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Building Life After Loss

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Ep #15 Suffering is Optional

1/16/2019
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“Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional.” This quote is often attributed to Buddhist teachings. In today’s episode we’ll explore the grief, pain and suffering that’s associated with loss. The concentration camp prisoner Viktor Frankl famously wrote, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. […]

Duration:00:15:09

Ep #14 You Aren’t Crazy

1/9/2019
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My friend Brandi Dayton, whose son died 3 years ago, said, “We need to know we aren’t crazy, what’s normal and that we will one day be ok.” Her comment inspired this episode. It’s natural to feel like you’re crazy after a loss because you may experience crazy thoughts, you can’t concentrate and you live […]

Duration:00:20:48

Ep #13 Processing Grief

1/2/2019
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As a society we aren’t good at feeling our emotions. We learn to use our intellect but not our emotions. Feeling your feelings is an important element of processing grief. As you’re patient and loving toward yourself you can allow your feelings to come forward without added anxiety and fear. In this episode, I also […]

Duration:00:27:46

Ep #12 You Are Not Alone

12/26/2018
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Your grief over losing your child may leave you feeling depressed and anxious. You may also feel isolated and alone. Because of your depression you may find yourself pulling away from people and the support you want. You may feel that no one understands you. Feeling that way can be lonely too. Even the way […]

Duration:00:22:07

Ep #11 Create Vision

12/19/2018
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After a major loss, like losing a child, it’s not unusual to find that your interests and ambitions have changed. It might be time to create a new vision for your life because “a to-do list is not a vision.” In this episode, I explain how to create vision, how to know through contrast what […]

Duration:00:18:49

Ep #10 The Magic of Gratitude

12/12/2018
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Gratitude is magic even in our grief. I share more of my story and my experience with devastating loss, grief and gratitude. Also, in this episode I tell you the beautiful story of Jessica Swift, her profound grief in losing her young husband and her overwhelming gratitude. She beautifully illustrates the juxtaposition of these seemingly […]

Duration:00:21:22

Ep #9 Positive Psychology

12/5/2018
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Today we’re talking about the discipline of Positive Psychology, what it is, and how it can help us as we struggle with grief and coming back to a place of well-being and happiness. In today’s episode I mentioned Abraham Maslow and Dr. Martin Seligman, both of whom are considered two of the five founding fathers […]

Duration:00:21:35

Ep #8 Grief Myths

11/28/2018
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What do we believe about grief that’s not helpful? We’ll explore some common misconceptions and why we might believe that. Many of our myths about Grief come from things that we learned growing up that don’t serve us. As we examine these myths we can determine what we want to believe now so that we […]

Duration:00:17:35

Ep #7 What Others Say and Do

11/21/2018
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We spend so much energy concerned about what others say and think or what they may say and think. It’s a waste of time. No matter what we do in an effort to control what others say and think, they still get to decide. Despite our best efforts we truly have no control over other […]

Duration:00:15:25

Bonus Episode. Anticipating the Holidays After Loss

11/17/2018
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When you’re experiencing the pain from the loss of your child, the holiday season can be particularly tricky. One of the best things we can do for ourselves is be kind and loving. Let the emotions arise and be ok with it. Participate and enjoy the holidays as much as you can, but it’s ok […]

Duration:00:08:06

Ep #6 Choose Hope

11/14/2018
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Truly do your very best to choose hope despite your loss. If we believe that we will always be mourning and that there is no way to move beyond the excruciating pain of loss we won’t look for hope. If we believe that if we give up mourning we’ll be letting go of our child, […]

Duration:00:16:26

Ep #5 Changing a Bad Attitude

10/19/2018
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Has anyone ever told you that you have a bad attitude? Have you ever wondered what that means? We know what it looks like. We know what it feels like. But where did it come from and how do we change it? We’ll explore the anatomy of a bad attitude. Until we know what it […]

Duration:00:11:13

Ep #4 Love Yourself

10/19/2018
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I’m pretty sure we all feel certain that we should be kind and loving to others. It seems right and noble. Why don’t we offer this same level of respect to ourselves? Doesn’t it make sense that if it feels great to love others that it should feel equally great to love ourselves. I seriously […]

Duration:00:14:28

Ep #3 What Helped During My Grief Part 2

10/19/2018
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In this second of two parts, I explore five additional things that helped me in my early grief and beyond. I found that the activities that helped varied from social to spiritual to physical. Some of these activities I’ve continued, and some I’ve continued in a different form as my life has shifted and changed […]

Duration:00:15:52

Ep #2 What Helped During My Grief Part 1

10/19/2018
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Just a couple short years after my children died, a distant acquaintance suddenly became a young widow with young children. My heart ached for her. I wanted to do something to help but I didn’t know her well and I didn’t live near her so I wrote a letter. I wrote a letter of all […]

Duration:00:12:45

Ep #1 We All Have a Story

10/19/2018
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We all have a story. Your life story is important. It’s what makes you who you are. Also, the way we interact with our story develops overtime. When you think about it, the uniqueness in each of our lives is astounding! Absolutely, no two people on the planet share the same story even within the […]

Duration:00:12:27