A major study found the most stressful life event you can expect to experience is losing a spouse. The crushing stress of losing a loved one has long been linked to negative physical health impacts, and now, researchers are recognizing and documenting the serious mental health effects it causes as well. But hope is available. We invite you to a day designed to empower, educate and inspire you on your journey through widowhood. Whether you lost a loved one last year or last decade, this is for you. This all-day event will feature a variety of speakers on topics like nutrition, how grief impacts your physical health and getting your life organized. Carolyn Moor, Founder and CEO of the Modern Widow’s Club will kick the day off with a pep talk to help you navigate from grief to growth.
Here is our full Schedule of Events:
9 AM: Welcome coffee and breakfast provided by Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen
9:15 AM: Carolyn Moor, founder of Modern Widows Club, on Empowering Your Widowhood Journey
10-11 AM: Dr. Marissa Magsino, functional medicine physician, on Health Perspective of the Modern Widow
11 AM to Noon: Tara Collingwood, registered dietitian nutritionist, on Mindful Eating
Noon to 1:15 PM: Community + connection with lunch, provided by Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen
1:15 – 1:45 PM: Jamie Binkley, Crosby Wellness Center instructor, Basics of Tai Chi
2 – 2:45 PM: Suzanna Kaye, Professional Organizer & Paper Specialist, on Getting Your Important Papers & Information Organized
2:45 PM: Closing remarks and raffle giveaways with Carolyn Moor
This program is presented by Carolyn Moor and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
About the Presenter:
Carolyn Moor is a widow advocate, Founder of Modern Widows Club nonprofit focused on holistic women’s health. She is pioneering widow support, solutions and research by designing socially innovative events, e-courses, programs and resources for the modern widow. She’s been featured on TED, Oprah Show, CBS Sunday Morning, Psychology Today, NPR and WSJ. She was selected by Orlando Magazine as 2022 Woman of the Year Honoree.
Her new book Inspire Connect Lead: Empowering Your Widow Mentoring and Leadership Gifts shares modern widow stories and insights she learned over 11 years of building Modern Widows Club nonprofit from grassroots to global organization focused on empowering widows to thrive with compassionate support to move from grief to growth. Launched from her Winter Park home in 2011 with two widows. Learn more on her Moor Thoughts blog and Healthy Widow Healthy Woman podcast.