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Why We Are Here

On March 11, 2017, life as I knew it was destroyed when my husband, Mark, died unexpectedly from a massive heart attack while on vacation.

Mark & I were together for thirty-two years, raised two wonderful children into adulthood, traveled the world together, and loved each other unconditionally. In 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. With the love of Mark, my children, family, friends, and faith, I survived several operations and cancer treatments. Then Mark’s death in 2017, and I had no clue how I would survive in his absence.

I took the strength I learned from being raised in Chicago and the warrior mentality from serving in the US Army for twenty-one years to fight the overwhelming devastation of Mark’s death. With my faith, countless therapy sessions, and the support of family and friends, I discovered my way and purpose for living. The small daily steps allowed me to keep living and develop my new life.

I also began connecting with other widows and widowers to grasp insight and understanding of this challenging journey which became instrumental to my well-being.

Those many conversations were the inspiration for Widowhood Real Talk With Tina. I am not a licensed therapist. However, I want to offer other widows and widowers, along with their community, a way to navigate the heart-wrenching sorrow and devastation I experienced. I hope the candid discussions on the podcast, the resources, and the ability to connect with others on this journey bring you hope and encouragement. #WRTWT

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Bernard

Your input on the podcast was good

Your input on the podcast was good. I appreciated your honesty with the building. Honesty with your tax business. My mom passed in 2017 and our Dad needed support from all. Especially my wife.

Sally

You did great

You did great for your first time on a podcast! Glad you're our neighbor 😊

Jennifer

Looooved it!!

Looooved it!! For so many reasons: #1 - you are a wise, and well spoken woman!! #2 - I find comfort and joy in hearing the differences in you and Kim (the host) - because it celebrates our friendship! That you can see past the differences in people and sync with what you connect with. #3 - without "selling" Widowhood Real Talk - you drew me and I'm sure others, into what it is about.

Timothy

I can hear the love in your voice.

Alycia

Thank you for sharing

This is awesome and you are amazing and God continue to bless and grow your podcast. Thank you for sharing. Blessings!πŸ™

Kelli

Loved it

Listened to the whole thing Loved it ❀️

Maureen

Truly inspirational

GM Tina. I just finished listening to the podcast and it was truly inspirational. Thank you so very much for sharing. I can't tell you how much things that you shared resonated with me in simple txt message. But I wanted to let you know that I really appreciated your transparency, and so many of the little nuggets that you shared about being true to yourself. Hopefully I will get the opportunity to share with you sometime face to face.

Rose

OH SO GOOD TO ME!!

Lord, Tina that was OH SO GOOD TO ME!! Thank you so much for always sharing with me and keeping me lifted in your prayers. Y'all better do your God assignments in the earth realm πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ I am so godly proud of you both! Since I'm back in school and running my business, I hope to keep up with each podcast, but know that you both are in my prayers always. Love you much πŸ₯°πŸ™πŸΎ

Sharon

Amazing gifts

Thank you for sharing this. I just finished listening. You have amazing gifts and I thank God for you. The mission, vision and purpose God had given you is so important and is filing a much needed gap. Love you Sister. πŸ™πŸ½

Naomi

Awesome

Tina this is so awesome πŸ‘πŸΎ

Georgette

Excellent Podcast

So happy for you!!! Well Done πŸ‘ as always you are very articulate and to the point of what you want to say. EXCELLENT PODCAST.

Alma

Awesome!

Awesome! πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ I rejoice with you for your excellent work and steadfast commitment! Blessings πŸ’•πŸ•ŠπŸ’•

Jerrie

Outstanding

The podcast was outstanding.πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌβ€οΈβ€οΈ

Melissa

You are amazing!

You are amazing! Great advice to be true to who you are and your convictions without caring about the judgement of others. You were genuine and motivating. I'm inspired to be me!

Bernard

Your input on the podcast was good

Your input on the podcast was good. I appreciated your honesty with the building. Honesty with your tax business. My mom passed in 2017 and our Dad needed support from all. Especially my wife.

Sally

You did great

You did great for your first time on a podcast! Glad you're our neighbor 😊

Jennifer

Looooved it!!

Looooved it!! For so many reasons: #1 - you are a wise, and well spoken woman!! #2 - I find comfort and joy in hearing the differences in you and Kim (the host) - because it celebrates our friendship! That you can see past the differences in people and sync with what you connect with. #3 - without "selling" Widowhood Real Talk - you drew me and I'm sure others, into what it is about.

Timothy

I can hear the love in your voice.

Alycia

Thank you for sharing

This is awesome and you are amazing and God continue to bless and grow your podcast. Thank you for sharing. Blessings!πŸ™

Kelli

Loved it

Listened to the whole thing Loved it ❀️

Maureen

Truly inspirational

GM Tina. I just finished listening to the podcast and it was truly inspirational. Thank you so very much for sharing. I can't tell you how much things that you shared resonated with me in simple txt message. But I wanted to let you know that I really appreciated your transparency, and so many of the little nuggets that you shared about being true to yourself. Hopefully I will get the opportunity to share with you sometime face to face.

Rose

OH SO GOOD TO ME!!

Lord, Tina that was OH SO GOOD TO ME!! Thank you so much for always sharing with me and keeping me lifted in your prayers. Y'all better do your God assignments in the earth realm πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ I am so godly proud of you both! Since I'm back in school and running my business, I hope to keep up with each podcast, but know that you both are in my prayers always. Love you much πŸ₯°πŸ™πŸΎ

Sharon

Amazing gifts

Thank you for sharing this. I just finished listening. You have amazing gifts and I thank God for you. The mission, vision and purpose God had given you is so important and is filing a much needed gap. Love you Sister. πŸ™πŸ½

Naomi

Awesome

Tina this is so awesome πŸ‘πŸΎ

Georgette

Excellent Podcast

So happy for you!!! Well Done πŸ‘ as always you are very articulate and to the point of what you want to say. EXCELLENT PODCAST.

Alma

Awesome!

Awesome! πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ I rejoice with you for your excellent work and steadfast commitment! Blessings πŸ’•πŸ•ŠπŸ’•

Jerrie

Outstanding

The podcast was outstanding.πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌβ€οΈβ€οΈ

Melissa

You are amazing!

You are amazing! Great advice to be true to who you are and your convictions without caring about the judgement of others. You were genuine and motivating. I'm inspired to be me!