A Widower’s Wake-up Call

By Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey “The entire floor misses your laughter,” said the young female staff member standing at my office door.  It had been just four months since my bride, Michelle Knoll, had earned her angel wings following her 39 month battle against pancreatic cancer.  She died on March 7, 2008.  “They’reContinue reading “A Widower’s Wake-up Call”

Sometimes, Men Need To Have Their Own Sandbox

 by Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey  Something was wrong.  Men who followed the Facebook page, “Widowers Support Network,” just weren’t actively using it as a grief recovery tool. Then, in March of 2018, it hit me. Widowed men who sought out the services of my ministry, the Widowers Support Network wanted to express themselvesContinue reading “Sometimes, Men Need To Have Their Own Sandbox”

A Widower’s Christmas Wish List

by Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey  From as far away as Australia to the British Isles, from Canada to Nigeria, the Widowers Support Network hears the cries of men who mourn the loss of their wife, their soul mates, their partners in life.  Widowed men don’t ask for much, never have, never will.  AfterContinue reading “A Widower’s Christmas Wish List”

Grief Recovery Programs Need to Include Action Plans

 Herb Knoll Author of the New Book, The Widower’s Journey http://www.WidowersSupportNetwork.com It’s no wonder so many people fail to complete grief counseling sessions that take place over a period of several weeks, with many attendees opting to bail out of such programs after just a week or two.  Why? I believe one of the reasonsContinue reading “Grief Recovery Programs Need to Include Action Plans”

An Excerpt from The Widower’s Journey: Appendix III – Support From Pets

When considering what actions widowed men can take in hopes of accelerating their healing, they may only have to reach down to the pet seated beside them. I witnessed the power of pets often during Michelle’s illness, especially during the final hours of her life when her son Jacques carried each of Michelle’s three goldenContinue reading “An Excerpt from The Widower’s Journey: Appendix III – Support From Pets”

Tired of being alone? Maybe it’s time to try dating again.

By Herb Knoll Whether you’re a divorcee, a widowed man, have never married or even been in a committed relationship, you may someday tire of being alone. I completely understand. You see, I have been in your shoes as have millions of other men.  As a result, there are many lessons and best practices forContinue reading “Tired of being alone? Maybe it’s time to try dating again.”

How a Widower Can Ensure His Final Wishes Are Carried Out

By Rachel Zeldin, Founder of Funerals360 As a widower, you’ve most certainly dealt with an enormous amount of stress and grief at the time of your partner’s passing. During that excruciating time, spouses often have the added burden of making plans for final wishes and funeral services of their loved one. This is an incredibly tryingContinue reading “How a Widower Can Ensure His Final Wishes Are Carried Out”