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support groupsHere are some great ideas and options from my on-line friend, JoAnne Funch, for finding Grief Support Groups in your area. I received this e-mail from JoAnne’s blog, Heartache to Healing, and wanted to share with my followers as well….

One of the most frequently asked questions…
Hi Cindy Adams,
I receive emails and comments on my blog almost weekly from people looking for a grief group. The simplest way to find a grief group in your community is by picking up the phone and contacting the following organizations who would have the most up to date information on groups.
Hospice
Funeral Homes
Church’s/ Synagogue’s
Hospitals
Sometimes if you are searching online via Google or your favorite search engine you may not see all the possible opportunities because for example, a church may not have anywhere to post it online.

You will also find grief groups online which can be helpful particularly if you are in an area without access to an in-person group. Being online allows 24/7 access, but the downside is the face to face interaction and typically no facilitator. Sometimes being in-person allows the facilitator to encourage people to participate where online you don’t always get that support.
I have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Heartachetohealing/

Knowing you are not alone in your grief is important and talking with others who are walking the journey of grief can bring comfort along with the camaraderie of connecting with and getting together with others who can support each other in a different way than family or friends often can.

JoAnne Funch
Grief Coach, Author, Speaker and Provider of hope
http://www.heartachetohealing.com

 

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41pR5XCta4L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_I want to share with my followers a very disturbing finding. When I pulled up my book on the Amazon website last month, I found out that 3rd party sellers were selling my $14.99 book for hundreds of dollars! I called Amazon for assistance and was told they could not do much about it. There have been about 20 sellers, selling 3 versions of my book (2012, 2015 & 2017) from $12.13 up to $298.69!!!!

First of all, no one should be purchasing the 2012 or 2015 version of my book. The newest edition is the 2017 that should only be bought through Amazon here. I am very annoyed that these 3rd party sellers are jacking up the price and I’m not even sure the purchaser will even receive my book!

I’ve emailed each of the sellers and asked them to remove my book from their list. Most of them obliged and the rest I’ve had to report to scamsellers. There are still about 4 of them who haven’t been removed, but I am still working on it.

Please be aware and do not purchase through any 3rd party seller. Sorry for the inconvenience! Only order “A Widow’s Pursuit” through Amazon for $14.99!

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Top 30 BlogsMy website, “A Widow’s Pursuit”, has been selected for the Top 30 Global Widow Blogs. Please share this with others who are widowed and need to know they are not alone.

These top 30 blogs are from other widows who want to share their grief journeys with others in widowhood to provide them hope.

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41pR5XCta4L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_The Kindle Edition to my book, “A Widow’s Pursuit” is now available on Amazon. Purchase it, if not for yourself, maybe for someone going through grief who needs to know it’s OK to feel crazy for awhile!!!

As a “Thank you”, if you read my book, and feel it’s a good read for others, please write a review on Amazon. Once it appears, let me know and until the end of September, 2018, I will be happy to send you a signed hard copy to share with others!

Email me at: cindyspursuits@yahoo.com

 

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A_Widow's_Pursuit_Cover_for_KindleSometimes it’s hard for me to remember just how painful life was when I first became a widow. In my book, “A Widow’s Pursuit: Finding Out There’s More to Life than Grief”, I spent a substantial amount of time grieving. I had to! There’s a time in life for everything.

Fortunately, I made sure that God led me through. I made it a habit to pray for every decision I had to make. When I felt his peace, I took that as a sign I was on the right path. When I didn’t feel his peace, I took that as a sign it was not his will and changed my path.

As my grief subsided, and my new life unfolded, God promised me joy and the blessings are still coming, 23 years later!!!

My 2 daughters, who were 6 and 7 at the time their Daddy passed, have grown into the 2 most beautiful women a mother and father could only imagine!

IMG_0550Jessica (the oldest) became a nurse and married Brandon, who have 2 children of their own, Caleb and Isabelle, with another on the way!!! (For anyone that knew Jessica or has read my book of all the challenges of raising her as a single parent, only God can take credit for the transformation in her life!)

 

IMG_0121Nicole (the youngest) obtained a communication degree and married Teigan, who have a daughter, Mila. Even though they live cross country, I know that God continues to watch over her and her family. That gives me comfort!

 

 

In 2009, I found love again and married Joseph. At one time, I didn’t think this would be possible, to love again. I have been blessed beyond belief.046

And now Joseph’s daughter, Emily (my step-daughter), will be getting married this year to Randy. God is good and answers prayers!Emily and Randy

There IS a time for GRIEF, however, there IS a time for CELEBRATION and JOY as well!!!

 

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th[1]One way I coped through grief in my widowhood was traveling. When I see opportunities like this, I want to share this information with other widows/widowers or if you know someone who is….2019 BEREAVEMENT CRUISE through Journeys of Hope, Healing and Health.

Some info from the flyer they have sent out….

CruiseBereavement Cruise III
The Bereavement Cruise is set to sail March 3-10, 2019

Give yourself or someone you love A Gift of Understanding…

You are invited to join us on a Journey of Hope Healing & Health, LLC Bereavement Cruise III
Experiencing profound loss on any level presents a painful challenge, and many people are unprepared for the grieving process that follows. But a new “healing” concept, Seminars at Sea Program, led by Linda Findlay & Glen Lord hopes to give those who are suffering from grief the tools they need to better understand their pain and cope with their loss. The cruise offers a healing opportunity for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, no matter how much time has passed.
The bereavement cruise will provide an opportunity for our guests to better understand their grief journey, receive compassionate support and enhance their coping skills. Our workshops and activities will take place on the days that we are out to sea. There will be plenty of time to relax, spend time with others and share meals with new friends and much more. Participants will also have time to explore off ship excursions. You choose how you spend your time with us.
The Bereavement Cruise is a powerful transformational journey at sea honoring and celebrating the lives of our lost loved ones. It is an opportunity to experience an inspiring continuation of healing that will be shared in a nurturing community of people who are or have been where you are in your grief journey-no matter how much time has passed.

For more information, please contact: Linda Findlay 315-725-6132
Visit: www.j3hhh.com
You can register for the cruise on the event website.

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widows journey 2018 retreatDo you have that need to get away? To find someone that understands the loss of a spouse like you do? It may be time to take that next step!

My widow friend, Ferree, will be a small group leader for this retreat in March. Visit her website, Widow’s Christian Place and pray if this fits into your New Year….

A weekend for women of any age who are WIDOWS
and at any point in their journey.

People say, “Isn’t it wonderful he’s with the Lord,” and you want to yell, “No! He should be here with me.”

Spend a weekend with other women who have lost their husbands to death. You will be with people who understand your journey. Come share your heart and your hurt and be encouraged as we remind ourselves that, hard as it is, our God is able. Learn from women who are where you are, women who have weathered grief and difficult times.

2018 Widow’s Journey Retreat Sign Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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