Joann Filomena


A warm hug for every widow navigating her grief, pain, and loss, and thinking she will never love her life again.

Joann Filomena’s WIDOWED is not only a shared journey through loss, but also a road map for rebuilding a future that makes room for hope and happiness alongside pure and beautiful grief. You’ll discover exactly what it is you need in order to move forward, and even how to dream again. You can get up out of chair where you’ve been staring into space in a fog and find that you can live again – even with the pain.

Not since Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking has there been a book of such honesty and passion about the unique experience that is widowhood, a time when most women feel acutely alone and wonder how to get through the pain and confusion of their great loss. WIDOWED not only shares the personal journey of a widow turned life coach, it also offers:

  • Practical tools for healing
  • Ways to discover what your priorities in life are now
  • How to get through your unique process of grief
  • Finding evidence of your loved one’s continued existence
  • How to become aware of what obstacles continue to show up as you move forward through grief

Joann Filomena speaks widow to widow, having walked this path herself after the sudden loss of her husband. She is a professionally certified life coach and weight loss coach, as well as producer and host of the Widow Cast and Weight Coach podcasts.