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The Beautiful Side of Grief your go-to weekly podcast if you are wanting to hear interviews from people who have moved through heart-wrenching loss or those who are at the coal-face supporting this process. It diverse, heart-warming though most of all it is positive and filled with go-to's that you can use yourself. For user-friendly FREE resources visit https://thebeautifulsideofgrief.com/free-resources
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There are over one third of people caregiving in some capacity. Your initial response would probably be 'let's make this about the person who needs the care'. However, that can only last for so long before you realise your own self-care is being compromised or, worse still, non-existent. So how do you do this very important, often selfless job, adjust to what is happening with your loved one, and still be able to keep on track with your own life? You take a listen to my guest in this episode.   Lynn Abaté-Johnson believes caregivers are worthy of the same love, care, and attention they give their loved ones, which means they need the emotional and logistical support to help them thrive. Unfortunately, it takes copious hours of research to find the resources caregivers need, which leaves them feeling drained, frustrated, and overwhelmed. In this episode, we discuss her book, 'Out of Love: a daughter's journey with her mum to the end', which provides readers with reassurance, comfort, and practical systems and tools to help caregivers provide care easier and discover how to blossom through their journey. Our conversation is full of honesty, openness and heart.   In this episode, we share: Ways to divy up caregiving between family members Recognising that even if you are strong, capable, and accomplished you can suffer anxiety, stress or other symptoms in this new role How to discern what it is you really need versus using your old addictions to fulfill it Practising the beingness of being human Tips for juggling caregiving with a fulltime job Going from “What am I going to do without my mom?” to “I know I can thrive after she’s gone–just as she would want.” Quote: "Nobody felt I was distracted except for me, and so what happened was my nervous system took a big hit and the trauma just lived in me to where I started to pack on more weight on physically on my body." ~ Lynn Abaté-Johnson   Resources: Lynn's links: To get your FREE chapter of Out of Love: https://www.LynnAbateJohnsonBook.com/freechapter To purchase Out of Love: A Daughter's Journey with her Mum to the End: https://OutOfLoveBook.mn.co Online community BY and FOR family caregivers: LynnAbateJohnsonBook.com Caregiver Bingo IG post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CmxCN49OwO_/ Create an online blog via https://www.caringbridge.org/   Website: https://www.lynnabatejohnsonbook.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LAJBiz  Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LynnAbateJohnson Twitter: https://twitter.com/LAJbiz?fbclid=IwAR0caATYRHZhdKuzAa0EV1A1UWqh71pn74x-uG7clFrYxz6lQ-b9ufBGiBE IG: https://instagram.com/LAJbiz?fbclid=IwAR3dk4qFo4i16hwC0ISPrCD56bfl2NnaH_9AxniY4ms8xoQ8DKJbr4HxnzQ  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LynnAbateJohnson   PLUS check out the wonderful resources Lynn has for caregivers on her website!   Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟
I have a topic which I believe will be really interesting for you to listen to today.  If you meditate you may have come across some shamanic meditations and, if you haven't had any experience with them before, may have wondered what shamanism is all  about, Well, My guest today, Martin Theis is a spiritual coach and teacher who focuses on mental and emotional well-being through the art of shamanic journeys. His mission is to is to assist others on their journey from suffering to finding inner peace and joy through his website Light Trails.co Martin divides his time living between Germany, Norway and Hawaii and is in the process of building a decentralised network of non-profit orginizations that aim at building low entrance barrier refuges for people to find healing and regeneration. What a beautiful mission that is!   In this episode, you will learn the following: Who Martin would most like to cook a vegan meal for! What shamanic journeys are How this gentle spiritual art form can help you go from suffering to joy! How to find you totem animal   Quote: "When we avoid feeling wants to be felt right, what is there, when we try to suppress that, that's when we lose most of our energy and our connection ." ~ Martin Theis     Resources:   Martin's links: Website: https://www.lighttrails.co Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Light-Trails-Co-102155525899302 IG: https://www.instagram.com/lighttrails_co/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/light-trails-co/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9D_fPAidhrEC8J6B6Ro2xA     Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟
You - are in for a treat today - my guest, Nesreen Ahmed, has been recognised as a top grief coach, by Coach Foundation, for the work she does in the field of grief - she has also trained under grief expert David Kessler, trained at the Grief Recovery Institute to become a certified grief recovery expert, and holds many other highly rated credentials in the areas of coaching, grief, positivity and life skills. So what she will share with you today, will be top shelf.   In this episode, you will learn the following: What it was about grief coaching that made a difference in the first session that other forms of therapy and support groups didn't How do you go about helping someone understand, manage and take responsibility for their grief especially when they are at their most vulnerable Effective skills versus non-effective skills in coping with your grief Grief coaching vs grief counseling The types of things that cause grief that you may not be aware of PLUS a free online grief assessment tool to discover the best support for you   Quote: "Grief can also often take us to primitive, primal spaces within our hearts and souls. It takes us to the very depths and core of ourselves." ~ Nesreen Ahmed     Resources:   Nesreen's links: Website: https://harborlightcoaching.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/harborlightcoaching IG: www.instagram.com/harborlightcoaching LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/harborlightcoaching     Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟
When the tables are turned on you…you get to be the one in the hot seat being asked all the questions! That's what one of my previous guests, Peggy Green, did to me. She wanted you to hear my story, if you haven't had the opportunity to do so, and put me in the hot seat!   I hope you get something out of what I have to share and my heartfelt thanks to Peggy for taking the time to do this 💜   What I share: my story how losing my loved ones has impacted and changed my life signs from our loved ones why I am doing this podcast what is important to me now   Quote: "...it set my whole grief journey on a different path because I thought, I just somehow knew that there was something bigger to all of this and, I just allowed myself to trust that process ." ~ Helen     Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟
A quick message from me to you to wish you a Happy New Year, thank you for being on this journey with me - plus a few thoughts that I hope will fill your heart and give you strength. I couldn't do this without YOU! Please know that I am so grateful and appreciate YOU! Let's do 2023! With love always, Helen 💜
You probably know your star sign and what general traits are attributed to that star sign, but do you know that the exact place and time of your birth was decided by YOU? And that YOU chose this time and place so you could learn what you need to in this lifetime? So, is the grief we experience as random as we think it is? To help explain this and so much more is Deidre Wilton, an Esoteric Astrologer, Clairvoyant and Metaphysical Teacher, based in Martinborough, New Zealand. For the last 18 years she has travelled regularly to national and international destinations to teach Esoteric Astrology and Metaphysical Workshops and Courses, and also to give Personal Esoteric Astrology Readings. She has an extensive range of clients both in New Zealand and all over the world and her passion in life is Astrology. She studies your soul’s journey so we can see your soul’s purpose in this lifetime. From here we can see what lessons you have come here to learn; what gifts and talents you have brought with you; how you naturally learn physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally, and what past life energies are effecting you in this incarnation. Your Astrology is the Blue Print of your life and within it are all the answers you are seeking on your soul’s journey.   In this episode, you will learn the following: How everything in life is pre-destined Insight into why you have gone through grief in this lifetime Acceptance of what you have experienced How grief can change you in a positive way Why you need to share what you learn with others The pandemic from an astrological perspective   Quote: "We all come with our gifts and talents. We all come with our experiences and they're for us to go through, but then they're for us to also share, so that everybody can benefit from the learning that goes on there ." ~ Deidre Wilton     Resources:   Deidre's links: Website: www.star-wise.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deidrestarwise   Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟  
Have you considered doing something epic? I mean really epic - that completely takes you out of your comfort zone? Well, my guest today has not only done that but she has done it in her later years of life. Kathleen Donnelly Israel found a new future to dream about when the retirement dreams she and her husband shared were dashed by his illness and she ended up being his carer for 17 years. This plucky lady, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Art from San Diego State University and studied Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School in Switzerland, decided to walk the Camino Santiago de Compostela at the age of 69. From this came her book, Wisdom on the Camino, a delightful and inspiring story of a spiritual journey from St. Jean Pied de Port in Southern France, a 500-mile walking pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. It includes wisdoms shared with people along the way about forgiveness, and the importance of honoring the possibilities that exist for each of us in our lives. In this episode, you will learn the following: How you can define yourself and take care of yourself Surrendering to the process of walking Identifying what is important in your life How Ho'oponopono releases the binds we have with others who effect us negatively How adversity leads to unconditional love Quote: "I believe that I was a valiant spirit who decided to come in here even knowing that I would attract adversity. And then in the end, the adversity was part of the cure." ~ Kathleen Donnelly Israel Resources: Kathleen's links: Website: Https://wisdomonthecamino.com  (access the photos that accompany the book on this link) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathleen.d.israel/ LinkedIn: https://www.instagram.com/wisdomonthecamino/ Plus Transformational Breathing.com on YouTube for breathwork Kathleen's ho'oponopono prayer: 'Dear God please make everything turn out ok.' Then you let God make everything turn out ok   Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟
Child Suicide - a parent's worst nightmare. How do you survive this? And not just survive it, go on this live a happy, fulfilling life? Peggy Green knows this journey well and is no stranger to child loss. Her daughter Courtney transitioned as a toddler following an accident at a time when there were very few resources available. Then, in 2018 her son, Connor, made the decision to take his own life. Once again she was stuck for resources that would help her shift to a place of joy and happiness again. She didn't want to stay stuck on the hamster wheel so decided that she would help others by researching all she could about child suicide then writing what she learned. “Survive Your Child’s Suicide: How to Move through Grief to Healing.” is Peggy's new book where she introduces  a wholistic step-by-step process in three phases to help you move through grief to healing. Along the way, as a Grief Coach, Speaker and Author, she has helped many others experiencing child loss, especially to suicide. So she understands this area of loss well. Today she runs us through this very complex and messy area of grief, guilt and so much much more, providing many wonderful insights and tools along the way. Don't stay stuck any longer. You can find your way back to happiness.   In this episode, you will learn the following: The 3 step-by-step phases Peggy uses  What the 3 C's are all about in dealing with guilt Why it is important to heal yourself as a whole - mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually Making a conscious decision to deal with your grief   ** This episode openly deals with the topic of suicide. Please use your discretion if deciding to listen, and if you do feel triggered, please ensure you seek immediate support from friends, family or professional support, if required. However, it is my intention that this episode be an open discussion on how you can move through this incredibly distressing time in your life to healing and being able to view both your loved one and yourself in a different light.   Quote: "We think that there's a chronological order of death. For the most part there is, but it's not guaranteed." ~ Peggy Green     Resources:   Peggy's links: Peggy's books:      Survive Your Child's Suicide: How to Move Through Grief to Healing Life After Child Loss: A Mother's Survival Guide to Cope and Find Joy https://www.thegriefspecialist.com/our-books/ Website: https://www.thegriefspecialist.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegriefspecialist IG: https://www.instagram.com/peggyagreen/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/peggyagreen Previous episode:  14. Life after Losing a Child - twice | Peggy Green   Want to know how you can help someone out or have awareness of those who may need help around you? Check out these links: IASP Step Closer  Step Closer Film link https://www.iasp.info/wp-content/uploads/Take-Time-to-Reach-Out-WSPD.pdf   Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟
How would your life change if you were an exceptional communicator? Or even just able to get your point across well? Right up there with the fear of death is the fear of speaking in public. Why am I bringing this up on a grief podcast? Because there are times where we need to be able to communicate effectively, especially if we are having to deal with legal proceedings, banks, lawyers, the Police. Or maybe your feel the need to share your story publicly but public speaking terrifies you. Whatever the situation we want to be able to get our message across well. Brenden Kumarasamy coaches top executives and entrepreneurs to become top 1% communicators in their field - that's his day job. His passion, however, is about everyone being able to communicate well. He does this through his hugely popular FREE YouTube channel - MasterTalk. In this episode, Brenden shares his top tips to help you communicate more effectively, whether that's in an aspect of your grief journey, or going forward in everyday life.   In this episode, you will learn the following: How to communicate healthy boundaries with your family What to use and avoid in highly emotional times How to communicate effectively when you have to deal with legal or official stuff  What to consider if you want to go 'public' with your story   Quote: "The goal is to make sure that when your fear and your message meet in the middle of that boxing match, that your message wins the match, that your message gets the knockout punch." ~ Brenden Kumarasamy     Resources:   Brenden's links: Free Resources available at: https://www.rockstarcommunicator.com/ Website: https://www.rockstarcommunicator.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MasterTalks IG: https://www.instagram.com/masteryourtalk/       Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟
Maybe you are childless - or you know of someone who has gone through the agonies of trying to conceive without success, or lost a child in utero, childbirth or through other means - for many this is a silent, heartwrenching grief that few ever know about - so how do you go about being empowered by this experience. My guest, Helen Segal, will share this and so much more in this episode. Helen is a Therapeutic Counsellor, registered with the MBACP in the UK.  She has almost 3 decades of personal growth, 20 years embracing her own creative healing and 19 years as an Art Teacher. Helen has also had many losses in her life and personally knows the devastation of failed fertility treatments and each month seeing that dream of a family not come true. She combines her training, experience and empathy, to create safe spaces to talk and express difficult emotions, which can get stuck due to society’s unhelpful attitudes and denial of pain and transition. Plus she uses the power of the arts to help people transition throught their pain to healing. In this episode, you will learn the following: How you don't always need words to express your feelings When grief and loss hit - it really is okay to feel awful Why it is important to set internal and external boundaries How your creativity can teach you to heal   Quote: "It's like my heart is broken. I feel broken. And and just laying there, just crying, just, just devastated with the, with the powerlessness of it…" ~ Helen Segal Resources: Helen's links: Step-by-Step Guide of How to Use the Healing Arts: https://empoweredchildlessness.com/ Website: https://empoweredchildlessness.com/ Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/ And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟
Thank you for being so patient!   Season 4 is not quite ready so I thought I would provide this bonus episode to fill the gap.   If you have to go on living after a major grief event (which you do, that's something we don't get much of a choice about) how then do you want your life to look like going forward? Asking myself this question has provided me with endless insights and healing over the past few years and again, recently. In this bonus episode I share a few of these insights, particularly around the role and impact trauma has in your grief. Into this I have woven some key needs which I have learned from grief expert, David Kessler, and have applied to my own understanding of my grief experience. These have had a huge impact on me so I am hoping you will find some real value from this episode also 💟
**Last episode of Season3!** On April 16, 2009, Kim Hamer watched her 44-yr-old husband take his last breath. During his illness and after his death, she was amazed by the helpful ways their coworkers, bosses, friends, and family supported them. Kim started calling their kind actions "acts of love".   After the death of her husband, Kim, an HR leader, noticed how little guidance leaders received when navigating cancer, health crisis, or death on their team. She knew their lack of knowledge negatively affected morale, employee engagement, and productivity. She set out to change that. Combining her personal experience with her professional knowledge and leadership skills, Kim launched her business to support leaders and coworkers when cancer (or any health crisis) affects a team member.   Kim Hamer is the author of 100 Acts of Love: A Girlfriend's Guide to Loving Your Friend through Cancer or Loss, an easy-to-read book filled with 100 practical, quick, and effective ways to support a friend or coworker. She’s also an HR leader and speaker who lives in Los Angeles where she tries not to bother her relatively well-behaved college-aged children.   In this episode, we chat about the following: Things to consider when you are suddenly thrust into the role of caregiver for someone seriously ill Great tips on navigating your work scene Seriously good examples of Acts of Love to support others in their time of need #1 phrase of what NOT to say - and why PLUS get access to your very own pdf version of 5 Phrases of What Not to Say (link below)   Quote: "Every single time someone did something, it was like, I'm doing this, cuz I love you." ~ Kim Hamer     Resources:   Kim's links: 5 Things Not to Say download: https://www.100actsoflove.com/whatnottosay Get your copy of 100 Acts of Love: https://www.100actsoflove.com/shop Website: https://www.100actsoflove.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/100actsoflove/       Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟
A deep sense of loss through adoption, layered with the devastation of a miscarriage led Rubia Smolens into the magical world moving meditation, otherwise known as Tai Chi. Rubia arrived at this practice with layers of anxiety, grief and deep sadness. Serving initially as a gentle way to move her body for long term fitness, Rubia discovered that this practice also opened her up to deeper healing and provided an understanding of cycles and natural laws that give her a sense of calm and balance in life. It is now her mission to share these ancient healing practices with others, giving them the tools to maintain health, rejuvenate their bodies and recapture youthful energy and equanimity in their lives.  Rubia's training includes Classical Yang Family Style Tai Chi, Yoga Naga (a warrior form of Yoga)  and Iron Shirt Qi Gong.  She has taught in community centers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, private group classes, along with speaking engagements at corporate functions such as the Oprah Winfrey Network Offices in Los Angeles.  She recently created the online courses Tai Chi Fundamentals for Beginners and Qi Gong - For Grounding.   In this episode, you will learn the following: How these practices how you uncover what you are carrying in your body at a cellular level How this gentle movement can calm and soothe your system How these ancient practices fit into our modern world How just watching Tai Chi can effect you! What investing in loss is all about Plus, get access to Rubia's courses on a sliding scale!   Quote: "There's beauty in sadness and darkness. And I think it's ongoing. There's no point of arrival, right? It's an ongoing thing that will ebb and flow in your life." ~ Sifu Rubia   Resources:   Rubia's links: Website: www.//TaiChiWellness IG: www.instagram.com/weiwutaichi       Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟
Did you make a promise to your loved one? Marie Alessi did. She promised her beloved husband that she wouldn't get stuck in sadness. Little did she know she would have to make true on that promise sooner than expected when her husband suddenly died of an aneurysm while away on business, leaving two young boys for her to raise. Not only did she find a way to keep that promise, tapping in to the love and support that surrounded her along with her skills has a mindset mentor, she has gone on to author two books (Loving Life After Loss, Happy Healing), and build the Movement - Loving Life After Loss that is helping thousands globally.   Her first book, Loving Life After Loss, was literally an overnight success. It was initially written to provide her boys with a record of her experience of moving to Australia, meeting, marrying and losing Rob, and how she coped and found empowerment throughout her journey. What it became is a beacon of hope for others searching for happiness in their grief. Marie understands there is no one size fits all in grief and, with empathy and understanding, she gently picks up her clients from where they are at - with a whole lot of respect for their very unique journey. Her success continues to grow with numerous media appearances attracting like-minded souls who share in Marie's shining example of choosing Love over falling apart.   You don’t want to miss: A tool that can instantly help your pain! Hearing the conversations that led to Marie choosing love and happiness over her grief Why there is no place for comparison Exploring the stigma around when you are ready to date again   PLUS, if you join Marie's facebook group - Loving Life After Loss (link below) - you will be surrounded by loads of love, support and what is helping other like-minded souls like yourself x   Quote: "..that was the moment when I promised myself that our grief will look different. I really knew. All I wanted was to create a happy life for them". ~ Marie Alessi     Marie's links Website: https://www.MarieAlessi.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarieAlessiPublicFigure Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LovingLifeAfterLoss IG: https://www.instagram.com/loving.life.after.loss     Links and resources: Access your FREE resources HERE  My website: https://healing2bu.com Follow me on Instagram: @healing2bu_ Facebook: TheBeautifulSideofGrief Email me: thebeautifulsideofgrief@gmail.com For more about me and what I do Check out my website   Make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my weekly interviews and resources. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks! Thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com       Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? I help people all over the world shift negative energies that are holding them back from being able to live a happy, fulfilling life. I became certified in this field of energy healing because it changed my life in ways I could never imagine after I lost my beautiful Tahl. And I am no different from you. So if you would like to know more let's connect over a FREE 15-30 minute introductory chat to discover how it could help you 💜 https://healing2bu.as.me/PodcastFreeSession   I look forward to connecting with you!   Please SHARE if you know of anyone who can benefit from having some HOPE in their life today 💜💜
I think it's pretty safe to say that most of us do it at some stage (or many stages)in our life  - self sabotage. We know we should be eating better, drinking less, facing whatever it is that is holding us back - but then we bury it or make excuses, or do the exact opposite of what we should be doing, right? This is how my guest today, Bo Bissett, describes it: I spent the first four decades of my life punishing, mutilating, demeaning, and destroying myself. Somewhere along the line, I realized those daily practices only made things worse, and despite my wishes to not move forward, I found my way. That's when I stopped trying to bury myself and, instead, started lifting.  Through his own experiences Bo found a way and now helps others find the subconscious self-sabotaging behaviors they are repeating that are keep them from living their potential through his programme Amo Ni. It can help you crush addiction, heal relationships, learn self-love, build confidence, and move into your true purpose.   In this episode, you will learn the following: What self sabotage looks like That pain is inevitable, though holding onto it is a choice How self-awareness can be the golden ticket to the best ride of your life When you are ready change can happen in an instant Plus  get access to Bo's free Amo Breath tutorial!   Quote: "From the time that we're born until whatever your age you are right now that we, we just shut off our voice. We shut off our inner voice, that intuition, you know, we just don't listen to ourselves ." ~ Bo Bissett     Resources: Amo Breath Tutorail: https://youtu.be/u7Qhn4S-SzU   Bo's links: Website: https://amoniclear.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amoniclear IG: https://www.instagram.com/bobissett/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobissett LinkedIn: https://www.youtube.com/c/BoBissett     Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟  
Have you ever seen that movie Miracle Man or heard Joe Dispenza's story of how he healed himself? Well, they are testaments that miracle healing can and does happen. My guest today, Ann Hince, has that kind of story - the trauma, grief and tears of finding her mum dead when she was 19 stayed locked inside of her for 20 years until she discovered a simple technique that changed not only her life but also the bone structure in her skull a- plus she has grown half an inch at the age of 55! Pretty impressive huh. Ann is a software engineer, professional speaker, author & spiritual teacher who uses the logical, evidence-based processes of her own experiences and journey to help others who are ready to find their own inner peace.   You don’t want to miss: How you can release years of grief and trauma Why, if you are determined to change, you need to go deep  How you can release trauma deep within your connective tissue PLUS, we run through an example of how to get rid of anger in grief   Links and resources: Access your FREE resources HERE  My website: https://healing2bu.com Follow me on Instagram: @healing2bu_ Facebook: TheBeautifulSideofGrief Email me: thebeautifulsideofgrief@gmail.com For more about me and what I do Check out my website   Ann's links Ann's book - A Pathway to Insight: https://amzn.to/3qnk4PO Website: https://annhince.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnHinceWisdom YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTc4hb7ZKvih1LlRHK0cUjg   Make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my weekly interviews and resources. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks! Thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Quote: "I was so used to suppressing those thoughts or trying not to think it, but it's actually in the full acceptance of what you're actually feeling at the time, that's when the shift happens." ~ Ann Hince     Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? I help people all over the world shift negative energies that are holding them back from being able to live a happy, fulfilling life. I became certified in this field of energy healing because it changed my life in ways I could never imagine after I lost my beautiful Tahl. And I am no different from you. So if you would like to know more let's connect over a FREE 15-30 minute introductory chat to discover how it could help you 💜 https://healing2bu.as.me/PodcastFreeSession   I look forward to connecting with you!   Please SHARE if you know of anyone who can benefit from having some HOPE in their life today 💜💜
Nobody likes having difficult conversations, especially around death and grief.  My guest in today's episode, Sherrie Barch, has a Master's Degree in Communication and is an expert at tackling this topic. Her book, Heaven's Bell, offers a way for people to talk about death and grief and has a unique way to share memories and keep them alive. It was written for teens but people of all ages are enjoying this Amazon best seller!   The book is the story of two teenage best friends. They have a special friendship and are inseparable until one of them becomes ill. Then Ashley has to confront what her life would be like without Cody.   "The goal is to be able to have the courage to explore what those feelings are, because if we can get through the feelings, then we can start to heal."   Sherrie is the CEO of two Forbes-ranked executive search firms and a leadership consulting company, and a leadership consulting company. Her forward-thinking approach led to her participation in an altMBA programme led and designed by leadership guru Seth Godin. Yet it is her passion for story-telling and in that, making room for some heavy conversations, that motivated her to write Heaven's Bell. She is married with 3 sons. Her two youngest sons were both diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes within the same year and there have been plenty of open and honest conversations needed around this.   In this episode, you will learn the following: Effective ways to start difficult conversations and why we need to be having them Grieving in a safe and comforting way Treasuring the memories of our loved ones A special way of connecting with our loved ones - what would your bell sound like? The importance of being a good listener     Resources: Get your copy of heaven's Bell: https://www.amazon.com/Heavens-Bell-Sherrie-Barch/dp/1736263803 Email: Sherrie@heavensbell.com Website: www.heavensbell.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/SherrieBarchAuthor IG: www.instagram.com/SherrieBarch   Connect with me: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com     Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/ Thanks, Gabe Dovaston for creating the music www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Chapter Summaries:   [00:00:00] - Heaven's Bell is a book written about preteens. Sherry is the CEO of two Forbes-ranked executive search firms and a leadership consulting company she wrote Heaven's Bell because she wanted to talk about death with her children and also with her family.   [00:02:06] - Sherrie has a master's degree is in communication, and her thesis was on communication, competence, and the propensity to take conflict personally. Helen shares that it took her half of her life to learn not to take life so personally.   [00:05:48] - Heaven's Bell is the story of two friends and their experiences: one in heaven, one on earth.   [00:09:47] - In the book, the main goal is to start a conversation about the loss of a loved one. The story elicits memories of the deceased and brings people to talk about their loved ones. The children in the book were listening to the story and the adults were talking to them.   [00:12:25] - Heaven's Bell is an agnostic book with a concrete description of heaven. The theme of the book is that bells are hung in heaven when you die and your bell represents your world. Cody comes to heaven, and while he's in heaven, he watches what the bell hangers are doing.   [00:16:03] - Heaven's Bell shares some tips on how to have difficult conversations about grief with people who have lost their loved ones. The book focuses on the 8-12-year-old age group. The book has been bought by hospices for their children's bereavement programs. The feedback from adults reading the book is that it takes them back to their first experience of death and helps them remember their losses.   [00:30:14] - Sherrie lost her father figure about a month and a half ago. Sherrie wrote about it. Many people have read the book and sent her cards and letters. She misses Ray and finds comfort in the messages she receives from people who reference the story.   [00:32:00] - Heaven's Bell has 60 or 75-star reviews on Amazon for a children's book.   [00:36:21] - Sherrie's book, Heaven's Bell, is getting critical acclaim. 150000 children have lost either a parent or a caregiver. Sherrie hired a book coach to write the book. The illustrator, a college senior who had just lost her father, illustrated the cover.   [00:41:37] - Two of her sons were diagnosed with type one diabetes when they were in first grade. And in fifth grade, her daughter was paralyzed. Sherrie is proud of her family and their journey together. She is grateful for the opportunities to talk about difficult topics.   [00:45:49] - Sherrie's book Heavens Bell is available on Amazon. Sherrie's brother took a while to read it because he didn't want to be sad, but it's a good story.
Do you want to understand what it is like to lose an entire family? Or how to deal with grief? Or what you can learn from grief? Then listen up as Jessi Lestelle shares how she has found joy again after losing all of her immediate family.   "I took a deep breath one day and was like, what am I doing? What am I doing to fulfill my purpose in life? And I realized that my purpose in life was to tell my story and to help other people."   Jessi Lestelle shares her struggles, triumphs, and failures while dealing with the loss of her family and raising awareness that our young ones need a voice in expressing their grief.   This is Jessi's story...   After losing her entire immediate family within a short span of six years, Good Grief Jessi podcast host Jessi Lestelle struggled with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. In an effort to heal herself, Jessi took some time off to grieve and then started her podcast as a way to share her story and help others who might be going through something similar. Jessi's journey is one of grief, healing, and self-discovery...   In this episode, you will learn the following: What it's like to lose one's entire immediate family How grief can impact one's mental health Understanding what the younger generation needs in dealing with their grief How you can find your way back to happiness     Jessi's links Website: www.goodgriefjessi.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodgriefjessi IG: https://www.instagram.com/goodgriefjessi/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoodGriefJessi LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessilestelle/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@goodgriefjessipodcast   Chapter Summaries: 1) Jessi Lestelle, aka Good Grief Jessi, lost her entire family in the space of six years, from the age of 19 to 25. She created a podcast called Good Grieving Jessi to talk about her grief and to raise awareness about young people's grief.   2) Before 19, you hadn't experienced much grief. Now you lost your dad, your brother, your uncle, your grandma and your mum. You share with us your memories about each of them. My dad was a funny guy. My uncle was a jokester. My brother loved music and my uncle loved to fish. My grandmother was a wonderful woman and she was very crafty. She was driving in New Orleans when she ran a red light in the middle of the road. Me and my mom were listening to Bee Gee songs in the living room. We were dancing to one of their songs and singing to each other.   3) After losing her dad and brother, she started having anxiety attacks. She didn't grow up with health insurance and didn't have access to mental health care. Now she's able to talk to her anxiety and figure out the root causes of it. She had to let go of her perfectionism and accept that she can't control everything.   4) After her mom died, she left the music industry because his brain stopped working. She started a podcast to help herself grieve and get back to a better place in her life. Her boss didn't understand that the grief brain has a massive impact on the brain. Jesse lost her mother and her job due to the pandemic. She didn't find a therapist until after her mom passed away. An audiobook by Bessel Vanderkolk who deals with PTSD mentions some of the best remedies for people with significant PTSD have not been through talking, but expressing it through things like meditation, yoga, and dance.   5) Jessi's brother was an addict which she never admitted to herself until recently. She wants to change the stigma around addiction. Jessi's first failure was turning to alcohol as a way to cope with the loss of her father.   6) Jessi lost many people in 7 years. She started a podcast to talk about her grief. She got overwhelmed with the response and had to take a break from the podcast. Now she's back and she's talking to people about grief.   7) After losing her daughter, the most important thing for her is to honor the stories that people are sharing on her podcast.   8) Jessi was very timid in her first season about who she was and what she wanted to show everybody. Jesse has a horrible 'potty' mouth and she has to allow herself to be authentic and not cut out the curse words or the ums and awkward pauses.   9) Jesse's brother died when he was 22, and she's the last member of her family left behind. Jesse has learned to live the life that was denied to others who lost their loved ones so early. Jesse's dad helped her cope with her grief.   10) When she lost her mom, she didn't tell many people about it. Now, she has a lot of support around her. She has her friends, her aunt and uncle, her friend Rachel and her friend Kenan. They have dinner every Wednesday and go out together every Friday.   11) Jessi and I were talking about what millennials need to get from grieving and to learn, or just to assist them with that whole grief process. Jessi believes millennials want to be heard and understood, but they don't know how to start the conversation. Social media has given millennials a platform to be more articulate, and more communicative, but that's only happening for a small percentage. Jessi started a podcast talking about the taboo subject of death. Helen talks about getting involved in Red Chocolate Elephants, a project that supports children around suicide.   12) Today is the official homecoming of the diamond that she had made from her mom's hair. She got her ring after a year and a year in a month. It took 13 months for this to happen. She is over the moon to be sharing this with the radio listeners.   13) Jessie's proudest moment is getting out of bed, getting behind a microphone, and starting her journey by sharing her story. On July 14, 2021, Jessi's go-to when she has dark moments is to take a deep breath and acknowledge the feelings.    14) Jessi's message to her listeners is to live the life that was denied to others. The biggest takeaway for anyone listening is to allow yourself to live the life that was denied to others on Anniversaries. Do something that you want to do, and if it's something that's in memory of them, absolutely go for it. Someone out there is counting on you to break through somehow, and you have the strength within to do it. You have to sit there and make yourself uncomfortable. And one of the biggest things that I've learned is healing is a choice. And whenever you're ready to make that choice, make sure you have a good, strong support system with you.   Connect with me: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com     Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/  
This is Dr Melissa Reilly's story...   Dr. Melissa Reilly has experienced grief in many forms throughout her life. As a child, she lost her older sister to leukemia. Never talking about this led to an intense fear of grief. Then as a young adult, both her mother and younger sister died. Several years later she experienced the slow death of my best friend and life partner. When she finally had a child of her own, she experienced postpartum depression, which she realized was connected to her unresolved grief. No longer afraid of death she feels empowered to walk with others in their grief in ways most are not able to. Her experience of being a mom without a mom has fueled her passion to support other moms experiencing a similar situation.   In this episode, you will learn the following: Dr. Melissa Reilly's experience of grief in many different forms, and how that has helped her understand and connect with others who are grieving. The impact of suppressing grief, and how it can manifest physically. Dr. Reilly's experience of postpartum depression, and how it was connected to her unresolved grief. How you can take care of yourself while caring for your child if you don't have the opportunity for alone time.   Quote: "I am so thankful that I had that discovery that that was my experience of death before the other deaths occurred in my life, so that I could start kind of learning that death wasn't something that would destroy me before I had the next set of deaths." ~ Dr Melissa Reilly     Resources: Enjoy Being a Mom Again Quick Guide:   https://www.momswithoutamom.com/enjoy-motherhood-again-guide Care For Yourself While You Care For Your Baby Guide:   https://melissareillypsyd.lpages.co/bonding-with-baby-while-caring-for-yourself-opt-in   Website: https://www.momswithoutamom.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.MelissaReilly IG: https://www.instagram.com/melissa_reilly_psyd/     Chapter Summaries:   1) This week's guest is Dr. Melissa Riley, a clinical psychologist and parent coach. Dr. Riley has suffered a lot of grief in her life. From the age of four onwards, she lost her older sibling, her mother and her sister, her life partner and three miscarriages. She also suffered postpartum depression after giving birth to her son. She will talk about the role of resiliency and grief on this week's show.   2) Grief is something we experience throughout life, and it can be experienced in many different forms. Many people are not comfortable with grief, and sometimes people will shy away from talking about it, which can lead others to feel isolated. Grief is still not spoken about.   3) Melissa's older sister, Kim, died of leukemia. Melissa and her younger sister were left in the care of others while their parents were in New York for Kim's treatment. Melissa didn't go to Kim's funeral. Melissa's parents didn't talk about it because it was too painful for them. Melissa's grandfather died of a heart attack. Melissa and her sister didn't know how they would cope with it. Helen's friend had a similar experience, where he lost his brother and his family didn't discuss it. After Helen's daughter died, her friend started talking about his brother dying and how that impacted him.   4) As a child she was always having some kind of pain or ache or problem. She was on angina medicine for chronic headaches at the age of 13. Her sister was teased for being a hypochondriac because something always hurt. She experienced grief through physical symptoms.   5) As a new mother, she experienced postpartum depression and felt alone and isolated. She tried to compensate for that by taking care of other people.   6) According to the research, 12% of mothers experience postpartum or postnatal depression. When she had her son, she found ways to care for herself while having him with her. She used the Moby wrap and listened to audiobooks to soothe him. I never asked for permission to separate my son from me. I am a firm believer that nobody has the right to separate a child from their mother.   7) As a parent, I had many people passing criticism or judgment on how I chose to parent. It's not my job to educate others when they're not asking me to. There were people in my life that supported and understood and respected the choices that I made. Guilt is not an indicator of right or wrong. It's a pause button to evaluate whether what we're doing is good for us or not.   8) The role of resiliency and the importance of going through hardship. Melissa's son has special needs and his life is difficult. Helen loves the idea that we can embrace our imperfections and empathize with people when they are going through difficulties.   10) New moms without a mom, need to build a community of support. Dr Melissa encourages new mothers to reach out to other family members, friends, professionals, therapists, counselors, psychologists or other coaches. She thinks it's unrealistic to expect one person to fill all the needs. But it's important to recognize the people in your life who can help you.   11) As a mom she believes that all moms do the best they can with what they have at the time. Some people don't have a mom because their mother died. Others because they've had to make difficult decisions to disconnect from their mom. Social media is a good tool to connect people and Melissa has her own online support group. It's making connections that make the difference.   12) Melissa's proudest moment is when her son looks at her and thanks her for being his mom.   13) What would you like to leave our listeners with? I want them to seek out their mom community, that their grief is real, that it is okay to express that, and that sometimes it can be tough figuring out who we are as a mom. I've got a free guide to help mommies care for themselves as they care for their baby and a new guide for all ages.   Connect with me: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com     Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟      
Danny Goldberg went from losing both parents at a young age to cancer to becoming a successful entrepreneur, podcaster, and writer. In this episode, he shares his wisdom on how to build your dream life. How struggle and adversity can help us become a much better version of ourselves.   At 28, he is the host of Bits of Gold and has written and spoken on many topics related to personal growth and development. His philosophy - "knowing how fragile and precious our life is, it is my belief that it is our duty to wake up every day and build our dream life."   In this episode, you will learn the following: How Danny dealt with losing both of his parents at a young age The wisdom he shares on his podcast Bits of Gold Why becoming time wealthy is the best thing you can do How Danny is helping people build their dream life   Quote: "You can't change the circumstances, but it was really in that moment where like I accepted this situation absolutely sucks, but I'm gonna go out and continue on with my life and find happiness again and rebuild my life." ~ Danny Goldberg     Resources:   Danny's links: Website: https://www.bitsofgold.co/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danny.goldberg.12/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/danlevgoldberg/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellevgoldberg/     Follow me on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/healing2bu_ Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgrief Website: https://healing2bu.com   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://tbs0g2021.libsyn.com/   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟
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