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"Widower’s Journey Podcast" is part of a support network for men who have been widowed or lost a spouse or life partner. Author Herb Knoll discovered upon losing his wife to cancer, that there were really no support services available to grieving men. He wrote a book "The Widower's Journey" as a way to help other men who were going through the same situation. It was followed by a Facebook group that now serves over 1,800 in 38 countries.

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"Widower’s Journey Podcast" is part of a support network for men who have been widowed or lost a spouse or life partner. Author Herb Knoll discovered upon losing his wife to cancer, that there were really no support services available to grieving men. He wrote a book "The Widower's Journey" as a way to help other men who were going through the same situation. It was followed by a Facebook group that now serves over 1,800 in 38 countries.

This podcast features interviews with widowers and experts, and provides a community for men going through this difficult time, with followers in 44 countries.

To learn more about the Widowers Support Network, see www.WidowersSupportNetwork.com. It is also recommended that you subscribe on this podcast site so you are notified when a new podcasts become available. Look for "Subscribe to RSS Feed," in the center of the page - see row of four icons. << Show Less
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Ep 32- Michele Neff Hernandez – Soaring Spirits International Soaring Spirits International is a dynamic organization that comforts widows and widowers worldwide. Among its offerings is its very popular Camp Widow, held each year in multiple cities and featuring its world-class programming. Listen as your host, Herb Knoll, visits with the founder and CEO of Soaring Spirits, Michele Neff Hernandez, as she shares her story and her newly released book, Different After You… Rediscovering Yourself and Healing after Grief and Trauma.
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Ep 32- Michele Neff Hernandez – Soaring Spirits International Soaring Spirits International is a dynamic organization that comforts widows and widowers worldwide. Among its offerings is its very popular Camp Widow, held each year in multiple cities and featuring its world-class programming. Listen as your host, Herb Knoll, visits with the founder and CEO of Soaring Spirits, Michele Neff Hernandez, as she shares her story and her newly released book, Different After You… Rediscovering Yourself and Healing after Grief and Trauma.
Ep 31- Randy Ritua, Joe Netzel, and Aaron Duncan – Rediscovering Joy Widowed men have many challenges. One of the most difficult is rediscovering JOY in their life. Hi, this is your podcast host, Herb Knoll. When I was first widowed, I recall mentioning to a colleague that I hoped I would one day be able to laugh again. Rediscovering Joy, which I associate with laughter, seemed like an impossible dream during the early days after being widowed. Join us as the Widower’s Journey Podcast interviews three widowers who rediscovered Joy and their talking. Listen as each man shares his best practices when seeking Joy and excitement about their future.
Ep 30- Widowers Ask, Widowers Answer Vol 6 Listen as Widower’s Journey Podcast host Herb Knoll presents Widowers Ask – Widowers Answer, Vol 6. Learn what widowers are talking about and what advice our 1,800+ widowed members provide. Learn as Herb shares some of the more insightful discussions recently held on the Widower’s Support Network - Members Only Facebook page. Topics discussed include what to do after learning your late wife may have had an affair, how to respond to a friend who asks, “Why are you still in love with a dead person?” and what to do with the new home you shared with your wife briefly before she died.
Ep 29- Dr. David Knapp, founder of the Grief Relief Ministry Join our host, Herb Knoll, as he visits with Dr. David Knapp, founder of the Grief Relief Ministry. An ordained minister, David has traveled the Widower’s Journey twice, having lost his first wife Ruth and later, his second wife, Judith, to cancer. Dr. Knapp authored the book “I Didn’t Know What to Say: Being a Better Friend to Those Who Experience Loss.“ He and his current wife Crystal recently released the book titled “Recording My Sorrows, Hoping for Joy; A Guided Journal for Grievers.” Sit back and enjoy the insights provided by this extraordinary man who has dedicated his life to helping the widowed.
Ep 28- Richard Dri - Widower's Journey Member Shares His Journey and Financial Tips for Fellow Widowers The Widower’s Journey Podcast once again virtually travels outside the U.S., to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to visit with Richard Dri, who as a widower, he thought he could handle life as a widower and being a single dad to three kids, but this was not the case. At times, he struggled greatly. Join us as Richard shares details about his journey. As a financial planner, Richard also shares a few suggestions in managing one’s financial resources while embarking on their grief journey.
Ep 27- Jerry Williamson- The Final Chapter Jerry Williamson is dying.  The widower from Findlay, Ohio, was recently diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer.  As a member of the Widowers Support Network, Jerry wished to help his fellow widowers one last time by offering some final thoughts.  Although he is in Hospice care, Jerry agreed to grace our podcast for a rare and candid interview. Join our host Herb Knoll for this powerful interview with the gracious Jerry Williamson as he describes his Final Chapter.  Jerry often wondered what his wife was not sharing with him during her last days alive.  What was she holding back?  While Jerry is not a woman, he hopes this extraordinary interview provides insights into the thoughts, fears, regrets, and reliance on his faith in a man whose life will be ending soon.
Ep 26- Resilience- Dr Barbara Hopkinson Resilience – A must-have human trait if you are recovering from grief following the loss of a spouse or life partner.  Imagine losing three of your children, your husband, an infant brother, her parents, and then her sight in one eye.  Join our host, Herb Knoll, as he interviews the founder of “A Butterfly’s Journey,” the remarkable Dr. Barbara Hopkinson.  Dr. Hopkinson will explore the secrets to developing one’s resilience and share some best practices in its application and uses.  Among Dr. Hopkinson’s many credits are “Top Professional in Resilience After Loss” from the International Association of Top Professional and is an inductee into the “WAW (Women Appreciating Women) Hall of Fame.
Ep 25- Widowers Ask - Widowers Answer, Volume 5 Listen as Widower’s Journey Podcast host Herb Knoll presents Widowers Ask – Widowers Answer, Vol 5. Learn as Herb shares some of the more insightful discussions on the Widower’s Support Network - Members Only Facebook page. Topics discussed include what to do about your wedding band imprint once your ring is removed, how women stereotype widowers, hope for older widowers to rediscover JOY, and many more topics. Listen in, and learn what widowers are talking about and what advice our 1,700+ widower members are providing one another.
Ep 24- How I Discovered a Life Worth Living Frank Vaughan and Don Murray were each widowed in recent years. Listen in as each share the stories of their grief journeys. From diagnosis to where they find themselves today, nothing is held back. From deep despair to their discovery that joy awaited them. Join Herb Knoll as he and his guest co-host, Mike Chepiga, uncover two journeys worth repeating, perhaps by you.
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