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Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow

Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow

By Ludwine Johnson
I was a 24 years old domestic violence surviving widow! I could barely say this in one breath but I wanted it all “solved” at once. What I did not anticipate; is how empowering a journey Widowhood would become. Through storytelling and conversation, YFNW Podcast promotes Post Traumatic Growth & Survivor Joy Follow me: https://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow/ The book: www.notawidowshandbook.com #14 on the top 30 Widow Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/widow_podcasts/ Award Nominated: https://candidature.adicomdays.com/jeune-talent/your-friendly-neighborhood-widow-133
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Oh, It's coming with you.
I wish I could tell you it was realistic to say, "I am leaving all my worries behind" _ what if we spoke instead of a path forward. Lots of references to "The body keeps the score from Bessel A Can Der Kolk I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 🐤Twitter: https://twitter.com/YFNWPodcast 🖼 IG: https://instagram.com/@yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow 🚨 #NormalizeSurvivorJoy : https://www.instagram.com/widowjoy/ 📚The free book: Not a Widow's Handbook: https://www.notawidowshandbook.com/notawidowshandbook 👕 Post Traumatic Growth Tee Shop: https://www.notawidowshandbook.com/yfnw-merch 🏆 ADICOM AWARDS 2020 Nominee: https://candidature.adicomdays.com/jeune-talent/your-friendly-neighborhood-widow-133 🌟YFNW Podcast is #14 on top 30 Widow Podcast with Feedspot.com - https://blog.feedspot.com/widow_podcasts/ ✅ Quotes Source: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1976-09560-001
41:59
December 31, 2020
Between Two Seats
As I moved into posttraumatic life, one challenge was identity. I needed to define who I was in relation to grief in order to accept to learn how to conquer it all.  I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺  🐤Twitter: https://twitter.com/YFNWPodcast 🖼 IG: https://instagram.com/@yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow   🚨 #NormalizeSurvivorJoy : https://www.instagram.com/widowjoy/ 📚The free book: Not a Widow's Handbook: https://www.notawidowshandbook.com/notawidowshandbook 👕 Post Traumatic Growth Tee Shop: https://www.notawidowshandbook.com/yfnw-merch 🏆 ADICOM AWARDS 2020 Nominee: https://candidature.adicomdays.com/jeune-talent/your-friendly-neighborhood-widow-133 🌟YFNW Podcast is #14 on top 30 Widow Podcast with Feedspot.com - https://blog.feedspot.com/widow_podcasts/ ✅ Quotes Source: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1976-09560-001
17:54
December 4, 2020
How I met Boaz
Ruth did not meet Boaz in a bar at last call, neither did she meet him at the bottom on a cheap bottle of scotch! What was I thinking all this time? Oh, I wasn't - I was grieving. Click play to listen to how and when I met Boaz.-- I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺   - Twitter: @YFNWPodcastFollow  - IG: https://instagram.com/@yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow  LINK IN BIO FOR: The book: Not a Widow's Handbook YFNW Podcast Merch: promoting self traumatic growth ADICOM AWARDS NOMINATION: Voting ends on Sept 7 2020 YFNW Podcast is #14 on top 30 Widow Podcast with Feedspot.com - https://blog.feedspot.com/widow_podcasts/
17:15
October 1, 2020
Is it Impostor Syndrome?
Do you feel deserving of all you have accomplished? or has grief and trauma convinced you that you are a fraud? - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺   - Twitter: @YFNWPodcastFollow  - IG: https://instagram.com/@yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow  LINK IN BIO FOR: The book: Not a Widow's Handbook YFNW Podcast Merch: promoting self traumatic growth ADICOM AWARDS NOMINATION: Voting ends on Sept 7 2020 YFNW Podcast is #14 on top 30 Widow Podcast with Feedspot.com - https://blog.feedspot.com/widow_podcasts/
32:54
September 7, 2020
Hero Worship
Do we allow our Heros their humanity? How will this benefit us in the long run? - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 Follow us on IG @yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow and get links to the book (Not a Widow's handbook) & other YFNW Podcast Projects.
18:38
August 17, 2020
Eighty-Sixed Pretence
Yes, we want to have conversations that save lives, but this will only happen when we are ready to commit to ourselves - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 Follow us on IG @yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow and get links to the book (Not a Widow's handbook) & other YFNW Podcast Projects.
12:34
June 30, 2020
Life Diverse 5: Depths
Cultural Diversity and inclusion is deeper than skin. It is the rewarding challenge of allowing someone else the opportunity to be complete, beautiful, and enough from the comfort of their own experience. While feeling valued and confident in our own separate experience and way to love, grief, and rejoice. Listen to the last Episode of the Series Life Diverse with Randy Vieru, Karla Montesinos, Alex Vieru and Julian Sadur.  -  - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 Follow us on IG @yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow and get links to the book (Not a Widow's handbook) & other YFNW Podcast Projects.
37:09
June 2, 2020
Life Diverse 4: a Marathon
Sugar, Spice and a Marathon! Learning a culture different than ours and fully grasping its essence is not a flick of a switch moment. It is continuous practice of compassion and self-reflection. Randy Vieru, Julian Sadur, Karla Montesinos, and Alex Vieru tell us about learning about the stigmas in one another's lives and tell us how they view and discuss grief in their culture. - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 Follow us on IG @yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow and get links to the book (Not a Widow's handbook) & other YFNW Podcast Projects.
31:34
June 1, 2020
Life Diverse 3: Sugar, Spice, And
Dating has its learning curves, dating outside of your culture can be an additional challenge. But it takes the right amount of compassion and appreciation to maneuver those learning times. Couples Alex and Randy, Julian, and Karla do rapid-fire questions with me on what they get along with, what they don't get along with, and in what way their families have been inclusive. Behind the scenes of Hashtag Goals, there is a real couple learning to navigate bringing two or more cultures together to engender a new sparkling hybrid loving and accepting culture.  - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 Follow us on IG @yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow and get links to the book (Not a Widow's handbook) & other YFNW Podcast Projects.
30:30
May 31, 2020
Life Diverse 2: Scramble n Synthesize
As we get into the taboo topics surrounding diversity and inclusion; Panelist Julian Sadur and girlfriend Karla Montesinos, Randy Vieru and Husband Alex Vieru address the many ways we learn inclusion and diversity in our upbringing and how much different it is than our own personal views as members of intercultural and interracial relationships.  - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 Follow us on IG @yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow and get links to the book (Not a Widow's handbook) & other YFNW Podcast Projects.
33:21
May 30, 2020
Life Diverse 1: Cultivated
As we get into the taboo topics surrounding diversity and inclusion; Panelist Alex Vieru & wife Randy Vieru, Karla Montesinos, and boyfriend Julian Sadur invite us into their childhood into each of their cultures. One way to get to know someone is to walk a mile in their shoes. I invite you to imagine yourself in each of these scenarios so that you can truly get to know my guests! - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 Follow us on IG @yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow and get links to the book (Not a Widow's handbook) & other YFNW Podcast Projects.
25:31
May 29, 2020
Grief Monster Saga
How do you know weird grief from normal grief? Who gets to decide the acceptable way to grieve? Is it personal to the bereaved? - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 Follow us on IG @yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow and get links to the book (Not a Widow's handbook) & other YFNW Podcast Projects. 
21:39
May 19, 2020
Me First
Do you know the Airplane Mask Theory? Do not agonize over everyone else's expectations of your comeback story. Fasten your seatbelt, put on your mask, and walk right into your purpose.  - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺
19:29
May 9, 2020
Next Of Kin 2 (Randy Vieru)
(Parts Two) I know you do not like to talk about death and money. What if you were a domestic violence surviving widow - Would you talk about money then?  You do not have to talk about it, Financial Advisor Randy Vieru (from the Youtube Channel:  Meet The Truckers) & I tackle the subject for you. Join us to hear about How Living On Purpose, will save your life! - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺
20:49
April 29, 2020
Next Of Kin 1 (Randy Vieru)
(Part One) I know you do not like to talk about death and money. What if the conversation of death and money was one more tool to tame the grief monster?  You do not have to talk about it, Financial Advisor Randy Vieru (from the Youtube Channel:  Meet The Truckers) & I tackle the subject for you. Join us to hear about How Living On Purpose, will save your life!  - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory!  You won!  Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺
15:14
April 19, 2020
Pride n Prejudice
COVID-19 is the uncertain that we all hate. I have seen the influx of condemning memes about "If you don't come out of this quarantine with..." - I do not know what this time of isolation is meant to unlock in your life, I only have input about managing pride and prejudice from the perspective of domestic violence surviving widow. - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺
20:57
April 9, 2020
Let Me Out, Please?
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I can't help but wonder how the bereaved and the abused are managing mandatory/highly recommended confinement. - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺
16:41
March 30, 2020
Freshly Baked Widow (What Now?)
The floor has dropped from under me. Do I run and hide? What now? - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺
18:16
March 20, 2020
Why I left
Is enough finally enough? Where does one draw the strength to leave their abuser? - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺
18:06
March 10, 2020
Why I Stayed
Why don't you just leave? Good question, click play - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺
13:24
February 29, 2020
For Better or For Worse?
We all wonder. How do people stay in abusive relationships?  I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 🐤Twitter: https://twitter.com/YFNWPodcast 🖼 IG: https://instagram.com/@yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow 🚨 #NormalizeSurvivorJoy : https://www.instagram.com/widowjoy/ 📚The free book: Not a Widow's Handbook: https://www.notawidowshandbook.com/notawidowshandbook 👕 Post Traumatic Growth Tee Shop: https://www.notawidowshandbook.com/yfnw-merch 🏆 ADICOM AWARDS 2020 Nominee: https://candidature.adicomdays.com/jeune-talent/your-friendly-neighborhood-widow-133 🌟YFNW Podcast is #14 on top 30 Widow Podcast with Feedspot.com - https://blog.feedspot.com/widow_podcasts/ ✅ Quotes Source: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1976-09560-001
07:31
February 19, 2020
I Can't Even
I can't tell you that I know what the next day would have been like 6 years ago.  I did not know then, but I have an idea now - it should be more conversation and way less shame.  Subscribe to follow along as I talk grief, abuse, generational trauma, mental health, self-love, post-traumatic growth and all of the in-between from the perspective of a Domestic Violence Surviving Widow.  This is episode one: I CAN'T EVEN -- My very first thought, in the very first moment I became a widow. - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 🐤Twitter: https://twitter.com/YFNWPodcast 🖼 IG: https://instagram.com/@yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow 🚨 #NormalizeSurvivorJoy : https://www.instagram.com/widowjoy/ 📚The free book: Not a Widow's Handbook: https://www.notawidowshandbook.com/notawidowshandbook 👕 Post Traumatic Growth Tee Shop: https://www.notawidowshandbook.com/yfnw-merch 🏆 ADICOM AWARDS 2020 Nominee: https://candidature.adicomdays.com/jeune-talent/your-friendly-neighborhood-widow-133 🌟YFNW Podcast is #14 on top 30 Widow Podcast with Feedspot.com - https://blog.feedspot.com/widow_podcasts/ ✅ Quotes Source: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1976-09560-001
13:09
February 8, 2020
Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow - Trailer
On my fifth Widowversary, I released a book for all to read about my journey through Widowhood as a Twenty Four Year Old Domestic Violence surviving Widow.  Thanks to the conversations it's sparked up, I am furthermore convinced that a few simple words will save a life.  Join me on February 10th, 2020 for the very first day of my New Year resolutions: Making conversation, because CONVERSATION SAVES LIVES! We'll Talk Later Ok? - I make this promise to you; no matter the storm which eye you are currently standing in, you have full potential and full capabilities to win. Trust in yourself and the power within you to move mountains, to defy standards, and to come out of it victorious. Also, if someone offers help? Take it! Remain humble (yet confident) and claim your victory! You won! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Widow 🌺 🐤Twitter: https://twitter.com/YFNWPodcast 🖼 IG: https://instagram.com/@yourfriendlyneighborhoodwidow 🚨 #NormalizeSurvivorJoy : https://www.instagram.com/widowjoy/ 📚The free book: Not a Widow's Handbook: https://www.notawidowshandbook.com/notawidowshandbook 👕 Post Traumatic Growth Tee Shop: https://www.notawidowshandbook.com/yfnw-merch 🏆 ADICOM AWARDS 2020 Nominee: https://candidature.adicomdays.com/jeune-talent/your-friendly-neighborhood-widow-133 🌟YFNW Podcast is #14 on top 30 Widow Podcast with Feedspot.com - https://blog.feedspot.com/widow_podcasts/ ✅ Quotes Source: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1976-09560-001
01:04
January 2, 2020