Welcome to the Filled With Gold - Widow Podcast! This show puts you in touch with expert resources to support you in moving forward after the death of your spouse and life partner.
Melissa and her guests are here for you every Thursday to share their stories, advice, and wisdom to help widows move toward a life they can thrive in.
Take care of yourself and thanks for listening.
My Grief Connection (MGC) is a safe place for people who are dealing with grief and/or loss of any kind, especially those in the Treasure Valley Idaho area, to find local, current & helpful resources.
If your life has been upended by loss, or you are looking for information on how to be supportive in someone else's grief journey, MGC is here to connect you with support.
For nearly a decade, our program has been dedicated to supporting mothers and fathers coping with the unique challenges that face widowed parents. We developed this website and have written a book, for which all proceeds go back to our program. We believe you will find this website and the book relevant, informative, and helpful.
Your guide to the murky waters of "only parenting" after the loss of a spouse.
The National Widowers’ Organization is a virtual toolkit for men coping with the loss of a loved one, a place where men can meet others going through the same transition.
There are a lot of things men suffer alone. That’s part of our DNA. We find great personal satisfaction in accomplishing on our own, independently. We famously won’t ask for directions, won’t admit when we are lost – we prefer to find our own way home. And eventually we do. Most of the time. And that’s fine; that’s our way. But, as new and continuing research shows, there’s one loss that men could use a little help from their friends to cope with. That’s the loss of a spouse or a lover or a parent or a child or a lifelong friend. And it’s often help that only other men can provide.
Because we understand, many times without saying the words, where you’re at, how you got there and even why.
Soaring Spirits offers programs that connect widowed people around the world.
We provide both online and in-person opportunities for finding peer support. You can access our programs from the comfort of your own home, or you can meet up with other widowed people in person…whatever works best for you.
Every Soaring Spirits program is inclusive, secular, and life-affirming.
The Widowers Support Network is an organization comprised of widowers and subject matter experts who comfort and assist widowers and those who love them.
Topics range from careers to raising children, preparing a meal to first dates and more. A widower's challenges are many. All services provided are FREE of charge. Register to the site for exclusive offers for registered members.
At Mesothelioma Hope, we offer free resources that are reviewed by certified oncologists and provide detailed information about mesothelioma and its health impacts. Our mission is to raise awareness about cancer and other asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma.
Childhood bereavement is an overlooked, often misunderstood, yet common issue in American society. The New York Life Foundation strives to make a difference by funding direct service providers to help grieving children today, as well as scholarly research that will have a long-term impact in the field. Even more, our employees and agents have become local ambassadors, introducing communities to our bereavement resources. Everything we do in this critical area is a natural extension of New York Life’s commitment to be there when we are needed most.
Camp LOLO is a two-day camp in Meridian, Idaho, held annually for children and teens struggling with grief over the Loss Of a Loved One. LOLO stands for Loss of a Loved one. One of the many needs that grieving children have is to be with others of their own age with similar grief and loss experiences.
Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement organization that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. Our programs are free of charge and include confidence building activities and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings.
Comfort Zone's programs are offered to children ages 5-25, and their families for the family programs. Held year-round across the country, our primary locations are California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia (HQ).
Coping with the death of a loved one brings enormous challenges for the whole family. Grieving may never completely end, but working through the difficult feelings can become easier with time. Through support, open conversations, and finding ways to keep the person’s memory alive, families can begin healing together.
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a unique collaboration of the leading professional organizations representing classroom educators (including teachers, paraprofessionals, and other instructional staff), principals, assistant principals, superintendents, school board members, and central office staff, student support personnel (including school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, and other student support personnel), and other school professionals who have come together with a common conviction: grieving students need the support and care of the school community.
Specifically, our mission is to promote grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways. We aim to provide the public with…
Centering Corporation is a non-profit (501 C-3) organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved.
Centering was founded in 1977 by Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson. Centering started with nine little coloring books for hospitalized children and two workshop offerings for nurses and families. In response to the need for support by families and caregivers while facing their grief experience we developed many new resources.
Today we have over 500 grief resources for children and adults. Centering continues to provide educational resources and bookstore for caregivers and families.
Helping others live big or small dreams for their best life after loss.
Our nonprofit is making a difference in the LIVES of widows, widowers and their children. We are helping individuals lead by example and positively shape generations after devastating loss. We can all do great things but sometimes we need the help, encouragement, and the financial support of others to make great things happen.
Modern Loss is a place to share the unspeakably taboo, unbelievably hilarious, and unexpectedly beautiful terrain of navigating your life after a death.
This project grew out of two friends’ separate experiences with sudden loss, and their struggle to find resources that weren’t too clinical, overtly religious, patronizing or, frankly, cheesy.
Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
The Grief Recovery Method offers Grief Counseling, bereavement support for coping with death and loss as well as certified grief counselor training courses.
Since the Grief Recovery Institute was founded in the mid 1980s, we have expanded our staff to provide training coast-to-coast, border-to-border in the United States and Canada. In addition, we have affiliates in Sweden, the United Kingdom, Australia, and most recently Mexico.
The Perfect Catch, Christine Baumgartner, is a Dating and Relationship Coach specializing in widows and widowers.
Ohana means family and an oasis is a refuge. Ohana Oasis is a safe and peaceful space for bereaved parents to spend a week beginning a new way of life. Retreats create a revitalizing personal experience for each parent, as well as a safe space to be with others who have gone through the painful death of a child.
Through Ohana Oasis they can hear and share their own fears, struggles, questions, joys and hopes echoed by others.
Empowering cancer survivors and caregivers by reducing burdens and providing opportunities for healing. Ensuring every Idahoan impacted by cancer has a support network and opportunities to improve their quality of life. Our goal is to ensure Idahoan adults impacted by cancer have a support network and opportunities to improve their quality of life. The initial program of John and Junes Mission is Hike 2 Heal, which provides wilderness experiences and reprieve from the daily emotional and physical challenges placed before cancer survivors and their caregivers. Enjoying a hike, backpacking adventure or a campfire with others on a similar journey will create opportunities for sharing personal stories and building a social support network for cancer survivors and caregivers. These experiences will provide courage and inspiration for their personal journey.
Discover more about Hike 2 Heal: John & Junes Mission, Inc.
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