In the meantime, take a moment to check out this special offer for even more support this holiday season…
3 Days, 3 Ways to Make the Holidays Easier
After my husband, Hugo, was killed by a drunk driver when I was 40, I found it difficult to deal with the holiday season. I was no longer curled up in the fetal position and had gone back to work. But I didn’t feel as strong as everyone was telling me I looked… and I definitely wasn’t looking forward to holidays without him (including his birthday only 3 days after Christmas). I felt robotic, hollow and full of dread. I wanted to enjoy the holidays, at least for my children’s sake, but I didn’t know how.
Fortunately, before my second holiday season, I discovered life coaching and Post Traumatic Growth. The tools were so powerful that I decided to devote my career to helping other widows genuinely love their lives again, too. None of us need to settle for a “new normal” that’s less than what we want and that includes the Holiday season!
When you join Happier Holidays for Widowed Moms, you’ll learn specific and practical steps you can take to make your holiday season easier.
You’ll feel less dread and more optimism when you think about the upcoming holiday season because you’ll know that you have the right combination of cognitive and emotional tools that actually work. (No toxic positivity or forced gratitude here!)
You’ll know how to take advantage of the filtering system in your brain so you can make it work for you instead of against you. You’ll understand how to ask empowering questions and get your brain to focus on what you can control instead of what you can’t.
You’ll feel more prepared for all the emotions that might come your way during the holidays, certain in the knowledge that they can’t hurt you and that you know exactly how to handle them.
My partner just died…
You are welcome to join this event even if your loss was recent and your widow fog is intense. You will be able to use these tools no matter how recently your partner died.
My partner has been gone for years…
One of the most common myths of grief is that “time heals” and this can be incredibly frustrating when time has passed and you still aren’t enjoying the holidays! If you’re tired of watching time pass and dreading yet another holiday season, you’re not alone and this event will help!
I have young children…
Managing your grief while solo parenting and helping your children manage their grief is daunting at best. And while it’s easy to put your own needs aside and focus on your children, it’s a terrible long term strategy and won’t create an easier experience of the holiday season. Grief is a marathon, not a sprint and as cliché as it sounds, you must put the oxygen mask on yourself first. This event will give you tools you need and can use immediately. And it’s designed with a busy solo mom’s schedule in mind and full of other widowed moms who “get it” when no one else in your world does.
My children are grown…
Once a mom, always a mom. And while the challenges of holidays with adult children are different from holidays with young children, they aren’t necessarily any easier. And the holidays still come with challenges that most non-widows don’t understand. This event will help you improve your holiday experience, regardless of whether your children live with you or have children of their own.
The event is simple but powerful. All you have to do is apply what you learn and your holidays will feel easier!
We get it. Some people just want to talk about how awful it is to be a widow. This experience is not a pity party. We believe in acknowledging that it’s hard and then deciding to be women who do hard things. That said, all emotions are welcome and it’s ok if you cry. We’re just not going to stay stuck in the sadness.
We’ve designed this event with busy moms in mind. And this event will take less time than most of us spend scrolling on social media.
If you’re willing to invest 30 minutes a day for 3 days, you’ll benefit in powerful ways!
No, all widows are welcome in this event.
We are an inclusive community. If you identify as a woman and a widow, you are welcome here.
Many women join the program having had challenging relationships. Some were even separated or divorced at the time of their partner’s death. This can make grief and healing more complex. Regardless of the type of the challenges you faced while they were living, we can help!
Losing your parter to suicide is complicated and we have coached many widows through the nuances of healing after a suicide loss. All losses are welcome in our Happier Holidays event.