• Lisa Saunders

    The Lisa Saunders Show: Hospice Volunteers at Masonicare Full-Screen
  • New Book

    By Lisa Saunders

    Lisa Saunders BookThe bittersweet human condition of love and loss is examined though the lens of history. By hearing how these famous (and infamous) people managed their lives after the loss of a spouse, we come to realize the potential that exists in all of us. Buy on Amazon

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  • New Book

    By Pathfinder Founder

    After the Loss of a Spouse: What’s Next?EAfter the Loss of a Spouse: What's Next? is a concise guidebook for rebuilding a life after the loss of a spouse. Compassionately written, Moore offers strategies for honoring the memory of the marriage and perpetuating the influence of his or her spirit. Buy on Amazon

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  • Expressive Arts

    Features writer, Amy J. Barry; Retreat leader, Dr. Joanne Moore: discuss Expressive Arts. Full-Screen
  • Books and Things

    Books and Things with Tom: After the Loss of a Spouse: What's Next? Full-Screen
  • Caregiving

    Caregiving by Dr. Joanne Z. Moore, Physical Therapist, with Lisa Saunders. Full-Screen
  • John Valeri

    Examiner.com, discusses book, After the Loss of a Spouse: What's Next? with Dr. Moore. Full-Screen
  • Ann Nyberg

    Ann Nyberg Discusses Memoir with Dr. Joanne Moore, Pathfinder, and Lisa Saunders. Full-Screen
  • Pathfinder

    Letter from Editor

    Summer is a difficult time to grieve. It seems so incongruous to be teary amidst the sunshine, outdoor concerts, and fireworks. Everyone else seems to be having such a good time. It’s hard to find a place to fit in. And the memories of great summers gone by rush back – even passing by our favorite ice cream shop conjures up memories. Sure, I could get in line for a cone, but it’s just not as much fun by myself.

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Pathfinder offers full color, digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse our collection, no limit to the number of magazines you can download. This magazine provides opportunities to learn from each other, to become enabled, and to share our experiences. Open Pathfinder on your Tablet by tapping the Magazine Cover.

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We welcome readers to submit questions and comments to the Editor, Joanne Moore. Feel free to submit questions on family issues and mental health (Jane Milardo, LMFT), along with poetry and photography (Patricia Ann Chaffee) for possible publication.

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Dr. Moore, widowed in 2009, is Publisher and Founder of the new print & online lifestyle magazine, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey. Stay up to date on everything happening at Pathfinder by following our Twitter.

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To console, support and empower the modern widow/er. Find the place between your circumstances as a widow/er and your extraordinary life. It can be a journey for many of us to find those special friends in our lives we can trust, but when we do, they are the gems we can’t live without.

East Lyme, Conn.—Act II Publications, LLC - Download from Amazon

Introducing Pathfinder - A Companion Guide to the Widow/er’s Journey

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.

Widow Invests Inheritance in Magazine to Help Others Rebuild Their Lives After Loss

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.

For more information, contact Dr. Joanne Z. Moore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit: www.widowedpathfinder.com. Watch her interview on widowhood, finding support, and Pathfinder magazine on Ledge Light Healthwatch – Health for Widows (or go to: http://original.livestream.com/grotonmunicipaltelevisionlive/video?clipId=pla_1af4b690-2be1-43c9-af67-22b2468678fd).

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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