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The Living Fearless Podcast
48 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
Miscarriage Loss: Hear Melissa's story on the loss her unborn son
At some point, we all face grief. This episode is a conversation with my dear friend Melissa and we are going to hear the story of her miscarriage. Many women and families have had to grieve the loss of life that never got to start. This is an important conversation to have and all too often it’s avoided in our society. I hope you can feel the support and love she has for her sweet baby boy and how her and her husband have been able to teach their other children how to manage and live through their own grief.
14 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
Honoring our Father's who are no longer physically here with us
Fathers Day means something different for all of us. It’s important to remember that it’s okay to grieve and your grief journey is yours alone. No one gets to tell you how to feel. Today’s episode is for anyone who’s struggling this Father’s Day with their grief.
29 minutes | May 18, 2020
Honoring Loved Ones- My Chat with Melissa about the loss of her mom and how she chooses to honor her
Honoring loved ones with acts of kindness. Today I’m sharing a conversation with my dear friend Melissa. She lost her mom to Ovarian cancer around the same time I lost mine so we have been able to share a lot of our experiences as we’ve gone through our own grief journeys. Listen in to how Melissa chooses to honor her moms life by showing kindness. Melissa Uwww.thecreativechatterbox.com
14 minutes | May 9, 2020
Mother's Day without Mom
When you lose a parent, you lose a lot more than just their presence. Are you feeling like you have lost your identity along with them? Today’s episode is especially for those of you who have lost mothers who may be having a particularly hard time this Mother’s Day.
18 minutes | May 3, 2020
Seven Years Without Her
This week marks the 7 year anniversary of my moms passing. This is an especially hard year given the state of the world. I wanted to share with you the emotions I’m facing right now dealing with this especially hard time in my life combined with the difficult time we are all facing during this global crisis. “Just because I carry the weight well doesn’t mean it’s not heavy”
17 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
Moving Forward Does Not Mean Letting Go
In today’s episode, let’s discuss how to move forward without feeling like you are letting go of your loved one. How can we stop carrying energy from he part into the present. Letting go doesn’t have to mean forgetting. We can still love, remember, cherish our loved ones while putting ourselves in the mindset of moving forward. Follow me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/fearlessgriefcoaching
57 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Interview with Melissa
This weeks episode is an interview with my friend Mellisa. Please tune in to listen to her grief story she shares with us today about the loss of her son. For us parents, the idea of the pain that comes with losing a child is unfathomable. But there are lessons we can learn from her story and strength to be found in joining together as a community. https://www.instagram.com/theleftoverpieces/
21 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
Grief and legacy
In today’s episode, I’m diving in a little more to my story and how the grief of loosing my parents lead me to the work I’m doing now. Reflecting back on my journal entires from years back after I had just lost my parents, it is clear to see I was already wanting to share my grief story. We will be talking about legacy and what it means to move to the next stage of the grief process.
15 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Gratitude and Grief During Coronavirus Pandemic
This week on the Living Fearless podcast I want to give you some more tips on how to look for things to be grateful for during times of stress and uncertainty. What’s going on in the world is scary and overwhelming because we just don’t know what the future holds. But even if your anxiety is at an all time high, there is still hope. Let the emotions and the grief come. Seek gratitude, but also, be gentle with yourself and give yourself the time and the grace to be upset. It’s completely normal for our emotions to ebb and flow. It’s OK to grieve the life we had before this pandemic. But there is still hope for the future to come!
13 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic and Grief
Pandemic. Lockdown. Crisis. These are the words that are circling in our heads, the news and the entire world. Those words are also bringing on emotions and feelings like denial, bargaining and isolation. Sound familiar? As a country and as a planet, we’re all going through grief during this global crisis. Listen in to this weeks special episode with my take on the Coronavirus pandemic. We’re watching history unfold in front of us. But there are still steps we can take to live through this crisis, not just survive it.
36 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
Interview with Jennifer Gumbel: Estate Planning
In this episode, I’m talking with attorney Jennifer Gumbel about the importance of estate planning. As Jennifer says, the truth is, everyone is going to leave a to-do list when they die. What’s more, the people that have to deal with that to do list are the ones who are grieving. In this episode we are talking about the key things that everyone needs, regardless of income and how we can all protect out loved ones even after we’ve gone. If you would like to learn more about Jeniffer, you can check her out at:http://www.anorganizedafterlife.com
21 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
Defining Your Story
On this weeks episode, we’re going to be talking about defining what is your story. What do I mean by this? I’m going to be discussing for me personally how I was able to separate my story from my parents stories as I have lived through my grief of losing the. By coming to grips with the past and define what was my story as opposed to their story to tell I hope you are able to see your own story more clearly. Through this process, we can find acceptance and release.
55 minutes | Mar 8, 2020
This is a special episode of a conversation with my friend Megan Elizabeth. Megan lost her sister in 2018 to cancer. In our conversation she digs in to the feelings she had in those early days when her sister received her diagnosis as well as towards the end of her life. We talk about regret, faith and how she has been able to live through the grief of losing her sister. I connected with Megan years ago through our mutual love of scrapbooking. If you would like to learn more about her you can find her at https://bymeganelizabeth.com/
17 minutes | Mar 1, 2020
Non-Traditional Types of Grief
In this episode, I’m breaking down some barriers and common misconceptions about who experiences grief in their life. The truth is, we all do. Whether you have lost a loved one or lost your identity, at some point, we’re all going to grieve. The key is to accept that you are entitled to your feelings. By talking about these things, we can shape and change not only our future, but the futures of our children and generations to come.
17 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
Candid Thoughts after talking with 8th Graders about Grief
I recently had the honor to speak to a group of 8th graders recently about grief. You might think that most kids at that age probably haven’t experienced real grief yet but let me tell you, this is a real thing our kids and young people are facing.I am constantly hearing from young people who have experienced the loss of a parents, grandparents, pets and other family members or friends. They have recently had a sibling move away from home or their parents are going though a divorce. Our young people are dealing with a lot and it’s our job to support them and give them the tools to deal with these emotions as their parents, teachers loved ones and mentors.
21 minutes | Feb 16, 2020
Today on the Living Fearless Podcast, we’re talking about the myths associated with the grieving process. The key is, everyones grief process is as unique as the individual. No ones journey is the same. People who have not grieved the loss of a loved one often will be unsure how to help you through the process. Give yourself grace, but also give those around you grace. Journaling Prompt:Write one myth that you believed going into grief and what the truth is?
14 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
Grief and Gratitude
Part of finding acceptance in your grief is finding gratitude. But what do we have to be thankful for in regards to grief? Our loved ones aren’t with us anymore so how could we be thankful? Everyday is a gift and there are no guarantees so we can be grateful for the days we do have and the days with did have with them. Journaling Prompt:I can honor my loved one by___________________.
17 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
Acceptance that this is now our Reality
There is no set rules on how your grief process will go. However, acceptance is a vital part of living through your grief. That word is heavy and you might not be ready to allow acceptance in yet. That’s okay, your journey is your journey. Acceptance means coming to terms with the fact that our new reality cannot be changed. Journaling Prompt:What is one things that you’ve learned about yourself from this grief process? Something you didn’t realize about yourself, like your own inner strength or how you cope with things.
13 minutes | Jan 26, 2020
Depression and Grief
Today I want to talk about going through depression when you are struggling with grief. This is different from clinical depression. Feelings and emotions associated with depression stemming from the event can often be brought on by grief. When you feel the severity and heaviness of the loss, feelings like overwhelm, loneliness, isolation, depression & low energy may start to sink in. How are you addressing these feelings to live through your grief? Today’s Journaling Prompt:What memory of your loved one always makes you cry?
13 minutes | Jan 19, 2020
One of the things we often feel or experience in the grief process is bargaining. We give ourselves a false hope and therefor a temporary escape from the pain. These thoughts and feelings can often stem from guilt we carry about what happened in the past. We need to give ourselves grace and release ourselves from the guilt because we can’t change the past. Today’s Journaling Prompt:How have things changed since the beginning of the grief process?Mentally EmotionallyPhysically
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