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Bereavement Cruise to hear Knoll speak

Herb Knoll has joined the distinguished faculty that will address widowed men and women during the 2018 Bereavement Cruise.

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Posted 26 Jul 2017

Category Dating

Dear Abby Missed the Mark

July 26, 20178 Dear Abby, (Abigail Van Buren) the advice counselor has published a few recent articles that provided advice to widowers. After reading the columns, I determined it was time to introduce Dear Abby to the Widowers Support Network (WSN).  I then invited all WSN followers to comment on Dear Abby's reply to a widowed man. Once gathered, I then sent Dear Abby the collective responses of our followers along with a few of my own recommendations. Your thoughts and opinions are most welcome. (See "Read More or Comment Here)

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 12 Jun 2017

Category News Media

INTERVIEW: W4WN Radio

July 12, 2017  Author of the new breakout book, The Widower's Journey, Herb Knoll will be the guest of a syndicated talk show, broadcasted from the Ft. Myers, Florida studios of W4WN Radio (Women 4 Women Network).  The host of the show is Camille Sanzone, author of AT THE END OF YOUR ROPE? TIE KNOT & HANGE ON! 

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Posted 07 Jun 2017

Category News Media

INTERVIEW: Connections Radio

June 7, 2017  Life After Death.  How do you live life after your sugnificant other had died?  This was the theme presented by Connections Radio (WTKS 104.1 FM Orlando, WWPR 1490 AM Tampa and WYGC 104.9 FM Gainesville, Florida). Author Herb Knoll was the exclusive in-studio guest featured.

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Posted 20 Apr 2017

Category News Media

INTERVIEW: WBBZ-TV

Herb Knoll was the on-air guest of WBBZ-TV "716 Daily Buzz" (Buffalo, NY) Herb shared insights he gained when writing and then publishing his new book, The Widower's Journey. 

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Posted 01 Apr 2017

Category News Media

Village Neighbors - Meet Herb Knoll

Meet Herb Knoll Author of the Widower's Journey: Helping Men Rebuild After Their Loss.

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Posted 01 Feb 2017

Category News Media

Valentine’s Day Healing Heart

Valentine’s Day, 2008 will forever live in my heart as well as in my mind’s eye. The day began when I was awakened by the noise coming from what seemed to be the vicinity of the kitchen.  As I approached to retrieve my first cup of coffee of the day, I found my beautiful wife Michelle busy working on her latest project: making pretzels sticks dipped in various flavors of chocolate, each stick beautifully wrapped in heart-themed cellophane, with a red or pink bow.  “These are Valentine’s Day gifts for your staff,” she said.  “Employees always like getting gifts from their boss.”  I didn’t know it at that precise moment, but Michelle’s efforts to spread joy among my team at work would be the last thing she did in our home before being admitted into a hospital for the last time, later that same day. Michelle lost her battle against cancer twenty-one days later on March 7, 2008, a dark and rainy Friday evening in San Antonio, Texas.

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Posted 26 Sep 2015

Social Security Tidbits

Don’t be so fast to spend the first Social Security check deposited into your wife’s bank account following her passing, for if you were to do so, you may find that you have to pay it back.  WHY?  Because Social Security is paid in advance.  In order to be eligible to receive any amount paid, the payee must live for the entire period (month) the payment is intended to provide for.  Recommendation:   Contact your Social Security office following your spouse’s passing for details.  

And did you know widowers are eligible for a widower's Social Security payment if they are 60 or older.  Eligible widowers may want to subscribe for this payment and defer going on their own Social Security program.  Doing so will allow your personal plan to grow in the amount to be paid once you switch over in a year or two.  As with most things financial, be sure to visit with a qualified financial planner to assist  you.  It is well worth the investment, regardless of your financial standing.

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Posted 16 May 2015

HELPFUL TIPS YOU CAN USE

After becoming a widower, most men find themselves performing many new tasks.  When doing so, it is always helpful to have the advantage of a few friends to offer some advice and money or time saving tips.  Here are just a few.

1.  For those widowers who are disabled veterans, you can receive 10% off on all purchases at Home Depot and Lowes.  You can also recevie 10% off on your AT&T cell phone bill.  Just inquire at the respective stores.
2.  All Veterans are eligible to receive final resting places for both the veteran and his deceased bride at any one of over one hundred National Cemeteries.  Free services include a plot, a grave stone and more. This can be a significant savings for thsoe who are interested.  Contact your local National Cemetery for details.
3.  To increase the amount of your income tax deductions, arrange to have any fees charged by your financial service provider on your qualified retirement accounts charged to your personal non-qualified accounts.  This advantage may not impact everyone so as always, be sure to check with your tax advisor for details.

Have a tip you wish to share with other widowers... please post it in the comment provided on the Blog.  See: "More"
 

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Posted 17 Mar 2015

RUTILO FLORES NEEDED HELP IN THE KITCHEN - HE IS NOT ALONE.

Contributing widower Rutilo Flores of Illinois tells us how, in his country, men never entered the kitchen.  It was as they say... the custom.  You can image the reservations a widower may have if they were suddendly expected to prepare a casserole or perhaps even an omelette for their children or a guest.  Someone, quick... pass me a beer and two asprin. 

Take heart gents.   There are some great resources which can help with your culinary challenges including:
1.  Many Hopsice chapters have cooking classes.
 

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Posted 07 Feb 2015

Category Children

My daughter is having trouble adjusting to life without her mother

​It has been 19 months since my wife passed away yet my 14 year old daughter still has not recovered from her loss.  She locks herself in her bedroom for long periods of time.  She shares very little with me about her day let alone her life or her feelings.  

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Posted 20 Jan 2015

Category Grief/Dispare

Attention Widowers: IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO SHARE

​So go ahead and register with WidowersSupportNetwork.com​ and then log-on to WidowersSupportNetwork.com FORUM.  Read what others are writing.  Learn from their mistakes.  And when you're ready, share a story or two of  your own.  It's easy.  It's fun.  And communicating with other widowers can help those who are suffering heal...including you.  Besides...like everything associated with WidowersSupportNetwork.com, its FREE.

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Posted 01 Nov 2014

Category News Media

Good News

In this month’s edition of “Good News”, I would like to introduce you to a man who has transformed pain and tragedy into purpose and healing while changing the lives of souls in need along the way.  Meet Herb Knoll.

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Posted 12 Mar 2011

Category News Media

Posted 01 Jan 2011

Category News Media

Posted 01 Dec 2010

Category News Media

Moving On

Moving On After Loosing Your Wife

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