The Beautiful Side of Grief

The Beautiful Side of Grief

The Beautiful Side of Grief your go-to weekly podcast if you are wanting to hear interviews from people who have moved through heart-wrenching loss or those who are at the coal-face supporting this process. It diverse, heart-warming though most of all it is positive and filled with go-to's that you can use yourself. For user-friendly FREE resources visit


January 25, 2023 61 min

There are over one third of people caregiving in some capacity. Your initial response would probably be 'let's make this about the person who needs the care'. However, that can only last for so long before you realise your own self-care is being compromised or, worse still, non-existent. So how do you do this very important, often selfless job, adjust to what is happening with your loved one, and still be able to keep o...

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I have a topic which I believe will be really interesting for you to listen to today.  If you meditate you may have come across some shamanic meditations and, if you haven't had any experience with them before, may have wondered what shamanism is all  about,

Well, My guest today, Martin Theis is a spiritual coach and teacher who focuses on mental and emotional well-being through the art of shamanic journeys. His mission is to i...

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You - are in for a treat today - my guest, Nesreen Ahmed, has been recognised as a top grief coach, by Coach Foundation, for the work she does in the field of grief - she has also trained under grief expert David Kessler, trained at the Grief Recovery Institute to become a certified grief recovery expert, and holds many other highly rated credentials in the areas of coaching, grief, positivity and life skills. So what she will shar...

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January 4, 2023 59 min

When the tables are turned on you…you get to be the one in the hot seat being asked all the questions! That's what one of my previous guests, Peggy Green, did to me. She wanted you to hear my story, if you haven't had the opportunity to do so, and put me in the hot seat!


I hope you get something out of what I have to share and my heartfelt thanks to Peggy for taking the time to do this 💜


What I share:

  • my st...
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    January 3, 2023 13 min

    A quick message from me to you to wish you a Happy New Year, thank you for being on this journey with me - plus a few thoughts that I hope will fill your heart and give you strength.

    I couldn't do this without YOU! Please know that I am so grateful and appreciate YOU!

    Let's do 2023!

    With love always, Helen 💜

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    December 14, 2022 58 min

    You probably know your star sign and what general traits are attributed to that star sign, but do you know that the exact place and time of your birth was decided by YOU?

    And that YOU chose this time and place so you could learn what you need to in this lifetime? So, is the grief we experience as random as we think it is?

    To help explain this and so much more is Deidre Wilton, an Esoteric Astrologer, Clairvoyant and Metaphysical ...

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    Have you considered doing something epic? I mean really epic - that completely takes you out of your comfort zone? Well, my guest today has not only done that but she has done it in her later years of life.

    Kathleen Donnelly Israel found a new future to dream about when the retirement dreams she and her husband shared were dashed by his illness and she ended up being his carer for 17 years.

    This plucky lady, who graduated with a ba...

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    Child Suicide - a parent's worst nightmare. How do you survive this? And not just survive it, go on this live a happy, fulfilling life?

    Peggy Green knows this journey well and is no stranger to child loss. Her daughter Courtney transitioned as a toddler following an accident at a time when there were very few resources available. Then, in 2018 her son, Connor, made the decision to take his own life. Once again she was stuck for...

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    How would your life change if you were an exceptional communicator? Or even just able to get your point across well? Right up there with the fear of death is the fear of speaking in public. Why am I bringing this up on a grief podcast? Because there are times where we need to be able to communicate effectively, especially if we are having to deal with legal proceedings, banks, lawyers, the Police. Or maybe your feel the need to sha...

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    Maybe you are childless - or you know of someone who has gone through the agonies of trying to conceive without success, or lost a child in utero, childbirth or through other means - for many this is a silent, heartwrenching grief that few ever know about - so how do you go about being empowered by this experience. My guest, Helen Segal, will share this and so much more in this episode.

    Helen is a Therapeutic Counsellor, registered...

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    Thank you for being so patient!


    Season 4 is not quite ready so I thought I would provide this bonus episode to fill the gap.


    If you have to go on living after a major grief event (which you do, that's something we don't get much of a choice about) how then do you want your life to look like going forward?

    Asking myself this question has provided me with endless insights and healing over the past few years and again,...

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    September 14, 2022 79 min

    **Last episode of Season3!**

    On April 16, 2009, Kim Hamer watched her 44-yr-old husband take his last breath. During his illness and after his death, she was amazed by the helpful ways their coworkers, bosses, friends, and family supported them. Kim started calling their kind actions "acts of love".


    After the death of her husband, Kim, an HR leader, noticed how little guidance leaders received when navigating cancer, heal...

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    September 7, 2022 50 min

    A deep sense of loss through adoption, layered with the devastation of a miscarriage led Rubia Smolens into the magical world moving meditation, otherwise known as Tai Chi. Rubia arrived at this practice with layers of anxiety, grief and deep sadness. Serving initially as a gentle way to move her body for long term fitness, Rubia discovered that this practice also opened her up to deeper healing and provided an understanding of cyc...

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    Did you make a promise to your loved one?

    Marie Alessi did.

    She promised her beloved husband that she wouldn't get stuck in sadness. Little did she know she would have to make true on that promise sooner than expected when her husband suddenly died of an aneurysm while away on business, leaving two young boys for her to raise. Not only did she find a way to keep that promise, tapping in to the love and support that surrounde...

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    I think it's pretty safe to say that most of us do it at some stage (or many stages)in our life  - self sabotage. We know we should be eating better, drinking less, facing whatever it is that is holding us back - but then we bury it or make excuses, or do the exact opposite of what we should be doing, right?

    This is how my guest today, Bo Bissett, describes it: I spent the first four decades of my life punishing, mutilating, de...

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    August 17, 2022 49 min

    Have you ever seen that movie Miracle Man or heard Joe Dispenza's story of how he healed himself? Well, they are testaments that miracle healing can and does happen. My guest today, Ann Hince, has that kind of story - the trauma, grief and tears of finding her mum dead when she was 19 stayed locked inside of her for 20 years until she discovered a simple technique that changed not only her life but also the bone structure in he...

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    August 3, 2022 49 min

    Nobody likes having difficult conversations, especially around death and grief. 

    My guest in today's episode, Sherrie Barch, has a Master's Degree in Communication and is an expert at tackling this topic. Her book, Heaven's Bell, offers a way for people to talk about death and grief and has a unique way to share memories and keep them alive. It was written for teens but people of all ages are enjoying this Amazon best s...

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    Do you want to understand what it is like to lose an entire family? Or how to deal with grief? Or what you can learn from grief? Then listen up as Jessi Lestelle shares how she has found joy again after losing all of her immediate family.


    "I took a deep breath one day and was like, what am I doing? What am I doing to fulfill my purpose in life? And I realized that my purpose in life was to tell my story and to help other peo...

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    This is Dr Melissa Reilly's story...


    Dr. Melissa Reilly has experienced grief in many forms throughout her life. As a child, she lost her older sister to leukemia. Never talking about this led to an intense fear of grief. Then as a young adult, both her mother and younger sister died. Several years later she experienced the slow death of my best friend and life partner. When she finally had a child of her own, she experien...

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    Danny Goldberg went from losing both parents at a young age to cancer to becoming a successful entrepreneur, podcaster, and writer. In this episode, he shares his wisdom on how to build your dream life. How struggle and adversity can help us become a much better version of ourselves.


    At 28, he is the host of Bits of Gold and has written and spoken on many topics related to personal growth and development. His philosophy - "...

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