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

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Pathfinder founder Joanne Moore sat down to share her story with the lovely team at Right This Minute. Take a look! #loss   #grief   #rightthisminute   #joannemoore   #pathfinder   #bereavement  

As Benjamin Franklin once said, there are only two certain things in life: death and taxes. The loss of a spouse is a very emotional time, and it can be further complicated by taxes.

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Joanne Z Moore - Publisher and Founder

Dr. Joanne Z Moore is a physical therapist who was widowed in 2009 at the age of 57. Her professional experience has taught her to value life at every stage, despite tragedy. She has observed people learning to adapt to a new paradigm of life after serious injury and degenerative diseases. She has learned that the people who are happiest are the people who can find the good in new situations. She drew upon this experience to develop a philosophy of life to guide this stage. She tries to live intentionally. She honors his memory by managing 260 acres of forestland that he intended to help with his grandchildren’s mortgages.

She also is developing her own interests. During the “family stage”, she sewed many costumes for her children’s drama productions, but never was on stage herself. Now, she is a member of Laughworks, an improvisational group, where she finds laughter to be healing. She is also a member of Toastmasters International and has achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster level. She enjoys public speaking on end of life and survivor issues, and she has facilitated workshops on these topics.

She is the publisher of a magazine, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow(er)’s Journey (anticipated on-line publication, summer 2014, with a print edition in early 2015). This magazine has provided opportunity to interview many widow(er)s who have learned to live well after loss. Each person brings a unique philosophy to this chapter of life. She has been inspired by the creativity of artists, politicians, teachers, and by historical figures. She is excited about sharing their stories so that others might find the courage to explore their possibilities.
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