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Alison Pena

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EPS 49 Taking back your life after loss with Alison Pena

Let Fear Bounce

Alison Pena aka Bad Widow supports clients to tap into their innate resilience and take back their lives after loss with time-tested insights and strategies. After the heartbreaking loss of her husband to pancreatic cancer, Alison designed new ways to re-engage, reinvent, and rebuild back to life, work and even love. Alison was able to build solid ground for herself by tapping into her innate resilience when her world collapsed after the loss of her husband. https://BadWidow.com Thank you to my sponsor for this episode, Mischelle O'Neal of Mastering Your Monday, LLC!  Learn more by visiting, www.masteringyourmonday.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kim-lengling1/support


16 Jun 2021

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Ep.20 - Understanding Grief With Alison Pena AKA The Bad Widow

Adapt You Podcast

Welcome to the Adapt You Podcast.  The guests on the show will share their stories of struggle and success in the "change areas" around:  💪🏼 Health & Fitness 💼 Business ❤️ Love & Relationships 🧠 Mindset  Their stories are intended to educate and inspire interpersonal growth for the listeners.  Grief. We all face it at some point in our lives, some harder than others. Grief can come in a variety of different ways, shapes, and forms, it can come in the form of a loss of a loved one or a loss of potentially a job, or an opportunity, a loss of freedoms, really the keyword being lost. We lose something. We go through a grieving process and it can be challenging.  This week's podcast is going to help us understand grief through her story and journey of becoming a widow.   I want to introduce to you the wonderfully inspiring Alison Pena also known as The Bad Widow. Alison began calling herself The Bad Widow after she lost her husband who died in her arms of pancreatic cancer in 2016. She tells us how after feeling completely broken down by her loss and getting lots of well-meaning advice, she decided to be a different kind of widow and ignored all the bad assumptions, and chose to honor her boundaries, and live her life on her own terms.  Alison Pena now helps widowers and those who have lost loved ones with strategies to maintain existing relationships, build new ones, and ultimately find love.   In this podcast, you get to hear her heart-wrenching story of grief and you get to understand her process of grieving, a process that she teaches to her many clients.   This is a great podcast for those who are going through grief or will face it one day. For those who have people in their life that are grieving and really how to best approach and manage them.  Please join us for this incredible podcast, filled with life lessons from such an incredible woman with an inspiring story.  📲 Facebook: @adaptyounow  📲 Instagram: @adaptyou


14 Jun 2021

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Ep. 168 - Alison Pena :: A "Bad Widow's" Grieving Process

The Optimal Life with Nate Haber

Alison Pena became widowed in September 2016 when her husband died in her arms after losing his battle with cancer.  Having been married for 25 years, Alison was suddenly alone in a world she wasn't quite sure how to navigate.  Lost, angry and confused, the self-proclaimed "Bad Widow" opened up about her grieving process and how she eventually found strength to love again. Connect with Alison at http://badwidow.com and at http://facebook.com/alison.pena Connect with Nate at http://instagram.com/nathanhaber


10 May 2021

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alison pena: the death of a spouse and embracing resilience

The Breakup Evolution

Alison Pena is an entrepreneur, public speaker, and resilience consultant. Alison Pena goes by the name Bad Widow, which stemmed from the heavy loss from her husband of nearly 25 years to pancreatic cancer. Through her experience with grief Alison learned that her passion, in her own words, was to "live fearlessly in the face of death itself." We talk about the pursuits she goes after to revitalize herself, from singing in a cabaret to being bold on Bumble to find love again. Alison shares the learnings that she's had when faced with loss, as well as the steps you can take to build your own resiliency. badwidow.com @badwidowonline If you have a story you'd like to share, please reach out to me! thebreakupevolution@gmail.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebreakupevolution/message


25 Feb 2021

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136. Reclaim Resilience After a Loss with the “Bad Widow” Alison Pena

The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller

ALISON PENA aka “Bad Widow” is Dr Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 136 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast. Alison took on the moniker “Bad Widow” when she experienced the cancer diagnosis of her husband of 25 years and his subsequent death. The expectation and her initial reaction were to dissolve into “drowning in a seemingly endless landscape of grief and despair.” In this gripping episode, Alison shares with Dr Brad how she chose to deal with her grief by reclaiming her resilience after the loss. The conversation revolves around the quality of life strategies revolving around art, proactive use of time and entrepreneurship which Alison employed during the time she had with her husband and in her time of grief and recovery. Alison Pena the “Bad Widow” gives wonderful life advice to anyone looking to deal with the profound adversity of a loss in their life in a healthy way. Alison Pena blogs at www.badwidow.com The Beyond Adversity Podcast is published by Dr. Brad Miller to help people navigate adverse life events and emerge with a promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. Dr. Brad MillerFebruary 2021drbradmiller.com136.Alison Pena-Interview Note: the transcript was created with AI software and there are mistakes and typos. Please excuse. RBM


10 Feb 2021

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#282 - Alison Pena aka Bad Widow gets REAL about Finding Resilience

Be Real Show

Alison Pena aka Bad Widow is a consultant, author and expert on how to tap into resilience and resourcefulness after a loss. She supports clients to solve their specific breakdowns with strategies to re-engage, reinvent and rebuild their lives on their own terms. Losses can include death of a loved one, loss of a job or business, health crisis, relationship or financial breakdowns. Effects after a loss may be emotional (fear, grief, anger, shame) or physical (variable energy, lack of focus, memory gaps). Book a call to find out how I can support you at https://BookCallWithAlison.as.me/LifeAfterLoss Hire me to speak to your audience on resilience after loss at https://BadWidow.com/Speaking. * Visit and buy at David Beynon Pena's online gallery: https://davidbeynonpena.artspan.com/ - landscapes, cityscapes, figures, nudes in oil, watercolor, charcoal in pen-and-ink.


19 Jan 2021

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Alison Pena On Loss and Reinvention

Mind Reader University -- Hidden Psychology of Success, Business, & Life

PROFESSOR OF LOSS & REINVENTION Alison Pena is a consultant, coach, and speaker focusing on helping her audiences learn how to move on after experiencing a terrible loss. As human beings, this is a topic that will affect us all. In the conversation we talk about how she and her husband of 25 years faced his dying of cancer, what caused them to feel isolated even when they were coming closer together, and how she navigated the time after his passing. Connect With Alison Website: www.badwidow.com Facebook: Alison.Pena Twitter: BadWidowOnline Instagram: BadWidowOnline GENERAL SHOW DETAILS Mind Reader University is the show dedicated to helping you improve your life through sharing conversations with the world's biggest thinkers. Hosted by professional mentalist and author Jonathan Pritchard. Like what you hear? Would you consider telling the world about it by leaving us an honest review on Apple or Google Podcasts? It takes less than a minute, and it really makes a difference in helping us connect with high quality guests. For show notes and other episodes, please visit https://www.MindReaderUniversity.com Find out more about Jonathan at MindReaderUniversity.com/about Connect with Jonathan, the host, on social media: Twitter: twitter.com/realjpritchard Instagram: www.instagram.com/realjpritchard Facebook: facebook.com/mentalistjonathan YouTube: youtube.com/user/thejonathanpritchard/ Show Contact Details Have a question, comment, or concern? Drop us a line: contact (at) mind reader university (dot) com


18 Jan 2021

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Episode 70 - Alison Pena - From Grieving Her Husband The "Wrong" Way To Becoming The Bad Widow

VulnerABLE Podcast

This is Episode 70 of the VulnerABLE Podcast! When the sudden passing of her husband happened, instead of help and support she was told she was grieving the "wrong" way. Now as the Bad Widow, she's helping others grieve their loss in a better way! She grew up with 3 younger brothers, one of which had a genetic disease which meant they needed to be careful around him even though they weren’t sure why. Then when she was 25 years old her brother would pass away, and she was left feeling a bit lost because for many years the attention was on him. It caused her to begin looking at the world and life a different way, which kind of isolated her from her peers. At the same time it caused her to be empathetic towards others at a very early age. Years later her husband of almost 20 years would be diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. The end of his life was approaching suddenly, this forced them to begin taking chances, and live life as fully as possible until he was gone. Then after his passing she found the grieving process very difficult and was surprised to find very little support or information on how to process what she was going through. She was told she was doing things wrong, and she gave herself the name Bad Widow. Now she’s using her experience and things she learned in the process to help others grieve difficult loses in their own lives. For more information on Alison Pena you can check out her website:  Website: https://badwidow.com/

1hr 8mins

20 Oct 2020

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The Bad Widow with Alison Pena

Everyday Guru

I talk with Alison Pena about her journey through the loss of her husband David in 2016. She was a widow, swamped in grief, afraid of her future alone, angry at her dead husband, and barely able to function. To take back her life, she had to remember that, despite her loss, she was still whole, a resilient, and resourceful person. Learn More About Her >>> BadWidow Learn about her newly released online workshop >>> (W)Righting Your Way Through Transition A 6-week journey to get back on track starting September 10th Browse David's collection of artwork :)  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everydayguru/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/everydayguru/support

1hr 35mins

19 Aug 2020

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Moving Through Grief After Miscarriage: Alison Pena

Spotlight on Single Motherhood

The pain of unexpectedly losing an unborn child is unimaginable. For women and parents who’ve experienced a miscarriage, navigating their feelings and lives through this can a be journey that they have no road map on. In this episode, our guest Alison Pena joins us and shares her valuable insight on the subject. She is also known as “bad widow”. She’s a speaker, consultant, and an author who resides in New York City. When her husband suffered from cancer, she became his caregiver. In 2016, after 11 months of battling his illness, he passed away. Since then, she’s learned how to live fearlessly in the face of death.Alison does consulting work with her clients. She helps women regain their innate resilience by supporting them to re-engage, reinvent themselves, and to rebuild their communities. Appointments can be made through her website - badwidow.com.In this episode, we talk about:The first step in dealing with griefGoing back to work after the loss of a loved oneHow parents can heal after a miscarriageHandling overwhelming feelings of painHealthy self-care and self-expression How to let your emotions out of your bodyThe importance of seeing a counsellorSelf-blame and shame experienced by mothersThe value of writing down through and feelingsThe danger of brushing feelings under the carpetSelf-isolation and hiding during this periodHow to start openly talking about your painHow to reclaim your purpose and rebuild your life againHer advice to parents experiencing lossGet in Touch with Alison:Website badwidow.comFacebook @alison.penaTwitter @badwidowonlineInstagram @badwidowonlineThank you for Listening to the Spotlight on Motherhood The Podcast!From one mother to another, please help spread the word by telling another mom or mama to be and help promote further growth of the podcast.Subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, or on your favorite podcast platform. Follow us onInstagram @spotlightonmothersFacebook @spotlightonmothersTwitter @spotlightonmoms


18 Aug 2020