The Widow Podcast has been a lifeline for so many of you, and for me it has been more than I ever dreamed possible. My intention was that I wanted to be a friend for you to turn to when you felt the weight of your loss, to give you hope and a glimmer of light within the darkness. I never thought I’d get to this moment but reaching 100 episodes feels monumental, and is testament to how much this support is needed.

I wanted to mark this occasion and honour all of the widow's my Podcast has supported over the past two and a half years so I'm inviting you to help me celebrate something very special. We are going to come together and mark this wonderful achievement and walk into 2024 together, because together we really are stronger.

I hope listening to the 100th episode has left you feeling uplifted, empowered and more hopeful about the future. The ladies who shared their wisdom with us are incredible ladies, but so are you, every single day. I would love to see you in my zoom room so we can connect, share and celebrate this moment together, offering a beacon of light in the darkness to everyone there.

It will be held on Zoom on 19th January at 7pm UK time, 2pm EST, 11am PST - please do come and join me and many other incredible widows, I would love to see you there.

Please sign up by entering your details below and I will send you everything you need to be part of this wonderful celebration.


The overall experience of the programme was just what I needed after feeling totally ‘lost in my grief and sadness’. Karens valuable advice, support and guidance really has helped me face some of the difficulties, decisions and problems that have arisen for me during this time. Karen and the group provided what feels like ‘a huge supported hug’ at what is without doubt, the worst time of my life. - Lynda

A little bit about me and my story and why I started The Widow Podcast


 On Sunday 11th September 2016 our world fell apart. I lost my husband, and my children lost their dad. Simon was a strong, witty, loyal man full of integrity. He was a wonderful father, husband, son, brother and friend.

The shock and devastation left us in complete turmoil. I didn’t know how life would continue – or even if I wanted it to sometimes. It just felt too hard and utterly impossible. Through all of this I had to try and comprehend what had happened, figure out how best to support my grieving children and to get up every morning and face a life I hadn’t planned nor wanted. There was suddenly a gaping hole in my life. The pain, the sadness and the despair were overwhelming, physically and emotionally. I was scared, vulnerable and also lonely.

Minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day we kept going, rebuilding our new lives as a three. We laughed and we cried. We fought and we loved. I felt invincible one minute and then on my knees the next. Grief is a rollercoaster ride, and it is exhausting.


However, from the minute Simon died, I made a vow that this would not define mine or my childrens’ lives in a negative way forever. We were not going to be victims. It was now my job to make sure that we weren’t just okay, but that we were able to flourish.

I’ve had to learn not to quit when things get tough, to develop a ‘can do’ attitude, to worry less about what others think of me and to not fight the inevitable change to my life that I feared so much.

I was holding myself back in so many ways. Ultimately, I’ve gained clarity, purpose and a love of life again. I still miss Simon like nothing else on earth, but I've built a life around his loss. I know that the hurt will never go away, but that it’s now a part of me and my new life – and that’s ok. Since then, I’ve learned so much about myself and I’ve realised I’m capable of so much more than I dreamed possible.

It is now my passion to help other widows find their new way, gain clarity, overcome fears, build confidence and to create a life they desire. I want to help widows see that even though they have been through hell, they have it within them to move forward in a positive way.


"Working with Karen has been the best decision I've made since my husband died. I feel more confident and stronger than I could ever have imagined. I carry my grief grief with me in a more joyful way now. I make better decisions now because I have the tools from the amazing modules you've created!. I'm happy I'm only half way through this class,because I don't want to go! "- Shannon


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