The Woodlands Community and Support Group for Widows
Our Mission for Widows
We serve to empower widows to lean into life, build resilience and make a positive difference in society.
Modern Widows Club is designed to create a safe and private environment for widows to lean into life together through the journey.
We are the club no one wants to be in because you only get in by virtue of experiencing a great loss. Yet what I hope you find once you’re here is that you’re surrounded by a community of really amazing women that you can lean on and learn from. We’re widows helping widows to live- to go upward and onward. Sometimes we cry and sometimes we laugh. We talk about how to tackle challenges without our partners’ help and cheer each other on. We often share food as we do this, because who doesn’t like to eat?
When a woman loses her loved one she tends to feel very alone. Regardless of her age or circumstances, she will benefit from other women in her life who understand the unique challenges she is now faced with. She needs women who will build her up and encourage her in this new life she walks. We are stronger together. No woman is an island. We need each other.
Meet Our Community Advocate
My name is Julie, and I am a member of The Woodlands Community of The Modern Widows Club. I am grateful for the supportive, healing community that the leaders created before me. As they pass on the torch, I dedicate myself to continue this amazing group. The MWC message to embrace change, look at the future with curiosity, and focus on growth, attracted me. My mission is to encourage others to push past fears, build resilience, and find what brings them joy and purpose. In our meetings, intimate space is created. We listen to one another, inspire each other, laugh, cry, and share ideas to handle challenges without our partner’s help. It is truly a women’s empowerment circle and sisterhood connection.
I lost my best friend, colleague, and husband in September of 2016. Since he was a young man, he had the vision and determination to improve the lives of others. My husband was a dedicated physician who continued to work through surgeries and numerous rounds of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I never saw him display any resentment or complaints through those 5½ years. He worked to help others until one month before he passed. Inspired by his example, I strive to express the caring, sensitivity, and wisdom I witnessed my husband share so willingly with others.
My life has been blessed by the joy and love of three wonderful children. I find peace when I spend time in nature, and creating things makes me happy. My desire to help others led me to the mental health field, where I have worked all my life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My goal in life is to make a positive difference in the lives of those around me and the world.
“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.”
– Marianne Williamson