Over six years, a person honors the memory of a loved one lost at sea, experimenting with various annual traditions that evolve from releasing messages in bottles to more reflective practices like charity work and creating a podcast for the widowed. Now, they focus on celebrating the deceased’s birthday as “His Day,” shifting from marking the day of loss to fostering more positive memories, allowing for personal and communal remembrance without the overwhelming shadow of grief.

Leonie Thorpes Story

In episode #93 of the Widowed AF podcast, host Rosie Gill-Moss introduces us to Leonie Thorpe, whose story unfolds against the backdrop of the pandemic. Leonie’s tale is one of love, the importance of family, and the unique challenges of grieving in an unprecedented global crisis. Leonie met her partner Richard in 2012, both having…

Debbie Weiss: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Finding Hope After Widowhood

Debbie Weiss, a retired attorney from Northern California, shares her story following the death of her beloved husband, George. Debbie and George’s love story began when they were just 7 and 11 years old, as their families were close friends. Their relationship blossomed when Debbie, at 17, needed a date for her senior prom, and…

Anna Bignell’s Story: Navigating Grief and Mental Health in the Wake of Tragedy

. In episode #81 of the Widowed AF podcast, Rosie Gill-Moss delves into the deeply emotional story of Anna Bignell, whose husband Rich took his own life after struggling with depression and the pressures of corporate life. Anna met Rich in their early twenties and built a life marked by love, support, and shared values….

Recognising Mental Health in the Workplace: Breaking the Stigma

In the heart of London’s bustling financial district, RPC, a prominent law firm, hosted a webinar that would challenge the corporate world’s often unspoken rule: the personal stays personal, especially when it comes to mental health. The guest speaker, Rosie Gill-Moss, creator and host of the podcast, Widowed AF, was there to discuss a topic…