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  • 00:31

    Nurturing YOU Beyond Grief

    in Self Help

    Most people define nurturing as self care . What if that is just the start? When there is loss, there are also new possibilities for creating  something different . Something beyond what you knew was possible before your life changed . What if grief could be a catalyst for new choices that create even more for you and your life ? Join me as I interview Lisa Murray, Founder of Creativity Lab about ways we can begin to nuture a new life into being .  What is it that your grief is contributing to you? Lets find out! and have some fun with Lisa .


    A little about Lisa


    Today I've invited Lisa Murray from Creativity lab to join me in an exploration  of the contribution that grief can be to our life if we will allow it .  What could  be different if you would nuture new possibilities into place with ease? Grief often comes from loss. Lisa lost much of her old life within a very short time, including her job, her house, her dog , and her relationship.as she states " She didn't quite lose her mind but it was close ". Lisa plays with people to nuture ideas into reality. She offers events and online adventures which invite you to create your life from a kinder, gentler space . How did we get  so lucky to have the Gift that Lisa is in the world !


    You can find Lisa Murray at www.CreativityLab.tv


    Any Questions please feel free to email me at swmulder@bigpond.net.au

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    Today we will begin  a series of discussions about grief and the mililtary.


    So many of our returning soldiers and vets struggle with readjusting to life at home. Often  the key to rebuilding a life beyond war is elusive and frustrating.


    We will look and one of the key factors to this recovery. What is the grief of war? How is it  different from other forms of grief? How do we recognize it? How can we help.

  • 00:26

    Grief Stages with Pet Grief Coach, Judy Helm Wright

    in Pets

    There are very distinct, yet overlapping, phases of grief.  We go through the stages in various orders and in varying degrees on the road to recovering from any loss.  If we lose a jacket at the ballpark, we may go through all the stages in a few minutes.  If the jacket was one that was given to us by our brother on our birthday, it may take much more time.


    If the animal was a family pet and stayed outside, it may not hit us as hard as if he were our own companion and greeted us each night when we came in the door.  If your pet was a companion and best friend, the mourning will be a deep one.


    1. Shock/Denial/Numbness.  We can not believe this has happened to us.  Our body and emotions numb themselves against the pain.  The mind denies the loss.  Often we will say things like "This can't be true."  One of the valid reasos for memorials and funerals is to acknowledge that death did take place. 


    2. Fear/AngerDepression.  After the numbness wears off and we are once again able to feel, then all of our repressed feelings come roaring back.  Sometimes these feeling ared not rational at first and can seedk someone to blame, either an outsider or ourselves.  "I can't share how sad I am about my dog, because my co-workers will think I am crazy."  "But, on the other hand, I inquire about their child's cold and buy their stupid Girl Scout cookies to support them.  It isn't fair!"  "Oh God, please don't let me start crying at work again.  I heard someone call me a drama queen and say; It's only a dog, not a child." 


    3. Understanding/Acceptance/Moving on.  


    4. New Hurts May Trigger Old Wounds.


     


     


     

  • 00:27

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    This week's conversation will focus on the returning soldier and PTSD.


    When our troops come home it is always an emotional time. It is often difficult to assess needs in terms of priority. Today we will discuss what PTSD is how it effects a returning soldier for combat and how that effects the grief of war.


    This is an issue that often aludes military protocal and aftercare for our returning soldiers.


    This can also have a significat effect on a vetran's recovery.


    Listeners are welcomed to call in.

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    Today's conversation will focus on rationalizations in grief. 


    One of the coping skills we use especially when we are dealing with the reality of loss is how to assign blame for the loss, especially when we are dealing with death.


    We will look at some of the most common  ways we use this; when is it useful; when it is not.


     

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    We start the new year with resolutions for grievers.


    Now that the holidays are over, we are often faced with the "reality" of grief. 


    This converstion will explpre the acceptance of the "reatity" which can often be the most difficult phase of grief.


    We will alos include some practical steps that can be implemented to help grievers along the  path of grief.

  • 00:29

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    This week's episode will focus on  the recent shooting events that have taken place around the world and the most recent event that happened in San Bernadino


     Even though we may not have a personal loss in these situations, they impact us gretly.


    We will be exploring the impact of secondary loss and grief and how this can have a lasting impact in our lives.


    We will also see how this impacts oour holiday season and the ways our grief is effected.

  • 00:26

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    This week's conversation  will be the next in the series "grief and war".


    When soldiers return from serving in an active theater of war it is difficult to return to the life they once had. we will look at issues of PTSD, physical injuries, substance abuse and why dealing with the grief of war and the loss issues of war can be key to healing and rebuilding life.


    What are the losses incurred by war?


    How does understanding your grief help you move on


    We will also be looking at how returing home impacts family and friends.

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    This week's conversation will focus on the reality of war which includes trauma loss and grief

    We will look at why this experience lingers for a lifetime and why we have little success in treating it.

  • 00:31

    Ease with Family around Grief

    in Self Help

    What if it is truly possible? And with that ease what else could be created?


    Would you like to join me for  a truly  inspiring  conversation  I had with Michelle Edhouse.  Michelles clarity with the ease of  grief totally changed the energy of what grief is for her and her children.  It is truly such a great example of how, like Michelle, using the tools of Access Consciousness can totally change your point of view of grief.

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    Today's conversation will be the last in the series of "living with dying" We will wrap up with the rituals of death and mourning.


    In today's culture these rituals become more and more optional. Wakes funerals and memorial services serve a very important function as post death events.


    We will understand the difference between grief and mourning and why both are important in any culture.


    Listeners are welcomed to call in.