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Life Worth Living is a practical and compassionate guide for anyone who has experienced a major life role change such as becoming a widow and sole-parent. Use the tools in this book to gain control in an out-of-control situation: Identify, manifest and navigate your course to a full and happy life.

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Even if you had life all figured out, the loss of your husband puts you as the head of household and the only person responsible for your children. Having walked this journey, Michelle Hoffmann shares guidance on how to deal with the unthinkable, like removing your wedding ring, adjusting your social media, and finding the right surrogate to represent at the father-daughter dance.

How do you continue on with your life as a widow and sole parent?

Life Worth Living draws on proven processes and ideas on walking through the logistical, legal, financial, and emotional issues you may face as a widow and sole parent, as well as the psychology and neuroscience of moving through grief and moving on, explaining everything in a way that is easy to understand and apply. Michelle Hoffmann shows you the ways to take care of yourself and your children while moving through grief and rebuilding your future.

In Life Worth Living you’ll learn:

  • The Top 10 things you need to do to avoid losing your assets, job and children.
  • Techniques to support grieving children in the four areas where children are most vulnerable: peer groups, family unit, school, and community.
  • The reasons you get stuck in grief and how to get through it.
  • Tips to enjoy life’s celebrations and milestones with out your spouse.
  • How to support and comfort others while you are moving through your own grief and figuring out what happens next.
  • Healthy coping strategies to communicate with and answer children’s questions.

Life Worth Living shines the light on the resilience Sheryl Sandberg brings in Option B to sole-parenting widows. When you are responsible for taking care of everyone and everything else, read this book to realize you still have dreams of your own, and as Sheryl Sandberg says, “Kick the shit out of Option B.”

Michelle Hoffman lives and leads with hope and grit despite the way-too-soon experience of losing her beloved Sean. We've had the honor of watching Michelle take this book from brainstorm to birth and know that many will benefit from her warmth, hard-won wisdom, and practical advice.

– Beth and Guy Kawasaki

"Reading this book is like having a dear friend who really cares about you sitting at your dining room table, reassuring you warmly, and sometimes making you laugh. I am not a widow, but I learned much from this book. I learned that people can rebuild a joyful life when they must, and surprisingly, that there's a hero within us when we have to navigate a new, complex world. Michelle gets it. She knows people and can teach us something about being human in both good and not-so-good times."

– Julie Won

For anyone who has survived the loss of a loved one, this book is like finding a trail of breadcrumbs that will lead you back to the light. Poignant. Raw. Real. Beautiful. Michelle gently guides her readers through the heavy fog of grief, reminding them that life can heal and begin again.

– Erin Kelley-Smith

CAUTION: This is a subject that so many find so difficult to articulate and understand. Finally, a book that is part friend and part guide during a journey that no-one wishes or imagines. Michelle's authenticity and vulnerability will guide the widow, widower, family, friend or coworker to a life worth living.

– Meredith Peterson

“Michelle has beautifully captured, with raw honesty, her innermost feelings and coping strategies to help others overcome the heartbreak of losing a partner and aid resilience for themselves and their children. This book is a must read for those looking for practical and caring advice to help overcome the hardest event a person will ever have to face.”

- Rosie Foster

The loss of a husband is devastating and when we have kids to raise we feel that our shoulders can't bear the weight of grief. Michelle helps us understand that taking care of ourselves is the first step in taking care of our kids. She knows how daunting the storm is so she breaks the journey into easy to follow steps so the reader feels confident enough to keep moving forward.

-Karyn Watanabe

How do we navigate through our grief so that we can take care of ourselves and our children? Michelle has sailed these waters. Her heartfelt anecdotes and advice help readers see that while the journey may not be smooth, we are not alone. She provides a map to lead us out of the storm.

-Karyn Watanabe

This is a girlfriend’s’ guide to managing widowhood, I’m not a widow and have not been through a devastating loss. BUT, I would feel good handing anyone I care about this book so someone with this expertise, like Michelle Hoffmann, can help guide them through the process.

– Victoria Lavi

More than a road map through the grieving journey, Michelle Hoffmann provides practical and inspiring ideas for living a whole and positively healthy life.”

– Cynthia Rekar

““A Life Worth Living” offers so much more to those trying to push past grief and restabilize. It offers attainable goals, ideas and inspiration anyone could benefit from.

– Cynthia Rekar

Michelle Hoffmann weaves together a beautiful story of her grief and moving forward after losing her husband Sean to cancer with her awesome skills in life coaching, health and wellness. The end result is a wonderfully insightful book you’ll enjoy reading.”

– Cynthia Rekar

Part of the joy of Life Worth Living is relating to Michelle despite the sad topic. I kept reading as if Michelle were talking to me, then would stop and think I’m not a widow, this isn't for me, until I realized it is for me because I can adopt this advice to my current situation in life. Michelle’s expert words help all people find a true vision and achieve basic goals of love, health and financial freedom. Michelle Hoffmann is my inspiration!

– Kira Edwards

I’ll help guide you to a full and happy life.

What if you knew that you were about to embark on a journey that would mark the moment where you finally stepped up and created a legacy for yourself as well as a path to success for your children?

What if getting yourself and your children stabilized and your priorities set in just a few weeks was the beginning of the next stage of your life?

Let’s chat when you’re ready to begin your new Life Worth Living. Would you like me personally in front of your group for an engaging workshop to show you how to create a legacy in your lifetime? Let’s set up a strategy session.

Who is taking care of you while you take care of everyone and everything else?

I’ll set time to help you. Let me know when you’re free for a strategy session.

I’m ready
Ready to take action!

Now I know for a lot of you, you just wanted the book and that is totally great. I hope you find it helpful. It should be in your email right now. You are welcome to send anyone you know to this page if you think Life Worth Living will help them, as well. But for some of you learning about the results people are having, you’ll want those results in your life, too. And if that is you, I would love to invite you to apply to work with me. 

You may not be ready yet, take your time. But, if right now is the time that you want to take action to navigate widowhood and sole parenting to create your own dream true and you want to figure out how to be a competent head of household and the person responsible for your children after your husband passed, and you are sick of waiting to stabilize and move on, then let’s chat. 

To take care of yourself and your children while moving through grief and rebuilding your future, fill out the application and set a time for us to talk about what is going on with you. 

Otherwise, read the book, take all the time you want. If you want to hold on to this problem a little bit longer, I’ll still be here.

Michelle Hoffmann is the Best-Selling Author of Life Worth Living and creator of the process for transitioning major life role changes to living a full and happy life, as in the case of becoming a widow and sole parent. Transitioning her professional consulting to a more personal one, Michelle has been coaching families through logistics and emotions after loss since 2016. Her clients have recognized the value of a strong coach during a vulnerable time, giving them the solid results they need to create a life worth living rather than crumbling under the pressure of grief. You might see her out for a run along the beach in San Francisco, California with her children and Dalmatian.

Contact me and let's talk about what is going on with you.
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Now on Amazon

Even if you had life all figured out, the loss of your husband puts you as the head of household and the only person responsible for your children. Having walked this journey, Michelle Hoffmann shares guidance on how to deal with the unthinkable, like removing your wedding ring, adjusting your social media, and finding the right surrogate to represent at the father-daughter dance.

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How do you continue on with your life as a widow and sole parent?

Life Worth Living draws on proven processes and ideas on walking through the logistical, legal, financial, and emotional issues you may face as a widow and sole parent, as well as the psychology and neuroscience of moving through grief and moving on, explaining everything in a way that is easy to understand and apply. Michelle Hoffmann shows you the ways to take care of yourself and your children while moving through grief and rebuilding your future.

In Life Worth Living you’ll learn:

  • The Top 10 things you need to do to avoid losing your assets, job and children.
  • Techniques to support grieving children in the four areas where children are most vulnerable: peer groups, family unit, school, and community.
  • The reasons you get stuck in grief and how to get through it.
  • Tips to enjoy life’s celebrations and milestones with out your spouse.
  • How to support and comfort others while you are moving through your own grief and figuring out what happens next.
  • Healthy coping strategies to communicate with and answer children’s questions.

Life Worth Living shines the light on the resilience Sheryl Sandberg brings in Option B to sole-parenting widows. When you are responsible for taking care of everyone and everything else, read this book to realize you still have dreams of your own, and as Sheryl Sandberg says, “Kick the shit out of Option B.”

Michelle Hoffman lives and leads with hope and grit despite the way-too-soon experience of losing her beloved Sean. We've had the honor of watching Michelle take this book from brainstorm to birth and know that many will benefit from her warmth, hard-won wisdom, and practical advice.

– Beth and Guy Kawasaki

"Reading this book is like having a dear friend who really cares about you sitting at your dining room table, reassuring you warmly, and sometimes making you laugh. I am not a widow, but I learned much from this book. I learned that people can rebuild a joyful life when they must, and surprisingly, that there's a hero within us when we have to navigate a new, complex world. Michelle gets it. She knows people and can teach us something about being human in both good and not-so-good times."

– Julie Won

For anyone who has survived the loss of a loved one, this book is like finding a trail of breadcrumbs that will lead you back to the light. Poignant. Raw. Real. Beautiful. Michelle gently guides her readers through the heavy fog of grief, reminding them that life can heal and begin again.

– Erin Kelley-Smith

CAUTION: This is a subject that so many find so difficult to articulate and understand. Finally, a book that is part friend and part guide during a journey that no-one wishes or imagines. Michelle's authenticity and vulnerability will guide the widow, widower, family, friend or coworker to a life worth living.

– Meredith Peterson

“Michelle has beautifully captured, with raw honesty, her innermost feelings and coping strategies to help others overcome the heartbreak of losing a partner and aid resilience for themselves and their children. This book is a must read for those looking for practical and caring advice to help overcome the hardest event a person will ever have to face.”

- Rosie Foster

The loss of a husband is devastating and when we have kids to raise we feel that our shoulders can't bear the weight of grief. Michelle helps us understand that taking care of ourselves is the first step in taking care of our kids. She knows how daunting the storm is so she breaks the journey into easy to follow steps so the reader feels confident enough to keep moving forward.

-Karyn Watanabe

How do we navigate through our grief so that we can take care of ourselves and our children? Michelle has sailed these waters. Her heartfelt anecdotes and advice help readers see that while the journey may not be smooth, we are not alone. She provides a map to lead us out of the storm.

-Karyn Watanabe

This is a girlfriend’s’ guide to managing widowhood, I’m not a widow and have not been through a devastating loss. BUT, I would feel good handing anyone I care about this book so someone with this expertise, like Michelle Hoffmann, can help guide them through the process.

– Victoria Lavi

More than a road map through the grieving journey, Michelle Hoffmann provides practical and inspiring ideas for living a whole and positively healthy life.”

– Cynthia Rekar

““A Life Worth Living” offers so much more to those trying to push past grief and restabilize. It offers attainable goals, ideas and inspiration anyone could benefit from.

– Cynthia Rekar

Michelle Hoffmann weaves together a beautiful story of her grief and moving forward after losing her husband Sean to cancer with her awesome skills in life coaching, health and wellness. The end result is a wonderfully insightful book you’ll enjoy reading.”

– Cynthia Rekar

Part of the joy of Life Worth Living is relating to Michelle despite the sad topic. I kept reading as if Michelle were talking to me, then would stop and think I’m not a widow, this isn't for me, until I realized it is for me because I can adopt this advice to my current situation in life. Michelle’s expert words help all people find a true vision and achieve basic goals of love, health and financial freedom. Michelle Hoffmann is my inspiration!

– Kira Edwards

I’ll help guide you to a full and happy life.

What if you knew that you were about to embark on a journey that would mark the moment where you finally stepped up and created a legacy for yourself as well as a path to success for your children?

What if getting yourself and your children stabilized and your priorities set in just a few weeks was the beginning of the next stage of your life?

Let’s chat when you’re ready to begin your new Life Worth Living. Would you like me personally in front of your group for an engaging workshop to show you how to create a legacy in your lifetime? Let’s set up a strategy session.

Who is taking care of you while you take care of everyone and everything else?

I’ll set time to help you. Let me know when you’re free for a strategy session.

I’m ready
Ready to take action!

Now I know for a lot of you, you just wanted the book and that is totally great. I hope you find it helpful. It should be in your email right now. You are welcome to send anyone you know to this page if you think Life Worth Living will help them, as well. But for some of you learning about the results people are having, you’ll want those results in your life, too. And if that is you, I would love to invite you to apply to work with me. 

You may not be ready yet, take your time. But, if right now is the time that you want to take action to navigate widowhood and sole parenting to create your own dream true and you want to figure out how to be a competent head of household and the person responsible for your children after your husband passed, and you are sick of waiting to stabilize and move on, then let’s chat. 

To take care of yourself and your children while moving through grief and rebuilding your future, fill out the application and set a time for us to talk about what is going on with you. 

Otherwise, read the book, take all the time you want. If you want to hold on to this problem a little bit longer, I’ll still be here.

Michelle Hoffmann is the Best-Selling Author of Life Worth Living and creator of the process for transitioning major life role changes to living a full and happy life, as in the case of becoming a widow and sole parent. Transitioning her professional consulting to a more personal one, Michelle has been coaching families through logistics and emotions after loss since 2016. Her clients have recognized the value of a strong coach during a vulnerable time, giving them the solid results they need to create a life worth living rather than crumbling under the pressure of grief. You might see her out for a run along the beach in San Francisco, California with her children and Dalmatian.

Contact me and let's talk about what is going on with you.