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  • 00:44

    Helping Children with Loss and Grief

    in Current Events

    Tiffany Papageorge has written a profound book My Yellow Balloon for children on the topic of grief and loss.  What happens when someone or something just does not return to its favorite place?  How can we talk to children in a story telling way to ease their fears but also to help them through every situation.  Loss, pain, grief and painful emotions are part of life but the process can be supported with loving thoughts and words from those around us all.

    For more information visit:  www.myyellowballoon.com


  • How to Recover from Mother Loss and Grief

    in Self Help

    Death, loss and grief are major life stressors. Dr. Robert (Bob) Wright Jr., co-host of the popular podcast series Learn to Live Stress Free will share with us his own personal recovery from losing his mother and his strategies to recover from grief and the resulting stress, Friday August 7th at 7PM EDT on Life Interrupted Radio

    Dr. Bob shares with us:

    What is the purpose of grief
    Recovery begins when you learn how to be comfortable again
    How to talk about the loss with family and friends including your kids
    Develop the strategies to integrate the loss instead of desensitize from life
    Discover how to relieve stress and the sense of helplessness and hopelessness

    Dr. Robert (Bob) Wright Jr. helps you learn more about all types of stress recovery. His website is www.stressfreenow.info.  There you will also find his popular podcast Learn to Live Stress Free at http://www.stressfreenow.info/category/podcasts/

    When you work with Dr. Bob you’ll learn how to effortlessly relieve the stresses of every day life and make yourself happier in just a few short days. Give yourself the ultimate gift of self care by joining his newsletter and listening to his Learn to Live Stress Free podcast series so, as Dr. Bob says, "you can live longer and play with your grandchildren."


  • 00:45

    Adoption Focus : Loss and Grief in Adoption with Anna Walton Psychotherapist

    in Family

    Anna Walton, Psychotherapist and founder of Thrive Counseling Services discusses Grief and Loss in Adoption as well as the beauty of the birth mom, the truth of their courage, love and commitment. Do not miss this amazing conversation!

  • 01:02

    Loving yourself through the pain

    in Motivation

    After we go through a miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant loss, our lives are changed forever.  The emptiness that we feel in our hearts and the pain of losing our child can lead us to have negative feelings towards ourselves.  An important step towards healing is learning to love ourselves again, to recognize all the beauty that lies within us.

    On tonight’s show the topic will be Loving yourself through the pain

    Join the conversation and share your story with us calling (845)-241-9893

    “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


  • 01:01

    Diferencias en duelo: Como reconocer que necesitamos ayuda

    in Motivation

    Nuestras vidas cambian para siempre luego de enfrentar un aborto espontáneo, natimuerte, pérdida neonatal o infantil. Algunas veces nos sentimos solos y aislados durante nuestro proceso de duelo debido a las diferencias en el manejo de duelo de los distintos miembros de la familia.  ¿Cuáles son algunas de las maneras diferentes en que llevamos el duelo? ¿Cómo podemos caminar juntos hacia la sanación, mientras respetamos las diferencias en duelo?

    En este programa de Radio Miscarriage Matters en Español el tema será Diferencias en duelo: ¿Cómo reconocer que necesitamos ayuda?

    Puedes unirte a la conversación y compartir tu historia llamando al (845)-241-9893

    “Las personas en duelo necesitan a alguien que camine con ellos sin juzgarlos.” Gail Sheehy


  • 00:55

    How one woman went from Fashion to Faith

    in Motivation

    Counselor Mandy Eppley speaks with ordained minister, Rev. Rebecca Nagy, about her life journey that started out as a successful fashion designer in NYC. She loved this job, but when she had a spinal injury and surgery that left her in a leg brace, she could no longer continue in this field. This was both physically and emotionally painful for her to accept. She moved back to Charlotte to take another job that ended up not being what she thought it would be. During this same time she was also ordained as a non-denominational minster. She “jumped off the ledge” to manifest this new dream in 1998 by officiating weddings, speaking at churches and holding classes. Although this was great, it wasn’t her FULL dream. When her father died she heard him say “Do what God wants to you to do. You know what it is.” Two weeks later a church called her needing a minster. Now two years later she has grown the church, the Spiritual Light Center of Charlotte, into an active community. Mandy summarizes by saying “When we get turned on to our authentic calling we will go to any lengths to go for it.” They also discuss Step 5, Spiritual Fortitude, from the Model of Heart-Centered Grief and how important it is to know that you are never alone. Mandy and Rebecca will both be speakers at SHiFT Charlotte on March 19, 2016.

    Rev. Rebecca Nagy is the Spiritual Leader of Spiritual Light Center of Charlotte (formerly Unity Center for Spiritual Living).  She is a non-denominational minster, graduating from Sancta Sophia Seminary in 1996 and ordained through Light of Christ Community Church. An award-winning Wedding Officiant, Meditation Teacher, Spiritual Teacher and author of the popular CD, “Instant Calm”, Rebecca is also one of the featured speakers at SHIFT Charlotte 2016, teaching her classic, “Dream State University”. www.slcofcharlotte.org

  • 00:59

    How to create a home that is healing

    in Motivation

    Counselor Mandy (Eppley)Bird speaks with Jill Angelo, a business woman and author of “Sacred Space: Turning Your Home into A Sanctuary.” When Jill was in her early 30’s she and her fiancé bought a house together that they were going to refurbish, she had a great job, she was looking forward to getting married and having children – she had her life plan all mapped out…or at least she thought. Several weeks after they had bought the house her fiancé was in a fatal car accident. The “plan” that Jill had mapped out for her life was instantly changed with this traumatic loss. She says that one of the greatest gifts from this loss was cracking her heart open to develop a relationship with God. She also knew that she needed professional support and she found a caring therapist that helped her work through the grief process. From this deep work she is able to say “I am so proud of what I have become.” Her book was born out of her life experience and the process of fixing the house – she wanted to go “within” and as she rebuilt the house she asked herself “what nurtures me?” She incorporated these things into the house which helped her to heal as she created her sacred space. Mandy says this communicates to your psyche “I love you.”

    Jill Angelo is author of Sacred Space: Turning Your Home Into A Sanctuary. She has more than 25 years of experience in business and operations management, an education in marketing and design, and a background in psychology and the mystical arts. Her fine-tuned abilities and out-of-the-box approach to life have uniquely prepared her for creating sacred spaces for people with wide-ranging interests and budgets. She is also an animal lover and hopes one day to have an animal sanctuary. And she is active in the White Lion conservation project in Africa. www.jillangelo.com

  • 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.

  • 01:45

    How to cope with grief & a loss?

    in Lifestyle

    For Feb 3, 2016 Our Wed's Topic: How to deal with grief & a loss?  Our guest speaker is Pat Fedina, the author of "No Time To Grieve - Give me my flowers while I yet Live"  She is also the Owner of Care Managers of South Florida.  

    Call in @9pm 347.327.9515 & share your thoughts, opinions, ideas or comments. 


    Hear ya Later

    The Opulent Network Team



  • 01:02

    Grieving Differences: When to know when you need help

    in Motivation

    After we go through a miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant loss, our lives are changed forever.  Sometimes we might find ourselves feeling isolated and lost during our grief journey due to differences in coping mechanisms among family members. What are some different ways in which we grieve? How can we walk together towards healing, while still respecting our differences in grieving?  

    On tonight’s show the topic will be Grieving Differences: When to know when you need help.

    Join the conversation and share your story with us calling (845)-241-9893

    “People in grief need someone to walk with them without judging them.” Gail Sheehy


  • 00:58

    Be Happy No Matter What

    in Motivation

    Counselor Mandy Eppley speaks with psychotherapist, life coach and author of “Be Happy No Matter What - 5 Steps to Inner Freedom,” Ellen Seigel. When Ellen was a senior in high school she lost both her Principal, who she thought highly of, and her father, who she was very close to, within a short period of time. Both of these, especially her father, were devastating losses for Ellen. This eventually led her to get her masters in Social Work and through the process she learned to trust her heart and discover her authentic self. Ellen says “It is so important to appreciate that underneath, whatever we are faced with, there is an opportunity waiting for us to have an enduring satisfaction in our lives.” Mandy and Ellen also speak about Step 7, Celebration, of the Model of Heart-Centered Grief and how important it is to celebrate our WHOLE story. They discuss the 5 steps that Ellen describes in her book which ultimately is about trusting your own authenticity. This is what can bring us hope!

    Ellen Seigel, psychotherapist/hypnotherapist/consultant/life coach guides people to experience enduring satisfaction lying beneath their troubles.  Her book, “Be Happy No Matter What - 5 Steps to Inner Freedom” offers gentle self-healing, freeing the reader to discover beauty within themselves and their life. She gives uplifting ways of looking at situations many of us felt awful about when we were growing up. The outcome is seeing yourself in a positive light and feeling really good about it. She works with individuals and groups providing a path of enjoyment in life while overcoming challenges, rejection and negative influences all around us. To learn more visit her website: www.BeHappyNoMatterWhat.com.