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Widowed in 2006, award winning comedian and New York City playwright Carol Scibelli penned her memoir Poor Widow Me (Pigeon Press, 2011) about the humerous side of widowhood. Regarding the loss of her beloved husband of 33 years, Scibelli writes, “While I was waiting for his death to sink in, I’d sit on the floor of my closet, talking directly to my husband’s shirts and pants. They were unresponsive, but I knew in my heart that his Dockers missed me very much, too.”
Carol's often blogs about her life as a widow and her essays have been published in The New York Times, Newsday, and dozens of other publications for which she has received several awards. She is a member of the New York Friars Club, an association of comedians and celebrities, where she heads the “Meet Your Fellow Friars” committee and writes for their newsletter, Friar’s Epistle. She is also a founding member and Director of Programs for the nonprofit Manhattan Playwrights, Inc.
Join hosts Lynda Cheldelin Fell & Angie Cartwright as they talk with Carol Scibelli about widowhood on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at www.griefdiaries.com beginning at 6 pm pacific / 9 pm eastern.
Join host Lynda Cheldelin Fell on Grief Diaries Radio as she talks with Carole Brody Fleet, a multi-award winning author of Happily Even After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood. Carole, widely recognized as a leader in the areas of grief and loss recovery, is a popular contributor to The Huffington Post, and also author of the national bestselling and critically acclaimed, Widows Wear Stilettos. She is also author and executive producer of the bestselling CD, Widows Wear Stilettos: What Now?
In 1998, Carole husband Michael, a 28-year veteran of his police department, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He died in December 2000, leaving Carole a widowed parent of their 11 year-old daughter, and in emotional and financial ruins. Five years later, armed with a nothing but an idea, a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, a pad full of notes and with no experience in the publishing industry, Carole wrote her first book, Widows Wear Stilettos. She was signed by a literary agency and six months later Carole made her first appearance in national media and quickly went from being completely unknown to becoming a national bestselling and award-winning author, media expert and sought-after motivational speaker. For more information about Carole, visit www.widowswearstilettos.com. For Grief Diaries Radio information, visit www.griefdiaries.com.
I have often asked this question "why am I alive" if this is how my life is going to be? I don't want to live.When the innocence of a child woman or man is taken by force is not love nor is it okay it is wrong to force antyhing on anyone. Join Sherry & myself today as I speak on sexual physical and mental abuse and how it affected our childhood to our adulthood and see how were was set free from those haunting reoccuring dreams that tormented us and paralized us and held us prisoners of our own minds. . Come taste and see that the Lord is good. We were born so you could be free from those chains that keep you living in fear shame and torment. Amen. Psalm 30:2
O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed
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Now, Natasha Josefowitz, Ph. D. at 87 years young, having recently lost her brother, her son, and her husband, it is her strength, her passion for living life, and candor that is truly infectious. Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without (November 2013), is perhaps the most telling book ever written about pre and post grief.
It is a collection of powerful, gritty, candid, and inspiring poems about living life after loss. It was recently named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2013.
Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons. The name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife, Naomi; and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem in Judah. Now they entered the land of Moab and remained there. Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died; and she was left with her two sons.
They took for themselves Moabite women as wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. And they lived there about ten years. Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died, and the woman was bereft of her two children and her husband. Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the land of Moab, for she had heard in the land of Moab that the Lord had visited His people in giving them food. So she departed from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah. And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house. May the Lord deal kindly with you as you have dealt with the dead and with me.
Ruth was a young Moabite widow, who, because of her selfless devotion to her mother-in-law Naomi, and to Naomi’s God, gained a husband and a child, a place in Jewish history and became the great-grandmother of David and an ancestor of Jesus Christ. Ruth faces the problems of widowhood.
Ruth commits herself to Naomi. Boaz allows Ruth to glean in his fields.
Ruth asks Boaz to be her kinsman-redeemer. The kinsman-redeemer was the closest male relative who had responsibility to marry a widow within the family and thereby protect the interests of needy members of the extended family. Boaz negotiates with a nearer relative of Ruth’s. Boaz marries Ruth...
Carole Brody Fleet, author of Happily Even After and CEO of Widows Wear Stilletos is a recotnized leader and expert in the areas of grief and loss recovery for widows and widowers. A regular guest on radio, tv and print, Carole is the recipient of the Embrace Life award and Board of Directors Outstanding Service Awards from the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation. We'll talk about how to honor one's past life without actually living in the past, how to move past the challenge of losing a loved one, how best for people to help others who've beed widowed, and she'll recommend some first steps to begin the healing journey.
A bit of a departure for us tonight - Betsey Lewis, intuitive, earth mysteries investigator and author of Angels, Aliens and Prophecy: The Connection will explain her insights on how a mass UFO sighting, such as the well documented one over Phoenix in 1997 is connected to the apparition of OUR LADY in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. We'll get into what happened during her regression session recalling her and her mother's abduction, if people in Japan were warned about the impending tsunami by ETs, chem trails, crop circles and alien time jumpers. Sounds right off the Sci-Fi Channel! Sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy the show!
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Coach Cafe' is thrilled to welcome back grief recovery expert, Carol Brody Fleet, author of 'Widows Wear Stilletos' and 'Happily Even After'!
The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and we are all bombarded by the expected merriment of the season. But what happens if you are dealing with loss at the holidays – the death of a loved one, a divorce or break up, loss of a job, loss of a home…and you're just not in the mood to celebrate? What if you're the exact opposite – you feel the need to "kick up your heels" and those around you don't think you should be kicking up anything? What about children? What is “appropriate” if loss is part of your holiday season? Learn the answers to these and many other questions surrounding grief or loss at the holidays, as well as how your holidays can still be a time of warmth and peace.
Carole Brody Fleet is the award winning author of the critically praised national bestseller, "Widows Wear Stilettos...", (New Horizon Press) and "Happily EVEN After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood" (Viva Editions); winner of the prestigious Books for a Better Life Award, one of the top national awards in publishing. She is the founder of Widows Wear Stilettos where the widowed of all ages find support and encouragement; helpful tips and education. With her inimitable message of "What Now and What Next", Ms. Fleet educates, inspires and offers practical, emotional and even humorous guidance to the millions who have experienced any kind of loss, tragedy or challenge in their lives.
Find out more at www.widowswearstilettos.com
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Coach Louise and Coach Liz give a primer on grief and loss. Not only is the obvious loss of death discussed but other life losses as well. The goal of this podcast is to increase awareness, knowledge and to encourage greater empathy. The coaches speak authentically about losses of widowhood. They note that losses are unique and how they are experienced are comparably unique. Coach Louise and Coach Liz give a primer on grief and loss. Not only is the obvious loss of death discussed but other life losses as well. The goal of this podcast is to increase awareness, knowledge and to encourage greater empathy. The coaches speak authentically about losses of widowhood. They note that losses are unique and how they are experienced are comparably unique.
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Join The Joshua Generation Network this week as we talk about single Black women and motherhood/parenthood.
We know that "baby daddy"' was a creation of white America and that integration, in and of itself, has devastated Black families and especially Black women across America.
Are you a single Black woman, whether by widowhood, divorce, choice, or "just because"? If so, what do you think about how American living has redefined Black womanhood, Black fatherhood, and the Black family through the "Plantation Picaninny" and "Mister" model of America's antiquated Jim Crow Society.
How have white people's attitudes and their televised and musical "plantation ownership" filth about us caused damage and harm to us, socially, morally, and psychologically? How should we answer this in the days, months, and years to come?
Where are American Black men in the lives of single Black women/mothers, whether the "fathers" of these children are deceased, disabled, or missing in action, i.e., have opted, like their white forefathers did, to abandon their Black families?
Join us as we chat with Lorraine Fortunati , author of "When Your Honey-Do Done Gone" and hear how she and thirteen others experience endings & beginnings as they navigated the unknown waterways of widowhood.
Lorraine has worked in the nursing field for over 30 years as a Registered Nurse and as a Nurse Practitioner and program manager for a local health department. Find out how she finds solace. She makes her home in Boise, Idaho, and continues to be open to new adventures, learning that life offers many paths of recreation.
Carole Brody Fleet is the award-winning author of "Happily EVEN After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond!) the Grief of Widowhood" and the critically acclaimed bestseller, "Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow" ; she is also the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Widows Wear Stilettos, Inc.
Widely recognized and highly regarded as a grief recovery expert, Ms. Fleet is featured on national, regional and local television and regularly appears as a guest expert on numerous radio programs magazines, newspapers and websites. Click to learn more