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Mary-Frances O'Connor, PhD is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Arizona, where she directs the Grief, Loss and Social Stress (GLASS) Lab, which investigates the effects of grief on the brain and the body. O'Connor earned a doctorate from the University of Arizona in 2004 and completed a fellowship at UCLA. Following a faculty appointment at UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, she returned to the University of Arizona in 2012. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and Psychological Science, and featured in Newsweek, the New York Times, and The Washington Post. Having grown up in Montana, she now lives in Tucson, Arizona. For more information go to https://www.maryfrancesoconnor.com/ Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute
Every homicide survivor-family is faced with decisions regarding funeral arrangements (including the option to do nothing). Kari Northery is a doubly-credentialed guest. Not only is she an experienced expert in the death care industry, but she experienced a murder in her own family of her little niece. Join us as she describes the decisions we face and our options.
This week, Maria is talking about caregiving, grief and dating with Brooke James and Katie Brandt.Brooke James is a highly respected podcaster in the field of grief and loss based in New York City. She is a sought-out grief educator who consults with companies and organizations seeking to create empathetic and supportive work environments, particularly during this time of unprecedented loss. She currently works at Aidaly, a startup focused on paying family caregivers, and previously worked in management consulting. Brooke holds a B.A. in Economics from The George Washington University. Brooke is passionate about arts and public programming in New York. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Lincoln Center Young Patrons as co-chair of the Development Committee. As one of the many people that have been affected by cancer, Brooke is highly involved in fundraising for the advancement of cancer research and treatment. Brooke participates in Memorial Sloan Kettering's fundraiser for rare cancer research and has raised over $25,000 since 2018.Follow Brook on Instagram:http://instagram.com/brookeljames http://instagram.com/the_griefcoachLearn more about Brook at http://thegriefcoach.coKatie Brandt is the Director of Caregiver Support Services and Public Relations in the Frontotemporal Disorders (FTD) Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Katie provides leadership for research, education and community events aimed at supporting the caregiver experience for families impacted by Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Disorders, atypical and young-onset dementias. Katie was Co-Chair of the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services (2019 – 2021) where she had the opportunity to connect with experts in the field of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias and contribute to federal policy initiatives and research priorities promoting health equity and person-centered care at every stage of dementia. Katie is a passionate advocate in the rare disease and dementia community, inspired by her experience as a former FTD caregiver for her late husband, Mike. Today, Katie is an Alzheimer's caregiver for her father, Tom. Her experiences of love and loss embolden her to keep moving forward, determined that the cure of tomorrow is not so far from the care of today.Learn more about Katie at http://KatieBrandt.orgFollow Maria on Instagram to find out when the Matchmaker Hotline will be open to talk! http://instagram.com/matchmakermaria Follow Agape Match on Instagram at http://instagram.com/agapematchFollow the podcast on Instagram at http://instagram.com/askamatchmaker
Ray Warner is a grief and loss coach whose wife died when he was 22 years old and a new father. He shares his incredible story as well as actionable takeaways for anyone dealing with grief. This is the episode to listen to if you've recently lost someone you love or are going through a challenging time. Please show up for us by subscribing to, rating, and reviewing this podcast, or simply share it with a friend. Connect With Ray Warner: https://www.raywarnercoaching.com/ https://www.instagram.com/knordrw/ https://www.facebook.com/RayWarnerCoaching Connect With Asher Gottesman: http://ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
Did you know that the Holy Spirit has feelings and that it's possible to hurt Him? In this message, David Diga Hernandez shares about the importance of not grieving the precious Holy Spirit.
Laughter is healing. When a comedian dies, immediate ripples are felt throughout the world. Drennon Davis (Conan, NBC) sits down with me to discuss why the loss of a clown is so impactful. We honor Bob Saget, Robin Williams, Betty White, and so many more while trying to stay true to our silly ass selves. Don't worry, this episode is anything but depressing. What will your impact be when you go? Drennon is a comedian, musician, puppeteer, and all around goofball. He can be seen all over your TV, social media, or running amok at insane festivals. Follow Drennon: @drennondavis drennondavis.org
Happy New Year, On the Ground listeners! God moved in amazing ways through Samaritan's Purse in 2021. Join us as Kristy shares unheard miracle stories from our work in some of the most remote corners of the world. – See photo highlights from the year. – Read how “Faith Still Stands Amid Mayfield's Grieving” as … Continue reading "Miracles on Miracles: 2021 Wrapped"
Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce died over two years ago, but his parents are very much keeping his memory – and his legacy – alive. Join us as the grieving parents candidly share their healing process and what they wish the people in their lives would do differently. They also discuss what people can do to manage their own grief. An illuminating first hand look at what parents who lose a child go through. To learn more -- or read the transcript -- please visit the official episode page here. Guest Bio Libby Boyce grew up in New Haven, CT, and has lived in Los Angeles for 30 years. She has a degree in social work and has worked for Los Angeles County in health care administration for the last 28 years. In addition to a full-time position as a social worker, Libby also serves as President of The Cameron Boyce Foundation. Victor Boyce grew up in Los Angeles, and has a degree in business. After being self-employed for many years he now devotes his time to The Cameron Boyce Foundation, where he serves as Vice President. Victor and Libby, alongside close friends and family members created The Cameron Boyce Foundation in July of 2019, after the passing of their son, the late actor Cameron Boyce, who died from SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). The foundation was created to carry on Cameron's legacy by supporting causes and organizations that were meaningful to Cameron, however its primary focus is raising awareness and research dollars for epilepsy. The lack of information that exists for this particular facet of the disease is astounding, and as such, it is their greatest mission to change that. Since the foundation's inception, they have donated over $125,000 towards epilepsy research. Victor and Libby are also parents to Maya Boyce, Cameron's younger sister, who attends college in Boston. The Cameron Boyce Foundation was founded in July of 2019, to continue the philanthropic legacy of the late Cameron Boyce. Prior to his passing, Cameron created Wielding Peace, a social media campaign to encourage young people to choose peace through creative outlets instead of turning to violence. TCBF's mission is to raise awareness and research dollars for epilepsy and SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) through digital campaigns and programmatic partnerships, however the foundation additionally supports other causes that were meaningful to Cameron, such as ending gun violence as well as the global water crisis. Inside Mental Health Podcast Host Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, "Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations," available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author. Gabe makes his home in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. He lives with his supportive wife, Kendall, and a Miniature Schnauzer dog that he never wanted, but now can't imagine life without. To learn more about Gabe, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.
Michele talks with Winter and gives advice for parents who have experienced the loss of a child and for friends and family who are trying to help someone who has lost a child. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward production and hosting costs. Or if you want to purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus Time Stamps: 00:00 Welcome 00:56 Introduction 02:38 Grieving process 08:02 What Grief is like to Michele 10:58 What they do to remember their children 17:29 Say their names and remember them 23:52 The question "How many children do you have?" 33:13 Deciding to try for another child 53:05 Last advice SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts. Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you): Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/ #stillbirthstory #stillborn #stillbornstory #birthstory #infantloss #infantdeath #babydeath #stillmychild #podcast #birthstories #babyloss #mybabydied #bereavedmother #bereavedfather #infantlossawareness #dadsgrievetoo #mamasgrief #pals #childloss #lifeafterloss #saytheirnames #babylossawareness #breakingthesilence #grievingmom #grievingdad #bereavedparents #pregnancyandinfantlossawarenessmonth
When life gives you lemons, you're supposed to make lemonade, but sometimes you just gotta throw them back, or turn the lemons into a delicious alcohol. Brendan talks with the amazing Melinda Carbis-Reilly, author, speaker and Reiki practitioner. The two dive into the line between embracing your dark side and becoming it, taking action vs. letting things naturally unfold, resistance in a bottle, the best and worst things to tell someone when they are grieving, and the best place to do drugs in private.
This is something we hear a lot! Year 2 of widowhood is much harder than year 1. But is that really true?? This question was asked in our last group meeting by one of our members and I wanted to share the answers that followed. 4 different widows. Different stages of grief. Each with a different perspective. I invite you all to join the Widow Connection Community for more group discussions like this! Sign up at www.widow180.com/membership I hope to see you in the meetings! Please leave a rating and review of the podcast and I'll read it on the next episode with a big thank you TO YOU!
Have you or someone you know lost a child? The grief journey for parents who have lost a child is uniquely difficult and can cause overwhelming feelings of guilt. In this episode, I am joined by Katie Greer. During a trip to Mexico in 2016, Katie's four year old daughter Marissa drowned. This horrific loss led Katie to self medicating, isolating herself from loved ones, and intense feelings of anger. Upon discovering the Grief Recovery Method, Katie began to accept that grief is a natural and normal response to loss. The Grief Recovery Method impacted her life so deeply that Katie has since become a Certified Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist, helping her clients to be emotionally honest and vulnerable along their grief journey. Inspired to focus on grief education, Katie has also founded the Satellite Project to help others heal their trauma and grief. Tune in to learn about Katie's inspiring grief recovery journey after the loss of her daughter Marissa.In This Episode You Will Learn About Katie's grief experience in her early life (10:02)A tip for people who have to talk to children about grief (14:25)About Katie's loss of her daughter (21:41)When Katie discovered the Grief Recovery Method (35:44)Katie's tips for listeners grieving (47:33)Connect with Katie WebsiteInstagramFacebookLinkedIn Let's Connect! The Grief Recovery MethodInstagramFacebookJoin the Grief Recovery Now Facebook Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this EMOTIONAL episode of Mental Maintenance, Denise & Jordan discuss their own experiences losing a loved one and how they each got through it in their own way. Denise opens up the episode with a beautiful passage on grieving that was sent in by her friend Jasah. Jordan talks about her amazing mother in law, who she lost less than a year ago and how her family has learned to cope without her physical presence. Denise remembers losing her grandmother and how it completely changed the course of her life. The ladies take turns reading listener experiences and are reminded of several good ways to help stay afloat when the shipwreck of death occurs in your life. Grab your tissues and tune in! View this profile on Instagram Mental Maintenance Podcast (@mentalmpodcast) • Instagram photos and videos @torresjaaymrs @deniseserino The book that was discussed at the beginning of the episode is "The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion and you can purchase it here: https://www.amazon.com/Year-Magical-Thinking-Joan-Didion/dp/1400078431/ref=asc_df_1400078431/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312069097411&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=880523707099930959&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9033982&hvtargid=pla-417156038125&psc=1
Grief is a simple enough word, but the emotional journey it describes is chaotic, messy and unique to each person. Psychotherapist and bereavement expert Julia Samuel (www.grief-works.app) joins Dr Laurie Santos for the second time to describe strategies which we can all use to help us navigate grief more effectively. Julia says there is no right or wrong way to mourn a loss - there is no "normal" way to grieve - but there are very simple things we can do each day to listen to our feelings of grief and process them so that we can carry on with our changed lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Bible Reading: John 11:17-25; 1 Corinthians 15:26Addison put her laptop away as tears welled up in her eyes. Her grandma had died from COVID-19 a few days ago, and Addison couldn't stop crying. How could this happen? she thought. A few weeks ago Grandma was fine, and now she's gone. When Addison walked downstairs, the mood was somber. Her mom and brother sat on the couch, talking quietly. When they saw Addison, they stopped, seeing her tears. "Oh, honey." Mom got up from the couch and wrapped Addison in a hug. Addison sniffled. "I just can't believe she's gone. The hospital wouldn't even let us see her before she died! Why did this happen?" Mom smoothed back Addison's hair. "I don't know, sweetie. But I do know that Jesus is with us. He grieves with us, and He also offers us hope.""What kind of hope?" asked Addison. "Grandma is dead. How could there be any hope?""The Bible tells us death is our greatest enemy," said Mom. "But Jesus defeated this enemy for us when He died on the cross and then rose from the dead. Even in grief, we have hope because we know that when Jesus comes back, He will get rid of death once and for all. He'll resurrect those who trust in Him and give us bodies that will never get sick or die, and we'll live with Him for all eternity!" "But I'm still sad," said Addison. "Knowing Jesus beat death doesn't take away my sadness." Mom nodded. "Feeling sad is normal. You loved Grandma a lot, and it's okay to be sad and miss her. You can even talk to Jesus about these feelings. The Bible calls God our Comforter, and because Jesus became human to save us, He understands our grief. He is there for us when we feel sad, or mad, or have so many feelings we don't even know what to say.""I feel a little bit like that right now," said Addison. "Do you want me to pray with you?" asked Mom. "I've been doing a lot of that this morning.""Yeah, I'd like that," Addison answered as they took each other's hands and bowed their heads. -Naomi ZylstraHow About You?Have you lost someone close to you? Many people have lost a family member or friend due to COVID-19. Grieving for a lost loved one comes in all kinds of forms, and it's normal to feel sad and need time to grieve. The good news is that Jesus understands our grief and promises to end death forever one day. If you are grieving, go to Him. He is big enough to handle all of your feelings, good and bad. Today's Key Verse:He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (NIV) (Revelation 21:4)Today's Key Thought:Jesus understands grief
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How to handle grief and loss What is grief? Grieving, to me, is loving. Grieving is honoring. Missing is honoring. Missing the space this person used to take up on the planet, and now that space is aching, it's empty. The problem with grief is that we make it about us. We always make things about ourselves, when it's really not about us at all and neither does it serve us to believe it is. It's never about us. I've had this one ringing line repeating in my head lately, saying: “There is no wrong way for reality to play out. There is no wrong way for reality to play out.” David Kessler is an author who's written several book on the subject of grief, and I really recommend you to google him if you're going through something heavy. In his book “life lessons”, he says: “But like it or not, change happens and, like most things in life, doesn't really happen to us - it just happens.” The second we really truly start to live from this belief, so much will shift. Things don't happen to us, they just happen. It's not about us. There is no wrong way for reality to play out. We are just here to observe the way reality plays out and what we control is how we choose to respond and react. This is the world. Terrible things happen, and beautiful things happen. You can't change that, and you can't stop that. All you can do is decide how you want to move through the world and respond to things. This doesn't mean that you won't go out and try to make a change, help where you can and create your own opportunities, it just means that when we're talking about things like death and loss and grief, acceptance really is key. You most probably have heard of the 6 stages of grief. If not, it's a formula used by therapists when they work with clients who go through grief. This formula was developed by a woman called Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and she has documented this whole process in a book called On Grief and Grieving, that I also recommend you to pick up if you are dealing with grief right now. The five stages are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. No matter what you are dealing with, even if it's something a bit lighter and smaller, you can't go from the event to moving on. You have to go through some sort if processing so that you can grow from it, learn from it, understand a bit more about what it means to be a human, and then you can move on. It's the same with the 6 stages of grief. You can't go from stage 1 to stage 6, then you are missing the whole point of grief. Grief, like any other heartbreak, can be the most crucial self development opportunity in your entire life. Don't waste it. Face it and become a better person through it. Healing and moving forward, doesn't mean that the loss didn't happen. It doesn't mean that you will forget about them, let them go or deny. It simply means that you will not let the loss control you. It means you will carry the loss with you but you are in control. Here is an important line I also found in a book on grieving: “What would best honor the years they didn't get?” This is so powerful. Honour them by the way you now will live out your life. Vast, curious, brave, honouring the people who did not get to experience this day. I will end with another excerpt from David Kessler's book “Finding Meaning”: “After all my years working with the dying and the grieving, I have found that in this lifetime, the ultimate meaning we find is in everyone we have loved. Your loved one's story is over. For unknown reasons, their time on earth has drawn to a close, but yours continues. I can only invite you to be curious about the rest of the story of your life.”
Adrial Dale has had herpes 10-15 years ( After a while you just kinda throw out a window) and he is the founder of H Opportunity. We actually connected back in 2019 at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Adrial made the slides for the “Making Disclosure Sexy” talk I did with Ashley Manta, the Cannasexual and Laura Aisha from the Ignite Intimacy podcast. We connected recently over this herpes stat sheet he created in 2014 that's been circulating in the herpes support groups I'm part of. The information is clearly outdated and I challenged people to challenge that information when they come across it. Since then, Adrial has updated that information and it can be found on his site, H Opportunity. Swimming in stigma, Adrial sought out information that demonstrated the likelihood of him having a healthy sex-life post-diagnosis. He was cheated on by his partner and admits to being someone to make fun of people with herpes until he was diagnosed himself. His experience made him ask the question, “What stories are you telling yourself as a person with herpes?”. Alone, Googling herpes gives us a lot of assumptions and so many inconsistencies. During this episode, we look at a herpes diagnosis is the shovel that unearths what was already there for us! Self worth is associated with the feelings around our diagnosis. Courage is a choice. Those of us open about our status aren't brave, we're privileged. It's those of us who choose to look at and deal with it are the brave ones. Hitting rock bottom can be motivation enough to begin to take a look at what it means to be courageous. Adrial's journey really kicked off when he joined a support group THEN lead one. Seeing others like you makes navigating this a lot easier. I see people jump into offering support before having gotten it themselves and there's a number of different ways that can go. It's important to understand what people are going through before you try and say you have a solution for them. I often speak to this personally. I liked myself more around people who knew nothing about me except that I have herpes than I did around people who knew everything about me BUT that I had herpes. Take inventory on the version of yourself you like more. Do you like yourself more around those who KNOW you have herpes and nothing else about you or those who DON'T. Ask yourself this, “If herpes wasn't what happened to you, then what would the trigger for change have been?”. Connection through pain/grief like “oh shit you too!?” offers a felt sense of deeper connection. Grieving our sexual selves after an STI diagnosis and the identity of our sexuality in the present and future or dwelling on what it used to be. We are all grieving when we've experienced intense emotion after a trauma. This healing can serve as rocket fuel for self-growth through acceptance. Embrace your WHOLE self, herpes and whatever else knowing it makes you stronger and more connected to yourself and those around you! The ideal time to disclose is where sex convo overlaps into what it looks like with one another. It applies to hookups and slower developing connections. Sometimes disclosing our herpes status can be a shortcut to vulnerability and surefire connection. Get clear on what info you want and look for that, but don't get stuck on it. Look at the stats broken down and the impact it plays on your mental health until you find the aha moment. We need more information on barrier sex vs skin to skin contact sex rather than male to female sex as if we only do it for reproduction. Vulva to vulva sex is happening, and “use a condom” just doesn't apply to this kind of sexual interaction. I really want to emphasize how importance it is to challenge the available information about HSV. While we ARE the resource, we're not perfect. We only have what's available to us and what others share with us, but challenge it to your lived experience and in spaces you feel safe to. Have some general foundational knowledge from the research as you look through/at stats for yourself. As we put our experiences out there, we learn the commonality. Connect with Adrial at https://www.herpesopportunity.com/
New Years is a time to stop and reflect on the past. Hillary Swank in the movie, New Years Eve, reminds us that possibly, we get another chance to do more, love more, let go of what was and embrace what is or what will be. New Years is often thought of as a celebration. I could not bear to watch the clock strike midnight, although there is so much about last year that was beautiful and some parts that I would like to leave behind, still others I want desperately to hold onto, even though it haunts me. I often find myself deep in reflection. Pondering the purpose in life itself. I have found spiritual growth assists me to bridge myself, the past and the future. I have found comfort. Mother Teresa once said, we suffer because we have forgotten our connection. And I agree, because I have found that a spiritual connection makes me feel more connected to everything, there is a comfort knowing that there is a bigger meaning in life. But that doesn't ease how terribly painful it is at times. I still hurt. I did managed to put up a tree but cried as I placed each ball. It was a day of deep mourning. I felt like I needed to step into the experience in order to process my loss, and it resulted in a beautiful tree that I enjoyed for the remainder of the year. Why can it be so hard? My grief can feel like a narrow and challenging passage that wedges against my chest so hard until I squeeze through, it can take much energy and great effort. I have found some parts of this grief passage to be very steep and I at times, I feel like I'm hanging on by a thread, but then, just when it feels to much, there is grace. Grace can appear in many ways, a friend calls, a message within a movie or a book, something that resonates provides even the narrowest of plateaus where I can take a full breath. It feels so good to simply breath. And so make it a practice to draw my attention towards breath, I engage in meditation, a practice that helps me to ground my energy. In some ways, I saw my own journey in a documentary I just watched, called "The Dawn Wall". If you are going through something tough, then I encourage you to watch. Because this true life story is inspiring. We know that resilience rises out of adversity and this true-life story has much to inspire us all. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson literally scale the face of a 3000-foot granite face of El Captain, in Yosemite National Park. But it was a life-threatening experience that came before that gave Tommy his grit. There is a point where the journey could end, when Kevin struggles day after day, failing to cling to the face of a lateral vein midway up the face. From 2000-feet he fails and falls through space, dangling by a thread. You just watch it again and again, time after time. Exhausted, beaten-up, and deflated he reaches a point where he doubts his ability to go on. But he does... and his "heart" to overcome is inspiring, because at times I feel like I am on a precipice and that I might fall. And I too need to draw on something deeper within me to rise above my pain. And I understand that I am not the only one, I hope that by sharing I am healing myself while supporting someone else who hurts. And there is a powerful truth that that I want to share. This has helped me rise above my grief, and that thing is, finding a connection to something more. SPIRITUAL GROWTH In the past 6-months I have found building an inner bridge of spirituality to be one key to my wellbeing. Some say spirituality is a psychological evolutionary necessity. A great example would be AA. Spiritual connection within this 12-step process has helped more people overcome addiction than any other. The idea of psychological evolution isn't news. If you want to, take a look at Maslow's, I prefer the breakdown in the Barrett Institute, but both lead us upward, into spiritual realms. The stepping-stones to psychological growth are so visible in children, yet as we get older, possibly we forget, that our mind and its' needs are still evolving. We see ourselves repeat, repeat, repeat, witness so clearly and yet clarity yields and many times we fail to connect what is happening as the demand of thy self for evolutionary growth. At midlife we see it again, some call it a mid-life crisis. What if it is something more... But how can I relate psychological evolution to personal growth gained through the experience of losing someone I love so deeply. I remember long ago learning that the death of pets is an invaluable stepping stone to the death of a grandparent, a parent, a friend, family member, spouse and ultimately ourself. That we practice the grief several times, to prepare ourselves for the ultimate death of our very being. As I supported Willis move towards the end of his life, I witnessed his process and him coming to terms with his death. At many times it felt surreal to him, and yet he reached a point where he was at peace. He had accepted death, not given up, but surrendered to the pain and the loss of his physical body, and he GLOWED. He looked luminous. How is that possible? I wondered if he was recovering, but then a young friend allowed me to hear something I needed to hear. Chris came to visit, after he left, he texted me. He mentioned how Willis looked radiant. He said Willis's soul was excited. He went onto say that he first recognized soul excitement when his sister was pregnant. She also glowed. And we often see this in pregnant women. So radiant. But it was the first time I would think of this as "Soul Excitement" Could it be possible that his soul was excited? Now, I think maybe it is true. As part of my journey, I was given a book called SIGNS, by Laura Lynne Jackson. It is fascinating research. If you have lost someone, and you are searching, I recommend it for you. Within the book another was mentioned. It is called the Souls Journey, by Michael Newton PHd What I know for sure is no one can do the work for us, but there are tools that gave me tremendous relief. Through my experience I recognized how little I knew about losing a spouse. I recall myself engaging with friends and family's grief without truly understanding the depth of this process. I am sorry about that. I just didn't know.... There are many things that we just need to experience before we understand. We can't read it in a book or watch a movie and truly "get it". I was sitting with my grandies yesterday watching "People are Amazing". It is a collection of hundreds of mini clips of humans doing amazing things. People that have put in those 10000 hours and became masters at something. I sat there and listened to my 5-year-old grand daughter repeated say, I could do that, I could definitely do that, I could do that and I felt inspired by her youth and infinite belief in herself. But in saying that, the wise older self knows that doing something takes the doing. We must do, to become something more. Personal Growth is just that, it's personal and it takes the doing. The French have a saying; You can never escape life, ever. But I also believe that there is a difference in perspective that changes the outcome. So, I ask you, because Einstein once asked, do you believe the universe is a friendly place? And I still think this is a powerful ask. Do I believe the universe is friendly? What is your answer? I think your answer and mine holds one key to how we approach life, death, and the journey between. Because even though we can not control everything about our life experience there are things we have absolute control over. It is the tough things that push us to go beyond where we are right then. Adversity asks us to get back on the wall, to do it and "glow." My answer was YES! I believe the universe is friendly. My short list of these things, and please add in your own are: Love Forgiveness Authenticity Generosity Gratitude Truth Trust Acceptance Humility Kindness In closing, rituals are an integral to healing, writing about my experience is a ritual that I have found cathartic. I hope you feel my writing is not all about death and mourning, but about life and living and celebrating all of it. Stay well out there, xoxo Adele Anderson If you would like a session for yourself or a friend or family member, please connect.
How can you create new possibilities in the new year? To help start 2022 strong, let's talk about some powerful words that you can explore and adopt into your life to elevate you to the best version of yourself! These are words that will motivate and inspire you, words that you can go back to and focus on to remind yourself of your goals and intentions for the year! For more discussions like this, join us in the Widow Connection Community, where every Wednesday evening we have group coaching sessions to help on this healing path through grief. You don't have to walk the path alone! Sign up at www.widow180.com/membership If you would like to share your story on the podcast, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Please share this with other widows who need to hear it and leave a kind rating and review to help us get seen!
Dr. Rob and Tami dive in and answer questions about healthy sexuality, working through triggers and grief, sociopaths and more. Seeking help and knowing when to walk away are important factors into your recovery. They're also starting an online series specifically for porn addicts. Tune in to find out more! TAKEAWAYS: [0:25] How would you describe healthy sexuality for singles who want to wait for marriage? [2:15] No one is required to have sex and in a certain circumstance. You get to do what is right for you and for your partner. [3:15] Testosterone levels are affected by age. [4:25] My husband is a porn addict in recovery. I'm constantly triggered when he looks at other women. How can I get past these triggers? [5:50] Dr. Rob and Tami talk about their online series about porn addicts. Check out their website to know more! [8:10] The more you focus on your own recovery, the less you are triggered about what he's doing or not doing. [10:50] How often are sex and porn addicts also sociopaths? [11:15] Dr. Rob compares narcissistic people with sociopaths to answer this question. [16:55] I separated from my addict husband after 37 years of marriage. After 2 years of leaving him, I still feel grief and loneliness. Should I start dating again? [17:35] Dr. Rob and Tami commends the listener for leaving and for taking care of herself. [18:45] We don't stop our connection with someone because something happened. Grieving is natural. Dr. Rob and Tami share what you can do to get past this. [22:25] Can you describe the concept of eroticized rage? [23:25] Is sex and addition more difficult to recover from for someone who ranks higher on the sex addiction assessments? RESOURCES: Seekingintegrity.com Email Tami: Tami@Seekingintegrity.com Sexandrelationshiphealing.com Intherooms.com Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating Book by Robert Weiss Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency Book by Robert Weiss Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction by Robert Weiss Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating Book by Robert Weiss Cruise Control Book by Robert Weiss
To unlock exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Poler Family Professor and chair of the psychology department at Amherst College Dr. Catherine Sanderson joins Ron Steslow to talk about happiness and how to harness the power of a positive mindset. (02:49) The negative connotation of the “power of positive thinking” and adopting a growth mindset (11:32) Revisiting the myth of monsters (13:13) Redemption and reconciliation, and applying a growth mindset to others: the “fundamental attribution error” (20:05) Let's talk about stress (22:43) Grieving shared loss and uncertainty (28:20) Adequate sleep and happiness (32:04) Smiling through the pain...and other methods (36:17) Importance of conversations and meaningful relationships (39:10) Bringing people together for political engagement The Positive Shift by Dr. Catherine Sanderson https://benbellabooks.com/shop/the-positive-shift/ Politicology - March 10: Becoming Moral Rebels with Dr. Catherine Sanderson https://politicology.com/episodes/dr-catherine-sanderson-becoming-moral-rebels/ The Victory Lab by Sasha Issenberg https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/215192/the-victory-lab-by-sasha-issenberg/ Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780805073690 Are you learning from Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate! Follow Catherine and Ron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SandersonSpeaks https://twitter.com/RonSteslow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Moving on can be SO HARD And sometimes we get down on ourselves about how long it's taking us to get over someone I want you to know that what you're feeling about your ex, may not even be about them or the relationship Inside of this episode I discuss: Grieving a break-up and some of my best tips for doing it in as healthy way as possible How Scarcity mindset might be sabotaging your healing Understanding the repetition compulsion break-up cycle (and what to do about it!) If you are listening and have realized you want to let go of your ex for good, and simultaneously welcome in a securely attached great relationship; I've got good news! The E.S.L. Program is open for applications! Click here to apply!
Living is never easy after death. Whatever or whoever you are grieving, it can be the loss of a loved one, a dream, or a waistline, the very process REQUIRES you to transition to a new reality. It can feel daunting and overwhelming, but transition is what gets us to fully step into our destiny and who we were born to be. This week, Dr. Venus reflects how grieving is another form of transitioning from what was, to what can be. She talks about how to keep going when you don't see a point, and when something you love is no longer there, and why that's an invitation for new traditions and beautiful possibilities. Are you willing to let go of what you had to become who you were born to be? Let's talk about it. Key Takeaways: [2:55] While you are grieving, Dr. Venus invites you to take the case that the transition of where you are coming from to where you are going can be a very magical space, one that is ripe with possibility. [3:13] Sometimes letting go of the past can feel very scary and painful, even if the future is something you are looking forward to. It's the death of something you knew, and losing that comfort can be anxiety producing. [4:05] With change and transition can come new alliances, relationships, expectations and new futures. If you think of your grieving not just as a loss but a transition from the old to the new, you can begin to see some blessings. [5:13] Dr. Venus is fully committing herself to being an artist, and opportunities and people are showing up in ways she wouldn't believe. However, she wouldn't necessarily have those if she wasn't also grieving the loss of what she used to be and open to the transition of who she is becoming. [6:15] The right people will find you, but they won't define you. And you will find people who help redesign you. Even in the sadness, there's always some good stuff. [8:20] As Dr. Venus grieves the transition of her brother Tory, she honors his sense of humor and by doing comedy herself, feels as though a piece of him is still with her. [10:04] As you transition from grieving to new traditions, one just may make you laugh or surprise you in ways you didn't expect. Dr. Venus shares her first “couples non-Christmas Christmas” with her partner, and the mix of grieving, playing, laughing, and building something new. [15:37] God softens our hearts when we grieve and makes us open and available for new futures. Transition is required to fully step into our destiny. [19:02] Transition can be in everything, to deciding you are eating better and saying no to choices you made before, to changing the way you see the world or a politician. Quotes: “Going from having to be alone while I grieve to being supported while I grieve, that's a transition.” “Take the case that the grieving is a transition that you're going from what used to be, to what could be, and that is a very magical space. That's a space ripe with possibility.” “Are you willing to let go of what you had to become for who you were born to be?” “God is softening my heart by grieving, and making me open and available for new futures.” “Transition is required for my destiny.” Mentioned: Dr. Venus Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram “Hot Mess Millionaire” Amazon Pilot “Hot Mess Millionaire” Complete Series (https://www.youtube.com/c/DrVenusOpalReese) Free Gift When You Join The Truth Tribe The Black Woman Millionaire Hot Mess Edition RESOURCES Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief
Zak finds it in his heart to share his incredibly open and brave mental health story this week. He shows me how we all have the opportunity to embrace what makes us uniquely ourselves. Grieving in the public eye about his father, Robin William's passing, self medicating and the origin story of my new favorite mood chews, PYM, are just a few of the topics we chat about…and don't worry, we left room for warm laughs! @zakwilliams @youcanpym Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of This Thing Called Life, Andy is going to talk to Katie Beurket. She is a program coordinator at Fernside. Fernside is an exceptional organization in Greater Cincinnati. The fernside staff is very honored to continue their legacy of supporting grieving children and families. Katie says they provide peer support groups for children ages 3 to 18 and their parents or legal guardians. Tune in to hear about their valuable work. Episode Highlights: We must understand that many people are struggling right now. They could be grieving a variety of different things or could be mourning the loss of a loved one. So we will talk about those feelings of sadness and how we try to best get through during times like this, says Andy. Fernside is a children's grief center,the second oldest children's grief center in the country. They were founded 35 years ago by Rachel and Paul Burrell, says Katie. Andy asks Katie to share about the switch to virtual during covid and how that has been going. Andy asks Katie, “You are very passionate about the work you do; What led you to this?” Grief will change throughout your lifespan based on your developmental age. There are different signs of grieving children that correlate with the period that they are at. Unfortunately, kids at a young age are experiencing loss, but if we are not educating them and telling them what it means now, they will hear about it later on, and it can affect them badly. Educating kids is also part of grief. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are one of Katie's favorite age groups because they do start to understand what death means. They understand the permanence of death, and that is when they begin to really ask questions. Fernside has over 100 direct service volunteers. They have different lesson plans that are given to them. Programs like Fernside and what they offer allow individuals to keep memories alive of their person and create a safe space to talk about it which is so important. The National Alliance for Children Grief is an excellent resource for finding things even outside the region. They have a wealth of other information on how to help children who are breathing in different resources, says Katie. 3 Key Points: Katie says that they do orientation in their office, and they help give tours to suffering children and families. There is a program called the Pit Crew at Fernside. It is a philanthropy and training. A lot of kids don't understand what happens when people die, they think they are going to come back or don't understand the permanence of death. Fernside is helping families have healthy coping skills to figure out how to move forward because they don't want anyone to be stuck in their grief forever. Resources Mentioned: LifeCenter | website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube| Twitter Andi Johnson website |LinkedIn Organ Donation Website https://www.fernside.org/grief-resources/ https://childrengrieve.org/ https://www.fernside.org/ https://www.fernside.org/about-fernside/staff
Grappling with a father's alcoholism becomes more complicated when a family lives on two sides of a border. Obed Silva joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his father, who his family left behind in Mexico to escape his drunken violence, and what it means to grieve for a complicated man who caused so much pain. His book is called “The Death of My Father the Pope: A Memoir.”
Colors of Life—Grieving Dreams Grieving Dreams is when we review our lives and realize a dream we have pursued for so long doesn't benefit us anymore. I recorded an episode of my other podcast, Chica and the Man with my co-host Alex Greenwood. We talked about career changes and how they affected us. (Listen to that episode here). How we grieve when we have pursued a job, career, or a business and gave our heart and soul to it only to have to let it go. We know it's the right thing to do, but yet there's this sadness of letting go. We think what if I could have done more? Where did I go wrong? Was I just not good enough? In reality, I feel the lessons and importance of it have run its course. When we feel this way, it is a form of grieving. We need to address it. As Eleanor Haley from Grieving the Loss of Hopes and Dreams states: When we care deeply about something, it can be difficult to know when to let go. Sometimes our hopes are all we have to keep us getting out of bed in the morning. People always like to say things like, It's never too late to follow your dreams and many times this is true. When there's a chance to see your dreams through or there is still joy in the journey, by all means, keep going. I grieved letting go of acting. There was no more joy in the journey. I knew I couldn't make a living at it, yet I pursued it for many years. I was in disbelief because I had invested so many years and my soul in it. How can I love acting and the career doesn't love me back? Nowadays, if it comes my way, I'll be happy to do it. It's the pursuit of it I have released. It was heartbreaking and liberating at the same time. Grief is a normal response to loss during or after a disaster or other traumatic event. Grief can happen in response to loss of life, as well as to drastic changes to daily routines and ways of life that usually bring us comfort and a feeling of stability. Common grief reactions include: Shock, disbelief, or denial Anxiety Distress Anger Periods of sadness Loss of sleep and loss of appetite CDC on grief and Loss (see link below) Regardless of the scenario, the loss of hopes and dreams can be incredibly hard to accept and cope with. Eleanor Haley. Deep listening is the practice of turning toward your feelings and emotions. Most of us have the tendency to run away from anything uncomfortable within us. It's only natural. But numbing, avoiding, and rejecting our pain only makes what we feel larger and ‘scarier' than it truly is. When we turn toward our pain with curiosity and gentleness, we often find an immediate sense of relief. Aletheia Luna What I've learned through grief is to accept, be kind, and love myself. Life will have its moments, it's part of living. Learn to ride the beautiful, never-ending passions and gifts of life. The poem for this week is Quiet from Inspire Me: Perception Black and white Chrome bedroom Reflects silvery gray moods of The uncharted mind Incandescent garden lights Shine through the blinds Marking lines on face Stares at the light Answers from another realm Beyond our three dimensions Silence prey's existence of Yearning questions An essence enters Smoky figure gazes Into questioning eyes Serene presence felt Changing monochrome Movie of thoughts and dreams Reflect on cheeks and lips Grin extends to essence Crimson smile, blushing face Sends joy to ashen figure as Chromatic shades appear and Smoky image disperses Lights fade into darkness REM creating memories of Longevity with peaceful Nightfall sleep Goodnight Music by: Ocean Bliss by Gotama https://gotama-music.bandcamp.co https://lonerwolf.com/deep-listening/ https://whatsyourgrief.com/loss-of-hopes-and-dreams/ (Eleanor Haley) https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/stress-coping/grief-loss/index.html https://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief/coping-with-grief-and-loss.htm
Susan welcomes Heather Dempsey to today's episode. She is an emotional health coach and Mentor for life and business. Heather is a cat-loving foodie, personal development coach and self-care enthusiast who has helped hundreds of anxious and overwhelmed individuals and service-based entrepreneurs create radical emotional and mindset transformations so that they thrive. She supports her clients — from feeling hopeless, unhappy, and stressed, as if life would never going to be any different from what it has been — to actually feeling optimistic, like anything is possible, energized, and confident they are capable of having everything they desire as they've never experienced in their entire life or business before. Key Takeaways: Heather talks about the loss of her brother and how grief was experienced in the family. Grief is also about losing something you were fond of. There can be shame in grieving. Grieving people do not want a consolation prize, please do not use the words ‘At least…”. Sometimes there is no fixing a situation and “fixing” sometimes might just mean feeling sad. Our emotions and feelings have to come through to be complete. Susan talks about how families sometimes mismanaged information. Show up for the people that you love. Heather explains how to turn guilt into gratefulness. Heather shares how she works with her clients about the concept of reinvention. Make meaning out of your loss. Heather shares a beautiful experience of the connection she has with her father that recently passed away. Heather suggests everyone struggling with grief to connect with their bodies, it can be as simple as taking a walk, starting with one humble step. Resources Tendrilsofgrief.com Email Susan: email@example.com Meet Heather Dempsey Visit Heather's website Follow Heather on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. Learn more about Heather's Course Live Without Limitations.
Happy new year, everyone! What were the personal growth and gay takeaways from 2021? What did you learn and how are you going to apply that in 2022? In today's episode, I'm pulling back the curtain to share some of my own growth journey this last year and what I'm committing to next year. I'm guessing many of you might relate. Tune as I talk about…Why 2021 was my yearlong “choppy growth phase”Grieving the loss of my False Self & ego personaMaking your big, bold commitment for next year Choosing 1-2 of your Core Life Dimensions to focus on 2022What from your past will you complete and release next year? Share your 2021 takeaways and 2022 commitments on the GMLL Phone Line at 512.808.0849 .Start planning your 2022 commitments and goals by downloading a free Core Life Dimensions Guide. Learn more about me and how I help gay, bi and queer men – and allies too - live, love and lead powerfully by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following me Instagram and Facebook. If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward' by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps more gay men find Gay Men's Life Lab! Thanks!Buck
Jenny Stults lost her husband Dan from a seizure in January 2015. Jenny takes us on her path of healing and shares her story about becoming a blogger then author of the book Carry On Castle, a memoir of love and loss. In this episode we chat about: ~ Finding a good therapist! ~ Relationships with in-laws ~ Forgiving yourself for soloparenting struggles! ~ Moving into a new home and all of the emotions involved in that! ~ Dating and finding love again (with a new perspective on love!) You can get more information on therapy at the Dougy Center by going to www.dougy.org You can find Jenny's book Carry On Castle on Amazon. We are opening the doors to our new membership The Widow Connection Community on January 12, 2022! Get more info and sign up at www.widow180.com/membership
Poor People's Campaign's Scott Desnoyers: Joe Manchin Derails Biden's Build Back Better Human Infrastructure BillSierra Club's Adele Shraiman: New Report Finds U.S. Financial Sector the 5th Biggest Emitter of CO2 in the WorldThe Daily Poster's Andrew Perez: How Dark Money Bought a Supreme Court SeatBob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary:• Midsized autocracies are projecting more hard power• Maine's new “right to food” could sprout legal challenges• Detroit removing problem highways to reconnect black neighborhoodsFor more information, related links, transcripts and in-depth interviews, visit our website BTLonline.org after 4 p.m. ET Wednesdays
This Book address many issues Racism, Grieving, and LossToday's guest is Jeffrey Lewis, who is an award-winning novelist. Jeffrey has received two Emmy Awards and the Writer's Guild Award for his work as a writer and producer most notably for Hill St. Blues. Jeffrey Lewis discusses his book, “Land of Cockaigne” discusses different points of the book. For more information and contact: https://bit.ly/3EGyM8W
This is Amy's ‘5th Thing' (a bonus episode) where she answers your questions every Tuesday! ‘4 Things With Amy Brown' comes out every Thursday, but on Tuesdays Amy answers questions you've emailed in. On today's episode Amy addresses your questions about: How to help with dry skin, being there for a friend who is grieving, how to shave your face and incorporating juice into a healthy life style. To check out items mentioned in this episode: Face Razors Best places to find more about Amy: RadioAmy.com + @RadioAmy Please send emails for the 5th thing to 4ThingsWithAmyBrown@gmail.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Susan welcomes Samantha Ruth to today's episode. Samantha is a Psychologist, Speaker, Best Selling Author, and the Proud Founder of Griefhab: a 24/7 support community open to anyone who has experienced a loss. She helps people around the world turn their pain into their power by guiding them to be their true selves not who they think they need to be, by embracing their differences, and by living life on their own terms. Samantha's mission is to change the way the world views both grief and mental health, so people can speak about whatever issues they have and get the help they not only need but deserve without fear of judgment, labels, and repercussions. In her free time, you can find Samantha with her pups on one of their outdoor adventures. Music fuels Samantha's soul, family means everything to her, and honoring her late husband, Jim, and making him proud gives her life daily purpose. Key Takeaways: Samantha shares her grief story. Trauma forced Samantha to take care of herself. Meeting new people became a huge help for Samantha because there was no expectation there. Samantha became more intentional and stopped seeing people that were not resonating with her anymore. Listen to your own intuition, despite everyone's opinions. Your job is really to heal. Trust yourself. Find your tribe. Start doing whatever feels good to you, no reasons, no explanations, find your joy. Samantha shares how she managed her own grief while supporting other people who are grieving. It is ok to grieve and be uncomfortable. People who judge do not really understand the grieving that you are going through. Learn your strengths, weaknesses, and when to ask for help. Samantha shares a piece of advice: Get through this minute, this is your path, and remember one tool that you have with you always is breathing. Resources Tendrilsofgrief.com Email Susan: firstname.lastname@example.org Meet Samantha Ruth: You can work with Samantha individually, in one of her exclusive groups, or you can have her speak at your event or organization. Contact Samantha to determine what's best for you at email@example.com. Visit Samantha's Website Connect with Samantha on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and on ClubHouse Take part in Samantha's Facebook Group Listen to the To Be Ruthless Show
A lot of us aren't great at helping grieving people. I think this is because we've avoided thinking about our mortality, that we end up working out our weirdness about it on people who need our help. Here are suggestions on how to help a griever.Good Legacy is brought to you by Your Organized (after)Life Workshop, an eight session, online at your pace workshop where I teach you what you need to know about estate planning and show you the steps you need to take to leave a manageable to list. Learn more at, https://organizedafterlife.com/estate-planning-workshop/Listen to the Good Legacy playlist on Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Vc47YXsaSGnqfd9avcBYo?si=8ee9a40a79ba4405
Bonus Episode from the Christmas Promises for the Grieving Heart Daily Devotional He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear At Christmas we celebrate Jesus' first coming as a baby, when He came to be our Rescuer and Redeemer, our Healer and our Comforter. But we also anticipate His second coming, when He will wipe away all the tears, all the sadness, all the pain, all the brokenness, and all the death. HOLIDAY WORKBOOK & RESOURCE BUNDLE for the grieving mother www.themorning.com/holidays FREE COMMUNITY www.themorning.com/community
Kelli didn't grow up with visions of becoming The Grief Guru, but life had other plans. After losing her mother to suicide in 2017 she found herself swept out in a sea of grief. Barely able to get through the days she looked for help and was discouraged when she didn't find the support or tools to recover. Thankfully an encounter with an inspiring speaker showed her that healing was available to her. She decided then and there to dedicate herself to recovering from grief. She studied, prayed, documented her process, and began to recover. Her recovery came not a moment too soon as just a year later her 20 year old son Quintin died of an accidental drug overdose. Kelli has since become a speaker, author, and coach. Her book, You're Not Crazy, You're Grieving, shares the process she used to heal from her tremendous losses. She also founded The Grief Guru, a company focused on helping others learn to move forward on purpose, in purpose and love their lives after loss. Learn more about Kelli Nielsen at TheGriefGuru.com and be sure to download your free copy of her eBook: I'm Not Crazy, I'm Grieving. You can also follow Kelli on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.
Bonus Episode from the Christmas Promises for the Grieving Heart Daily Devotional The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;2 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61:1-3 Our Healer, Our Comforter The baby we celebrate at Christmas, that baby in a manger, He is our good news, our hope. He is good news because He came to bring freedom, to set us free. Freedom from death and sin and all that is broken. Jesus came to bring life. And He came to bring healing and comfort. HOLIDAY WORKBOOK & RESOURCE BUNDLE for the grieving mother www.themorning.com/holidays FREE COMMUNITY www.themorning.com/community
On this episode… bell hooks, one of the greatest thinkers of our time recently passed away leaving us to explore her legacy and its impact on our intersections of Black womanhood. Our friend and activist Diamond Stylz joins J. this week to discuss Blackademia, the reality tv icon Nene Leakes (it's important!), and to reflect on Insecure and an era of television that will be referenced for years to come. Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism one episode at a time. Drink up! This week's hot list: we fvcking survived 2021, pay Black Transwomen Inc., we bingeing The Witcher, possible awkward C*sby show reference, bell hooks, street feminism, “femininity”, Laverne Cox, “problematic” but “important” questions, Nene Leakes and navigating grief & trauma on the blogs (she in these streets with a new boo all quick!), that Insecure glow up, Diamond is tired of Lawrence's shit, J. might be lowkey #teamlawrence and ready to fight Nathan, and more about Kelli Libations: 3:57 Donation Libations: 7:03 Affirmations: 11:25 bell hooks: 12:22 Grieving in public and should we be in Nene's business?: 45:25 Insecure and last minute ass Lawrence (SPOILERS): 1:02:38 - 1:30:20 Spoiler free Insecure reflections: 1:30:20 Tweet us while you listen! @teawithqj or use #teawithqj and add #podin on Twitter to help others discover Tea with Queen and J. podcast! WEBSITE Teawithqueenandj.com SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter: https://twitter.com/teawithqj @teawithqj Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teawithqj/ @teawithqj Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeawithQueenandJ Tea with Queen and J. Tumblr: teawithqueenandj.tumblr.com TEAMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES firstname.lastname@example.org DONATE Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/teawithqj Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/teawithqj Queen's Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/CXV9ZDWZ3PP9?ref_=wl_share J.'s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1NP09USMPJ0TB?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_ip_VEVWdvdDDemm Send us snail mail: Tea with Queen and J. P.O. Box 1617 229 East 85th Street New York, NY 10028 GUEST CO-HOST DIAMOND STYLZ Twitter: @diamondstylz https://twitter.com/DiamondStylz IG: @diamondstylz https://www.instagram.com/diamondstylz/ Podcast: Marsha's Plate https://pod.link/1293033444 Website: https://diamondstylz.com/about-diamond-stylz/ PAY BLACK PEOPLE Support Black Transwomen's Inc. https://blacktranswomen.org/ Check out bell hooks and Laverne Cox in conversation at The New School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oMmZIJijgY This week's closing clip features recent ancestor bell hooks on what it means to be feminist. Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpdJUGn0FHE This episode was created, hosted, and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis with special guest host Diamond Stylz, editorial support from Candice Jones, social media & production support from Channél Jordan, and graphic design by Jo Caraballo Libations to our friend's Domingo, Tokunbo, and D. Sindayiganza who help keep this show running by paying and supporting Black women. Opening song by Ohene Cornelius Segment Music by Chad Milner
I have this idea and I would love for you to be a part of it! After hosting my Widow's Holiday Club for the second year in a row, I felt like I wanted to continue our weekly Zoom meetings regularly. As we all know, different things come up with in-laws or with kids or with stress or with stress around finances, so many overwhelming aspects of grief! And we know at those times we need some extra support from other widows who "get it". I wanted to create a community, a membership, where widows can get together and share thoughts, fears, stories, helpful tips, ideas, dreams, all of it....without judgment! Oftentimes we feel like we can't talk to friends or family members because we're making them uncomfortable or we feel like we're burdening them with our "problems". This community that I want to create would be a safe space to come and learn new ways to navigate through grief. I would have a guest speaker come in once per month to teach on a new topic like self-care, finances, organizations, mindset, diet, to name a few. Want a book club? I love that idea! I want YOU to be involved in creating this space and making it the best possible!! I also want to make super affordable to everyone so I'm starting at $33 per month. I want it to be accessible to everyone! If you're interested, please let me know! I would love to get started in January 2022, so you can get more information and sign up at www.widow180.com/membership Email me if you have any questions at email@example.com
Please Leave a Review! On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists Michelle talks with repeat guest and fan favorite, the amazing Dr. Uche Odiatu! Dr. Odiatu talks to us about setting intentions for 2022 and finishing out 2021 strong! This episode does not count for CE Credit but many of our others do. Special thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies for sponsoring the CE portion of our podcast so that we can provide you with the FREE CE! Be sure to view your state guidelines to ensure this CE is applicable in your State. You can view all episodes with Free CE here. Interview Starts: 12:17.563 Episode Highlights Raising expectations Tuning in Get out of your own head Master moderation Dedicate your real estate Progress not perfection Quotes “Only 1 in 6 people maintain weight loss after 6 months.” “It's really hard to work against your expectation.” “Grieving puts your body into fight or flight.” “Physical health without acknowledging mental health, it can't be.” “The body is a report card for your thoughts and feelings.” “Nerves that fire together, wire together.” “Dedicate space to wellness.” “The more you cook your meals, the more you control the meals.” “Perfection means you can never celebrate because it's never complete.” “Done is better than perfect, just get started.” Links @fitspeakers on Instagram www.druche.com A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage AToTH on Facebook AToTH on Instagram AToTH on LinkedIn
Join Karen and I for an honest, open and hope-filled conversation on navigating grief during Christmas that will help encourage your heart and inspire you to connect with the Lord and covenant community so you don't walk this path alone. Christmas cheer is for real life, and has the greatest comforts and medicines for our souls!
We've received a substantial number of questions from our listeners regarding familial estrangement–when one family member distances themselves from the others, or chooses not to interact with them at all. It's a common and extremely challenging situation, and the pain related to it can be particularly intense during the holidays.Today on Being Well, Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson discuss family estrangement, particularly between parents and children, and how the questions we engage in this territory apply more broadly to how we balance our own boundaries with the responsibilities we have toward other people.Watch the Episode: Prefer watching video? You can watch this episode on YouTube.From Dr. Hanson: The Foundations of Well-Being brings together the lessons of a lifetime of practice into one year-long online program. Our holiday sale is going on now, and don't hesitate to apply for a scholarship if you're in need. Also, podcast listeners can use the code BEINGWELL15 for another 25% off!Key Topics:0:00: Introduction3:05: Our framework for discussing estrangement in this episode6:10: Joining and distancing9:40: Duties in relationship between children and aging parents15:35: Parents' behavior then vs. now19:00: Distinguishing family systems from parents as individuals24:10: Functional forgiveness when someone doesn't show remorse26:45: Choosing the kind of relationship we want to have31:45: Parents' pain when children distance33:40: How parents can consider the child's perspective39:40: Grieving an estranged relationship internally45:30: Approaches to interacting with estranged children52:30: How to decide whether or not to engage in a relationship55:10: Awareness of cultural influences57:20: Ownership and what parents can do to repair1:03:00: The wide range of variables influencing family relationships1:07:00: Wishing well regardless of circumstances1:09:30: RecapSupport the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world's largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Subscribe on iTunesFollow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Forrest on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookVisit Forrest's website
Katherine Barner is a Grief & Trauma Expert, Award-Winning Author, and Licensed Psychotherapist. Katherine specializes in equipping Black women survivors of childhood sexual abuse as well as individuals recovering from significant loss with the skills to pursue and achieve, mental, emotional, and spiritual health leading to more productive and peaceful lives. Her ultimate goal is for survivors to know they do not have to live in the shadows of abuse. In today's episode, Susan and Katherine talk about how every grieving person transits a unique path, how self-compassion and grace need to be practiced every day, granting space, understanding that it will take time to heal and that it is ok to just feel. Key Takeaways: Katherine shares her grief story. People grieve in different ways. Grief is about loss, not only about death. Everyone grieves differently, it is not a linear process and depends directly on who died, how that person died, when it happened, and what the relationship with that person looked like. Give yourself grace while you are grieving, don't compare yourself with other people's grieving process. The fact that I am smiling doesn't mean that I am ok or happy. Grieving is also finding how the new normal will look like, and letting yourself enjoy life even when you are still hurting. There are some days that you will miss the person you lost more than others. Susan and Katherine talk about bravery and courage to deal with grief, not really about being or getting stronger. Katherine shares the ministry of presence: sometimes someone grieving just needs you to be there, in silence. You are still living and have a life to live. You don't have to feel bad about feeling bad! Not everyone can handle the weight of your grief and story, identify who can be there for you in this part of your journey. Resources Tendrilsofgrief.com Email Susan: firstname.lastname@example.org Meet Katherine Barner Katherine is the founder of Sisters SpeakUp Society, a membership community for abuse survivors designed to provide inspiration, encouragement, support, and accountability for their journey toward healing and living the life they desire and deserve. Katherine earned her BA in Psychology from Spelman College, M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of North Texas. She is a certified ICISF crisis responder, Clinical Trauma Specialist, and trained EMDR practitioner. Katherine is the author of God Help Me, I'm Grieving: Finding Healing After Loss which won a 2018 Christian Literary Award, and is also a contributor to Today's Purpose Woman magazine. Katherine and her husband reside in Texas and are proud parents of 4 adult children. Connect with Katherine on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Visit her Website
War on Christmas rages in Europe, minister dismissed over drag performance, Pope dismisses French bishop's sexual harassment, witched and right wing both mad, teacher refuses Covid-19 testing citing religious exemption, Jewish billionaire hoards stolen antiquities, and a conversation about grief without all that god and heaven stuff involved.