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A captivating conversation on dealing with and overcoming grief, with Joe Walko. Joe is a full time widowed parent to two beautiful but challenging boys, now unemployed by choice after a 25-year career in corporate finance, a writer and blogger searching to find his voice, a seeker, a nature and adventure junkie discovering whole new worlds and beauty in the glorious struggle, in the ordinary, in his own backyard, and mostly, in his heart.
Joe lost his wife, Debbie, to breast cancer two years ago. His wife's passing has left two children without a mom, a husband without a partner and best friend, a household with befuddled boys at the helm, and a huge void filled with sorrow and loss.
His world turned upside down, Joe started a blog, to begin working through and recognizing the issues of grief and the feelings and emotions of loss. It was not an easy journey, but he clung to a quote that offered hope - “Grief shared is grief diminished.”
And that is the point of his first book, “Evening's Light, A Journey With Grief”. Joe would like to offer hope and sharing and, yes, even eventually seeing the gifts of loss and grief by sharing his story.
“When faced by any loss, there’s no point in trying to recover what has been; it’s best to take advantage of the large space that opens up before us and fill it with something new.” – Paulo Coelho
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