INSTAGRAM LIVE WITH RACHEL VANNI OF "GOOD DAYS, BAD DAYS" PODCAST AND MY GRIEF CONNECTION FOUNDER, SARA COBB, TALK ABOUT HOW TO FIND GRIEF RESOURCES AND SUPPORT - 30 AUGUST 2020
In honor National Grief Awareness Day on 30 August 2020, Rachel Vanni,
host of the Good Days, Bad Days Show invited me to be a guest
on an Instagram Live event.
Rachel started her podcast in the wake of the deaths of her husband and
young daughter, 8 months apart. The Good Days, Bad Days Show is about
living your best life, even when grief smacks you in the face.
We shared lots of tips & hints about how to find grief resources in your local
area and online. We also discussed the types of support groups available,
the pros & cons of in-person and online support groups, suggestions for
where to go for legal help and support after a death, and much more.
Please share this with anyone you know who is grieving and may need
help finding support tools and resources.
Visit Rachel's website and subscribe to her podcast at: https://www.gooddaysbaddays.show/
National Grief Awareness Day 2020
Today, August 30th, is National Grief Awareness Day, which is a great opportunity and reminder to talk
about and normalize the grief experience. Maybe take a moment to reach out to someone you know who
is grieving a loss and let them know you care and they are not alone, offer support, and just listen.
If you are grieving, I encourage you to take some time today to acknowledge your own grief and all that you have lost. You might also evaluate any gains from your grief process as well, if that feels helpful. If you feel up to it, consider sharing some of your grief story with someone who may benefit from your wisdom, experience, strength and hope. Don't forget to offer yourself some extra compassion and grace for what you are going though. It's hard.
Grieving is not easy, but it is easier when we are not alone.
If you are feeling alone, please reach out for support in anyway you can.
If you need some great ideas for how to find support in your local area as well as online,
please watch the IG live that Rachel, from the Good Days, Bad Days Show, and I did today.
You can watch it here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CEhraGxHRmR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
We hope you get some tips that will help you find support.
Feel free to reach out to either of us if you need direction with finding resources.
Grief Out Loud Podcast - Episode 152: Teenage Grief Sucks
When Natalie's dad died suddenly at the start of her freshman year of high school, she searched, but couldn't find what she most needed: a resource written for and by other grieving teens. She decided to create one launching the website Teenage Grief Sucks in March 2020 which serves as a platform for articles ranging from what it's like to go to driving school when you're grieving to tips for how teens can support their grieving friends.
In episode #152 of The Dougy Center's podcast, "Grief Out Loud," host Jana DeCristofaro talks
with Natalie about the teenage grief experience. Listen to episode #152 at
Check out Natalie's website at https://www.teenagegriefsucks.com/
How to write a good condolence card for a death in 2020 WITH JENNY LISK
In this video from widowed mom, and host of "The Widowed Parent Podcast,"
Jenny Lisk, gives us practical tips for that dreaded task of writing a condolence card.
Check out The Widowed Parent Podcast at https://www.jennylisk.com/
The Widowed Parent Podcast: Ep. 67, Pandemic Special Episode
Buffy Peters of Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss, at Hamilton's Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa,
and host Jenny Lisk speak about "What You Can Do, When You Can't Have a Funeral During a Pandemic?"
The Tuesday People Podcast: Dying Alone & Postponing Funerals - How Death Takes a Hit During COVID-19Read Now
The Tuesday People Podcast: Dying Alone & Postponing Funerals - How Death Takes a Hit During COVID-19
Nora Menkin, Executive Director of the People's Memorial Association and the Co-op Funeral Home
in Seattle, WA, discusses how social distancing and the prohibiting of public gatherings has affected
the funeral industry and, in turn, how people are able to grieve.
Grief Out Loud Podcast: Ep. 141, You Can't Give From Empty: Grief Professionals and COVID-19 with Megan DevineRead Now
Grief Out Loud Podcast: Ep. 141, You Can't Give From Empty: Grief Professionals and COVID-19 with Megan Devine
This Grief Out Loud podcast episode from The Dougy Center features a talk with Megan Devine
of Refuge In Grief about what it's like to be a support person in the midst of a global crisis that is
affecting us all. They discuss what's coming up around grief and self-care for Megan, the people she
supports, and her colleagues in the grief world.
Unlocking Us Podcast with Brené Brown: David Kessler and Brené on Grief and Finding Meaning
In the most recent, "must listen" episode of Brené Brown's Unlocking Us podcast, grief expert David Kessler
takes us by the hand and walks us into what he’s learned about love, loss, and finding meaning in personal
and collective grief. Listen to the full podcast episode and read about David's new book
"Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief" at https://bit.ly/2R0qdzJ
Grief Out Loud - Episode 139: Grief and Coronavirus/COVID-19 with Leslie Barber
Give a listen to this episode of the Grief Out Loud podcast from The Dougy Center as they talk with Leslie Barber, grieving widow, mom, and creator of Grief Warrior about all that the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing up in her grief and what she and her daughter are doing to navigate this new and uncertain time.
Tune in at www.dougy.org/griefoutloud - or wherever you get your podcasts.
For more grief related podcast suggestions visit the “Recommendations” tab at www.mygriefconnection.org
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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