LISTEN: APPLE PODCASTS | SPOTIFY | STITCHER One thing that we're not taught much about is grief. I honestly, avoid the feeling. But after talking to Quantrilla on the latest episode of the podcast, I see that it is a normal response. Grief doesn't only happen when you lose a loved one. But it can also happen when you lose a job, have been given a terminal diagnosis, or a natural disaster destroys your home. As much as I avoid the topic of grief, I felt some relief and gain more … [Read more...] about How to Grieve Well & What Does That Really Mean?!
LISTEN: APPLE PODCASTS | SPOTIFY | STITCHER With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) pandemic, we're stressed out, uneasy, and feeling uncertain. If you are feeling any of these feelings, know that you're not alone. As moms, we have to support a lot of people right now. But don't lose track of what you need as well. We're all collectively going through a grieving process right now. We're mourning for our former lives. Even if that life was hard before the pandemic, … [Read more...] about Managing Stress During Uncertain Times (COVID-19 Series)
When life hands you a tough situation, you may need to lean on other people for comfort. But what if you're the person that needs to provide the shoulder? It can be a difficult job since you need to be the one that stays strong for the other person. How you provide comfort will vary depending on who you're comforting and what they've gone through. How to comfort someone through tough times However, there are universal tips to keep in mind when you're consoling someone. Here are … [Read more...] about How to Provide Comfort When Going Through Tough Times
When you're living in the moment, your focus is on that moment only. The past and the future can't touch you. It can be a difficult task to put your feelings about the past or future aside. It's like when someone says, "Don't think of a pink elephant!" Did you think of one, just now? Well, your grief is sometimes that pink elephant and it seems like there's nowhere to turn. In this situation, you can look for help from the present moment thinking. Remaining in the present takes … [Read more...] about How to Live in the Moment to Help You Get Past Grief
In this episode of the Real Happy Mom Podcast, I am talking to Megan about grieve and child loss. In particular, she is sharing her story and give us tips to help support a grieving mother About Megan Megan is a mother of 5 and lives in Minnesota. Megan has been married to her husband for eight years and stays at home to homeschool her children. When she was pregnant with her fourth child and 4 weeks from her due date, she went to check on her 15-month-old daughter, Aria and found her … [Read more...] about How to Support A Grieving Mother That Has Lost A Child