Widowed in Midlife
Midlife is a phase of life that presents us with numerous changes, challenges, and shifts. From our children leaving the nest to our parents aging, along with our own physical and health changes, this stage can be quite overwhelming. And if that weren’t enough, widowhood can also become a part of this complex journey.
Today, we are fortunate to have Karen Sutton as our guest on the show, who specializes in grief and loss coaching, particularly in widowhood. Karen provides emotional and practical support, education, coaching, and mentoring to individuals dealing with the loss of a life partner, regardless of where they are in their grieving journey.
Through her personal experiences with loss, Karen understands the difficulties of navigating through these traumatic life events. Her goal is to help people reimagine and rebuild a full and vibrant life after loss. By sharing her expertise and hosting her podcast,The Widow Podcast, Karen continues to offer ongoing support and resources to those who seek solace and understanding in their journeys.
In this episode
[03:33] Karen talks about her story.
[07:08] First experiences with supporting somebody through widowhood.
[08:12] What can people do to support a widow if they are scared to do it wrong?
[09:57] “Life throws us curve balls and I personally believe we have choices in how we respond to that.” – Karen
[12:05] Karen decided to invest in a life coach.
[14:51] Karen’s message about not feeling this way forever after losing a partner.
[18:49] Who’s your team during widowhood?
[23:40] Karen gives her dare to the audience.
Your Dare this week is to find something new that you can do that challenges you, takes you out of your comfort zone, and makes you feel a bit scared.
About Karen Sutton
Karen Sutton, The Widow Coach, provides emotional and practical support to anyone dealing with the loss of a partner. Through her own experience of widowhood, she understands how difficult it is, trying to navigate your way through these traumatic life events. That’s why she is passionate about helping other widows look after themselves, feel more positive, take back control, and build the life they desire. Karen helps create ongoing, sustainable growth and change so that they can move forward confidently in their way toward a new and thriving future.
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