Podcasts & Articles2023-02-10T04:28:52+00:00

The Hip Senior: Dating in the Second Half of Life

  In a heart-to-heart chat, our host Marianne Bailey and her guest, the ever-inspiring Debbie Weiss, author of “Available As Is: A Midlife Widow’s Search for Love” take us on a journey through the world of dating after 50, all from a woman’s viewpoint. They open up about the rollercoaster of emotions and experiences that come with stepping back into the dating game, especially after a significant loss. For Debbie, this new chapter began after the

Bereaved But Still Me: Widowhood, Wisdom and Remorse

Listen to "Widowhood, Wisdom, and Remorse" on Spreaker.   What happens when we lose our spouse after decades of being together? What is caregiver guilt and how do you recover from that? Why would someone decide to go from being a lawyer to becoming a creative writer? Debbie Weiss is a writer, a former lawyer, and a widow. Her mother passed away when she was 42 and then her husband passed away in his 40s. Debbie

Zestful Aging with Debbie Weiss: Surviving and Thriving After he Loss of a. Love

Loss of a loved one can turn our world upside down. How can we recover and how can we recreate ourselves without them in our lives? Debbie Weiss turned to writing in 2013, when she lost her partner and high school sweetheart of 32 years and she found herself living on her own for the first time in her life. She is the author of “Available As Is: A Midlife Widow's Search for Love” about creating

Crossing It Off: Find Myself After Being Widowed: Debbie Weiss

In this episode of the Crossing It Off podcast, host Roger interviews author Debbie Weiss about how she crossed "find myself after being widowed" off her bucket list. Debbie shares her deeply personal journey of grief and self-discovery following the loss of her spouse. She talks about the challenges she faced in rebuilding her life and finding her own identity outside of her role as a wife. Debbie describes the steps she took to heal and

The Femininja Project

Episode #251: Life after Widowhood and Dating at Midlife with Debbie Weiss June 20, 2023 Cheryl Ilov Podcast: Download (Duration: 47:09 — 43.2MB) Debbie Weiss is a writer, author, and former attorney who had to reinvent herself after losing her husband George to cancer in 2013. She earned her MFA in creative writing at the tender young age of 56, and her writing career took off from there .Debbie’s essays have been published in

Next Avenue: To Create a New Life, I Had to Evict My Late Husband

As a widow, I had to take steps away from our past to find my own happiness By Debbie Weiss | June 1, 2023 |  Living I was talking to the contractor about remodeling my bathroom, emphasizing that the project needed to be reasonably priced, with an eye towards resale, and above all it had to start soon. The moldy shower was leaking into the dining room, threatening to drown it. Best to keep the remodel

Walking Through Grief: How a Walking Habit Helped Me After Losing My Husband

When my husband and best friend of 32 years died of cancer in 2013, I was lost. Both introverts, we'd spent almost all our time together; he was my life. Missing him beyond belief, I needed to grieve yet I was vibrating with stress, processing his end of life and my role as his caregiver. As a former lawyer and generally organized person, I got through the paperwork and estate matters pretty quickly. I moved on

Persistence U with Lizbeth –

Persistence U with Lizbeth Available As Is Author Debbie Weiss on Losing Her Childhood Love and Creating a Grown Up Life May 03, 2023 Season 3 Episode 116 Persistence U with Lizbeth Available As Is Author Debbie Weiss on Losing Her Childhood Love and Creating a Grown Up Life Debbie Weiss met the love of her life in grade school, and in early adulthood, they married. A happy couple who enjoyed decades of marriage, it all

Last First Date Radio: A Midlife Widow’s Search for Love

A Midlife Widow’s Search for Love Posted by Sandy Weiner in dating in midlife | 0 comments Listen to this episode of Last First Date Radio with Debbie Weiss, as she reveals a midlife widow’s search for love Debbie Weiss is the author of Available As Is: A Midlife Widow’s Search for Love. A former lawyer, she has essays published in the New York Times’ Modern Love column among other places. She’s proudest of getting an

Huff Post Personal: When My Partner of 32 Years Died, I Thought my Life was Over. Here’s How I Overcame My Grief.

"For 32 years, George and I had woken up together each morning, talked about our days over dinner, and curled up closely at night. Now there was only silence." Huff Post - Debbie Weiss Apr 8, 2023, 08:30 AM EDT The author and George at her college formal in 1984. Courtesy of Debbie Weiss April 10 marks the 10-year anniversary of losing my husband George. He and I were together for 32 years, beginning as high

Overcoming Adversity with Dr. Brad Miller: Helping Widows Create New Lives After Loss

drbradmiller.com Transcript: Dr. Brad Miller: 00:14 Our guest today is Debbie Weiss, and she is the author of Available As Is: A Midlife Widow's Search for Love she's going to share her story, which will be helpful to many of you, Debbie. Welcome to Beyond Diversity.   Debbie Weiss: 00:28 Thank you for having me on the show. I appreciate it.   Dr. Brad Miller: 00:31 It's an honor and a privilege, and thank

Bookaholic-Deirdre Pippins: Finding Love at Midlife

Debbie Weiss is a writer, yogi, gardener, and former attorney. After her husband died of cancer in April 2013, she turned to writing when she found herself single and living alone for the first time at age 50. You can find her on her blog, thehungoverwidow.com, which offers empathy and dating advice. Chapters: 00:00:00 An Intro to Debbie Weiss 00:01:10 Life as a Widow 00:02:40 Midlife 00:06:00 Therapist for people who go through loss 00:09:13 Overcome

Let’s Talk Memoir with Ronit Plank: Finding the Themes in Your Story

Debbie Weiss joins Let’s Talk Memoir for a conversation about widowhood and capturing grief and loneliness in ways that keep readers invested, starting scenes in the middle, finding themes in your story, how her blog was a stepping stone to watching her writing take off, and her new memoir Available As Is. https://ronitplank.com/2023/03/14/lets-talk-memoir-season-2-episode-18-ft-debbie-weiss/ Listen On iTunes Listen On Spotify

Embrace the stepping stones and second acts with Debbie Weiss

This powerful conversation with Debbie Weiss demonstrates the parallels between writing a book, healing through loss, and embarking on your second act. Debbie shares that as she set out to write her memoir, she learned when it was time to make big changes so that she had a strong story to tell. She also shared ways that she's leveraged the themes within her memoir to promote her book, which are great tips for any genre.  

Debbie Weiss: Love, loss. and starting over after 50 by sallyjfox

Highlights from the interview: The stereotypes of widowhood. How our culture fails to do well with grief. The worst advice for widows—and the benefits of taking small steps. The challenges of online dating. And about the writing life: How Debbie and her writing changed as a result of writing a book. How an introvert can market and promote a book her way. The freedom that comes with being 60. “It took a devastating loss for me

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