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Grief Talk Café

Grief Talk Café

By Jennifer Thom and Darlene Rempel

Join Jennifer Thom and Darlene Rempel for this unique podcast where we discuss everything you ever wanted to learn about grief and loss, each month we are joined by a guest who shares their unique story with us, you don't want to miss this!
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How long Grief Lasts
How long Grief Lasts
On this episode of Grief Talk Café, we are discussing "How long Grief Lasts". We are joined by Janine Jordan who shares her experience in life and how she has experienced grief.
30:50
November 24, 2022
Preparing for Loss with special guest Kit Livingston
Preparing for Loss with special guest Kit Livingston
This week on Grief Talk Café we are discussing anticipatory/preparatory grief. We are delighted to be joined by Kit Livingston, Kit began her career in 1988 as a Care Aide, and after 20 years she would go on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is drawn to supporting her clients through life-changing transitions and focused on both palliative and maternity care in her professional practice.
40:30
November 14, 2022
The Purpose of Grief - with Margaret Thande
The Purpose of Grief - with Margaret Thande
Today on Grief Talk Cafe, we are looking at what is the purpose of grief. Why do we as humans feel grief and how does it impact us? 
31:20
November 02, 2022
Unpacking your backpack - Ways to release the pain
Unpacking your backpack - Ways to release the pain
Hello, Friends welcome to Grief Talk Café, today is the last episode of our 5 part series on "Unpacking your backpack", today we share "Ways to release the pain". Grab your coffee and join us. Please also share with us how you release your emotions or pain. 🥰
19:27
August 31, 2022
Unpacking your backpack - Finding a safe place/ being a safe place
Unpacking your backpack - Finding a safe place/ being a safe place
Today is the fourth part of our "unpacking your backpack" series, we look at the importance of finding a safe place and also being a safe place for your loved ones, this is the fourth tool we are sharing to help you in reducing your emotional stress and improving your mental wellbeing.
17:57
August 24, 2022
Unpacking your backpack - Acknowledging Emotions
Unpacking your backpack - Acknowledging Emotions
In this episode of Grief Talk Café we are talking about "Acknowledging your feelings" this is the third episode of our 5 part series that looks at "Unpacking your backpack" Please give us a listen.
15:19
August 17, 2022
Unpacking your backpack - Naming the losses
Unpacking your backpack - Naming the losses
Join us to discuss how naming your losses can help reduce pain and unload your emotional backpack.
16:15
August 10, 2022
Unpacking your backpack - How to slow down
Unpacking your backpack - How to slow down
This August we are looking at how we can reduce the weight we carry due to grief, join us for insightful lessons on grief.
15:34
August 09, 2022
Impacting Others - What to say and what not to say.
Impacting Others - What to say and what not to say.
In this week's episode, we look at how our words can impact our community during grief. We look at what is helpful to say to people going through grief and what is harmful.
24:54
July 27, 2022
Community Grief - How do we support eachother?
Community Grief - How do we support eachother?
Hello friends, this episode of Grief Talk Café is crucial given everything that has been happening and happened since the COVID-19 pandemic began. We look at how grief impacts more than just those who have experienced a loss but how it also affects our larger communities from our friends, families, neighbours and colleagues. Please join us for this discussion and let us know what community grief means for you?
18:11
July 20, 2022
Discounted Grief in Children- How do we help our children with grief
Discounted Grief in Children- How do we help our children with grief
Learn more about Discounted Grief in early childhood and its impacts on how we grieve as adults. We also discuss how to help our children with Grief best.
14:48
July 13, 2022
Grief During the Holidays with Gabriele Kostek
Grief During the Holidays with Gabriele Kostek
Gabriele Kostek is a Wife and mother of 2 grown children. Worked as an engineer for 20 years. Currently, work from home as a consultant and taking courses in biofeedback and EFT ( emotional freedom technique). Believe in taking it one day at a time and when there is a bad day, the next day is just around the corner and I have a chance at a better day. I lost my Mom suddenly and unexpectedly in 2005. In an instant, I lost my mother, my best friend, and a grandmother to my children. I lost myself. 
39:34
January 17, 2022
Grief Talk Café - The Courage to Step Out of the Shadows of Grief & Loss with the Incredible Author Annette Stanwick
Grief Talk Café - The Courage to Step Out of the Shadows of Grief & Loss with the Incredible Author Annette Stanwick
A nursing graduate, Annette has decades of experience as a nurse, educator, and health care executive. She served in senior positions of several hospitals in Canada, including Vice President of a large hospital in Toronto and as Vice President, Medical Affairs of the world-renowned Gimbel Eye Centre. With her background as a health care professional, working closely with physicians and other health care professionals. Along with her successful professional achievements, Annette has also overcome some major difficult personal challenges that have contributed to the strong courageous woman she is today. Her faith and persistent positive attitude have sustained her through life’s trials including near-death experiences and the loss of her beloved brother to murder. Annette shares with us her life story and how she keeps moving forward despite all the obstacles she experiences.
45:44
November 29, 2021
Grief Talk Café - The Courage to Step Out of the Shadows of Grief & Loss
Grief Talk Café - The Courage to Step Out of the Shadows of Grief & Loss
A nursing graduate, Annette has decades of experience as a nurse, educator, and health care executive. She served in senior positions of several hospitals in Canada, including Vice President of a large hospital in Toronto and as Vice President, Medical Affairs of the world-renowned Gimbel Eye Centre. With her background as a health care professional, working closely with physicians and other health care professionals. Along with her successful professional achievements, Annette has also overcome some major difficult personal challenges that have contributed to the strong courageous woman she is today. Her faith and persistent positive attitude have sustained her through life’s trials including near-death experiences and the loss of her beloved brother to murder. Annette shares with us her life story and how she keeps moving forward despite all the obstacles she experiences.
45:43
November 29, 2021
The Power of Courage with special guest Jackie Seely
The Power of Courage with special guest Jackie Seely
In our first episode, we are joined by our dear friend Jackie Seerly for a powerful conversation on the power of courage when facing grief and loss. Jackie speaks about the losses she has experienced in the past year including the loss of close family members, overcoming career change, and even battling Covid-19. Jackie speaks to us on how she has managed to determine and visualize the future she wants and how she doesn't let her current or past circumstances define who she is. You don't want to miss this!
37:41
November 09, 2021
The Power of Courage with special guest Jackie Seely
The Power of Courage with special guest Jackie Seely
In our first episode, we are joined by our dear friend Jackie Seerly for a powerful conversation on the power of courage when facing grief and loss. Jackie speaks about the losses she has experienced in the past year including the loss of close family members, overcoming career change, and even battling Covid-19. Jackie speaks to us on how she has managed to determine and visualize the future she wants and how she doesn't let her current or past circumstances define who she is. You don't want to miss this!
37:41
November 09, 2021