Give Grief A Chance Podcast
A podcast about bringing grief awareness out into the open. A project to help people connect, and share their experiences with grief and loss
Episode 207: Grief and Relief
f you or anyone you know have had feelings of relief around a death, then this is the episode to listen to. When it comes to grieving we can feel a wide range of emotions but, sometimes when a loved one dies you may feel a sense of relief. When that happens, people often feel bad and are ashamed of their emotions, and scared to say how they are feeling for fear of being judged. If you think about it, feelings of relief can be one of the hardest feelings to admit. However, it's important to know that those feelings are normal even if they feel wrong. Enjoy!
Episode 206: Euthanizing You Pet
Are you in the process of deciding whether to euthanize your beloved pet? This week's episode is all about one of the hardest decisions a pet owner may ever have to make, saying goodbye and euthanizing a pet. And there are many reasons why pet owners decide to euthanize, maybe your animal is suffering with an illness that has no cure, a senior pet that needs expensive medical treatment or, they have aggression problems. Whatever the cause, making a decision is never easy but, more often than not it is the most compassionate thing you can do for your furry friend.
Episode 205: Jealousy And Grief
Do you know that jealousy while grieving is quite a common reaction. And it can show up for many different reasons but, it's important to remember that we are human and we can hold more than one feeling in our hearts we can feel jealous that someone got to live while your loved one did not, and still be glad that the person has returned to good health and gets to live another day. Grief encompasses a wide range of emotions and if you're carrying feelings of jealousy, then this episode is for you. Enjoy!
Episode 204: Mother's Day Without Mum
Spending mother's day without your mum is never an easy thing, for many it can be tempting to want to hide away and pretend it's just another day. But if you've had a loving relationship with your mother, why shouldn't you celebrate her memory. On this week's episode I offer a few ideas on how to celebrate mother's day without her. Enjoy!
Episode 203: Dating After A Loss
Coping with the loss of a spouse or partner can be incredibly challenging for many different reasons, and it may take a while for you to learn to live without the person physically in your life. However, if your thinking of dating again but feel confused and conflicted, then this is the episode for you because I offer a few suggestions on the do's and don'ts of dating after a loss. Enjoy!
There comes a day when every person will face the heartbreaking reality of losing someone or something that they love. As many of us know, grieving can be exhausting and even frightening, sadly, one of the hardest things to do is to learn to live life without the person physically with you. On this episode I offer a few suggestions to learning how to live without your loved one. From my heart to yours.
Come and listen to this week's episode where I offer a few tips on how to release the burden of guilt that you might be holding on to in your grief. Sadly, guilt is everywhere in grief and it's a common yet complex emotion. Often it makes the griever feel that somehow, someway, they have failed in their duties, obligations, or, they have done something wrong and that can lead to feelings of insecurity, unworthiness, blame, self-judgement, and much more. The sad part is that guilt does not have to be rational to be be real so that means even though it's not based on reality, we may still feel it. Enjoy!
If you're wondering how to talk to your children about death then this episode is for you. We need to find ways to teach our kids about one of life's important truths because, when it comes to the topic of death many parents often fail to provide honest information to their children as we think it's a morbid topic to talk about. Even though it's not always easy it is necessary so, I'm offering some do's and don'ts of ways to talk to your child about death. Enjoy!
Episode 199: Witnessing Grief
Do you notice ways that you are bearing witness to your grief and to others? Author, public speaker, and death and grieving expert David Kessler says that each person's grief is as unique as their fingerprint but, what everyone has in common, is no matter how they grieve, they share the need for their grief to be witnessed. And that's the topic of this week's episode. Enjoy!
Episode 198: Releasing Old Wounds
Despite the passing of time, pain from long ago can stay with us and begin to affect our relationships, work, the hobbies we love, and eventually our health because, those wounds usually stem from unresolved grief that's maybe never been acknowledged and it's just been left unattended to. Now, many people wonder if it's possible to heal those wounds from trauma, rejection, or heartache, especially if they've tried everything and they feel that it hasn't helped. There are ways and there are people who can help you. So, if you're struggling with emotional pain caused from an event long ago, this is the episode for you. Enjoy!
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