A Widow's Tale Podcast

A Widow’s Tale will help you learn how to recover from the ravages of stress, release repetitive concerns and worries and take control of your environment and lifestyle. A Widow’s Tale gives you the tools you most need to rebuild your physical and emotional health.
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Dec 29, 2020

Who isn't ready for 2020 to be over? But here's the thing: If you don't mourn your losses from this devastating and challenging year now you'll be dragging a moldy steamer trunk the size of Texas, full of dirty clothes, into the New Year. Mourning is an ancient, sacramental practice that is so appropriate for this time!

Dec 21, 2020

It's hard to fight off feelings of unworthiness under the best of circumstances but Christmas, the season of perfection, ups the ante. So let's examine where all this unworthiness comes from. Hint: It's not your fault.

Dec 10, 2020

I was as skeptical as most about "miracles" until something in my own life changed how I felt about the mysteries beyond my knowing.

Nov 30, 2020

It's been a brittle and brutal autumn. Between the pandemic and the election, I feel lucky to be sane. Nature is inviting us to let go. Here's how.

Nov 16, 2020

Transitions are an ongoing part of life. This year we're in the middle of a presidential transfer of power and a pandemic.

Oct 22, 2020

All sacrifice should be honored. A story about partners, loyalty, and an unexpected companion in grief at the moment it mattered the most.

Oct 21, 2020

When our loved ones die, part of them lives on in us, for better or for worse.

Oct 1, 2020

We live in cages of our own making with old habits and patterns that keep us trapped inside belief systems that no longer serve us.

Sep 22, 2020

It's hard to stay upbeat in the fear and isolation of COVID. It's particularly hard when you're alone. But there's a technique you can use to hardwire happiness into your brain! It's easy, it's fun, and it really works!

Sep 1, 2020

Maybe it's the late-summer heat, maybe it's the political insanity of the 2020 Elections, maybe it's too many days a cooped up in our own minds during COVID, but what's simmering on the back burner of our minds deserves our attention. A slow stew of ideas is cooking just as fall arrives.

Aug 9, 2020

Have you been going through cycles of shedding old ideas and jettisoning emotional baggage? Are you widowed or are you recovering from heartache? If so, are you becoming someone new in the process? I examine this idea in my own life after meeting a new friend.

Aug 1, 2020

So many things we hold dear are facing extinction during COVID and our prayers are not the only ones God hears.

Jul 23, 2020

With COVID 19 on the rise and 4 million ill it looks like American Kids will be  home-schooled AGAIN this fall. Here's what might be really good about that!

Jul 16, 2020

COVID numbers are disturbing, so is the information about the economy. But how long can we afford to stay hyper-alert emotionally? How long can we allow ourselves to be beaten up by divisive political rhetoric from the far left and far right in the news and social media? How can you find peace in the small things?


Jun 29, 2020

What I learned at 23 in my years along the Big Muddy about dancing, racism, and a life that's far from perfect.

Jun 25, 2020

Our world as we know it is breaking apart. Do you hear it?

May 28, 2020

We're rebuilding our lives form COVID one day at a time.


May 20, 2020

Safe or not, out we come! But it's not quite the same. It's like Noah after the flood or me, when I had hepatitis in the 5th grade.


May 10, 2020

It's a special day, the day we remember those who gave us life. For those who have lost their mothers recently, the day is especially poignant.

May 4, 2020

The problem with all this isolation is that we are neurologically hard-wired for social connection, for touch, for communal support. Acknowledging that we're missing these essential social pieces lets us take the first step toward self compassion.

Apr 28, 2020

Long-term devotion has such a sweetness to it.


Apr 20, 2020

Waste not, want not! An inventive way of eating during the COVID-19 crisis

Apr 12, 2020

In a masked and cloistered time, what Easter miracles are looking for you?

Apr 11, 2020

Grieving without the comfort of family and friends is very difficult. "Navigating Loss" author Donna Marie Todd shares how to create a private grief ritual you can use at home during COVID-19 isolation.

Mar 31, 2020

A virus isn't really alive until it finds a host. COVID-19 is literally borrowing its life from us. What can we borrow from it?

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