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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."
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
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!
Counselor Mandy Eppley speaks with mother, widow and author Kristi Smith as she shares the story of suddenly losing her husband at the age of 48. Through her grieving process she found that she needed a “how to” book to help her navigate this loss. This led to her writing the book DREAM…a guide to grieving gracefully. Through Kristi’s experience she found there are keys to unlocking the doors that will help you to keep moving through the grief process and to heal. Mandy and Kristi discuss the “5 Keys to Unlock the Grip of Grief” which are the valuable lessons included in Kristi’s book that can help you in finding hope
Kristi Smith combines 30 years of ministry with a BS in Psychology, so she comes from a solid place of experience and knowledge. She is not shy about sharing poignant words that she knows will help grievers process the pain. She has compiled the 5 most profound lessons in her book, DREAM…a guide to grieving gracefully. You can find her at www.kristismithdreambook.com.
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On tonight's show we will be discussing how to face the upcoming holidays after the loss of a child. How can gratitude help us during the holidays after losing a child? What can we do to enjoy the holidays while honoring our child?
Answers these questions and/or share your story with us!
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie
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Counselor Mandy Eppley speaks with veterinarian and animal advocate Dr. Linda Bender about the importance of grieving our pets and how they continue to bless our lives even after they pass. Dr. Bender shares the story of losing her precious cat, Wimsey, who she considered to be her best friend for 18 years. Both Mandy and Linda emphasize how important it is to allow yourself to grieve pets, as we do for humans, and to not feel ashamed about it. Linda shares several stories from her collection (one of the largest databases of stories about animals in the world) about how beloved animals have contacted their owners after they pass. She helps people see how these experiences are “normal” and not “paranormal.” She says “grief can motivate us to show up as love in the world.”
Dr. Linda Bender’s love of the natural world began in her childhood backyard. Her innate rapport with animals inspired her to earn a doctorate in veterinary medicine. During the 14 years she spent living in England, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Linda’s veterinary work included the rescue, rehabilitation, and protection of wildlife, often in remote areas. In 2014 Linda wrote a book called Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals (North Atlantic). This book illuminates the undeniable ability for animals to restore our ecological, emotional and spiritual balance.
Her non-profit, From the Heart, has a mission of recognizing that all creatures have lives of meaning and purpose, and provides support for animals in need and strives to help people understand the natural connection between humans and animals, and the mutual need to protect the Earth we share. To learn more visit her website, www.LindaBender.org
The Next Chapter (TNC) Widow's Ministry assists widows during the first three years of their husband's loss. TNC offers monthly support sessions in metro Atlanta, weekly blog talk radio show, phone calls, cards, gifts, special evnts and annual getaways. Our mission to exemplify love to widows as the Bible commands (I Timothy 5:3) Widows know no particular face. The loss can be expected or unexpected. It could be after decades of marriage or within months of the wedding day. There can be financial gain or financial distress. So many questions, so few answers. Grief is manifested in many stages. Professional counseling is recommended regardless of your circumstances. There are many emotions that will need to be managed. The Next Chapter can help you when you are ready to move to the next chapter of your life. God has a plan for you. Who understands? Who cares? The Next Chapter!!!
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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.
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