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Grief and the FEAR of losing others you love
Grief and the FEAR of losing others you love

There’s something about grief that can make you consumed with the fear of losing others you love too. The grief associated with the death of someone we love can be so painful we can’t imagine how we will survive it. Then we look to others…

Graduating Grief Briefs – PERSPECTIVE
Graduating Grief Briefs – PERSPECTIVE

Graduating Grief Briefs are episodes that are 10 minutes or less. A bite sized bit of wisdom, a quick insight to a breaktrough, or even sharing a tool to help you on your grief journey. In this episode we talk about “perspective”. Changing your perspective…

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How to Keep Your Mind from Spiraling Out of Control-Graduating Grief Briefs
How to Keep Your Mind from Spiraling Out of Control-Graduating Grief Briefs

One of the most challenging things to do when faced with a death, health scare, or trauma is to keep your mind from getting the best of you. It is something that can compound your stress and zap your energy. So how do you reel…

Let’s talk about Grief and Healing
Let’s talk about Grief and Healing

Let’s talk about it! Yes, IT… Grief. Let’s talk about it so we can get comfortable and not fear it when it comes to you next time. I can’t think of a better person to talk about this subject than Anne DeButte. Anne is a…

How to Talk to Your Boss About Your Grief
How to Talk to Your Boss About Your Grief

What do you say to your boss when you are dealing with a loss in your personal life? The conversation is not an easy one, but it is one that MUST take place. Open lines of communication make it easier on you, your manager and…

How to Become Resilient After Loss
How to Become Resilient After Loss

“You are so strong.” “I could never survive what you have.” Those are just a few of the many phrases grievers have heard as they travel their path from grief to healing. But that simply isn’t true. Resiliency isn’t something you have, it is something…

Nurses and Grief
Nurses and Grief

Nurses and other medical professionals deal with death, dying and grieving as a part of their profession. For those working in Hospice, this is true every day they show up for work. So one might think they “KNOW” how handle it better than most. You…

How to Transform Your Grief by Serving Others
How to Transform Your Grief by Serving Others

Marcella Williams is no stranger to grief and loss, and death and dying. Her grief journey is one where she found herself being called to transform her life and as a result, her career path. Her story is a beautiful one. And once she did…

Graduating the Grief of Losing 2 Children
Graduating the Grief of Losing 2 Children

If Peggy Green can find joy in living life, you can too! That is one of the huge take aways I got after talking to this remarkable mother who didn’t just lose one child. She lost two. She not only lives a great life, but…

How to Keep Your Mind from Spiraling Out of Control
How to Keep Your Mind from Spiraling Out of Control

One of the most challenging things to do when faced with a death, health scare, or trauma is to keep your mind from getting the best of you. It is something that can compound your stress and zap your energy. So how do you reel…

Helping others grieve while you are grieving too
Helping others grieve while you are grieving too

Jerry Fenter is no stranger to death, dying, or grief. After all he is a chaplain and is the director of Spiritual Counselors for a Hospice Health Care System. He is used to working with the dying and their families every single day. But then…

Loss and Love and Laughter‪
Loss and Love and Laughter‪

When it comes to losing someone you love, tears are almost a given, laughter, not so much. But Allen Klein doesn’t agree with that. In fact he says they can co-exist and both can be used in healing. When he lost his wife after a…

Recovering from the pain of grieving‪
Recovering from the pain of grieving‪

If you had an accident and broke your leg, chances are likely you would see treatment immediately to help ease the pain and start the healing process. So why is it that with grief, we let the pain linger and feel healing is not even…

Graduating Grief doesn’t mean you will never feel sad
Graduating Grief doesn’t mean you will never feel sad

This weeks episode gets personal. Well for me anyway. This week marks the birthday of my son Brandon who was born 22 years ago. He lived for 29 days. This year, on his birthday I felt sad. Really sad. And that might surprise you because…

Let’s Talk about DEATH & GRIEF & LIF‪E‬
Let’s Talk about DEATH & GRIEF & LIF‪E‬

Grief is coming to you! If the thought of this scares you, then this is episode is made especially for you. We are all going to grieve the loss of someone we love, something we love or something we are forced to leave behind and…

How to Ease Anxiety by Being MINDFU‪L‬
How to Ease Anxiety by Being MINDFU‪L‬

Anytime you are going through a rough chapter in life, chances are you are feeling on edge and may be doing battle with anxiety. For some, anxiety can actually become a way of life with or without a major challenge. Author and Ted-X speaker J.A.…

How to Overcome your Physical Limitations and Bullyin‪g‬
How to Overcome your Physical Limitations and Bullyin‪g‬

What do you do when you want to be like all the other kids, but you can’t because of your physical limitations? And what do you do when the other kids tease and bully you because you’re different? Some kids let it define them in…

How to Handle those Painful Trigger‪s‬‪‬
How to Handle those Painful Trigger‪s‬‪‬

Finally, you are managing your grief and feeling pretty good and then all of a sudden something out of the blue triggers your pain. Sometimes it’s so painful it almost feels like you are reliving the pain all over again. First of all, relax. This…

THRIVING after Divorce‪‬
THRIVING after Divorce‪‬

Marriages end because a spouse dies OR because someone decides to end it. Either way, there can be tremendous grief. But for those that are divorced, this loss might linger a bit longer. With death, it is final. With divorce, you might always still think…

Gratitude and Grief
Gratitude and Grief

During the recent loss of my beloved sidekick and podcast co-host, my dog Ollie, I have been experiencing gut wrenching heartbreak and grief. A friend of mine told me to feel the love people were sending me and I told her I was incapable of…

Grief Does NOT Last Forever-The Rebellious WIDO‪W‬
Grief Does NOT Last Forever-The Rebellious WIDO‪W‬

“Grief does not last forever. It should not be allowed to.”  When I read those words in her soon to be released book “the rebellious WIDOW”,  I knew I had found a soul sister. Jill Johnson-Young KNOWS this to be true. Not just because she…

Pay Attention to those “NUDGES”
Pay Attention to those “NUDGES”

Ever get one of those thoughts or “nudges” that you should call someone or reach out to them in some manner? I’m sure you have, as I get them all the time. In this “Inspirationista Insight” episode I talk about why you should never ignore…

Want to Keep on the Path to Your Goals in 2023? Use Your Compass (Word)!
Want to Keep on the Path to Your Goals in 2023? Use Your Compass (Word)!

If you are on social media, the posts start in December with people making declarations of what their word for the new year will be. Intrigued, I began selecting a word, too. In fact, for the past 6 years, I have chosen a single word…

Year of Hope & Heeling – Featured Story on WTRF 7
Year of Hope & Heeling – Featured Story on WTRF 7

The holiday season is quickly coming to a close. And for many, this has been a very difficult few weeks, especially for those who are missing loved one’s who have died. That’s why when WTRF contacted me about doing a story to offer tips to…

Wilson Funeral Home Service of Remembrance
Wilson Funeral Home Service of Remembrance

As we find ourselves in the middle of a season filled with JOY to the world, and HAPPY holidays and MERRY Christmas, many of us are wondering if it is even possible to feel joy or be happy and merry. This season may not be…

Comfort and JOY
Comfort and JOY

Tidings of Comfort and Joy, are sung about in popular Christmas Carols, but for many people, the stress they feel is way too much to feel comfort. And for those dealing with difficult chapters in life, feeling JOY might seem like it’s next to impossible.…