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About Teresa Beshwate

Teresa Amaral Beshwate, MPH, ACC, The Sudden Widow Coach, helps widows who have experienced the sudden loss of their spouse or significant other learn to live and love their life again. Learn more at https://www.thesuddenwidowcoach.com/.
Latest Posts | By Teresa Beshwate
Quarantine 15: The Solution No One Is Talking About
1 month ago

Quarantine 15: The Solution No One Is Talking About

Are you suffering from the Quarantine 15? If you haven’t yet heard of the term, it’s a bit like the “freshman 15,” only quarantine style. While there are certainly some people who don’t have enough to eat, others are packing…
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Is It Possible to Find Purpose in the Time of Pandemic? Yes – If You Know Where to Look!
3 months ago

Is It Possible to Find Purpose in the Time of Pandemic? Yes – If You Know Where to Look!

As the pandemic drags on month after month, loneliness can tighten its cruel grip. For many, a sense of purpose is the primary weapon against loneliness, yet thanks to Covid-19, the usual sources of meaning and purpose…
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3 Steps to Finding You After a Life Transition
4 months ago

3 Steps to Finding You After a Life Transition

The early decades of life often provide a built-in, already prescribed identity for many. We are students, then perhaps spouses, professionals, parents, or maybe all of those at once. Our identity is so intertwined with these roles…
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Scarcity or Abundance? The Choice Is Ours
5 months ago

Scarcity or Abundance? The Choice Is Ours

Scarcity is traditionally defined as growth in demand which is not followed by supply. We tend to think of scarcity in terms of water, food, and other resources…
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How to Go from Panic to Peace in the Face of a Global Pandemic
7 months ago

How to Go from Panic to Peace in the Face of a Global Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of our lack of control. We can’t control a virus spreading throughout the globe, or its many implications, and we can’t control other people…
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How to Best Support a Widow Without Making Empty Promises
9 months ago

How to Best Support a Widow Without Making Empty Promises

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In recent conversations with about 50 women who were widowed suddenly, I asked, “What do you wish you had known?” One of the most common answers was…
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Will I Be Happy Again After the Loss of My Spouse? 6 Tips to Help You Embrace the New You
12 months ago

Will I Be Happy Again After the Loss of My Spouse? 6 Tips to Help You Embrace the New You

By  •  Family

Just after the loss of a spouse, we are often absolutely certain that we will never be happy again. Even if it felt remotely possible, being happy again would feel like an insult to our beloved…
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To Exist or to Grow? Choosing to Live a Fruitful Life in the Face of Loss
1 year ago

To Exist or to Grow? Choosing to Live a Fruitful Life in the Face of Loss

I’ve heard many times that aging is about loss, and I don’t disagree. But I would offer that it’s also about hard-earned gains – which are often the result of those losses. It’s true that with time life throws us curveballs…
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How Our Thoughts Shape Our Future When We Reach the 60 Threshold
1 year ago

How Our Thoughts Shape Our Future When We Reach the 60 Threshold

Not many generations ago, aging was considered a privilege, and those who lived the longest were considered to be important members of society and keepers of the wisdom necessary for survival…
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How the Wisdom of the Older Generation Can Strip Limitations and Point to Longevity
1 year ago

How the Wisdom of the Older Generation Can Strip Limitations and Point to Longevity

My husband and I were out of state, celebrating our wedding anniversary when his heart stopped beating. I was 39 years old and suddenly, despite my best efforts, I was a widow…
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