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
On this week's podcast episode, I'm talking about the importance of self-care for caregivers. What do they tell you on an airplane when the oxygen mask comes down in front of you, "please put your own mask on first before assisting anyone else" because, only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. And if you are a caregiver and are not taking care of yourself, overtime the physical, emotional, and mental demands of caring for someone can become exhausting which will soon lead to extreme fatigue and burnout, but by taking care of yourself in a healthy way will help you to be the best caregiver you want to be. Enjoy!
When you're grieving, you may feel so much heartache and yet still have those moments of happiness and laughter. Sadly, many people feel that it's wrong and disrespectful to be happy and smile in the midst of grief, but the truth is you don't have to let go of the pain to make space for happiness and it's actually healthy to feel happy while simultaneously grieving. Here's where I offer a few suggestions that might help you to become a little happier while grieving. Enjoy!
When two people experience the same type of loss they often assume that they will grieve the same way but, that not true as it depends on the relationship you had with the person who has died. And though your grief may include some similarities that others experience, your feelings are individual to you and every person manifests grief in a way that is appropriate for them. Enjoy!
On this week's episode I'm talking about how new beginnings can be a very exciting time however, starting something new can also bring up emotions such as grief and beginnings can be especially hard during the grieving process and even after. So I'm offering a few ways to deal with the grief of a new beginning. Enjoy!
On this week's episode of Give Grief a Chance Podcast, I'm talking about how when we are grieving, it's not uncommon for those people we love and have counted on to suddenly disappear. Or, they may distant themselves because they don't know what to say or do and they fear that they may say the wrong thing to you. As many of us know, everyone copes with grief differently and your friends will too. Enjoy!
The holiday season is here and wherever you look everyone seems to be gearing up for fun and festivities. However, if your grieving this time of year may not feel the same for you as it can be a sad reminder of a past or recent loss. On this week's episode, I offer a few ideas to help you survive and come through the holiday experience in one piece. Enjoy!
On this week's episode I'm offering a few suggestions for dealing with grief in healthy ways because, many people turn to some type of substance as a way to try to cope with their grief. Sadly, grief and addiction can be deeply linked and the risk of developing substance use disorder can be even greater when experiencing a loss as people often try seek temporary relief and soothe their pain by using some type of substance.
Grief is the emotional suffering that you feel when someone or something you love is taken away. How you grieve depends on many factors, some people can start to feel better in weeks or months and sadly some carry their emotional pain around for years. While your emotions can be consuming, they are not permanent states. On this week's episode I'm sharing fifteen tips to help you navigate through the grieving process in a compassionate and healthy way. Enjoy!
People often struggle with what to say to someone who is grieving during the holidays, and finding the right words to express your love and support can be though. However, it's important not to try to force holiday cheer on someone but instead, offer to be there for them. On this week's podcast episode I suggest a few ideas how to show up and be there for your heartbroken friend, plus a few things to write or say to your grieving person.
This past week I have really appreciated being outside and taking in those big deep breaths as I've been dealing with Covid. Now, most of us don't pay much attention to our breath and at the best of times and we're not breathing properly for optimal health. Focusing the breath and doing breathing exercises while grieving can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and regular deep breathing can also reduce tension in the body and help keep us in the present moment. This episode is about the benefits of mindful breathing plus, I offer a simple breathing exercise you can start with. Enjoy!
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