Monday, July 18, 2011

Tools for the "New Normal" Journey

This announcement comes to us from Jim Schwartz, CFP, President, WCESS:

Weekend Conference for Bereaved or Widowed Spouses and Partners
October 28-30, 2011
Tempe, Arizona

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Phyllis Silverman,
author of Widow to Widow,
Continuing Bonds
A Parent's Guide to
Raising Grieving Children
Never Too Young to Know,
and Living with Dying

A safe environment to meet others who've also lost a spouse or partner.

Friday evening Ice Cream Ice Breaker.  More than 20 speakers Saturday and Sunday presenting a wide array of practical topics, including:
  • Coping Strategies
  • Dating and New Relationships
  • Men's Grief
  • Journaling Your Way through Grief
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Parenting Grieving Children
  • Car Care 101
  • Family Issues
  • Operating Your Home
  • Self Care
  • Legal and Tax Issues
  • Health Insurance
  • Mortgage Basics
  • Complex Grief
  • Bankruptcy
  • Getting through the Holidays
  • Remembrance Ceremony
  • Cooking for One
  • Growing through Adversity
  • Dealing with DGI's (people who Don't Get It)
  • Financial Organization
  • Financial Security
Sponsored by WCESS - Widowed Community Education & Support Services, Inc.
Learn more or register at Widowed


  1. After seeing what Mom's death has done to Dad, I'm so glad these kinds of things exist.

  2. I agree, Dylan. If your dad is comfortable with the Internet, you might encourage him to join our (totally anonymous and completely free of charge) online Grief Healing Discussion Groups, which include a forum for Loss of a Spouse, here:


Your comments are welcome!