180 Your Life: Empowering Widows to Team, Train, Triumph
Organized by: Mishael Porembski
Pregnant Widow Creates Health and Wellness Grief Recovery Teams after Husband's Suicide.
This fundraiser is to create a year-long, 25 session, companion video series for the health and wellness grief empowerment program I created for widows and bereaved women, entitled 180 Your Life.
Hi, my name is Mishael Porembski and I became a widowed mom when my husband took his life while I was pregnant with our second daughter. That moment, nine years ago, became the catalyst for my desire to help widows and bereaved women to Team, Train, Triumph as a form of healthy grief recovery.
Grief can severely deplete body, mind and spirit...not only affecting the mother but the surviving children as well. My goal is to create supportive grief teams that incorporate healthy eating, exercise and wise choices for Body, Mind and Spirit, with a finish line (like a 5K) as a way to empower bereaved families and their support communities after loss.
I created a non-profit (TeamLady180.com) that has become our "proof of concept" empowering widows and women going through loss. With area experts, I wrote three books, which is our year-long grief empowerment curriculum for individuals, small groups and faith environments. Those titles are 180 Your Life From Tragedy to Triumph: A Woman's Grief Guide. 180 Your Life From Tragedy to Triumph: A Facilitator's Guide for Small Groups. 180 Your Life From Tragedy to Triumph: A Personal Study Guide and Journal. You can learn more at 180YourLife.com
Will you please help us? Most grief programs are only 12 weeks long, which many will say, is not long enough to help women deal with massive tragedy or loss. That's why I created a year-long program that women can stay in as long as they need, year after year. These videos sessions will pair with every chapter of the book, 180 Your Life, to help facilitate group discussions and projects that empower widows, bereaved women and their families to get strong, healthy and craft a life they love together.