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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
Why Being Negative Is Natural for Us
5 days ago

Why Being Negative Is Natural for Us

Human brains are hard-wired in primitive ways and have just one goal – survival. They achieve the goal of keeping us alive in three primary ways: by prompting us to stay safe, seek pleasure, and be efficient. Before humans were established…
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How Creating a Belief Plan Will Help You Feel Better Immediately
1 month ago

How Creating a Belief Plan Will Help You Feel Better Immediately

If you feel stuck in a less-than-ideal life and can’t seem to find your way forward, consider that it may be because our brains are made for efficiency. The main goal of our primitive human brain is to keep us alive, and one way it accomplishes…
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How Judgmental Comments Reveal Our Own Self-Deprecating Thoughts
2 months ago

How Judgmental Comments Reveal Our Own Self-Deprecating Thoughts

Imagine that I said to you, “I hate your purple hair. It looks terrible on you.” Assuming that your hair is any color except purple, you might wonder about my eyesight but aside from that, you wouldn’t give the comment a second thought…
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Dreading the Holidays? 5 Tips for Planning
4 months ago

Dreading the Holidays? 5 Tips for Planning

The holiday lights are shining, Christmas trees are on display, the carols are playing, and presents are wrapped. Many people look forward to the festivities like no other, and the anticipation is as heartwarming as the actual holidays…
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Can Gratitude Stall Healing? Yes, When It Isn’t Sincere!
5 months ago

Can Gratitude Stall Healing? Yes, When It Isn’t Sincere!

As a life coach for widows, I often talk with people who are using gratitude against themselves. Self-inflicted, forced gratitude is how many people attempt to kick themselves into a better emotional state. It isn’t effective…
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Quarantine 15: The Solution No One Is Talking About
7 months 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!
9 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
10 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
11 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
1 year 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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