About the Author

Charlotte Simpson, aka the Traveling Black Widow is a retired guidance counselor and special education teacher. After losing her husband of 31 years, she made solo-world-travel a central part of her retirement and has traveled all seven continents and 50 states. ​

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  1. Thank you for the encouragement. I too am a widow and I look forward to following you on Instagram for encouragement. I love getting up early in the morning praying, reading my Bible and devotions. I enjoy walking, it helps me reflect on God’s goodness towards me ❤️

  2. This was perfect for where I am right now. I love all that you have shared and I do some similar things. Drinking tea out of beautiful cups or mugs with inspirational words or Bible scripture, taking time for my thought life, and going to the gym at 5 am before work. Sittinf by water when I can. Burning frankincense and myrrh candles.

  3. Thank you for sharing your journey. I could have easily inserted my name into your story and it would have fit like a glove. I recently began a healthy living journey and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster. I jumped into like gang busters but have since fallen off dramatically. I’m grateful for your story today. It’s the gentle reminder that all things are possible and I can get back to where I was a few months ago.

  4. I watch a lot of YouTube videos on health. Dr. Mandel is one of my favorites. He gives simple healthful and helpful information on how to take care of our bodies.

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