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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristin Meekhof, James Windell Narrator: Fred Stella, Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2015 ISBN: 9781511321969
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"…A very valuable and practical guide for any woman who has lost her husband due to an untimely death. Kristin Meekhof's journey is both inspiring and courageous and something we can all learn from." —Dr. Deepak Chopra

An inspiring, accessible, and empowering guide for how to navigate the unique stresses and challenges of widowhood and create a hopeful future.

When Kristin Meekhof lost her husband to cancer, she discovered what all widows learn: the moment you lose your partner, you must make crucial decisions that will impact the rest of your life. But where do you begin? This inspiring audiobook shows grieving widows what to expect and how to deal with the challenges of losing a life partner. From immediate issues like finances, estates and medical bills to long-term hurdles such as single parenthood, being a widow in the workplace and navigating social situations by yourself, this audiobook guides widows through the tumultuous and painful first five years to a more hopeful future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this encouraging resource, new widows can find compassionate emotional and practical assistance.”

    Library Journal

  • “The most important quandaries bereavement poses—some with lifelong import—must be faced while widows are still reeling from emotional trauma. Or must they? Meekhof and Windell help vulnerable readers sort what can be put off and what must be done—and where to get help doing either. Had this guide been available back when I was rushing to extricate myself from the financial havoc left by my husband’s death, their financial advice alone would have saved me substantial sums from which my children would have benefited.”

    Kathryn Craft, author of The Far End of Happy

  • “One of the few things we know [with] certainty about life is that, in life, we never know. A Widow’s Guide to Healing is that rare gem, a practical guide that makes the unthinkable bearable, the painful manageable, and the road to healing a little brighter. You will be hard pressed to find a better guide on growth in the aftermath of loss.”

    Lee Daniel Kravetz, author of Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link between Suffering and Success

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About the Author

Kristin Meekhof, MSW, is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, MariaShriver.com, WomenThatSoar, and others. Widowed at a young age, she can speak from experience on the unique and unforeseen challenges of widowhood.

About the Narrators

Fred Stella has worked as an actor and voice talent in radio, television, independent films, and audio books. He was awarded the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for Best Male Narration in 2002. He makes his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is on the adjunct faculty staff of Muskegon Community College.

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.