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Real Talk with Life After Grief Chris

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"Helping those in grief (and the advisors who support them) navigate financial matters."In 2008, at the peak of the recession, I lost my mother to cancer in August and my father to a broken heart in November. In 2010, my grandmother passed away after a stroke. Then a heart wrenching experience in 2012 of losing my oldest child.I became a financial planner in 2003 during the process of helping my parents in their declining health. In 2011, three years after my parents passed, I became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ to better help families in need. In 2021, I became a Certified Financial Transitionist® to complete my personal and professional experience with formal education and scientific theory. My personal experiences and knowledge of grief and loss of loved ones helps me to understand and assist families enduring similar situations. I’ve helped over 400 families navigate many financial issues and life circumstances such as grieving loss of loved ones.

"Helping those in grief (and the advisors who support them) navigate financial matters."In 2008, at the peak of the recession, I lost my mother to cancer in August and my father to a broken heart in November. In 2010, my grandmother passed away after a stroke. Then a heart wrenching experience in 2012 of losing my oldest child.I became a financial planner in 2003 during the process of helping my parents in their declining health. In 2011, three years after my parents passed, I became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ to better help families in need. In 2021, I became a Certified Financial Transitionist® to complete my personal and professional experience with formal education and scientific theory. My personal experiences and knowledge of grief and loss of loved ones helps me to understand and assist families enduring similar situations. I’ve helped over 400 families navigate many financial issues and life circumstances such as grieving loss of loved ones.

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United States

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"Helping those in grief (and the advisors who support them) navigate financial matters."In 2008, at the peak of the recession, I lost my mother to cancer in August and my father to a broken heart in November. In 2010, my grandmother passed away after a stroke. Then a heart wrenching experience in 2012 of losing my oldest child.I became a financial planner in 2003 during the process of helping my parents in their declining health. In 2011, three years after my parents passed, I became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ to better help families in need. In 2021, I became a Certified Financial Transitionist® to complete my personal and professional experience with formal education and scientific theory. My personal experiences and knowledge of grief and loss of loved ones helps me to understand and assist families enduring similar situations. I’ve helped over 400 families navigate many financial issues and life circumstances such as grieving loss of loved ones.

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English

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Episodes

Hall of Fame Coach Empowers Young Women--Cindy Richardson

7/11/2022
I have the distinct honor of interviewing Hall of Fame Coach Cindy Richardson on the podcast today. Cindy comes with over twenty years of coaching experience and is the head coach at Colonial High School in Orlando, Florida. Outside of being a wife, mother and basketball coach she empowers young women. Through the podcast, you will see Cindy's unwavering commitment to giving young women the tools they need to succeed in life. On occasion, Cindy has acted as a formal guardian to her girls...

Duration:00:27:14

The Art of Giving Back Through Mentorship with Mike Jackson

5/24/2022
On today's episode, I interview a truly driven and philanthropic family man. Please meet Mike Jackson. I met Mike over a decade ago through our mutual love of competing on the basketball court. In our interview, you will hear his perspective of making significant sacrifices for family. We also explore how our complicated (and grief driven) paths as black men has shaped and narrowed our focus as God-fearing fathers. Mike is a dynamic man who chose to leave corporate America to become a...

Duration:00:32:39

The Best Medicine for Grief---Volunteering

5/16/2022
Did you know that volunteering is one of the most exhilarating ways to accelerate your progression through grief? In this week's episode I talk about "Giving Back" as a source of healing for someone in grief. It sounds like an oxymoron to even think about helping someone else while you deal with your own grief. Studies have shown that there are definitive health benefits to giving back. Volunteering is good for the mind and body. Giving back through volunteering is a meaningful way to honor...

Duration:00:13:55

Hospice - Get the Facts

5/3/2022
In this week's episode I talk about Hospice. I talk about the origins and the tremendous benefit enacted by Congress in the 1980s. Many folks are unaware that Hospice organizations offer bereavement services at no cost, even to those who have not utilized Hospice in the formal sense. Hospice specializes in the care of the dying as well as their families. Hospice is not looking to cure a terminal illness, but to make everyone more comfortable during the process. Hospice is available 24 hours...

Duration:00:18:23

Terminal Illness (and Cancer)-Delivering News to Children

4/6/2022
In this week's episode, I decided to talk about terminal illnesses, including cancer, as it relates to parents delivering the daunting news to children. I use my own personal example of when my folks delivered the news of my mother's cancer diagnosis. I present this information to you from that of a high school senior's perspective. In my research I have discovered that the tools and tips I have garnered apply to just about any aged child. During the podcast, I will discuss very specific...

Duration:00:18:56

Setting Healthy Boundaries Before and After Grief

4/6/2022
In this week's episode I am going to discuss "Setting Healthy Boundaries", both as someone in grief and an advisor helping a client in grief. I am going to draw on my formal training and education as a hospice volunteer with regard to the area of setting therapeutic boundaries. I am also going to draw on a few personal examples of how I realized my boundaries were becoming violated and how I reacted in the spirit of self preservation. As an individual in grief you many not be as astute as...

Duration:00:19:53

My Home Was Raided By the Police...

3/28/2022
In the winter of 2010, I received some alarming calls that my parents' home was being raided by the police. Consequently, I received this news the day I returned from my paternal grandmother's funeral. I had rented the home to older college students (late 20s with their parents' co-signing on the lease). This was a tough situation and long drawn-out. Although this situation was heart wrenching, it reinforced me to have the right team around me. The team for me at that moment in time was:...

Duration:00:12:55

A Conversation with Someone Who Prevents Grief--Heidi Burnett

3/21/2022
Have you ever met someone that prevents grief. Well, I have. Let me introduce you to Heidi Burnett. Heidi is the owner and founder of SwimSprout. SwimSprout’s mission is to teach students the necessary skills and confidence to survive an aquatic accident and build a foundation for a lifetime enjoyment of water activities. I was fortunate to meet Heidi a little over 8 years ago when my wife and I were looking for someone to give our sons the necessary skills to survive an aquatic accident. I...

Duration:00:42:11

A Black Man's Perspective on Racism and Discrimination in America

3/14/2022
I usually don’t openly talk about my experience with racism and discrimination because it is emotionally and physically exhausting. My experience with racism also brings up a lot of anxiety and grief. I must warn you, the situations, my reactions and the way I handled each are very raw. Imagine having a full time job in which you are working 40 hours a week. Now, imagine having a second full time job moonlighting in which no one knows or cares. Racism is my second full time job. I will share...

Duration:00:31:54

A Conversation with a Financial Planning Pioneer--Susan Bradley!

3/7/2022
In today's episode, I am very humbled and delighted to interview someone whom I both admire and respect, Susan Bradley. Susan led me to a very specific training she created called the Certified Financial Transitionist® (CeFT®). As I have mentioned in a previous podcast, I was searching for a training that would complete my personal and professional experience. Susan's training has provided me with scientific theory behind life transitions and in my case, grief. Through Susan's training I...

Duration:00:35:16

Financial Planner vs Financial Advisor vs Fiduciary--What the heck does Chris do?

3/1/2022
Welcome back to another season of Real Talk with Life After Grief Chris. In this premier episode, we focus on feedback received from Season 1. Many listeners wanted to know the difference between a financial planner vs. financial advisor vs. fiduciary. Listeners also wanted a little more background on my role and what I do in terms of the financial industry. You have spoken and I have heard. In this premier episode, I will also give you teasers as to what to expect during Season 2, including...

Duration:00:18:58

Special Conversation with a Trailblazer, Amy Irvine CFP®, EA, MPAS®, CCFC, CDFA®

2/23/2022
I am so excited to have Amy Irvine on today’s podcast. Amy is well known in the financial arena. She is a trailblazer in the world of finance with a special emphasis on advancing women. We have a crossover podcast where Amy will be interviewing me and I will also interview her. If you don’t know Amy, you know her now. She co-founded the Southern Tier Women's Financial Conference in 2014, which is an annual event with a day of collaboration, networking and financial education for women. She...

Duration:00:58:57

Ending the Family Feud With My Brother--Real Life Tips and Tools

1/25/2022
As we conclude the first season of Real Talk with Life After Grief, I wanted to bring my brother on as a special guest. As many have known, my brother and I have navigated our own very personal family feud for more than 35 years. Our relationship was a complete and utter disaster for most of those 35 years. The animosity and disfunction in our relationship reached a breaking point after significant deaths in our family. With a lot of communication, acceptance and forgiveness we have repaired...

Duration:00:20:19

What to Say and Not to Say to a Griever

1/18/2022
In this episode, we will explore how to speak to a griever in their language. We will explore what to say, how to say it and what not to say to a griever. I will provide real examples of what was said to me in my grief journey. I will also give you tips and ways to practice to help normalize the feelings of someone in grief. Please note that we only have one episode left before we conclude season 1. If you are griever looking for help with your personal situation go to...

Duration:00:14:08

Fireside Chat with Fellow Life After Griever, Daniel Kopp, CFP®

1/11/2022
I am really excited to have my good buddy on the podcast today, Daniel Kopp, CFP®. Daniel is a fellow Life After Griever who has made it to the other side of grief. He is the husband to Anna, father to a newborn bouncing boy, widower to Sarah and father to three children in heaven. Daniel and I share definitive paths in grief. We also share significant progress through Life After Grief. Daniel is a true inspiration from what he has gone through, and what he now does to help others through...

Duration:00:30:33

Helping Fellow Financial Planner, John Chesbrough, CFP®, Support a Client in Grief

1/11/2022
In this episode I am very fortunate to interview my earliest advisor, John Chesbrough, CFP®, whom I helped through a daunting, terminal client diagnosis. Listen to John as he helped a client navigate anticipatory grief. John is the owner and founder of Trail Financial Planning, which is based out of Bellingham, WA. He enjoys working with people who care for others and their community – firefighters, therapists, doctors, nurses and teachers. John is an exercise enthusiast who is also a...

Duration:00:21:37

Grief Normalcy and Timelines

1/11/2022
In this episode, we will explore what is normal with a person in grief. We will also discover important timelines when working with someone in grief. I will provide very personal commentary of experiences from my own life. I will also provide a link (through my website) to an article I wrote called "What is the proper timeline for working with a griever?" This article will define very specific expectations, timelines, steps and processes for working with someone going through grief. If you...

Duration:00:13:10

Resources, Practical Tips and Steps After the Passing of a Loved One

1/4/2022
In this episode, I will provide both technical tips for the immediacy after a loved one has passed. I also will provide emotional tips for immediately after a loved one has passed. This episode will be a great go to resource guide for what to do when a loved one passes away. If you are griever looking for help with your personal situation go to lifeaftergriffp.com. If you are an advisor looking looking to support your client in grief go to lifeaftergriefconsulting.com.

Duration:00:13:40

Grief and My Dysfunctional Family

12/28/2021
In this episode I will explore how family dysfunction dramatically complicates and can extend the grieving process. I will also provides resources for ending family feuds. If you are griever looking for help with your personal situation go to lifeaftergriffp.com. If you are an advisor looking looking to support your client in grief go to lifeaftergriefconsulting.com.

Duration:00:09:55

Sandwich Generation Grief and Handling the Guilt

12/21/2021
In this episode, we will explore what the sandwich generation is. We will explore common feelings that come with being in the middle. I will provide some very good resources for challenges and emotions tied to people who are in the sandwich generation. I will also provide ways to solicit help to aid in caring for your loved one. I will provide real life examples of the common struggles of juggling care for both parents and children at the same time. If you are griever looking for help with...

Duration:00:10:36