Author: Herb Knoll

  • “Love You Different”

    “Love You Different”

    Like many men who have lost a wife, Herb Knoll did not believe he could ever love again. Of course, this was long before he met his wife, Maria. One night, it occurred to Herb how, should he ever fall in love again, it might well be with a widow, especially given his age. This […]

  • Anticipatory Grief – An Early On-Ramp to One’s Grief Journey

    Anticipatory Grief – An Early On-Ramp to One’s Grief Journey

    By Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey Loss of a spouse or a life partner can occur suddenly, as in the case of a drug overdose, an auto accident, or someone falling down a flight of stairs. Some spouses are lost to their families following a prolonged illness such as cancer, dementia, or Multiple Sclerosis, […]

  • The jury is still out

    The jury is still out

    Loss of a spouse or a life partner can occur suddenly, as in the case of a drug overdose, an auto accident, or someone falling down a flight of stairs. Some spouses are lost to their families following a prolonged illness such as cancer, dementia, or Multiple Sclerosis, leaving the door open for survivors to […]

  • I Have Called You In Righteousness

    I Have Called You In Righteousness
  • WSN Receives A-Tribute from Florida House of Representatives

    WSN Receives A-Tribute from Florida House of Representatives

    Yesterday, at the State of Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, in the Florida House of Representatives, State Representative Scott Plakon paid “A Tribute” to the Widowers Support Network and myself. Scott is himself is a widower (although he too has rediscovered love and has remarried) and is a member of WSN-MO. I want to publicly thank Scott for the honor he […]

  • Herb Knoll Honors His Journey And Becomes the Unintentional Widower Whisperer

    Herb Knoll Honors His Journey And Becomes the Unintentional Widower Whisperer

    It started as a step toward healing himself…became a book, a podcast and a ministry. As a bank executive, Herb Knoll was known as a man who could get the job done. But when Knoll lost his wife to cancer he found no resources to help him recover. The more he learned about the plight […]

  • Invocation – April 2021

    Invocation – April 2021

    Uploaded_INVOCATION APRIL 2021 2.pdf (floridakofc.org)

  • Open to Hope Radio

    Open to Hope Radio

    Looking for insights on the challenges faced by men after spouse or partner loss?  Join Dr. Heidi and Dr. Gloria Horsley and Herb Knoll bereaved spouse, retired banking executive, professional speaker, columnist, and founder of the widowers support network. Herb is the author of the The Widower’s Journey. https://www.opentohope.com/herb-knoll-men-rebuilding-after-loss/

  • Herb Knoll: Men Rebuilding After Loss

    Herb Knoll: Men Rebuilding After Loss

    Looking for insights on the challenges faced by men after spouse or partner loss? Join Dr. Heidi and Dr. Gloria Horsley and Herb Knoll bereaved spouse, retired banking executive, professional speaker, columnist, and founder of the widowers support network. Herb is the author of the The Widower’s Journey.

  • No Such Thing As Closure

    No Such Thing As Closure

    There is closure on real estate deals, businesses deals, etc. but there is no such thing as closure on a relationship. Closure means the end of a deal. It’s done, over, completed. All conditions have been met. No more expectations that need to be fulfilled. Closure relates to deals, not life, not relationships. As far […]