PathfinderJust as no two people are alike, we recognize that no two marriages are alike. The only thing that binds us together is that we have all lost a spouse. We are otherwise a true cross section of America. We come from all backgrounds, and have unique dreams for our futures. By listening to each other, we find bits of inspiration to become creative as we forge our own new path. This magazine provides opportunities to learn from each other, to become enabled, and to share our experiences.

Inspiring Stories - Featured Widow/er

Patricia Ann Chaffee features a person in each issue who is working to find meaning and joy in life after the loss of a spouse. Both men and women develop strategies for engaging in life in a way that benefits them, their families, and their communities. If you know of a person who inspires you, and would like for us to share their story, please contact us at "Featured Widow/er". If your story is selected, you will receive a check for $25… READ

Widow/er From History

Lisa Saunders features famous, and sometimes infamous, people from history who have struggled with many of the same issues that today’s widow/ers deal with… READ

In His or Her Honor

One way to celebrate the memory of our spouse is to continue with their work. You’ll hear stories about people who are finishing tasks left undone, and doing good work to perpetuate the memory. If you know someone whose story you would like to share, please contact us at "In His or Her Honor". If your story is selected, you will receive a check for $25… READ

Ask Jane

Marriage and Family Therapist Jane Milardo writes an article each month on personal, family, and relationship issues that many widow/ers need to manage. She also writes about substance abuse. There is an opportunity for you to write in your questions to her at "Ask Jane". If your question is chosen for publication, you receive a check for $25… READ

Financial Matters

This section shares expertise in navigating the world of money management. There is an opportunity for you to write in your questions to him on "Financial Matters". If your question is chosen for publication, you receive a check for $25… READ


Every faith tradition and culture recognizes the spiritual aspect of the human condition. The loss of a loved one gives us a new perspective and challenges us to make sense out of our new life. Nurturing the spirit is vital to finding joy and meaning. There are many ways, and this section will provide opportunities each month to grow spiritually… READ

Health and Wellness

To be well is to wake refreshed in the morning with an attitude of joyful anticipation of the day. It is to have the energy to do what we want to do. Each issue will provide practical hints to improve our health, including topics on sleep, exercise, and how to have a good relationship with our physicians… READ


Each issue will highlight an author, a book or a movie that we feel would be an inspiration to people after the loss of a spouse… READ


Home is a place where we feel safe and comfortable. Its space lends itself well to our hobbies and interests. Where we live, how we organize ourselves, and how we use the space we have, can all influence our quality of life. This section explores our options to make our house a home for ourselves… READ


Sometimes poetry is the best expression of emotion… READ


Registered dietician Rosemary Collins recognizes both the physical and emotional factors associated with eating. The recipes and advice she provides are helpful when eating alone, as each meal should be good. Other recipes work when you are having guests or when you are attending a dinner as a guest… READ


Find the funny even during very difficult times. Laughter is healthy for body and soul... READ

Special Features

  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Travelling alone
  • How to get back into the work force
  • How to start dating again
  • Veteran’s Affairs
  • Friendship

I invite your feedback, and your suggestions for topics. Please introduce me to someone you think is living well, so that he or she may be the subject of an article.

I look forward to journeying with you,
Joanne Moore, Publisher

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