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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 Marisela Marquez, but my friends call me Mari. I am a widow, a mother, trauma survivor, blogger, author, 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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Marisela Marquez is a widow, a mother, author, trauma survivor, blogger, and founder of embracingwidowhood.com and "The Embracing Widowhood Podcast."
In 2018, Marisela lost her father to cancer, lost her husband in an accident, and had a miscarriage, all within four months apart, right after leaving her corporate career. Her profound losses change the trajectory of her life.
Her losses inspired her to write The Magical Soul Book, an inspirational book for children that inspires hope, comfort, and connection after a loss.
Marisela is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology and is a facilitator for virtual widow support groups. She is on the Widow Advocacy Team with the Modern Widows Club and is a member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children.
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.
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