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The W Connection in News

As we find or develop videos of interest to widowed woman, they will be posted here. These videos address a broad range of topics relevant to widows – such as finance, grief, and rebuilding. Please come back often to check out new additions.

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How Philly widows use haiku to overcome their grief

How Philly widows use haiku to overcome their grief

For six years, Susan Gross has run a widows' group that focuses on a landscape of life issues - loss, resilience, finances, careers.
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Hamptons Widows Find Support With The W Connection.

February 9 marked 10 years since Water Mill resident Diane Segreti’s husband, John, died of a pulmonary embolism. January marked five years since Pam Keating’s husband, William, died after suffering a heart attack at their home in Sag Harbor.
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Group helps widows learn to navigate new life challenges.

>Group helps widows learn to navigate new life challenges

Her husband, Alan, had been sick for a decade with diabetes and complicated back problems, but he wasn't dying. Nobody ever said he was dying.
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Giving Grief a Voice

Giving Grief a Voice

Dawn Nargi co-founder and vice president of The W Connection interview with Audrey Pellicano R.N.,M.S Grief Recovery Specialist, on Giving Grief a Voice.
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The W Connection is 1 of 12 Nonprofits to Receive Pro Bono Advice from Morgan Stanley's in the 2013 Strategy Challenge

2013 Strategy Challenge

The W Connection is 1 of 12 Nonprofits to Receive Pro Bono Advice from Morgan Stanley's in the 2013 Strategy Challenge

Published: July 25, 2012  See the article at morganstanley.com here:

Ellen Kamp wins the Marigold good idea award.

Ellen Kamp: Helping Widowed Women Cope

May's Grand Prize Winner of a $5,000 Grant in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Ideas for Good Contest!

Published: July 25, 2012  See Ellen's Grand Prize award at takepart.com here:

see The W Connection founders on Vimeo video page!

The W Connection: Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives

See interviews with founders Ellen Kamp and Dawn Nargi in this moving video produced by Sinead Keirans

Published: May 23, 2012 The new W Connection video may be viewed here at vimeo.com:

by Perry Garfinkel

The W Connection: Support for Widows by Widows by Perry Garfinkel with Dawn Nargi

Dawn Nargi, a New Yorker, lost her husband, Norman Ferren, just two months after she gave birth to their son William. Dawn is one of 11 million widows in America today. There will be 1 million more by the end of 2012. Their average age is 55. She is one of 374,000 American widows under 45 years old.

Published: May 14, 2012 The Huffington Post online article may be read here:

See 'Raising Grieving Children' on YouTube

Refocused, After a Staggering Loss
by Dawn Nargi

I'VE always handled stress well. Any job would bore me if it didn't have an element of stress. Part of my coping secret is that I compartmentalize. So when I'm at work, I'm 100 percent at work. When I'm mothering, I'm 100 percent Mommy.

Published: April 28, 2012 The New York Times online article may be read here:

See 'Raising Grieving Children' on YouTube

Raising Grieving Children

Dr. Phyllis R. Silverman, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Widowers' Organization recently spoke about dealing with grief and bereavement in a video sponsored by the Open To Hope Foundation. Touching on nine lessons from her experience in studying grief, Dr. Silverman raises key points of understanding that are worthwhile for all who are interested in people or families dealing with grief.

Posted: January 11, 2011 Please take the time to view her insightful comments here:

See Susan Kerner's interview on The Blaze about Always By My Side, her childrens' book.

See Susan Kerner's interview on The Blaze about Always By My Side, her childrens' book.

"Always By My Side" author Susan Kerner talks to Andrew Wilkow about how kids can be feel safe, even without parents around.
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