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May 4, 2021

Jill Johnson-Young guest co-hosts. Jill is an internationally known grief therapist, Mom, author, entrepreneur, and LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker).

While in her 40’s, Jill lost her first wife Linda. Then, Jill lost her second wife Casper. Casper was first wife Linda’s hospice nurse. And now, Jill is married to her third wife Stacie. Stacie is the mortician who cared for both Linda and Casper. Reread and wrap your mind around that!

But that’s not all…

Jill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In her own trial by fire, what surprised Jill is how popular conventional grief therapy training didn’t fit her own experience!

What was offered as the “right way” to do grief left Jill feeling ashamed and a failure at grief. How do you fail at grief?

And that’s why in her book, The Rebellious Widow, Jill rewrites the expectations of dying, death, and grief.  And like a boss, Jill takes the unwritten shame-filled rules of widowhood—and shreds them.

If you’re a male, don’t let the title fool you. I read Jill’s book twice. I finally found answers to my own questions along with a practical way to forge a fulfilled future. 

Jill, The Rebellious Widow, gives you strategy, tools, and actionable tactics so you can face death, grief, and if you choose, recreate a beautiful life.

The Bullets

  • Once Upon a Time
  • Not Just for Widows!
  • Let Yourself Grow from the Grief
  • Permission to Do It Your Way
  • JillandLinda--NOT a Typo
  • Same-Sex Challenge
  • Our Kids
  • How 55 MPH Triggers Death
  • Disturbed Sense of Humor
  • Pushing Up Daisies Soon
  • Momma's Gonna Die
  • The Mission Inn Riverside, California
  • She Wanted to Die Her Way
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost
  • She Was So Butch
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • I Turned Her Oxygen Off
  • Unforgettable Silence
  • I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
  • The "Arranged" Marriage
  • Stacie the Mortician

Thanks for listening to part 1 of The Rebellious Widow with Jill Johnson-Young. Buy The Rebellious Widow book almost everywhere you buy books.

A great place to start is The Rebellious Widow book website:

Links are below to Jill’s websites and social media accounts.

Twitter @grieftalker




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