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Ep 12: One Wise Widow with Kathi Balasek

Every Body Holds A Story Podcast

Release Date: 03/24/2021

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Today we are speaking with University Lecturer, Coach and Speaker, Kathi Balasek.  Kathi founded One Well Widow and also lectures at the University training new teachers and coaches.  A love of teaching and experience becoming a young widow raising 5 children, she has blended the two in her purpose to empower widows and advocate for them moving forward to rebuild their life.   A widow CAN move forward in ALL things!

In this episode we discuss:

1) The spectrum of emotions that a widow can experience from relationships, financial during their experience and how difficult it can be to make the time you need to help yourself heal.

2) Adversity happens to all of us.  Finding the lessons in the story and learning how to use these lessons to move forward to do something with our story gives all of the challenges meaning and purpose.

3) No one teaches you how to be a widow, how to handle the loss and how to move on with life.  It’s these times in our life that require asking for help, surrounding ourselves with people who can support us and allowing ourselves to receive the help.

Connect with Kathi
Website: https://www.onewellwidow.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onewellwidow
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathibalasek
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathi-balasek-ma-929642199
Email: [email protected]


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https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/own-your-choices-own-your-life/id1445904739