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Alison Pena

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Reclaiming Your Life with Alison Pena

The Dragonfly Connection

This episodes guest, Alison Pena, calls herself The Bad Widow and in her conversation with Amber she dropped tons of wisdom about grief, healing, self-care, resilience and even dating. She even shares an original poem she wrote about her experience with online dating! For anyone who's done the online dating thing, or planning to (or not planning to)....it's very relatable.  Alison says that the time from her husbands cancer diagnosis, through the progression of his illness which ended in his death; was "the most heartbreaking and transformational time" of her life.  And, right now, many of us are going through our own heartbreaking and  transformational times of our lives. We may not all be dealing with the death of a loved one, but there's a collective grief running rampant right now...in the world. Because of that, you're gonna get a ton of value from this episode.  Her three step approach to reclaiming your life after loss is straightforward and very uncomplicated. When you're ready, give it a try! Contact Alison if you need some help at alison@badwidow.com And, stick around all the way to the end to hear about her first book, which will be available September 20, 2021! Pre-order HERE. 


18 Aug 2021

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143 The Bad Widow: How to Live After Loss with Alison Pena

Alternative Health Tools podcast

Recently, Kim Shea spoke with self-proclaimed Bad Widow, Alison Pena. Her mission is to help people who have suffered loss take their life back and to enlighten those who support those individuals, so they can comfort them well. In this conversation, Alison talks about the sudden loss of her husband to pancreatic cancer in 2016, her own journey through loss, why she labels herself the Bad Widow, and how she helps others navigate grief. Listen to this episode if: You or someone you know has suffered the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job, or a pet. You want to be a better support to people who are grieving. You feel overwhelmed by what has been lost during the COVID pandemic. You are ready to reengage in life and live fearlessly. Interview Links Check out Alison Pena’s website: https://badwidow.com/. Book a one-on-one session with Alison: https://badwidow.com/work-with-me/. Friend Alison on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alison.pena. Connect with Alison on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisonpena/. Follow Alison on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/badwidowonline/. Resources Want to know more about Alternative Health Tools? Visit our website, https://www.alternativehealthtools.com/. You can find us anywhere you get your audio. Contact the show’s co-hosts Lisa Victoria, John Biethan, and Kim Shea, or leave us a message on our Contact Page at https://www.alternativehealthtools.com/. Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting at https://www.imaginepodcasting.com/.


10 Aug 2021

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Good Counsel from Bad Widow: Alison Pena #78

Beyond the Crucible

You can't reverse great loss any more than you can undo failure and setback, but you can move beyond every crucible you face with your heart full and your head held high. Alison Pena has moved past losing her husband to cancer to lead a full and rewarding life rooted in identifying and embracing the blessings still available to her. It's a strategy she shares with clients as Bad Widow -- the name she gave herself because of her refusal to be boxed in by society's expectations.    To learn more about Alison Pena, visit www.badwidow.com   To explore Crucible Leadership resources, and to pre-order Warwick Fairfax's book, CRUCIBLE LEADERSHIP: EMBRACE YOUR TRIALS TO LEAD A LIFE OF SIGNIFICANCE, visitwww.crucibleleadership.com


3 Aug 2021

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Season 2 Episode 7 Bad Widow with Alison Pena

The Be Ruthless Show

It's now Episode 7 of Season 2. And today I have my guest Alison Pena aka Bad Widow. She supports clients to tap into their innate resilience and take back their lives after loss with stories, insights, and strategies. After losing her husband to pancreatic cancer in 2016, Alison design new ways to reengage, reinvent and rebuild back to life, work, and even love. In today's episode, Alison shares her story of being a widow, the process of her grieving, and how she moves through grief to live and love again after a heartbreaking loss.Tune in to today's podcast and be sure to leave a review! (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-be-ruthless-show/id1554585454) website: https://badwidow.com Instagram: @badwidowonline Twitter: @badwidowonline LinkedIn: Alison (Baker White) Pena Facebook: @UnlockingTheAffluenceCode David Beynon Pena Art Gallery: https://davidbeynonpena.artspan.com


21 Jul 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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#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