What's Your Grief Podcast

The death of a loved one is always devastating.  When that loss is the result of an overdose, there can be emotions that bring unique challenges in addition to the typical symptoms of grief.

In episode 5 of the What's Your Grief Podcast the girls behind whatsyourgrief.com discuss grieving a death from accidental or intentional overdose including terminology, common complications, typical emotions and tips for coping.  

Show Notes: www.whatsyourgrief.com/five

Direct download: overdose_podcast.mp3
Category:Overdose -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

Grief themes are common in books, television and movies.  The memoir Wild by Cheryl Strayed resonates so strongly with the grief experience that it's become widely embraced by countless grievers.  Its 2014 film adaptation was long anticipated by those who loved the book, including show host's Litsa and Eleanor.  

In episode #4 of the What's Your Grief Podcast the girls behind the website What's Your Grief discuss their take of this popular grief movie.  

Show notes: www.whatsyourgrief.com/four

Direct download: A_Grief_Review_of_the_Movie_Wild.mp3
Category:Grief Movies -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

It's hard to imagine what grieving the death of a loved one is like until you've experienced it first hand.  Many grievers find themselves suprised by the physical, emotional and logistical toll grief has on their lives and misconceptions about grief and coping often have them wondering if they're doing something wrong.

In this episode of the What's Your Grief Podcast Litsa and Eleanor address how common misconceptions about grief have an impact on our understanding of the grief experience.  They discuss the wide range of what is considered a normal grief response and provide their listeners with reassurance that they are not going crazy.  

Show Notes: www.whatsyourgrief.com/three

Direct download: Misconceptions_About_Grief.mp3
Category:Understanding Grief -- posted at: 8:57pm EDT

After a death supportive family and friends often struggle to find the right words to say to their grieving loved one.  Unfortunately, in an effort to provide comfort to the griever, well intentioned family and friends often find themselves saying the wrong thing.


In this episode What's Your Grief's Litsa and Eleanor discuss some of the more commonly used yet cringe worthy statements said to grievers.  They explain why these sentiments often fall on agitated ears and offer an alternative approach for supporting those grieving the loss of a loved one.


Outline and show notes can be found at www.whatsyourgrief.com/two

Direct download: The_Things_You_Should_Never_Say_to_a_Griever.mp3
Category:Supporting a Griever -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

Grief and the Holidays

This time of year can be particularly difficult for people grieving the loss of a loved one.  Spouses, parents, children and siblings muddle through parties, presents and merriment to finally confront the gut wrenching presence of an empty chair at their holiday table.

In their very first podcast the girls behind the What's Your Grief website discuss the top ten reasons why the holidays can be hard for those grieving a loss and share their top 5 suggestions for coping with the holidays after a death.


Outline and show notes can be found at www.whatsyourgrief.com/one

Direct download: Grief_and_the_Holidays.mp3
Category:Holidays and Special Days -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT