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
If you're heading into Thanksgiving missing a loved one who has recently died, know that you're not alone. The holidays can trigger so much sadness as everything for you is different and your world has been shattered into a million pieces. How can you make it through the holidays? What can you do to get mentally prepared for this time of year? Come and listen to this week's episode as I offer some suggestions to help you navigate grief during Thanksgiving.
On this week's episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Francesca Lynn Arnoldy who is an author, community Doula, and death advocate. She was the original creator of the highly popular doula training program at the University of Vermont. And is the author of 'Map of Memory Lane' a picture book for children. As most of us know children are naturally curious and this book helps adults to supply clear answers to difficult questions about end of life. Francesca can be found reflecting on birth, death, and life with a doula heart on her website, Francescalynnarnoldy.com.
There are many ways to approach the grieving process and as we know, everyone approaches grief differently therefore, everyone copes with their grief differently. When I was grieving and felt those intense feelings coming to the surface I knew I had to take a break from my grief and go out for a walk, run, or bike ride which worked wonders for me. However, it's important not to pressure yourself into exercise especially if you aren't the most athletic person or just dread the thought of doing it. On this episode I offer a few suggestions on ways to help you to move your body and the benefits it offers.
I don't know about you, but when I'm on social media some of my favorite feeds are those of animals, and there are so many videos and photos dedicated to our pets and other types of amazing animals. When you're facing a significant loss, you might want to lean on a pet for some extra support because they love you and just the act of touching, stroking, and hugging, a pet can be calming and offer feelings of comfort and connection.
Another wonderful chat with Rhona Barton who is the host of 'Believe in ME' podcasts which are all about inspiring women who are living with or who have recently been diagnosed with, M.E. ( Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) realise that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Rhona lived with ME for almost ten years, and she knows all about the debilitating pain, fatigue, and a range of other symptoms associated with post-exertional malaise, the body and brains inability to recover after expending even small amounts of energy. I had a few more questions to ask Rhona about ME, and as always she is a wealth of information and openly shares here experience about this chronic illness.
On this week's episode I'm talking about using guided meditations to help you while your grieving. Plus!.. I'm giving you a short guided sleep meditation so, it's important that you DO NOT listen to this podcast while you are driving or operating machinery, please wait until you are in a safe place where you can get comfortable without any distractions.. preferably, in bed.. ENJOY!
This week on Give Grief a Chance podcasts I'm talking about adapting after a loss. For many people when someone they love and care about dies, the heartache and pain that comes with that loss can be so overwhelming, and on top of the pain you have to try to adjust and and adapt to a life without your loved one and find new ways of living in a different and unwelcome reality.
Our lives are made up of many different relationships but, one of the most important ones you can have is with yourself. Having a relationship with yourself is like any other relationship it's full of ups and downs and you have to tend to it to get the most out of it. How do you find yourself again after you've experienced a loss? Listen to this week's episode where I offer a few suggestions to help rekindle your relationship with you!
The death of the queen has stirred up grief all over the world, and it's perfectly normal to grieve the death of someone you didn't personally know but, they inspired you and felt important to you. The queens death can be difficult for people on many levels as it can bring up emotions from previous losses and be a reminder that at this moment in time, those we loved so deeply are no longer with us. Whether you knew the queen personally or, you knew of her, your feelings are valid. So come and listen to this week's episode where I go deeper into queen Elizabeth's death and how it can affect us.
If you or anyone you know have been diagnosed with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) I encourage you to come and listen to my guest on this week's episode. Rhona Barton lived with ME for almost 10 years, she was bed bound and wheelchair bound before finding her feet again and coming through the otherside. Rhona is a coach, author, and podcaster, who helps women with ME, she offers 1:1 coaching as well as group sessions plus, has a plethora of tips to the listeners of her podcast. Today we have a fun and informative, blether together.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.