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Creating awareness on resources for widows.
Embracing Widowhood is a National Resource Site, and BLOG that advocates support, educational material, and widow experiences, to help other widows move forward with their grief, by seeking support, finding hope, and help them embrace and navigate widowhood.
Meet Mari Marquez, the Founder of embracingwidowhood.com.
Welcome to Embracing Widowhood! My name is Mari Marquez. I am a widow, a mother, trauma survivor, blogger, and the founder of embracingwidowhood.com, and The Embracing Widowhood Podcast. This site is meant to help those who have lost their spouse, domestic partner, or significant other to death. This site contains a multitude of resources that may help you navigate your journey as a widow.
I have researched multiple organizations Nationwide, read countless books, and I have tried different modalities to help me in my journey as a widow, and now I want to share these resources with you. I also want to make widows aware of these great organizations that are out there for them, which some were founded by widows and are specifically for widows, and the different channels that can help them get support. I will also do a BLOG every other Monday, where I will highlight a particular book, resource, modality, topic, podcast, or organization that can help you in your journey. I will release an extended version of the BLOG content on The Embracing Widowhood Podcast the following Monday of the BLOG. Please keep in mind that some of these resources might help some, and not others. Remember that grief is not linear, and everyone grieves differently. I hope this site and its content can help you seek support, find hope, and Embrace Widowhood.
This site is NOT meant to replace ANY professional help.
This BLOG is written from a widow's perspective on resources & modalities that helped her Embrace Widowhood.
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A podcast about widowhood and resources.
Mari is a widow, a mother, trauma survivor, blogger, and the founder of embracingwidowhood.com and "The Embracing Widowhood Podcast."
In 2018, Mari left her corporate career, lost her father to cancer, lost her husband to an accident, and had a miscarriage, all within four months apart. She had to learn how to navigate the dark waters of widowhood in her early 30's.
Before her horrific losses, Mari worked in the Property and Casualty Insurance Sector. She has an MBA with an Emphasis in Leadership and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance Psychology. Mari is on the Widow Advocacy Team with the Modern Widows Club and is a member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children. Mari is also one of the facilitators for the Women's Group at EricsHouse.
The content and resources provided by Embracing Widowhood on our website, social media, and/or any other type of marketing, does NOT replace ANY professional help. Many of the grief support groups listed on this site are sponsored by local healthcare organizations, non-profits, and some are religion-based and have a reputation of quality. Embracing Widowhood regularly updates the information listed on this site. However, groups may change or end without notice. It is a good practice to call the contact person to verify the dates and times of their listing, before attending their group. Embracing Widowhood is not responsible and/or liable for any of the organizations listed, and referenced on this site, and on our social media. All resources are solely intended for educational and informational purposes.
The purpose of this group is to provide a safe and compassionate space for women who have lost their spouse or partner to share their thoughts, feelings, and struggles about their loved one’s death and in coping with the loss. This group will run for nine weeks starting on February 09, 2020, and will meet every other Tuesday via Zoom from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm MST.