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Share Your Story: Exploring humanity one heart at a time

Share Your Story: Exploring humanity one heart at a time

By Jenny Dilts

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A Lifetime of Recovery
A Lifetime of Recovery
Joining me today is Tricia Parido who, when it comes to recovery, knows first hand what she's talking about. She has faced and worked through addictions of various types throughout her life. In our time together she shares her perspective of what addiction really is, why it's more common than you might think, and how we can develop tools to move beyond the need for external stimuli to calm ourselves in times of big and intense emotions.  Remember to subscribe to the podcast  so you don't miss exclusive content like special interviews, sneak peaks into upcoming episodes, and behind the scenes tips and tools for dealing with grief. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Bios Tricia Parido A Recovery Lifestyle Enthusiast, Speaker, and Writer, Tricia's passion lies in helping people break the patterns of addictive behavior. She is the founder of Turning Leaves® Recovery, Life, and Wellness Coaching, a thriving coaching practice, with courses seated in evidence-based practices. In her work she not only teaches her clients how to live the life they desire, how to evolve, and “live free”, but she also teaches those that aspire to become professional coaches how to do so, passionately, and professionally. Tricia's qualifications include being a Nationally Certified Life Coach, an International Master Addictions Specialist, and a Professional Life Interventionist with a Psych Degree in Process Behavioral and Chemical Addiction. She loves to help change lives! As a Master Life Interventionist, Tricia is ever committed to serving her clients worldwide to find the emotional intelligence they need to conquer their life challenges. Tricia can be found at https://www.turningleavesrecovery.com/. You can also check out her podcast, Mastering the Drop! A Real View of Recovery.  Jenny Dilts Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people convert grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. In her unique way she invites others to explore their grief experiences with openness and curiosity.  Using this process in her own life, Jenny she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients and others transform their grief from foe to friend. Find out more at grievingcoach.com. For more interviews about grief and recovery tune in to Tricia's Mastering the Drop podcast where she interviews Jenny about her experiences and perspectives on Grief and Finding Gratitude, episode 76, and A Calling to Help Others Through Grief, episode 81. 
53:21
January 27, 2023
Tools for Converting Grief Into Growth
Tools for Converting Grief Into Growth
This is an exclusive interview with my friend Sharna Southan, founder of Institute of Healing Through Pregnancy Loss. As part of this, she has created a Pregnancy Loss Certification program for practitioners who feel called to guide others through their experiences of pregnancy loss. Sharna asked me to share my perspectives of grief with her practitioners and provide additional tools they can use for their own healing, as well as for supporting their clients in their journey. In our time together we share personal experiences with grief as well as our favorite tools for dealing with it and building a more healthy relationship with it.  I also do a deep dive into my individualized coaching program Converting Grief Into Growth. To see if this program is a good fit for you, schedule a time to chat with me. https://GrievingCoachScheduler.as.me/?appointmentType=38997025  More about Sharna's Pregnancy Loss Practitioners Program: Sharna’s Pregnancy Loss Practitioners Program is designed to first help you find your path in the healing journey, then to enable you to guide others in theirs. Whether you have personally experienced pregnancy loss, or feel called to understand and support others who have, she teaches tools that will help you change the reality of suffering in silence, anxiety, PTSD into one of awareness, confidence, and powerful purpose. The Program is built on 3 Pillars of Sharna’s Pregnancy Loss Recovery Method as developed from her personal experience with pregnancy loss, fused with practices from Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). The first pillar teaches you how to recognize and acknowledge big emotions enabling you to be seen, heard, and validated in your experiences. The second pillar helps you reframe and reprogram your old beliefs and thought patterns, to make way for new ones that serve you better. The final pillar is all about recalibrating and refocusing our identity and how we want to show up in our lives moving forward. The Program also includes a section on Business Foundations to help you learn how to integrate these principles into a business and/or how to go on to offer your support to the world in your own unique way. If something like this is calling you, fill out an application at https://sharna-southan.mykajabi.com/practitioner-program-application-1 or connect with Sharna on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/instituteofhealing_pl/
50:40
January 20, 2023
Life is happening for you, not to you.
Life is happening for you, not to you.
Today's episode of Share Your Story: Exploring humanity one heart at a time is a conversation with Amy Joy who is the author of the recently publish book Get Your Shit Together- How to Go From Fear to Freedom. In our time together we learn about the power of choosing our perspective and how that can influence our lives. She shares her own journey of releasing trauma from her life and how she now helps others do the same. Tune in to hear how Amy uses this process with a friend who unexpectedly finds herself fighting for her life.  Remember to subscribe to the show so you don't miss behind-the-scenes insights and special tips and tools about grief. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Amy Joy Amy Joy is a #1 International Best Selling Author, a Breakthrough Strategist at Amy Joy Coaching and is founder and CEO of Upaya Healing Center. Amy is also currently a proud coach for Wingman Coaching, a sacred Kambo facilitator, Reiki master, and is certified in Sound, Instant Miracle, and Crystal Healing. Amy worked 4 years as a missionary in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and is a single mother of two sons by birth plus another son by unofficial adoption. She escaped an abusive marriage, started over in a foreign country and is now thriving and living her best life. Connect with Amy at http://www.amyjoycoaching.com/ or through social media @AmyJoyCoaching. To order a copy of Amy's book through Amazon, you can go to: Getyourshittogether.life.  Other offerings/services: E360 TV Starting Dec. 1, 2022 every Thursday 4pm PST Retreats - rentable space to host your own retreat and/or register for Amy's retreat: April 2-8, 2023- Book retreat Meet your host Jenny Dilts Jenny is the founder of Grieving Coach. A Certified Grief Coach, she accompanies struggling people in their grief journeys and guides them to find long-lasting growth from their experiences without judgement, expectations, or despair in 4 months or less. Jenny can be found at grievingcoach.com and on Facebook: @Grieving Coach, LinkedIn: @jennydilts-grievingcoach, and YouTube: @grievingcoach. To support the Share Your Story, you can donate at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894 If you are struggling with grief visit grievingcoach.com and schedule a time to chat. I will give you one tool that you can implement today to help you make your grief just a little bit lighter.
32:21
January 13, 2023
Sneak Preview into January 2023
Sneak Preview into January 2023
Tune in to find out what's new in 2023 and what we'll be talking about through the month of January. I'll also give you a sneak peek into our guest line-up for the month and other subscription only content.  
04:12
January 03, 2023
Grief - Transformation Tools for Mind, Body, Spirit
Grief - Transformation Tools for Mind, Body, Spirit
In this episode of Share Your Story: Exploring humanity one heart at a time, we meet Certified Grief Counselor Lyn Prashant. we talk about how Lyn got into Grief Work, what she’s learned from pioneers in the field, and how she incorporates these lessons to serve others. Other topics we cover include collective and environmental grief, taking care of ourselves, and how grief is stored in our bodies, suicide, and overdose. "Grief is the most available, untapped, emotional personal resource for personal transformation." Remember to subscribe to the show so you don't miss behind-the-scenes insights and special tips and tools about grief. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Lyn Prashant Lyn is a Certified Grief Counselor and Somatic Thanatologist who wrote “Transforming Somatic Grief, training manual” She is the founder of Degriefing®: Integrative Grief Therapy. Degriefing employs both verbal and physical methodologies to relieve an individual’s emotional distress, mental anguish, and physical discomfort. She has a wealth of experience including residing at the Living/Dying Project working with Stephen and Ondrea Levine, as well as working with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and many others. Lyn can be found at degriefing.com and on LinkedIn and Facebook @Lyn Prashant. You can also email her at lyn@degriefing.com. Lyn works in both English and Spanish. Meet your host Jenny Dilts Jenny is the founder of Grieving Coach. A Certified Grief Coach, she guides people as they convert grief into growth in their own way without expectations, judgments, and despair.  Jenny can be found at grievingcoach.com and on social media.  Facebook: @Grieving Coach LinkedIn: jennydilts-grievingcoach To support the Share Your Story, you can donate at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894 If you are struggling with grief visit grievingcoach.com and schedule a time to chat. I will give you one tool that you can implement today to help you make your grief just a little bit lighter.
01:06:35
December 22, 2022
The Coexistence of Grief and Love
The Coexistence of Grief and Love
In this episode, we learn how grief can actually be a vehicle to living a more full, bright, and joyful life. We talk about Big Lessons learned from the journey of a baby boy who lived just over 28 hours. Other topics we cover include surrender, holding space for the devastating grief as well as the immense love and hope, and being honest with where we are. A quote to sum up our conversation is "We can expand our horizon for what's ok in our lives." Make sure you subscribe to the show so you don't miss exclusive interviews and some of my own tidbits and insights on grief. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Elizabeth Leon My guest is Elizabeth Leon, a writer, speaker, and musician from Ashburn, Virginia.  She is the author of Let Yourself Be Loved: Big Lessons from a Little Life and the founder of The Journey of the Beloved. She has been a leader in ministry and faith formation for more than twenty-five years and desires to inspire others to tell the truth about their story of suffering, grief, and harm in order to find freedom and healing through Christ. Her gift is her willingness to be vulnerable and love with a heart wide open despite the brokenness of divorce, death, and abuse. Elizabeth and her husband Ralph are the parents of 10 children, 5 of hers, 4 of his, and their son, John Paul Raphael who died in 2018. In her book, Elizabeth cracks open the landscape of grief to reveal a love story. She invites readers deeply into her personal journey and invites them to consider grief, uncertainty, and suffering as a pathway to joy. Her passion is sharing her story. She is a frequent speaker at women’s events in Northern Virginia. Let Yourself Be Loved: Big Lessons from a Little Life is available wherever books are sold. Elizabeth can be found at: Website: www.elizabethleon.org IG @letyourselfbeloved1690 FB @Elizabeth Leon, speaker and author Meet Jenny Dilts Your host Jenny Dilts is the founder of Grieving Coach. As a Certified Grief Coach, she specializes in transforming adversity into an advantage. She helps people feeling unmotivated and without purpose to deal with their grief in healthy ways and move towards creating a life of joy and passion. Jenny's professional journey began when she sat with a friend days after her husband's sudden death. Holding that space for her unlocked and ignited a passion for supporting others in their grief. Working as a Grief Coach has completely transformed her own life from not knowing who she was and living in the shadows, to shining as an expert not only in the field of grief, but also in her own life as a wife and mom of 5. Jenny can be found at: Website: https://grievingcoach.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts LinkedIn: jennydilts-grievingcoach YouTube: @grievingcoach If you are struggling with your grief-- whether that's from death of a loved one, loss of identity, change in relationship, or unmet expectations-- schedule a call with Jenny through her website at grievingcoach.com for one tool that you can use today to help make your grief a little more manageable. Also, remember to subscribe to the show, so you don't miss special episodes and interviews. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe
51:48
December 16, 2022
A Gift of Love: His Death, My Rally Call
A Gift of Love: His Death, My Rally Call
Get ready for the ride of a lifetime. This episode is filled with laughter, tears, and hope as I talk with my friend Chad Nedland about the things he learned from his son who packed a whole lifetime into 10 short months.    Stay up to date with the latest news and podcast releases from Grieving Coach by visiting our website and joining our email list at https://grievingcoach.com/.   Chad Nedland Chad is a daddy to his amazing children and a highly favored husband. He has dedicated his life in service to others in various forms. Although he is a business strategist and coach, he spends most of his days helping people to reframe the stories in their minds so that they can move forward in their lives towards a fully joy experience. He also hosts the podcast Achieve Greater. You can listen in at https://anchor.fm/chadnedland.    Get to know Jenny! Host Jenny Dilts is a Certified Professional Grief Coach who guides people as they deal with grief in their own way, in their own time, without expectations, judgment, and despair. Jenny accompanies them in their journey and invites them to move towards creating a life of joy and purpose. Through her own grief work, Jenny has developed a friendship with Grief that fuels her passion to support others through coaching and grief education. She is also the founder of Grieving Coach and a Collaborator and guest speaker with the nonprofit organization Reimagine.    Jenny can be found on Facebook @jenny.rencherdilts and on LinkedIn @jennydilts-grievingcoach.   Make sure you subscribe to the show so you don’t miss exclusive interviews and some of my own tidbits and insights on grief. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe If you are struggling with grief-- whether that's from death of a loved one, loss of identity, or unmet expectations-- schedule a call with Jenny through her website at grievingcoach.com for one tool that you can use today to help make your grief a little more manageable.
58:20
December 10, 2022
A Gift to Help You In Your Grief
A Gift to Help You In Your Grief
Thank you!!! This time of year we often think of our loved ones and how they have impacted our lives. I am grateful for you and all the ways that you enrich my life. We often express our gratitude and love through gift giving and service. As my gift to you for tuning in, listening to the episodes, sharing the conversations, and subscribing to the Share Your Story podcast, I am unlocking this subscription only interview for free to all of my listeners. In this episode I share answers to questions like, “What is Grief?”, “How can we be more accepting of it”, and “How can I convert grief into growth.” My hope is that you will not only receive this gift, but also reflect on how it can benefit your own life and grief journey. Remember to subscribe to the show so you don't miss exclusive content like bloopers, a behind the scenes look at the podcast, and special insights on grief. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe
25:20
December 05, 2022
Finding Ways to Reconnect With Our Deceased Loved Ones
Finding Ways to Reconnect With Our Deceased Loved Ones
Everyone handles grief differently. For some people, finding ways to reconnect with their deceased loved ones, has proven to be beneficial, particularly those who have lost someone very dear to them. Remember to subscribe to the show, so you don't miss exclusive episodes and grief insights. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe In this episode of Share Your Story, I will be talking with my first guest, Dave Roberts, and his friend Patty Furino. Dave and Patty have recently co-authored the book When the Psychology Professor Met the Minister. It tells of how they met and the adventures they’ve had together. Stay tuned! Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Dave: David J. Roberts, LMSW, became a parent who experienced the death of a child, when his daughter Jeannine died of cancer on 3/1/03 at the age of 18. He is a retired addiction professional and an adjunct professor in the psychology and psychology child-life departments at Utica College in Utica, New York. Dave has been a workshop facilitator and keynote speaker on the national level for organizations such as The Compassionate Friends and The Bereaved Parents of the USA. He also co-presented a workshop titled “Helping Faculty After Traumatic Loss” for the Parkland, Florida community in May of 2018, in the aftermath of the mass shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School. Dave has also done numerous workshops related to transformation from grief and loss. About Patty: Rev. Patty Furino was ordained an Interfaith Minister in June 1998, at St. John the Divine Cathedral. She chooses to walk a sacred path obtaining wisdom from a variety of spiritual practices and philosophies. The goal of her ministry work is to empower others to discover and develop their own unique life paths. Her hope is to inspire a peaceful perspective for people during their challenging times. She feels sometimes people just need someone to bear witness to their stories and offer hope. Spending time with her, most people feel they have found a lifelong friend. She has found great satisfaction inspiring others during their challenging times. She believes she is brought into people’s lives through Divine Intervention and views her life as a Sacred Journey. Dave and Patty can be found at: Website: https://psychologyprofessorandminister.com/ Email: psychologyprofessorandminister@gmail.com Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Find out more at grievingcoach.com. Make sure you subscribe to the show, so you don't miss special episodes and interviews.  https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe
01:20:06
December 02, 2022
You Can Find a Way: Living Fully With Chronic Medical Conditions
You Can Find a Way: Living Fully With Chronic Medical Conditions
We can learn to be grateful and make the most out of every situation. That's what Molvia Maddox teaches us in this episode of the Share Your Story series. From even before the diagnosis of Friedreichs Ataxia, a neurodegenerative condition, Molvia and her daughter Krystie find ways to live fully despite the challenges that arise. Make sure you subscribe to the show so you don't miss exclusive interviews and some of my own tidbits and insights on grief. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Meet Molvia Maddox Molvia is the author of Perfectly Flawed, a memoir of her family’s experience of adjusting to the news that her daughter Krystie had the genetic condition Friedreichs Ataxia. After many battles with medical professionals, Krystie was finally diagnosed at age 9. In Krystie’s short 29 years, she lived an incredible and full life. Because of her experience with Krystie and in honor of her, Molvia founded Melting IceCubes Health, an organization to help other families facing the challenges of getting the resources and support they need. Today we talk about her grief journey and how to merge doing the best you can when you don't have control and making the most of each and every day anyways. Molvia can be found at meltingicecubes.com and on LinkedIn and Facebook @Molvia Maddox. You can also email her at molvia@meltingicecubes.com. Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people convert grief into growth in their own way and in their own time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients convert their grief into growth. If you are struggling with your grief-- whether that's from death of a loved one, loss of identity, change in relationship, or unmet expectations-- schedule a call with Jenny through her website at grievingcoach.com for one tool that you can use today to help make your grief a little more manageable. Also, remember to subscribe to the show, so you don't miss special episodes and interviews. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe
01:01:39
November 25, 2022
Meeting Life's Injustices with Love
Meeting Life's Injustices with Love
Whatever the challenges, there is nothing a parent won’t do for his child. So, losing a child because of life's injustices is one of the most traumatic experiences a parent can go through. In such circumstances, it is easy to succumb to grief and anger, but there are those who still choose love. Remember to subscribe to the show, so you don't miss exclusive episodes and grief insights. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Today’s guest is Sam Newman, who has faced much trauma and injustice in his life, most especially in the death of his infant son, Titaha. He spends much of his time and resources volunteering to encourage change and promote healing in many sick and/or broken areas of society. Some of them include environmental causes, others are focused on ending human suffering. Sam also uses graphic art to give Titaha many experiences that he was unable to have in this life, such as walking in the woods and chasing butterflies. In this episode, we will learn more about Sam’s moving story of resilience. Stay tuned! Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Sam: I am a volunteer with St John Ambulance, Search and Rescue, Cancer Society, Heartkids, One Whānau at a Time, NZ Red Cross, and Community Gardens, and I oversee the board for Brain Injury Association Northland. I have been volunteering for many years as well as in paid employment, and I enjoy helping out in the community. I get to meet great people and build relationships that last a lifetime. There is no greater reward than what you get from helping others and seeing them succeed. I continue to strive for unity among our people to help create a fair and equal worldly opportunity for everyone to achieve their greatest potential equally, with the respect and equity that we all deserve Last year my 9-month-old baby boy was killed by Hospital staff, and my family was taken by the Child Welfare system. My baby's name is Titaha Raetea Maungataniwha Matapia Tangatanui Alistair Newman, and I miss him very much. I miss my whole family. Sam can be found at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roy.rogers.10092019 Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Find out more at grievingcoach.com. Make sure you subscribe to the show, so you don't miss special episodes and interviews. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe You can also support the show by donating at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894
54:38
November 18, 2022
Grief in the Military: Honoring the Veterans
Grief in the Military: Honoring the Veterans
This special episode is dedicated to all the Veterans who have served in our nation's militaries. Thank you for all that you are and do! You make the world a better place. A common misconception often held by people with non-military background is that most of the time is spent in combat. In actuality, it's only 2-3% of the responsibilities. The majority of the operations are focused on making the world a better place through service, education, skill development, and environmental improvement. In this episode, we get an insider's view of what it's really like to serve in the United States military. We dive deeply into the grief and guilt that service people experience, from survivor's guilt after a training accident, to spending time away from their families, as well as the transition back into life as a civilian. Throughout our conversation, Mario P. Fields shares tips and tools that he's used in converting his grief into growth. Make sure you subscribe to the show so you don’t miss exclusive interviews and some of my own tidbits and insights on grief. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Mario P. Fields Today’s guest is Sergeant Major (retired) USMC Mario P. Fields. Mario is a dynamic personality and a highly sought-after resource in business and professional circles for professionals looking to create and expand business opportunities. He served 26 years in the United States Marine Corps before transitioning to the private sector as Entrepreneur, Youtuber, Podcaster, and Department of Labor Contractor. Mario has developed, managed, and led diverse teams in the United States, the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean Sea, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Africa, Australia, Cambodia, the Philippines, South Korea, Mainland Japan, Okinawa, Thailand, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  His reputation reflects unquestionable integrity, resilience, and accountability, and he has a strong passion for helping other people achieve their life goals. Connect with Mario: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariopfields/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/mariopfieldsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mario_p_fields/?hl=enUnarmored Talk podcast: https://www.globalinspirationalspeakers.com/unarmored-talk-podcast Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people convert grief into growth in their own way and in their own time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients convert their grief into growth. If you are struggling with your grief-- whether that's from the death of a loved one, loss of identity, change in relationship, or unmet expectations-- schedule a call with Jenny through her website at grievingcoach.com for one tool that you can use today to help make your grief a little more manageable. Also, remember to subscribe to the show, so you don't miss special episodes and interviews. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe
50:08
November 11, 2022
Caregiving and Grief Through the Ages
Caregiving and Grief Through the Ages
How does grief change over time? In this episode we talk about what it's like to be a caregiver for a parent while embracing motherhood of young toddlers, and then again after the children are venturing into their adult lives. We explore the juxtaposition of the decline from ALS with the energy and vivaciousness of childhood. Then we fast forward 25 years to witness the grief and loss from dementia and the difference that makes in the caregiving role. The episode culminates with lessons learned through these experiences as portrayed in a legacy trilogy of children's books that will be published in November 2022.  Remember to subscribe to the show, so you don't miss exclusive episodes and grief insights. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Linda Saran My guest this week is Author/Coach/Consultant Linda Saran. Linda has witnessed her life principle—“to make a joyful difference in the lives of those she touches”—empower others to progress on their journeys. Whether seeking a path or scaling a summit, it’s been said that Linda is the “sherpa” you want as a guide along the way. Linda has been blessed by her own host of guides, husband, family and friends, as she continues to navigate her own calling in this life. Linda can be found at: www.lindasaran.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-saran-careercoach/ https://twitter.com/lindasaran Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Find out more at grievingcoach.com. Make sure you subscribe to the show, so you don't miss special episodes and interviews. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe You can also support the show by donating at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894
01:08:46
November 04, 2022
Supporting Each Other Through Child Loss: John Vogels
Supporting Each Other Through Child Loss: John Vogels
The death of a child can be one of the most traumatic experiences one can face. When a child dies, we not only grieve that person, we grieve their future and our identity - that is the role we have in our relationship with them. This episode is dedicated to all of our angels who have preceded us in our transitions into our next phase of life. Remember to subscribe to the show, so you don't miss exclusive episodes and grief insights. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Joining us this time is John Vogels, whose three-year-old son drowned in a pond. Because of his experience, he came into contact with others who were also navigating the tragedy of losing a child. As a result, he started the nonprofit organization Martyred Angels Foundation as a community resource support network for people whose children have died. One of the main sources of therapy they use in the Foundation is equestrian therapy. In this episode, we will learn more about John’s journey and why horses are excellent therapists. Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. John can be found at: https://martyredangelsfoundation.org/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-wayne-vogels-65063948/ https://www.facebook.com/MartyredAngels https://www.instagram.com/martyredangels/ https://linkedin.com/company/martyred-angels-foundation https://twitter.com/MartyredAngels https://www.locals.com/member/MAFFMA Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Find out more at grievingcoach.com. Make sure you subscribe to the show, so you don't miss special episodes and interviews. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe You can also support the show by donating at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894
58:02
October 28, 2022
The Art and Impact of Listening: Robert Mundle
The Art and Impact of Listening: Robert Mundle
Taking the time to truly listen is a very important step in the process of helping or reaching out to someone. Listening entails not only hearing what they have to say, but also fully understanding the feelings and emotions behind what they are saying. Remember to subscribe to the show, so you don't miss exclusive episodes and grief insights. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Joining us this time is Robert Mundle. He is a Registered Psychotherapist and Spiritual Health Practitioner. In this episode, we will learn more about the challenges and joys of working in the healthcare environment and how a simple act of listening can create a big impact and become the most precious gift you can give to someone in their time of struggle. Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Robert: Robert Mundle is a Registered Psychotherapist and Spiritual Health Practitioner who has worked in palliative care and other challenging healthcare environments for nearly twenty years. He is a graduate of Yale University and is the author of How to Be an Even Better Listener: A Practical Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers. He is currently working on a new book for healthcare professionals and volunteers that draws on nature and the creative arts to enhance clinical practice and self-care, called Listening Into Being: Spiritual Resources for Reflective Practice in Health Care. Robert can be found at: Website: https://robertmundle.com/ Blog: https://robertmundle.com/blog/ Podcast: https://robertmundle.com/podcasts/ Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Find out more at grievingcoach.com. Make sure you subscribe to the show so you don't miss special episodes and interviews. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe You can also support the show by donating at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894
52:25
October 21, 2022
Experience Magic in Your Life after Pregnancy Loss
Experience Magic in Your Life after Pregnancy Loss
It often takes longer to recover from the emotional impact of pregnancy loss than from the physical ones. Many different emotions may arise, and one may even wonder what the point of life is. But even though it's a very difficult phase, it is still possible to heal and even discover a new sense of purpose. Remember to subscribe to the show, so you don't miss exclusive episodes and grief insights. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Joining us this time is Sharna Southan, a Pregnancy Loss Coach & Self-Healing Spiral Practitioner. After healing from her own pregnancy loss, Sharna was able to use her experience to help and guide other women going through the same journey. In this episode, we will talk about how to find magic in your life following pregnancy loss. Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Sharna: Sharna Southan is a Pregnancy Loss Coach & Self Healing Spiral Practitioner. She is also a beautiful Mum to a toddler and her rainbow baby, as well as a loving Wife & a business owner with her husband. After experiencing her own pregnancy loss in 2017, she followed her heart and soul into business to help guide and support women through Pregnancy Loss. Sharna also founded the Institute of Healing through Pregnancy Loss. Sharna firmly believes that our adversity gives us an opportunity to grow. For our Soul to grow. It allows us to shed all that isn't serving us in our life, to reconnect to our heart and soul, and build a life that serves us on a Holistic Level. It's a chance to develop ourselves, grow & re-prioritize things in our life, so we are living aligned with our core values. Sharna can be found at: Website: https://www.sharnasouthan.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/instituteofhealing_pl Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Find out more at grievingcoach.com. Make sure you subscribe to the show so you don't miss special episodes and interviews. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe You can also support the show by donating at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894
01:04:26
October 14, 2022
Magic of a Healing Warrior: Katie Fasciano
Magic of a Healing Warrior: Katie Fasciano
Nothing a mother will not do for her child, especially in the face of pain and illness. Difficult situations can shape us into warriors capable of special abilities such as healing. Remember to subscribe to the show, so you don't miss exclusive episodes and grief insights. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Joining us this time is Katie Fasciano who is a Seimei Healer and warrior. She discovered Seimei 5 years after her infant daughter was diagnosed with a rare stage 4 brain tumor. Katie began learning the healing shortly afterward. Some of the benefits of Seimei for her daughter include a reduction in anxiety and a decrease in pain. In this episode, we will learn more about Seimei and Katie's warrior journey through the life, death, and grief aspects of pediatric cancer. Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Katie: Katie is a trained Level IV Seimei practitioner.  Her training took place in America and Japan, where she received the Awarding of Power Ceremony at the Houjyushu Houjyukai Temple in the Seimei headquarters, Saga, Japan. As a member of the Board of Directors, Assistant Teacher and the Event Coordinator of the Seimei Foundation USA, Katie keeps herself very involved with the Seimei community. Katie has a private practice, “Seimei Healing”, located in Westwood, NJ, where she works with her clients, both in-person and long-distance. Katie also continues to increase her knowledge of Seimei through classes and workshops held at the Seimei Foundation. Katie is a highly skilled and effective Seimei practitioner as well as a warrior. Ever since, she continually trained with Seimei, both in the US and Japan. It started as a hobby and has now become her passion and career. Her work encompasses leading workshops, providing sessions, and speaking at summits Katie can be found on: Website: https://seimeihealing.com/ Email: seimeihealing@gmail.com Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Find out more at grievingcoach.com. Make sure you subscribe to the show so you don't miss special episodes and interviews. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe You can also support the show by donating at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894
36:07
October 07, 2022
How Grief Work Can Benefit Us in Multiple Areas of Life: Judith Field
How Grief Work Can Benefit Us in Multiple Areas of Life: Judith Field
Going through grief is one of the hardest periods in anyone’s life. However, with the right guidance and mindset, you can transform your grief into an opportunity for growth. Remember to subscribe to the show so you don't miss exclusive episodes and grief insights. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe Joining us in this episode is Judith Field, an Australian Public Speaking Coach who has a vibrant perspective on life despite facing multiple losses, including her first husband's death by suicide. As her grief coach, I worked with Judith to transform her grief from foe to friend. Throughout our conversation, Judith tells her background story and brings us on her journey of Converting Grief into Growth. She shares insights she's gained along the way, including a simple process allowing her to sit with her grief. Judith also reveals how doing grief work has benefitted her in every aspect of her life. As September is Suicide Awareness Month, this episode is dedicated to anyone who has been affected by suicide in life and in death. Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Judith: Judith is a woman who is full of life and spunk and loves the color purple. She is a Public Speaking Coach from Melbourne, Australia, whose husband died by suicide. I connected with Judith through LinkedIn and was intrigued by her story. Since then, we have had numerous conversations, and I have enjoyed every one of them. I have learned so much for my own life from her as a Public Speaking tutor and as a woman with an impeccable memory and an incredible sense of adventure. Currently, Judith is a full-time caregiver for her second husband, on top of her career as a Speaking Coach and Tutor. Judith can be found on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judithfield/ Website: https://directspeech.com.au/ Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Find out more at grievingcoach.com. Make sure you subscribe to the show so you don't miss special episodes and interviews. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe You can also support the show by donating at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894
58:58
September 30, 2022
How Do You Deal with the Tragic Death of a Child: Peggy Green
How Do You Deal with the Tragic Death of a Child: Peggy Green
Remember to subscribe to the show so you don't miss exclusive episodes and grief insights.  https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe  Losing a child can be one of life's most devastating experiences. There is no way to prepare for it, and the grieving process can be long and arduous. Joining us in this episode is Peggy Green, who has personally experienced the death of two of her children, one a nine-month-old daughter in a daycare accident and the other a 24-year-old son to suicide. Tune in to hear how Peggy has chosen to use these experiences in sharing her story and supporting others holistically in their grief journeys. Peggy recently published her second book, “Survive Your Child’s Suicide: How to Move through Grief to Healing.” Since September is Suicide Awareness Month, this episode is dedicated to those who have been affected by suicide in any way. Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Peggy Peggy is a grief specialist, author, and speaker who has personally suffered child loss twice. Her first child died in 1991, and then in 2018 her son died by suicide. She has since turned her pain into purpose. As a grief coach, she specializes in helping mothers who lost a child to suicide move through their grief to find peace, joy, and happiness again. Peggy’s first book, Life After Child Loss: The Mother’s Survival Guide to Cope and Find Joy, is an Amazon bestseller. As a speaker and podcast guest, her message of hope and healing has been heard in nearly 100 countries. Her weekly Thursday Thoughts blog and email newsletter is inspirational and encouraging to thousands mourning the death of a loved one. She has been published in the Heart of Hospice blog and quoted with Noble Manhattan Coaching. Peggy can be found on: Website: www.TheGriefSpecialist.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theegriefspecialist/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeggyAGreen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheeGriefSpecialist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peggyagreen/ Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Visit her website at www.grievingcoach.com to learn more and sign up for her email newsletter. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment on what you learned from our conversation or send a message with some of your takeaways at jenn@grievingcoach.com. You can also support the show by donating at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894
42:06
September 23, 2022
Finding Light at the End of Your Tunnel: Kelli Nielsen
Finding Light at the End of Your Tunnel: Kelli Nielsen
Death to suicide and overdose continue to be topics that are seldom discussed. This episode is dedicated to those who have experienced this trauma and those who struggle with suicide and/or addiction. Joining us this time is Kelli Nielsen, founder of The Grief Guru, helping families who have lost loved ones turn their pain into purpose. Kelli's journey includes losing her mom to suicide in 2017, and her son Quintin to an accidental drug overdose in 2018. Kelli dedicates her life to encouraging those in recovery as well as those affected by trauma and loss to keep moving forward and grab hold of all the gifts God has for them! Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Kelli Kelli didn’t grow up with visions of becoming The Grief Guru, but life had other plans. After losing her mother to suicide in 2017, she found herself swept out in a sea of grief. Barely able to get through the days she looked for help and was discouraged when she didn’t find the support or tools to recover. Thankfully an encounter with an inspiring speaker showed her that healing was available to her. She decided then and there to dedicate herself to recovering from grief. She studied, prayed, documented her process, and began to recover. Her recovery came not a moment too soon as just a year later her 20-year-old son Quintin died of an accidental drug overdose. Kelli has since become a speaker, author, and coach. Her book, You’re Not Crazy, You’re Grieving, shares the process she used to heal from her tremendous losses. She also founded The Grief Guru, a company focused on helping others learn to move forward on purpose, in purpose, and love their lives after loss. Kelli can be found on: Website: https://thegriefguru.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kellijnielsen Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Visit her website at www.grievingcoach.com to learn more and sign up for her email newsletter. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment on what you learned from our conversation or send a message with some of your takeaways at jenn@grievingcoach.com. You can also support the show by donating at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894
01:03:03
September 16, 2022
Celebrate Grief As It is Part of the Journey
Celebrate Grief As It is Part of the Journey
This is the conversation I had with Chad Nedland which turned into an episode on his Achieve Greater podcast. In it we explore why and how grief is so amazing. Tune in if you want to start seeing my friend Grief in a more positive light.  To access this episode, be sure to subscribe to the Share Your Story podcast. https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/subscribe
53:29
September 09, 2022
How to Create IMPACTFUL Conversations: Mark Evans
How to Create IMPACTFUL Conversations: Mark Evans
Our daily lives involve engaging in conversations with a variety of people, some randomly, some on purpose, and some that bring a significant impact on someone else's life. But, what does it really take to create an impactful conversation? Let’s find out! In this episode, we’ll meet Mark Evans who supports people in business to overcome mental health crisis. He also helps in the areas of depression, trauma, and burnout, as well as problem eating. He is the author of “How To Transform Your Life With IMPACT” based on the Conversations with IMPACT coaching program he developed. Mark is familiar with the challenges that his clients face because he’s been there too. Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Mark Mark has been a coach and therapist since 2005 and has worked in Higher Education, the Employee Assistance Industry, and since 2015, he has run his own business, Conversations With Impact. He has designed his own approach to change, and transformation called The IMPACT Model, and his book, "How to Transform Your Life with IMPACT: Unlock the Best of You," was published in July 2021. Before his career in coaching and therapy, he worked for the mental health charity MIND as a Mental Health Advocate and before that in media advertising. He has a passion for supporting people to turn their lives around, which comes from knowing that what he does can be life-changing and sometimes life-saving. Away from work, he enjoys a pint of real ale, walking in The Peak District, and eating Indian food as often as possible. Mark can be found on: Website: http://www.conversationswithimpact.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Conversations-with-Impact-180316779209416/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conversations_with_impact/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-evans-cwi Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Visit her website at www.grievingcoach.com to learn more and sign up for her email newsletter. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment on what you learned from our conversation or send a message with some of your takeaways at jenn@grievingcoach.com. You can also support the show by donating at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894
53:22
September 09, 2022
Seeing Suicide from a Variety of Perspectives: Gordon Carmichael
Seeing Suicide from a Variety of Perspectives: Gordon Carmichael
Being in a line of work that often exposes you to the reality of death by suicide can be both a challenge and a gift. Realizing that no amount of training will adequately prepare you for the experience can be quite unsettling. It does, however, allow you to develop more empathy for the deceased and their loved ones, and serve as a light for more people on their dark journey. In this episode of the Share Your Story podcast, I am joined by Gordon Carmichael, a Warrior of the Heart and Transformational Coach who has been touched by suicide as a police officer, manager in the healthcare setting, and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) therapist, as well as friend. Join us in this compassionate and vulnerable conversation on an often very sensitive and traumatic topic. Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Gordon Formerly a Senior Officer in Strathclyde Police in Glasgow, Gordon still lives in his native city, which he describes as remaining at the heart of Europe, despite the recent political upheaval. On retirement and having untaken a Diploma in Person Centred Therapy, he secured a position within Primary Care as a Manager whilst he continued to volunteer with a Counselling Charity, which this year celebrates 25 years and which in 2018 was awarded the Queen's Medal for Voluntary Service. An active leader in his community, Gordon has valued the concept of Participatory Leadership through his engagement with The Art of Hosting, a global field of practitioners. With the Cop26 due to be held in Glasgow in November, Gordon is committed to ensuring his positivity might encourage others to envisage what is possible for the people on this planet as we emerge from the pandemic. Gordon can be found on: LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/gordon-carmichael-40a63412 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gordon.carmichael.522 Twitter: https://twitter.com/gacarmichael Get to know Jenny Dilts! Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. Visit her website at www.grievingcoach.com to learn more and sign up for her email newsletter. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment on what you learned from our conversation or send a message with some of your takeaways at jenn@grievingcoach.com. You can also support the show by donating at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894
54:29
September 02, 2022
How to Be Fully Present with the Dying: Linda Bryce
How to Be Fully Present with the Dying: Linda Bryce
For many people, witnessing someone dying can be a daunting experience due to deep-seated fears surrounding death and our own mortality. But being fully present with the dying is one of the most important things you can do to help someone going through the process. Linda Bryce, a Bedside Singer and author of the recently published book, The Courage to Care: Being Fully Present with the Dying, joins us in this episode of the Share Your Story podcast. In this conversation, we will explore the power of music in the dying process and ways that you can help ease the transition from this life into the land beyond. Stay tuned! Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Linda Bryce Author and Bedside Singer, Death and Dying Coach/Teacher/Guide. Never did Linda imagine when she stood, speechless, at age 18 at her first hospital bedside of a gentleman who told her he was dying, that it would lead her to be a coach and teacher offering guidance, practical advice, and support services to make the journey toward death easier for you or someone you know. Linda’s mission is to pass on her understandings and show you how to be there at the bedside, fully present with anyone who is dying, and sharing in the mystery and wonder of death—and after. Linda can be found at: Websites: https://www.thecouragetocare.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/linda.bryce.94651 Get to know Jenny Dilts! Your host, Jenny Dilts, is the founder of Grieving Coach. As a Certified Grief Coach, she specializes in transforming adversity into advantage. She helps people feeling unmotivated and without purpose to deal with their grief in healthy ways and move towards creating a life of joy and passion. Jenny's professional journey began when she sat with a friend days after her husband's sudden death. Holding that space for her unlocked and ignited a passion for supporting others in their grief. Working as a Grief Coach has completely transformed her own life from not knowing who she was and living in the shadows, to shining as an expert not only in the field of grief but also in her own life as a wife and mom of 5. Jenny can be found at: Website:https://grievingcoach.com/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts LinkedIn: jennydilts-grievingcoach Share your thoughts about the show by leaving a message with some of your takeaways at jenn@grievingcoach.com. To further support the show donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894 For a free introductory coaching session with Jenny, schedule a time in her online calendar at https://GrievingCoachScheduler.as.me/?appointmentType=16815876 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/support
51:05
August 26, 2022
Navigating Grief from Shifts in Gender Identity: God's Grace – Dottie Rice
Navigating Grief from Shifts in Gender Identity: God's Grace – Dottie Rice
When most people hear the word “grief”, they think of the heartache and pain that follows the death of a loved one due to illness, suicide, or some other tragedy. But what about the grief that comes when a loved one undergoes a shift in gender identity? How does one cope with an intangible form of loss? In this episode of the Share Your Story podcast, Dottie Rice joins us to talk about how she navigates her grief as a result of her daughter's gender identity shift. She also shares how her work as a Board Certified Christian and Identity Coach has prepared her for this stage of her life, as well as how she and her husband evolved to become better versions of themselves in the process. Stay tuned! Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Dottie Dottie Rice is a Board Certified Christian and Identity Coach. Dottie is passionate about empowering others to live the life they were created to live. Her passion stems from overcoming personal experiences with suicidal thoughts, escape, and self-loathing. Now she creates a safe space for her clients to authentically explore their current reality which leads to discovering the roadblocks and walls; the recurring themes and stories; the trips and traps. They then take those things on in a way that disables their ability to hijack life, dreams, and possibilities. This leads to outcomes like the freedom to live a life of power, passion, and purpose. It results in a transformation that impacts the world. Dottie can be found at: Website: https://aloftlifecoaching.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dottierice/ Get to know Jenny Dilts! Your host, Jenny Dilts, is the founder of Grieving Coach. As a Certified Grief Coach, she specializes in transforming adversity into advantage. She helps people feeling unmotivated and without purpose to deal with their grief in healthy ways and move towards creating a life of joy and passion. Jenny's professional journey began when she sat with a friend days after her husband's sudden death. Holding that space for her unlocked and ignited a passion for supporting others in their grief. Working as a Grief Coach has completely transformed her own life from not knowing who she was and living in the shadows, to shining as an expert not only in the field of grief but also in her own life as a wife and mom of 5. Jenny can be found at: Website:https://grievingcoach.com/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts LinkedIn: jennydilts-grievingcoach Share your thoughts about the show by leaving a message with some of your takeaways at jenn@grievingcoach.com. To further support the show donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894 For a free introductory coaching session with Jenny, schedule a time in her online calendar at https://GrievingCoachScheduler.as.me/?appointmentType=16815876 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/support
01:10:57
August 19, 2022
How a Grief Coach Can Help: Building a Relationship with Grief
How a Grief Coach Can Help: Building a Relationship with Grief
As a Grief Coach, I have accompanied many people in their grief experiences. One of the more complex situations is when the grief comes from death by suicide. Because of the stigmas of suicide and mental health challenges, often people don’t talk openly about it and this can seriously impede a person’s capacity to mourn or express their grief. With suicide there are often many unanswered questions. We may be asking “Why?” What more could I have done? How did I not see this coming? Having a Grief Coach by your side as you grapple with the situation can help you navigate some of the pain, stigmas, and complexities that come with this type of death. With support like this you can learn to find joy and purpose in your life even after such a devastating tragedy. Join us as Gillian, one of my clients, shares how I helped her navigate her grief journey following her father's death by suicide. She describes how, despite her loss, Gillian transformed her life from one of blame to one of laughter, adventure, and inspiration. We also discuss why it's important to give yourself time to grieve, stay connected, and have a community, even if it's a comm one. Stay tuned! Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. About Gillian Gillian is the Sales Manager for a country club in Pleasanton, California. She has been in the wedding industry for about 10 years and can say, she genuinely loves her job. She is from the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up in a wonderful family with her mother, Robin, father, Hector, and Sister, Lexi. They are a very close family. Although her parents divorced when she was 3, they remained best friends and were the best co-parents you could ever imagine. When she is not busy in the office, Gillian spends her free time hiking, dining (big foodie!), traveling, and spending time with her family. She now has a niece and nephew, who are her world and have truly just made this world a brighter place. She is the proud mother of 2 rescue cats (Mali & Ro) and is happily with her boyfriend, Cristian. Gillian’s father was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in his early 40s, and this took an incredible toll on him, as he was a very active and the "always on the go" type. He would hike Half Dome in Yosemite on the regular, go on extreme bike rides, or do any other activity you could imagine. He was fearless. His death, his suicide, was the biggest shock she could have ever experienced, and completely crumbled their world. They had no idea that he was as depressed as he was, and truly always thought they would continue to work through his disease. Unfortunately, within less than 10 years, Parkinson's had taken too large a toll on her father, and they lost him in May 2022. Since then, they have been picking up the pieces of their life and trying to navigate this "new normal." Jenny can be found at:  Website: https://grievingcoach.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennydilts-grievingcoach/  Share your thoughts about the show by leaving a message with some of your takeaways.  To further support the show donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894 For a free introductory coaching session with Jenny, schedule a time in her online calendar at https://GrievingCoachScheduler.as.me/?appointmentType=16815876
51:19
August 12, 2022
Seeing Loss and Grief as a Gift: Robert Pardi
Seeing Loss and Grief as a Gift: Robert Pardi
We go through grief at some point in our lives. Losing a loved one is a devastating experience that often leaves us unable to move forward.  In this episode of the Share Your Story podcast, we welcome certified life coach and three-time author Robert Pardi, who shares his own journey of loss and grief after the death of his beloved wife, Desiree. We also discuss the concept of being beautifully scarred and how to find joy in the face of adversity. Stay tuned!  Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates.  About Robert Pardi  Robert, born in NYC, is one of those rare individuals who embrace change and live what he calls “possibility in action” – taking his desire for transformation and putting it into action daily. He received his MBA from Columbia University and was quickly recruited by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the largest sovereign wealth funds. Shortly after, his wife Desiree was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Unfortunately, she passed 11 years later. After throwing caution to the wind, Robert leaped from his comfort zone. He changed careers and moved to the same Italian village his great grandfather immigrated from over 100 years ago. He is now a certified life coach, adjunct professor, international guest speaker, and the author of Chasing Life - The remarkable true story of love, joy, and achievement against all odds.  Robert can be found at:  Websites:  www.robertpardi.com  www.chasinglifethebook.com  Social Media:  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-pardi-63b05921/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robert.pardi/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.pardi.lifecoaching  Get to know Jenny Dilts!  Your host, Jenny Dilts, is the founder of Grieving Coach. As a Certified Grief Coach, she specializes in transforming adversity into advantage. She helps people feeling unmotivated and without purpose to deal with their grief in healthy ways and move towards creating a life of joy and passion. Jenny's professional journey began when she sat with a friend days after her husband's sudden death. Holding that space for her unlocked and ignited a passion for supporting others in their grief. Working as a Grief Coach has completely transformed her own life from not knowing who she was and living in the shadows, to shining as an expert not only in the field of grief but also in her own life as a wife and mom of 5.  Jenny can be found at:  Website: https://grievingcoach.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennydilts-grievingcoach/  Share your thoughts about the show by leaving a message with some of your takeaways.  To further support the show donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894 :)  For a free introductory coaching session with Jenny, schedule a time in her online calendar at https://GrievingCoachScheduler.as.me/?appointmentType=16815876 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach/support
01:04:08
July 22, 2022
Defining your relationship with money: Bobby Clark
Defining your relationship with money: Bobby Clark
In this episode of the Share Your Story podcast we welcome back Financial Coach Bobby Clark as he teaches us about different types of money mindsets that people have. We also talk about external vs. internal motivations in finances and how an abundant financial mindset can benefit other areas of our lives.  Visit grievingcoach.com and subscribe for the latest news and updates. Bobby Clark is a financial coach and founder of Clark on Money Coaching Services, a firm that helps men and couples who feel stuck financially find simple solutions to their frustrations while providing solid guidance toward goal achievement.  Coach Bobby draws on over a decade of experience as a Certified Professional Financial Educator. He is a member of Coach Connections, an international group of financial coaches who offer guided steps to financial freedom through coaching, resources and events. Last year Bobby received the designation of Global Presence Ambassador for his contribution in the financial literacy arena. He has a passion for promoting personal finance topics related to fatherhood, cash flow management, saving for the future, debt reduction and stress related money issues. He is a past Associate Director for the State of Georgia Chapter of BetterInvesting Organization. Bobby and his wife of 46 years live in the Savannah, GA. area. They enjoy gardening; have 2 adult children, and 7 grandchildren Bobby can be found at:  Website: clarkonmoney.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbyclarkfinancialcoach/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clarkonmoney/ Your host Jenny Dilts is the founder of Grieving Coach. As a Certified Grief Coach she specializes in transforming adversity into advantage. She helps people feeling unmotivated and without purpose to deal with their grief in healthy ways and move towards creating a life of joy and passion. Jenny's professional journey began when she sat with a friend days after her husband's sudden death. Holding that space for her unlocked and ignited a passion for supporting others in their grief. Working as a Grief Coach has completely transformed her own life from not knowing who she was and living in the shadows, to shining as an expert not only in the field of grief, but also in her own life as a wife and mom of 5. Jenny can be found at: Website: https://grievingcoach.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts LinkedIn: jennydilts-grievingcoach Share your thoughts about the show by leaving a message with some of your takeaways. To further support the show donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894. :)
50:20
June 02, 2022
"Nothing" is a Good Place to Start: Laura Toop
"Nothing" is a Good Place to Start: Laura Toop
In this episode we welcome Laura Toop, a grief and loss expert who experienced the loss of her husband, career, and health in quick succession. She has also overcome challenges with mental health, eating disorders, and trauma. Now she radiates magic as she helps others navigate the gap of loss and transition. In our conversation we cover topics such as different forms of loss, both recognized and unrecognized; the importance of taking care of oneself; and how to move forward with intention to create the life we want. “The thing with grief is there’s not always a solution. And a lot of it is taking a different perspective on the situation and reframing it and seeing it from a different angle. … You can’t look death in the eye and not have it impact your life. We all have a little ray of sunshine that wants to come out.” ~Laura Laura can be found at: Website: http://www.laura-toop.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurabridgingthegap/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lauratoop.bridgingthegap/ Your host Jenny Dilts is the founder of Grieving Coach. As a Certified Grief Coach she specializes in transforming adversity into advantage. She helps people feeling unmotivated and without purpose to deal with their grief in healthy ways and move towards creating a life of joy and passion. Jenny's professional journey began when she sat with a friend days after her husband's sudden death. Holding that space for her unlocked and ignited a passion for supporting others in their grief. Working as a Grief Coach has completely transformed her own life from not knowing who she was and living in the shadows, to shining as an expert not only in the field of grief, but also in her own life as a wife and mom of 5. Jenny can be found at: Website: https://grievingcoach.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts LinkedIn: jennydilts-grievingcoach Share your thoughts about the show by leaving a message with some of your takeaways. To further support the show donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894. :) For a free introductory coaching session with Jenny, schedule a time in her online calendar at https://GrievingCoachScheduler.as.me/?appointmentType=16815876.
59:33
April 12, 2022
How Self-inflicted Grief Can Lead to Happiness: Lauren Eckhardt
How Self-inflicted Grief Can Lead to Happiness: Lauren Eckhardt
Often when we think of grief we think of the death of a loved one. We think of things that happen to us. But what about the grief that comes from choices that we make in our lives. And what if the event isn't action-packed trauma? In this episode we talk about grief and transformational moments, whether big or small, whether they're out of our control or from our own decisions. "Grief is welcomed as much as happiness is welcomed." sums up Lauren's biggest takeaway from the show. Jenny's biggest nugget is encapsulated when Lauren says, "Trust that how you're living is more important than the end result." Our guest is Lauren Eckhardt who is the CEO and Founder of Burning Soul Press. An award-winning, and best-selling author and ghostwriter, she is passionate about helping purpose-driven people capture their life story in a book-led movement that changes lives. Lauren founded Burning Soul Press in 2020, after 12 years in the human resources field, to work with aspiring and career authors in pursuit of sharing a powerful and deeply impactful story or message. She is passionate about ensuring people feel truly seen, heard, and understood and accepted as their most authentic self. Lauren is a tree-obsessed, laughing-all-the-time, multi-passionate creative and has fun trying everything—even if she isn’t good at it. Learning how to do anything is one of her favorite hobbies. Lauren can be found at: Website: https://www.burningsoulpress.com/ Instagram: Lauren.N.Eckhardt or burningsoulpress Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/burningsoulpress Your host Jenny Dilts is the founder of Grieving Coach. As a Certified Grief Coach she specializes in transforming adversity into advantage. She helps people feeling unmotivated and without purpose to deal with their grief in healthy ways and move towards creating a life of joy and passion. Jenny's professional journey began when she sat with a friend days after her husband's sudden death. Holding that space for her unlocked and ignited a passion for supporting others in their grief. Working as a Grief Coach has completely transformed her own life from not knowing who she was and living in the shadows, to shining as an expert not only in the field of grief, but also in her own life as a wife and mom of 5. Jenny can be found at: Website: https://grievingcoach.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts LinkedIn: jennydilts-grievingcoach Share your thoughts about the show by leaving a message with some of your takeaways. To further support the show donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894. :) For a free introductory coaching session with Jenny, schedule a time in her online calendar at https://GrievingCoachScheduler.as.me/?appointmentType=16815876.
01:02:02
April 12, 2022
Comforting the Griever: Dee Bird, Grief and Life Coach
Comforting the Griever: Dee Bird, Grief and Life Coach
Today's guest is Dee Bird, a Grief and Life Coach who helps people find comfort in their grief when so many others turn away from the pain. Dee's Journey in Grief began when her son died from Muscular Dystrophy and she was left comfortless in a time when she needed it the most. Now she teaches people how to provide that emotional support to the bereaved. Dee is also host of the Unplug Grief Ministries Podcasts. In our time together we discuss what it means to be an effective comforter even when we're experiencing our own grief.  Dee is originally from the concrete jungle of NY, but has lived in the south for most of her life. She is currently completing her certification as a Mental Health Coach as well. Dee can be found at: Website:www.UnplugGrief.org Podcasts: Anchor.fm/unplug-grief FB page: Unplug Grief Ministries- Grief & Life Coaching & Consultants Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. If you'd like to learn more about Jenny's work and the Share Your Story podcast visit www.grievingcoach.com. She's also on Facebook, @jenny.rencherdilts and LinkedIn, @jennydilts-grievingcoach. Share your thoughts about the show by leaving a message with some of your takeaways. To further support the show donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894. :) For a free introductory coaching session with Jenny, schedule a time in her online calendar at https://GrievingCoachScheduler.as.me/?appointmentType=16815876.
01:05:38
March 18, 2022
A Survivor's guide to Grief and Trauma: Claire M. Schwartz
A Survivor's guide to Grief and Trauma: Claire M. Schwartz
This is an easy-going  interview with Claire M. Schwartz. We talk about grief and the trauma journey and how we can find healing and a better version of ourselves from our experiences. One of my biggest takeaways was the simple step by step process Claire shared of healing from trauma. 1) Recognize you're stuck 2) Want to get help 3) Untangle the mysteries and stigmas attached to grief and trauma 4) Find resources to help. The process is individual and can be very organic. It can start with an aha moment or a gradual realization, or combination. And the change doesn't come over night. It's a process. So be gentle with yourself along the way. As Claire says, "Be as gentle with yourself as you wish others would be to you." Claire M. Schwartz has survived traumas including shame, violence, fear and pain, rape, and cancer. Not only did she survive, she has thrived and today she uses what she learned from her personal experiences to help others do the same. At age 25, the loss of her mother was the jolt that started Claire's journey of change and healing. She had a nervous breakdown and then began the painstaking realization that she had no idea who she was or how to manage in Life. And she has spent decades learning to grow into a stronger, wiser, more grounded woman. In our time together Claire shares her story and what she's learned in her 15 years of working as a Grief Relief Expert, using her unique combo of compassion, perspective & humor. Claire has a BA in Psychology and is also a Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Counselor and Interfaith Minister, and Certified Professional Coach.  Claire can be found at:  https://www.youcanhealyourgrief.com/. FB: @Claire M. Schwartz Instagram @fearlessgrieving Jenny Dilts is a certified Grief Coach who specializes in helping people transform grief into growth. She does this one conversation, one heart, one experience at a time. From her personal experiences with grief, she has learned to lean in, ask questions, and reflect with gratitude on the lessons she's received from Grief. She now uses this pattern to help her clients transform their grief from foe to friend. If you'd like to learn more about Jenny's work and the Share Your Story podcast visit www.grievingcoach.com. She's also on Facebook, @jenny.rencherdilts and LinkedIn, @jennydilts-grievingcoach. Share your thoughts about the show by leaving a message with some of your takeaways. To further support the show donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894. :) For a free introductory coaching session with Jenny, schedule a time in her online calendar at https://GrievingCoachScheduler.as.me/?appointmentType=16815876.
01:04:46
February 26, 2022
Transformed by L.O.V.E.: Allison Pilling
Transformed by L.O.V.E.: Allison Pilling
This week’s guest is Allison Pilling, an advocate for empowering lives! She is a mom, widow, Mindset Coach and doTERRA Wellness Advocate. She works with people who are ready to start Restoring Inner Peace (R.I.P.). She helps them to release fears and build confidence as they embrace their empowered life. She is also the author of the upcoming book, R.I.P.- Restoring Inner Peace: A Young Widow’s Story of Being Transformed by Love.  This book contains Allison’s personal story of Restoring Inner Peace (R.I.P.) as part of her grief journey after the death of her husband in February 2016. When a loved one dies we wish for them to Rest In Peace (R.I.P.), but as survivors we rarely allow ourselves to do the same. She believes that love connections imprint our souls forever and she moves forward with acceptance of what is. Allison made the choice to grant herself permission to choose love over fear allowing herself to be Transformed by Love. This decision has created a life she would have never dreamed of after the death of her husband. To honour his legacy she practices releasing fears and embracing empowered action knowing that her husband's wish for her would be the same as hers for him...R.I.P. Allison's vision is to create an Empowerment Ripple Effect - One Person, One Family, One Community at a time. And this journey starts with you...Your Life Matters! Throughout our conversation we talk about how to recognize and stay true to our inner messages, what we can learn from them, and how we can take a logical approach to being Transformed by L.O.V.E. Allison can be found on her website, www.allisoncoaches.com https://www.allisoncoaches.com/love - To Get Transformed by L.O.V.E. 4 Step Action Plan https://www.allisoncoaches.com/call - To Book an Empowered Life Discovery Session I'd love to know your thoughts about the show. Leave a message sharing your takeaways from it. If you'd like to learn more about my work and the Share Your Story podcast visit www.grievingcoach.com. I'm also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts/ and LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennydilts-grievingcoach/. To further support the show you can donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894. :)
58:60
February 12, 2022
The Struggle is Real: Michiel Van Dorp
The Struggle is Real: Michiel Van Dorp
In this episode we meet Michiel Van Dorp, a Life Perspective Coach who helps people affected by childhood traumatic events and suicide. His desire to help people in these areas stems from his own experiences with complex childhood trauma and two suicide attempts. Michiel also leads groups in Positive Intelligence. Michiel currently resides in the Netherlands. Through our conversation, we learn the difference between a catastrophic traumatic experience versus complex childhood trauma. Michiel shares how his life has been impacted by childhood trauma and a wobbly foundation of insecure attachment growing up. In his journey to find healing, he has learned much from Gabor Mate, who explains that trauma is having lost contact with your essence, with your sense of self. Michiel openly talks about his two suicide attempts and what he learned about himself and his situation from those experiences.  After his second attempt, a friend and coach asked two powerful question that changed his life. 1) How do you remember yourself, at your earliest memory? and 2) What would be the legacy you left behind if you succeeded with this attempt? The first helped him get in touch with his essence, who he really is; and the second gave him a goal in life, something to live for. "Whatever circumstances you get in, if you really put your mind to it, you can overcome everything."  Looking into the future, Michiel sees a wealth of experience leading to multiple gifts-- gifts to himself and others. He is committed to help other people to not only survive, but to thrive in life. Michiel can be found on LinkedIn and Facebook at Michiel van Dorp I'd love to know your thoughts about the show. Leave a message sharing your takeaways from it. If you'd like to learn more about my work and the Share Your Story podcast visit www.grievingcoach.com. I'm also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts/ and LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennydilts-grievingcoach/. To further support the show you can donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894. :)  
59:36
December 27, 2021
Finding Blessings and Gratitude from Grief: John Aune
Finding Blessings and Gratitude from Grief: John Aune
In this episode I talk with my High School Principal, John Aune, about his experiences with Loss and what he's learned from them. Mr. Aune is an amazing example of the strength of faith and relying on God in the tough times and in the easier ones. Throughout his life he has experienced numerous losses including his baby brother, both parents, and his 2 month old daughter. During our time together we talk about how his relationship with Jesus has helped him through challenging times and how his faith has grown because of his journey. Some of the lessons he's learned are to let the bitterness and the anger go, focus on the good memories and blessings, and share your gifts with others. To sum up our conversation I'll use something that Mr. Aune said in our time together, "Grief is real. But so are the blessings."  You can reach out to Mr. Aune on Facebook @John Aune, or https://www.facebook.com/jaune49.  I'd love to know your thoughts about the show. Leave a message sharing your takeaways from it.  If you'd like to learn more about my work and the Share Your Story podcast visit www.grievingcoach.com. I'm also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts/ and LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennydilts-grievingcoach/.  To further support the show you can also donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894. :)
52:18
November 13, 2021
Trauma and the Power of a Puppy: Kristabeth Atwood
Trauma and the Power of a Puppy: Kristabeth Atwood
Dedicated to and in honor of Bady, an incredible dog with incredible power. Kristabeth Atwood is the founder of Rites of Passage, LLC. She was a local church pastor for 18 years and today she brings her pastor's heart to people of all spiritual and secular worldviews as they move through life's transitions. Kristabeth can be found at https://ritesofpassagevt.com/ and on social media @ritesofpassagevt on Facebook and Instagram and on LinkedIn @Kristabeth Atwood. In 2001, Kristabeth survived a life-threatening assault. She lived with undiagnosed debilitating PTSD for seven years before finding help and reclaiming her life. Her dog Bady has had a central role in this journey. Today Kristabeth feels called to share her story to help people (survivors and allies) understand the long term effects of trauma and know they are not alone. During our conversation Kristabeth openly shares her journey with us and how Bady helped her move from living in a false sense of security to living and functioning in a normal life again. Other tools that helped he along the way are counselling and talking about her experiences. She says that sharing her story has helped her become more confident and heal from the trauma. Her biggest piece of advice to others who are struggling to share their story is "Be gentle with yourself. You don't have to climb Mt. Everest on the first try. Try some of the shorter hikes first and surround yourself with friends and loved ones." To learn more about my work and the Share Your Story podcast visit www.grievingcoach.com. Donations for the show can be made through PayPal.
48:29
October 22, 2021
Grief, Passion, and Laughter: Jenna Bonner
Grief, Passion, and Laughter: Jenna Bonner
What is Grief and what do we do with it? Find out what happens when two Grief Coaches get together to talk about their passion for Grief in this fun and enlightening conversation. Today I am joined by my friend and fellow Coaching at End of Life alumni, Jenna Bonner.  Jenna is the founder of Grief Forward. She is a listening ear to anyone feeling stuck in their grief and needing to move forward. She helps people discover their new normal after loss and live the life they were meant to. She has experienced a lot of loss and grief in her own life and she has developed compassion and empathy to hear people out and bring some normalcy to opening up about their grief, loss and pain.  We talk about how we met, how she got into this field, and how she's dealt with the grief from her own personal losses. She also shares her secrets for getting through the heavy times of being a Grief Worker. We end our time together with Jenna's advice for anyone who is currently going through grief.     I met Jenna in a coaching support group where I introduced myself saying, “I love Grief!”. I knew we’d be friends when Jenna’s face lit up at my introduction. Then I knew I wanted to collaborate with her when she later commented on it and said that she feels that same passion. Now we co-facilitate a workshop called What to Do When you Don't do Grief to help people understand Grief better and learn that their processing style is healthy, even and especially when it's not "normal". Jenna can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/griefforwardinspirations and via email at griefforwardinspirations@gmail.com. To learn more about my work and the Share Your Story podcast visit www.grievingcoach.com. Donations for the show can be made through PayPal. 
44:54
October 01, 2021
Transforming Pain into Joy: Raina Sweeney
Transforming Pain into Joy: Raina Sweeney
With a degree in Communication Studies and Certified Professional Coach credential from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), Raina Sweeney is poised to take your life to the next level. Not only has she studied what makes people go from status quo to thriving in all aspects of life, she has lived it herself. For the majority of her teen years and all the way through her 20's Raina struggled with self-acceptance, self-love, and compassion which showed up as mental health issues, self-sabotage, and never thinking she was worthy of her many accomplishments. She felt she was living someone else's life. Happiness was fleeting and joy was nowhere to be found. She searched everywhere for answers and slowly began to uncover what true joy was all about. Now, after homing in on this practice, she has made it her life's journey to share what she has learned first hand with the world. In this episode we talk about how Raina overcame mental health challenges, two suicide attempts, and years of negative self-talk. She shares from her personal experience what she's learned from these painful experiences and her gratitude for them. Other topics that we discuss are depression, anxiety, suicide, and how to have those deep and necessary conversations. These conversations can decrease the stigma of mental health struggles and increase connection with ourselves and others. We also explore self-care and how it relates to mental health.  Throughout our time together Raina encourages us to dig deeply, honestly, and objectively in order to forgive ourselves, accept who we are, and transform our pain into joy. Raina can be found at: website: www.rainasweeney.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/burnout_coach_raina LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rainasweeney/ email: info@rainasweeney.com Raina's Special Offer: Mention this Podcast and receive 15% off your program package! If you'd like to learn more about my work and the Share Your Story podcast visit www.grievingcoach.com.
52:38
September 07, 2021
Storytime with Grandma: Kris Rencher
Storytime with Grandma: Kris Rencher
In this episode I talk with my mom, Kris Rencher who is a wife, mom, grandma, storyteller, nurse, and family history extraordinaire. In our conversation she shares about the legacy and contribution of our ancestors and how differently people handle similar situations like the loss of a child and depression. We talk about faith and religion and the impact that has had in not only their lives, but in the lives of their descendants. Of learning about her family history Kris says, "What I have now is skeletons [referring to the names and dates]. My goal is to put the muscle and the nerves and the blood system into these people, into these skeletons, so I can see them as real people. So that they become alive to me. That's what my goal is now."  I believe our stories do just that. The courage of our ancestors can become an inspiration to us. And as we share our stories, our experiences and courage may inspire those around us and our posterity. Throughout our time together Mom shares stories of her own life as well: car troubles, nursing challenges and miracles, and her hopes for the future.  When asked what legacy she wanted to leave for her kids and grandkids Kris responded, "Trust in [the Savior]. Know that you're never alone. Reach out to your family." Kris may be found playing with her grandkids, helping others in the community, or working on her family history through the website familysearch.org. I'd love to know your thoughts about the show. Leave a message sharing your takeaways from it. If you'd like to learn more about my work and the Share Your Story podcast visit www.grievingcoach.com. I'm also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts/ and LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennydilts-grievingcoach/. To further support the show you can also donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894. :)
01:01:57
July 31, 2021
Linking Generations through Hope, Love, and Respect: Bobby Clark
Linking Generations through Hope, Love, and Respect: Bobby Clark
Today, we are joined by Bobby Clark, a financial coach who has a mission to promote financial literacy throughout the world. He does this one individual at a time, helping them find and create their own path to where they want to be. Bobby shares of his rich cultural heritage as an African American and the legacy his people have given him. Bobby is passionate about connecting with others and serving those in marginalized communities. In this episode Bobby likens his journey, the journey of the African American people, and the journey of all of us, to a relay race where we receive the baton from our ancestors, run as long as we can, then pass the baton on to the next generation. Through our conversation we explore topics including: Cultural heritage and lessons of African American ancestors The value of community How to strengthen our communities Lighting the fire of hope "Hope is where the love is and that drives out the hate. And that's forgiveness. That's why it's so powerful." You can find Bobby on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbyclarkfinancialcoach/, his website clarkonmoney.com, and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/clarkonmoney/. If you like the show, leave a message sharing your takeaways from it. To learn more about my work and the Share Your Story podcast visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennydilts-grievingcoach/and www.grievingcoach.com. I'm also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts/ To further support the show you can also donate through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ECQDQS6LBD894. :)
48:48
June 25, 2021
Overcoming through Faith and Mindset: Selina Cheshire
Overcoming through Faith and Mindset: Selina Cheshire
Joining us this time is Selina Cheshire, author of My Pain My Teacher and Free Your Body Free Your Mind. She loves writing about real-life stories and her first book, "My Pain My Teacher" is about defying the odds and surviving Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2014. It talks about how relationships matter during this time of pain, and confusion. Her second novel is all about freeing your body so as to free your mind, detoxification, and meditation as central to the healing power. Selina was born in Zimbabwe and moved to the U.K. in 2002. In this episode Selina shares her journey through adversities such as abuse, unfaithful relationships, moving across the world on her own, and battling cancer. She reveals her secret for transforming her life from being nearly dead to running/walking 5K+ daily. She attributes her miraculous healing to her faith, eating well, and the power of a positive mindset. "If you really put your mind into it and you don't accept that you're less than any other person-- that you are worthy, you are strong, you are powerful-- then you can do whatever you really want to do." Selina can be found on Instagram #livethriveenjoy and Selina Cheshire on both LinkedIn and Facebook. If you like the show, leave a message saying what you got from it. :) To learn more about my work and the Share Your Story podcast visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennydilts-grievingcoach/and www.grievingcoach.com. I'm also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts/ You can also support the show by making a donation through PayPal. :)
54:25
June 16, 2021
Loving Self, Loving Life: Larry Indiviglia
Loving Self, Loving Life: Larry Indiviglia
In this episode my guest is Larry Indiviglia, author of the memoir 126 Days, 11 Minutes: Our Love Story. This collection of experiences allows his readers to walk in his shoes as he shares his deepest, most personal experiences from his relationship with a woman suffering from Stage IV cancer until the time she transitions. This intimate story provides many life lessons such as the importance of keeping hope alive, embracing life, honoring the wishes of the patient, even though you might not agree, overcoming the challenges of navigating the health care system, and standing strong in one’s truth even when totally scared. He wrote the book to honor the life of Gayle and their love for each other. Although brief, Larry considers his relationship with Gayle as one of the most profound experiences of his life. He also hopes 126 Days, 11 Minutes inspires others to say "yes" to love even when logic says, "no." Larry believes there are many beautiful souls who are looking to discover and experience unconditional love. His book shows it is possible. In addition to the book, we talk about self love, tango, living fully, and the way of the Universe. To sum up our time together, Larry shared a lyric of one of Gayle's favorite songs, "Nature Boy" by Nat King Cole. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." "The heart has no questions, the mind has no answers. And if you listen to the heart and you follow it, you're gonna experience a love that maybe you thought you never would be able to do." Find Larry on via email lindiviglia@gmail.com, LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/larryindiviglia/ and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/larry.indiviglia. If you like the show, leave a message saying what you got from it. :) Learn more about my work and my Share Your Story podcast at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennydilts-grievingcoach/and www.grievingcoach.com. I'm also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/jenny.rencherdilts/  To support the show you can make a one-time donation through PayPal. :)
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April 22, 2021
The Power of Choice: Bas Lebesque
The Power of Choice: Bas Lebesque
Joining Grief Coach Jenny Dilts is Bas Lebesque, an Executive Mindset Coach helping senior and executive managers move from good to GREAT in their career and personal lives. Bas is a diamond mine of stories and experience. Throughout his life he has spent time in the minority. From acknowledging his mom’s choice of euthanasia when he was 12, to coming out as LHGBT as an adolescent, to being a towering white giant male among the Chinese when he lived there, he has learned to embrace who he is and share his uniqueness with others. This interview is taken from a recording of a live event in collaboration with the non-profit organization Reimagine whose mission is to create space for conversation around topics of Grief, End of Life, Living Fully, Spirituality, and the principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. In this episode we explore the topics of:  *the power of choice at the end of life and in processing the grief *exploring life's big questions *promoting diversity *owning and honoring choice both in your own life and allowing others to do the same   Find Bas at www.baslebesque.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/baslebesque/.  If you like the show, leave a message saying what you got from it. :) Learn more about Share Your Story at www.grievingcoach.com and https://anchor.fm/jenny-dilts-grievingcoach. To support the show you can make a one-time donation through PayPal. :)  
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April 05, 2021
Connecting with Others through Grief: Dave Roberts
Connecting with Others through Grief: Dave Roberts
In this episode we meet Dave Roberts who has been a national and local workshop presenter on grief and loss and a keynote speaker. His commitment to helping others navigate grief is a result of the challenges that he experienced following the death of his 18-year-old daughter Jeannine in March of 2003 due to cancer. This interview is taken from a recording of a live event in collaboration with the non-profit organization Reimagine whose mission is to create space for conversation around topics of grief, end of life, living fully, spirituality, and the principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.  Because it was a live event, there is participation from other attendees. I chose to leave their comments in because I feel that they add to Dave's story and the overall experience. Some nuggets that Dave shares in this episode include: ~"When we either share or witness somebody's story we become love." ~"I had to make friends with my sadness, my grief, and my own inadequacy." ~"Be gentle with yourself" ~"Take the best qualities of your loved one and make them part of yourselves." ~Don't forget the siblings. ~'Honor the past as your teacher, honor your present as your creation, and honor the future as your inspiration.' Dave can be found at www.bootsyandangel.com, via email at: bootsyandangel@gmail.com, or Facebook @Dave Roberts. If you like the show, leave a message saying what you got from it. :) Learn more about Share Your Story at www.grievingcoach.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennydilts-grievingcoach/. You can make a one-time donation to support the show through PayPal. :)
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March 14, 2021