Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Widowed Physical Therapist Launches Print Magazine

 

Widowed Physical Therapist Launches Print Magazine


Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey
 
Free sample online articles available at: www.widowedpathfinder.com
 

East Lyme, Conn.— The new magazine for widow/ers, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey, is now available in print.

“Pathfinder is designed to support widows and widowers as they strive to live joyful and meaningful lives after loss,” says publisher Dr. Joanne Z. Moore, a physical therapist from East Lyme, Conn. “It gives ideas to those who must follow a new life path.” Moore became a widow herself in 2009 after 37 years of marriage.

Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey offers advice on money, health,  home, travel, friendship, dating, and return to work, in addition to inspirational articles on spirituality, art, poetry, and developing new hobbies. It includes stories of modern and famous historical people who have either lived the widowed stage of life well or have struggled.
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he first print issue of Pathfinder features:
  • Dr. William Petit of Connecticut, whose wife and daughters were murdered in a home invasion, and the foundation he created in their memory.
  • Gambling--a fairly common pastime for widow/ers, which can lead to devastation when entertainment becomes an addition.
  • Chocolate king Milton Hershey, widowed for 30 years and founder of a school built for less fortunate children in honor of his late wife.
  • Exercising over the age of 50.
  • Pathfinder also features the health benefits of chocolate, couponing, the importance of gratitude, strategies for making new friends, poetry, a book review, and an introduction to retreat as a spiritual practice.
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.
 
For more information, contact Dr. Moore at jmoore@widowedpathfinder.com or visit: www.widowedpathfinder.com
 
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Media and event coordinators may contact Dr. Moore directly for her availability to speak, to publish an excerpt, or to receive a free print copy of the magazine at jmoore@widowedpathfinder.com, 860-448-5149 or visit: www.widowedpathfinder.com.

(If you would like to see her interviewed on my local public access TV show, click on: Dr. Joanne Z. Moore discusses insomnia, yoga, and Pathfinder magazine for widow/ers).

THE ABOVE PRESS RELEASE RESULTED IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IN THE DAY:

East Lyme therapist helps bereaved find a new path
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Are you surviving loss?


I have a free e-book available: Surviving Loss: The Woodcutter's Tale.  It's a fairytale written by my father and told to me after our daughter died. The softcover version is available on Amazon.

For those surviving the loss of a spouse, I write for Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey. My "Widow/ers of History" column includes stories on Mary Todd Lincoln, Mystic's Mrs. Wolfe/Sisson;  Norman Rockwell and Milton Hershey (the Chocolate King). (The subscription rate for the magazine is very reasonable and makes a thoughtful gift!)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lisa Saunders, Inspirational Speaker/Workshop Facilitator





Lisa Saunders is an award-winning publicist, TV host and instructor at New London Adult & Continuing Education. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of seven books and lectures on several topics. Her speaking venues have included Fox CT, News 8, USA 9 News, Cornell University, grade schools, Washington Independent Writers Assoc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Lisa’s topics include:

  1. Civil War: A Union Private & His Wife (can include readers theater)
  2. Mystic Seafarer’s Trail: Journey to Adventure and Amelia Earhart’s Secret Wedding
Testimonials:
 
"Lisa's talk on 'How to Market Yourself' was fabulous. She was very well received by the members who felt she really knew what she was talking about."Anne-Marie Foster, Co-Founder, freshconnections, a networking group for women in business.

"Lisa's writing advice was advanced enough for adults, but simple enough for children. By the end of the workshop, even the shyest students were sharing their literary creations!" Andrea McKenzie, Bill Library, Ledyard, CT


"We received very positive reviews from the participants of your memoir writing class. Your workshop was very professional. I appreciate you jumping into this workshop without knowing who the actual target audience was and what level of expertise to expect." Jean Schweid, Librarian, Groton Public Library
 
"Lisa, I just want to thank you for your class on publishing and pointing me in the right direction.  I really appreciated your time and knowledge. Now to jump in." Sue Palmer
 
"Lisa’s talk, 'Graveyard Adventures,' was both informative and entertaining. I've never seen another speaker get the ladies so engaged and laughing.”-- Nancy Wilkie, Mystic Women’s Club, Conn.
 
 
Lisa was eloquent and insightful about her experiences raising her handicapped daughter. She captured the attention of the students, special education teachers, therapists, and social workers -- inspiring them with greater empathy and commitment.”--Mary Goodin, M. Ed., OTR, Johns Hopkins University
 
 
Contact Lisa Saunders at lisasauders42@gmail.com or visit: