By: Dr. Joanne Z Moore, PT, DHSC, OCS

APRIL 24, 2015
Informational and inspirational articles free in online April edition of Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er's Journey

East Lyme, Conn.— When Dr. Joanne Z. Moore lost her husband, she found very little long-term support. After listening to the stories of others who found a way to move forward, Moore founded the magazine, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey, to support those who strive to live joyful and meaningful lives after loss.

Joanne Z. Moore, PT, DHSc, a physical therapist from East Lyme, Connecticut, became a widow in 2009 after 37 years of marriage. She is using her husband’s life insurance to invest in the lives of others through the magazine. She said, “Pathfinder gives ideas to those who must follow a new life path. Friends and family of the widowed also benefit from Pathfinder because they want to know how to best support them. This magazine helps listeners be more comfortable as they provide condolences.”

The April issue of Pathfinder, which has been made free this month, features how actor George Burns moved forward after Gracie died (and the secret he finally revealed to the public), recipes for cooking solo, and how the expressive arts help children and adults process grief. Articles also include:

How to plant a memorial garden
Humor...Like a Chocolate Chip Cookie
Health & Wellness – What if I get sick?
The Widows of 9/11 Inspire a Playwright
Poetry – Come Lie With Me
Zentangle® – Patterns to Peace
Dreams – A Guide to Wholeness
Jane Allen – Attracted to Community and Culture

Dr. Moore said, “We hope you enjoy this free online April issue. Subscriptions to the paper version of Pathfinder are a great way to have this compassionate and positive magazine delivered to anyone who has experienced the loss of a spouse.” Subscriptions to Pathfinder are $26 a year. Click here to subscribe.

Joanne Z. Moore, PT, DHSc., a noted speaker and workshop facilitator on end-of-life and survivor issues, is a member of Toastmasters International, and has achieved Distinguished Toastmaster level. She is the owner of Shoreline Physical Therapy, LLC, in East Lyme. Moore is the author of the soon-to-be released book, Common Sense: Strategies for Living a Joyful and Meaningful Life after Loss. If you would like to receive a monthly newsletter from Dr. Moore, click here.

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Photographs of Joanne Z. Moore, PT, DHSc., and the magazine are available upon request, and past issues of Pathfinder for downloading.

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