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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
How to Best Support a Widow Without Making Empty Promises
21 hours 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
2 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
7 months 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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Do You Have a Love Affair with Busy? A Break-up Could Save Your Social Life and Physical Wellbeing
7 months ago

Do You Have a Love Affair with Busy? A Break-up Could Save Your Social Life and Physical Wellbeing

When you ask someone whom you’ve not seen for a while, “How have you been?” you likely hear, “I’ve been so busy.” There is even a sense of pride that often comes with that response…
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