk out of the corporate world after Jim's death and become a life coach. Email: Joann@joannthelifecoach.com Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com Learn more about becoming a widow coach at http://widowcoaches.com


Ep 87 Widow Coaches Class 12 Unconditional Love

What is the BEST emotion to feel? Love, of course. But often we have others in our lives that we are not feeling particularly loving towards. Instead, we are choosing to feel anger, resentment, disappointment or even hate. Who gets punished by all that? Bet you can already guess. Listen to this episode to find out how you can feel better. email: Joann@JoannTheLifeCoach.com Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 86 Widow Coaches Class Lesson 11 emotional childhood vs adulthood

Find out what is emotional childhood vs emotional adulthood. I'm your host, Joann Filomena. When in your life are you blaming things outside of yourself and how does changing that change your life? Join me on this week's look at Class #11. Check out my website at http://joannthelifecoach.com More information on widow coaching at http://widowcoaches.com


Ep 85 Widow Coaches Class Lesson 10 Boundaries

This week we explore boundaries and boundary issues. I am your host, Joann Filomena. Be sure you've listened to episode 84 on manuals so you can identify the difference between a boundary and a manual thing. Boundaries are a way of becoming more authentic in your life and actually closer to others. Check out my website at http://joannthelifecoach.com More information on widow coaching at http://widowcoaches.com


Ep 84 Widow Coaches Class Lesson 9

Did you know you are walking through life with assorted manuals in your mind? One for how your mother should be, one for how husbands act, one for how your friends should act, etc. These expectations you have for others can make you feel frustrated, hurt, even angry. Listen to this episode on The Manual and start feeling better immediately! email: Joann@joannthelifecoach.com Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 83 Widow Coaches Class Lesson 8 Goals

As a widow, we all go through that period of fog and mourning. But eventually, we start to look around us again – we begin assessing the scraps of what is left of our life and our future. But how? How do you do that? Today I share some of lesson 8 in the Widow Coaches Class, which is all about being able to set a goal and begin focusing your life again. email: Joann@joannthelifecoach.com Website: http://joannthelifecoach.com


Ep 82 Widow Coaches Class Lesson 7 Holding Space

Holding space for another widow is the greatest gift you can give. Learn exactly what this means in this glimpse of what we learn in widow coach certification. If you are interested in the class, check out coaching at http://joannthelifecoach.com/coaching/