Widowhood

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Welcome to the Resource page for widows, advisors to widows, or those who would like to understand more about the difficult transition that takes place with a major life event marked by the passing of a spouse or partner.

Did you know?

80% of men die married.
80% of women die single.

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Get Your Signed, Hardcover Sudden Money Book!

by Susan Bradley

When money changes, life changes, and when life changes, money changes. In the late 1990s, while I was still a practicing Certified Financial Planner®, I was struck by all of the stories of windfalls-gone-wrong. For some reason, when people won the lottery or received large insurance settlements or inheritances, their stories often took unfortunate turns. […]

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On Grief and Hugging Yourself

by Mary Martin, PhD

I love it when people come to my free, online, 30-minute, self-care sessions and tell me that the reason they’re there is to take a nap. Need to come on, say hi on camera, and then turn the camera off and cry for 30? Or leave it on and cry? Go for it. Don’t want to […]

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Financial Transitions Planning, mindfulness

It’s Time for Your Formalized, Self-Care Plan

by Mary Martin, PhD

In the world of mindfulness, we talk a lot about self-care. There are a lot of things you can do to best position yourself to meet each day as best you can. From good sleep hygiene to eating well to expressing gratitude, science has given us years of research that support what we all know […]

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Financial Transitions Planning, Major Life Events, mindfulness

On Learning Mindfulness with a Group

by Mary Martin, PhD

I’m an introvert. There is no one who wants to believe that we don’t need other people more than I. But alas . . . When I took my first class in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) I did it grudgingly after I couldn’t find a self-paced, on-demand class. In other words, I wanted to do […]

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Financial Transitions Planning, mindfulness