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EP#4 - a2z of navigating grief and trauma

The Beautiful Side of Grief

Release Date: 03/22/2021

60. A Thousand Little Deaths | Carrie Knowles show art 60. A Thousand Little Deaths | Carrie Knowles

The Beautiful Side of Grief

From a gifted musical son, a 17-year journey with Alzheimer's, to a 30ft exhibition piece and a not-so-ordinary ghost story… In this episode, we are going to weave our way through a number of discussion topics because all have such value and wisdom in them. I was like a child in a candy store - overwhelmed by all the treats on offer. This is what delving into Carrie Knowles's life is like - a store full of treats. She is a Storyteller, creator, world traveler, arts advocate, and grandmother. She is also an award-winning artist and author of 45 years with a passport she describes as 'the...

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59. What Teal's Diary Revealed| Suzanne Falter show art 59. What Teal's Diary Revealed| Suzanne Falter

The Beautiful Side of Grief

I think many of us are able to relate to being so busy we are almost numb to life, on auto, going through the motions, having high expectations of ourselves and what we believe others need from us  - and sometimes, in amongst all of that there's very little joy and happiness to be found. In this episode, my guest, Suzanne Falter, is going to share how it took losing her beautiful daughter Teal in 2012 for her to discover the healing power of self-care and she's going to share those insights with us. She now hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast and is the author of multiple...

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58. From Trauma to Fairy Tale | Jenna Ashlyn show art 58. From Trauma to Fairy Tale | Jenna Ashlyn

The Beautiful Side of Grief

From Trauma to Fairy Tale - this is an incredible interview of overcoming years of heartbreak and abuse to finding and living a life of dreams - literally! Jenna Ashlyn was a young widow who was pressured into a relationship that turned abusive and became a survivor. She shares her story of survival to encourage other survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and mental health issues, that you can have a life after trauma. A trained advocate, Jenna is currently a volunteer for Southern Ohio’s Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program, where she provides support and services to victims of...

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57. It's been 4 weeks | Helen Morris show art 57. It's been 4 weeks | Helen Morris

The Beautiful Side of Grief

Just when I thought I finally was getting the relationship of my dreams...  He goes off on a dream camping trip... And a random act of violence takes it all away. These are my reflections 4 weeks on - which I hope may help you in your own journey 💟 My thanks for your continued support of this podcast and my apologies regarding my lack of consistency over these past few weeks.

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56. Transcending Grief with Love | Julie Dylan McMahon show art 56. Transcending Grief with Love | Julie Dylan McMahon

The Beautiful Side of Grief

Imagine feeling nothing but pure love and gratitude pouring out as you kneel over your child who has just transitioned. It may seem impossible to imagine this, yet this is what Afterlife expert and Divine Guide, Julie Dylan McMahon, felt with her son, Dakota, and what has shaped her life since. She has an incredible story to share of how she dealt with his passing that has led her to understand how to move through the darkness, unlock her heart to the power of unconditional love, to become wise in her own knowing and remembrance. It is her mission and gift to the world to help many others...

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55. Surviving the Killing Fields | Sara Im show art 55. Surviving the Killing Fields | Sara Im

The Beautiful Side of Grief

What gives you HOPE? What gives you COURAGE? Many people experience dreadful trauma in their lives - but what do you think about this- having to endure 4 years of genocide where half of your country's population was killed - now that has to be on another level altogether right? And to come out of it with beauty, grace, and compassion like my guest today, Sara Im has, well this is someone we can all learn from. Sara grew up in Cambodia and endured 4 years of captivity in the harshest conditions and survived where millions didn't. She found the courage to make a dangerous escape with 3 others -...

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54. Emotionally Free Yourself |Lauren Fonvielle show art 54. Emotionally Free Yourself |Lauren Fonvielle

The Beautiful Side of Grief

It's often when life gets so overwhelming and we don't know how we are going to keep going on that we often go searching. And that is when you can be miraculously (or not so miraculously) guided to the modality or modalities that are right for you. This is what happened to Lauren Fonvielle. As a mum to youngsters, the news of her husband's deployment was the final straw for the escalating anxiety she was feeling. That led her to discover yoga, meditation, reiki, and also something called EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique or tapping as it is often known.   Lauren is now an Integrative...

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53. Connect With Your Loved One | Nicole Antionette (Guillaume) show art 53. Connect With Your Loved One | Nicole Antionette (Guillaume)

The Beautiful Side of Grief

Do you have a desperate need to connect with your loved one? Maybe it feels like they never left you... Or, you are not sure if you REALLY are 'hearing' them or just making it up… And what about those signs you are getting? Nicole Antoinette /Nicole Guillaume is a very skilled psychic medium who stumbled into her vast array of spiritual skills by setting up a Halloween scene! She is now a professional psychic, medium, and spiritual mentor of Guiding Echoes, who has worked with thousands of people in the past ten years. Her compassion, kindness, and playfulness set her apart from others in...

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52. When the Relationship Ends | Brenda De la Barrera show art 52. When the Relationship Ends | Brenda De la Barrera

The Beautiful Side of Grief

Breaking up is hard to do! There are literally thousands of songs dedicated to the heartbreak of breakups. So if you have known someone since middle school, spent 12 years with them, and have grown apart - deciding to end the relationship is going to be a tough decision to make.   Brenda De La Barrera, who hails from Mexico, studied design and is interested in all things relating to self-improvement, takes us through why and how she ended her 12-year relationship, eventually connecting her ill-health to her relationship, and what healing modalities helped. Most of all she embodies the...

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51. Going Home Empty-Handed | Crystal Webster show art 51. Going Home Empty-Handed | Crystal Webster

The Beautiful Side of Grief

Today's episode is especially for you if you have suffered the loss of a precious wee soul at birth or just prior to birth. This is something I can't even begin to imagine…. Yet it happens to so many and this type of grief is often flying under the radar. Today, I am chatting to Crystal Webster who is the Founder of Sharing Solace, Author of ‘Confessions of a Griever’, speaker, mentor, entrepreneur, and most importantly she is Madelyn Elizabeth Webster’s mama. When Madelyn died in Crystal’s arms just after she was born, she wanted to die too. She found herself isolated and...

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In this episode, we are talking to an inspiring individual, Susan Hannifi-McNab, whose life took a dramatic turn in 2012 with the sudden loss of her bagpiper-surfer-professor husband. With a Masters in social work - the path this young mum and widow took over the following years led her to realise that the tools and resources she was using to help herself and her son could help others - and so was born the A2Z toolbox workshops.

You don’t want to miss:

  • How the tools in the a2z toolbox can help you along in your journey
  • What the 5 pillars of trauma are
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Thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music! www.themusicacademypapamoa.com

Quote:

"That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking." ~ Sarah Dessen