I’m Alison Pena, Bad Widow.



  • Trust in yourself and your future possibilities after the heartbreaking death of a loved one
  • Move through grief on your own timeline
  • Expand your new and existing relationships
  • Allow yourself to grieve losses like a pandemic, business failure, job loss, divorce, death of a pet, damaged relationships in your circle, your own illness or even aging

The Heartbreak to Hope Haven monthly membership is for you if…

  • You have gone through a heartbreaking loss, the death of a loved one, in the last 5 years
  • Your loss happened many years ago but the effects of your grief linger on and negatively impact your life
  • You are ready to move forward from grieving your loss but don’t know how to find your way alone

The Heartbreak to Hope Haven monthly membership includes:

  • A membership website to move forward through grief and reconnect, re-engage, reinvent, rebuild and reset
  • Recorded actionable lessons, guides and checklists delivered 4x a month, group coaching 1x a month
  • Grief support for as long as you need or want it at a reasonable cost, just $60/month or $600/year

I am Alison Pena. I help people move through grief to live and love again after a heartbreaking loss. I work with anyone grieving, including widows/widowers and the LGBTQI community, who are ready to take back their life, on their own terms.

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Moving Through Grief to Live and Love Again 

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My name is Alison Pena. I began calling myself Bad Widow after my husband died of pancreatic cancer in 2016.
After feeling completely broken by my own loss and getting lots of well-meaning advice, I decided to be a different kind of widow, ignore all the ‘shoulds,’ correct bad assumptions, honor my boundaries and live life on my own terms.