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
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Setting healthy boundaries can be hard, but much of our health and general well-being depends on our ability to set and maintain good boundaries. At no time in life is that ability more necessary than during a time of grief, or being a caregiver to a loved one. Sadly, most of us don't think about boundaries and many people don't know what they are, but when you know and understand yourself, you'll know what limits feel appropriate for you.
The term ambiguous grief was coined by Pauline Boss PHD in the 1970's. Basically it is the grief experienced from the loss of someone who is still alive and for many it's when a loss is unresolved.
For some people grief can be a very hard and emotionally difficult experience and they may feel a wide range of emotions, while others may experience less intense emotions.However, we all have different expressions and ways to cope with loss and everyone does it in their own personal way. There's no right or wrong, and and no better or worse, your emotions are normal natural and unique to you.
What we believe usually dictates how we will feel, and most of us think our beliefs are right otherwise we would believe something else. Unfortunately, many people believe that being right is being happy however, that rightness can limit or restrict your happiness and it can impact your ability to recovery from a loss.
A death doula is someone who makes him or herself available to assist a dying individual and also help the family by providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support. The doula can help to relieve any anxiety and is usually one of the last people in the room helping with the transition from life to death.
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