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One Bright Star's Life After Loss podcast focuses on the journey that parents and families face after the death of a child or loved one. Each episode, your hosts Erica Fischer and Alicia More bring you the personal stories of families who have faced this unimaginable heartache. Other topics include: coping with guilt, processing grief, finding meaning in life, paying tribute, honoring and remembering a beloved, confronting a broken heart and further discussing the ongoing mission of One Brig ...
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Life After Child Loss is a personal and deep podcast with focus on, not only my journey, but the journey of other parents all over the world who have lost children of various causes and reasons. It's the grief many don't understand and other's aren't willing to talk about. An in depth, uncensored talk about parent's trying to live a life after they lose their child. Walk with me as I take you on my journey of twists, turns, highs and lows of fighting from merely existing to living, but also ...
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Grief Support for Christian Women to Breathe, Laugh and Live again. Loss, Grief and Healing * Coping with Grief * Beginning of Grief * Life after Loss * Stages of Grief * Purpose After Loss * Faith * Surviving Loss * Grief Resources * Holidays and Grief I help Christian women navigate grief through understanding grief, growing faith and processing daily life to find hope. • Do you feel lost, confused, or overwhelmed by grief? • Is the pain so great, you lose your breath and feel it will neve ...
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What does life look like after the funeral? After the divorce is final? After the diagnosis? Whether your loss is a person, a relationship, a job, a pet, or a dream, loss shapes who you are and how you choose to live in the world. Join Shelby Forsythia, Intuitive Grief Guide and author of Permission to Grieve as she explores the ideas, resources, and stories that help us "come back" to life after death, divorce, illness and more. New episode every Wednesday at 5:00pm Central Time.
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LIFE AFTER LOSS

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Series 1 explores the unique grief and loss experiences of people impacted by natural disasters, and how they rediscovered life after loss. Each episode is released to mark the Anniversary of one of Australia’s most significant natural disasters. As a testament to the extraordinary nature of Australians living so-called ordinary lives, we witness personal grief and loss stories that are often harrowing, fascinating, funny, devastating, maddening and inspirational all at the same time. The se ...
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The ‘Now What?’ podcast is a podcast for women healing from loss that will provide you with practical ways to overcome the challenges you are facing as you navigate the aftermath of loss. After spending 10 years in Financial Services preparing people for the unexpected, Host Erin Hente comes to you with the unfortunate experience of navigating four major sudden losses in a six year period including the loss of her husband. Her and her three children, who were 5, 8, and 15 when their dad died ...
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Does the thought of having to live in a world without your child cripple you? Do you wish you had a way to see beyond this all consuming pain and grief? Are you sick of laying down at night and not being able to sleep because all you can think about is your baby and how much you miss them? Are you tired of people telling you to just ”move on”? Are you tired of wrestling with the question “Why”? Do you just want someone to understand how you feel? In this podcast, you will find someone who un ...
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If you are a person who's life has been directly affected by physical sight loss, then this is the podcast for you! Whether you are the VIP (Visually Impaired Person) or a Sighted Supporter, LASLR is the place to find encouragement and information on discovering life after sight loss. Join hosts Derek and April as they share their experiences and insights from the last 17+ years of living life with visual impairment. This is more than just how to be blind...it is discovering life!
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This show is for women over 40 who are trying to create balance in their life when it comes to food, body, self-care., and wellness. You struggle to put yourself first, to maintain consistency when something isn’t perfect or you feel like you don’t have enough time or will power to achieve the goals you desire. Tricia Stefankiewicz, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. I’ve worked with women like you achieve their health goals by focusing on the next best step –no matter how messy - and meetin ...
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After you lose a child, it wears you down emotionally, mentally, and physically. It feels as if we’ve just gone through battle. It’s important to be able to find some kind of rest after the dust of your loss settles. But I know that rest seems impossible while you’re starting to walk this grief journey. So I wanted to share with you 5 different way…
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227/ Unleashing Your Potential: The Beauty of the Journey Episode Description: In this week's episode, we explore the profound importance of embracing the process of behavior change and finding joy along the way. Join us as we provide practical tips and insights on how to shift your focus from end goals to savoring every moment of your journey. Lea…
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SHOW NOTES I grew up in church, I was baptized, and I called my self a Christian. But what does that mean to you? I was saved – I did begin a relationship with God at a young age, but I never grew my relationship with God. I read devotions, sometimes the Bible and I did pray though not regularly. My Christianity was more religion than relationship …
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Confidence in oneself is a powerful asset. It fuels self-esteem, nurtures resilience, and fosters a sense of personal growth. One significant way to boost this self-assurance is by learning to keep promises to oneself. In this episode, we'll explore how gaining confidence in this regard can lead to a more fulfilling and empowered life.…
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SHOW NOTES Your journey of grief is confusing enough but if you add in certain emotions, it makes it harder to distinguish what is grief and what isn’t. Two of the emotions – which are related to each other – are guilt and regret. If you feel at all guilty about something that you think you’ve done wrong to your loved one, it’s hard to let get of t…
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Episode Description: Discover why motivation alone isn't the key to success. In this podcast, we delve into the often-misunderstood world of motivation and why it can be so elusive. Learn why waiting for motivation to strike may not be the best approach and how consistency can be your secret weapon for achieving your goals. Explore the relationship…
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SHOW NOTES Dependency can add to the loss and confusion you feel in grief. At 43 years of age, I had to figure out just who I was. I could tell you that I liked Christian or country music or that my favorite color was blue, but beyond that, I had been more like a chameleon as I adapted to whatever everyone expected of me. I’ll share the flip side o…
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Have you ever had this overwhelming desire or strong urge to eat a particular food? On today’s episode we tackle the meaning or etiology of these cravings and urges that you may experience, and you may be surprised to find out they are caused by many factors such as: Physiological Psychological Environmental Evolutionary Genetic Oftentimes, what is…
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Are you struggling with a mental battle? Do you feel overwhelmed by the thoughts that won’t go away? Is this mental battle stealing your peace and your joy? Are you ready to win victory over this battle once and for all?!!! That’s exactly what this episode is about. I’ve recently been struggling with something mentally and the Holy Spirit helped me…
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SHOW NOTES Last week, I shared a little more of my life before grief. When you go through grief, a lot of your past can come to the surface whether it’s positive or negative. My perception of God was skewed as I had religion but not strong relationship with Him. I needed someone to lash out at, so between blaming God and myself, there was a lot of …
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Grab your FREEBIE BELOW! Five simple things you can do today to keep yourself healthy for tomorrow. As we age, our health and well-being become a bigger focus in our life. You may be worried that it's too late. But there is still hope!!! Discover the health changes you can make today to preserve your health for tomorrow. https://upbeat-hustler-2294…
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Being a grieving or bereaved parent is difficult in and of itself. There are ways we can be of help and service to others.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lifeafterchildloss/messageSupport this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lifeafterchildloss/support…
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SHOW NOTES Over the last 3 weeks we talked about what rules your thoughts, your hopes, and your actions. There are things you may be doing that will keep you stuck in your grief and stagnant in your life. If you missed any of these, it’ll be worth your time to check them out. This week, I want to share a little more of my journey before grief which…
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Show Notes: Magnesium - Health Professional Fact Sheet (nih.gov) Pros and cons of taking a magnesium supplement - Mayo Clinic What you should know about magnesium - Harvard Health Episode Description: Do you know the importance of magnesium? As women approach pre-menopause and eventually enter menopause, they experience a variety of physical and em…
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A couple weeks ago, we started talking about your mindset in terms of what rules your thoughts, your hopes and your actions. There are things you may be doing that will keep you stuck in your grief and stagnant in your life. These are thought prisons. The first one was living in the past versus learning from the past. The second one was the illusio…
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Episode description: Protein has become the new hype of the fitness community. Questions about protein have been made in a huge amount of google searches. Protein powder: 673,000 google searches Protein rich foods: 301,000 google searches Most of us are typically focused on calorie intake, so we often don’t see the composition of what we were eatin…
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Last week we started talking about your mindset in terms of what rules your thoughts, your hopes and your actions. There are things you may be doing that will keep you stuck in your grief and stagnant in your life. These are thought prisons. The first one was living in the past versus learning from the past. Today, I’ll be sharing the second of the…
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Welcome to the second part of our Walk With Us series! Today we go into what to DO for someone who has just lost their child. It can be so hard knowing what to do for someone walking through such deep grief and sadness. Can you even do anything that will make a difference? So I went back in my journey to when we lost Sam and thought about all the t…
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One of the most common challenges I hear from women is eating when they are not sure if they are actually hungry. Sometimes it can be a true physical hunger but much of the time the eating can be disguised as an outlet for something else. You may be triggered by an emotion such as boredom, stress, or discomfort that you are trying to escape or perh…
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Becca and Dan Sharpsteen were excited to welcome their first child into the world. A full-term pregnancy and the eager anticipation of a newborn, soon turned to tragedy when they learned their son, Cal, would be stillborn. That twisted turn of events started a grief journey that has been an emotional roller coaster for the young couple. Becca joins…
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Last week we talked about how to make your grief journey harder and this week we go a little deeper into your mindset in terms of what rules your thoughts, your hopes and your actions. There are things you may be doing that will keep you stuck in your grief and stagnant in your life. These are thought prisons. Today, I’ll be sharing one of the thre…
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One of the scariest things for me when I was going through grief was getting stuck. Initially I didn’t know what to do to get through in a healthy way, so I did a lot of the wrong things. I knew that life would never be the same, but I feared that I would never have a life again. I can tell you there are helpful and healing things you can do – a lo…
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Episode description: In today’s episode we talk about body shaming - self-criticism of your body or someone else’s - in relation to a recent experience I had in which body shaming led me into a shame spiral. Some examples of body shaming include: “I’m so fat; I hate my fill in the blank; I feel so fat today”, and “I shouldn’t have eaten that.” Rese…
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Dena and Travis Iverson suffered the stillbirth of their daughter, Cassie. They already had a son, Clayton, and they knew they wanted more children but it was a complicated process. Dena joins our podcast to talk about the emotional toll Cassie's loss took on them but they pushed forward, even after having three additional miscarriages. Dena wants …
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Over the last month or so we’ve talked about faith and feelings over faith and that can get heavy. So, for a second week, we’re switching gears to give the emotional and spiritual parts of us a break and we’ll focus on the physical. Now, we are spiritual beings living in a physical body, so there is a great connection. Please note the ‘turtle’ in t…
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Today I’m bringing you the first of a two-part series that I have called Walk With Us. If you have someone in your life who has lost a child, these episodes are for you to help guide you in what to say and what not to say from a mama who has lost her child too. These episodes are dedicated to all my family and friends who weren’t scared to get down…
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Episode Description: Have you ever decided that you wanted to make this big health change and go all in on how to get there? It starts with this idea which leads to endless hours of research because you want to make sure you have all of the correct information so you can succeed and do it ‘“perfectly”. You start reading about what you need to do an…
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For the last month or so we’ve talked about faith and feelings over faith and that can get heavy if we are willing to put time and effort into reflecting on where we are currently and where we'd like to be. Remember, we’ll never reach perfection, but the desire of getting closer to God to live by faith (instead of feelings) is always important. Tod…
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Last week I shared what God says faith is. This week, I’ll share what I learned about faith in a current day example – it transformed my life forever. As Christians, we believe in a God whom we have never seen, and as long as our faith fits what we are able to comprehend and see with our eyes, we consider ourselves faith filled. Should faith be so …
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Your child’s heaven anniversary is the hardest 24 hours of the year. How are you supposed to get through the day that took your baby? It can be so hard making it through that day, but I’m here with 6 things that have helped me get through Sam’s heaven anniversary in the past. I pray that this episode will help give you some ideas on how you can mak…
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Grab your FREEBIE BELOW Five simple things you can do today to keep yourself healthy for tomorrow? As we age, our health and well-being become a bigger focus in our life. You may be worried that it's too late. But there is still hope!!! Discover the health changes you can make today to preserve your health for tomorrow. https://upbeat-hustler-2294.…
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For the last four weeks we’ve talked about faith and feelings. My assumption has been that we are all on the same page about what faith in God even means and what it looks like in daily life. You have already shown great faith by believing in God. However, in grief that belief can turn to questioning and anger. When I experienced those things, it m…
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Grab your FREEBIE BELOW Five simple things you can do today to keep yourself healthy for tomorrow? As we age, our health and well-being become a bigger focus in our life. You may be worried that it's too late. But there is still hope!!! Discover the health changes you can make today to preserve your health for tomorrow. https://upbeat-hustler-2294.…
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Bereaved Father's aren't always heavily recognized as Mother's are, we want to change that. Check out the poll on spotify for Bereaved Dad's.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lifeafterchildloss/messageSupport this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lifeafterchildloss/support…
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Regardless of the length of time in grief – all the ‘work’ is like a constant bootcamp. You are in unfamiliar territory; you are being pushed to perform while you’re exhausted and doubting everything. Regular bootcamps focus on the physical but your bootcamp – the grief bootcamp is physical too, but it is more so, spiritual. Remember, we do not war…
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Episode description: We explore my personal journey and how the subtle shifts you are making today can help get you closer to the goal and the new beginning you desire! Grab your FREEBIE BELOW Five simple things you can do today to keep yourself healthy for tomorrow? As we age, our health and well-being become a bigger focus in our life. You may be…
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What is Faith Yo-Yo? In the last 2 episodes we talked about faith and feelings. How our feelings, our emotions are a part of us, but they aren’t always truth. So, to live above your feelings and circumstances, you must allow faith to guide your steps. Faith – that hope or confidence of what is not yet seen – is based on the Word of God and that’s t…
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Episode description: In this episode we review the below article to see if you are having any symptoms that may be masking as suppressed emotions and stress. 8 Subtle Clues You Are Ignoring Your True Desires | Psychology Today Keywords: motivate, self-care, tips, taking care of yourself Grab your FREEBIE BELOW Five simple things you can do today to…
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The struggle is real, and it never seems to end. Dealing with the pain, confusion and overwhelm of grief is compounded with the fight for your faith. Nothing in life will test your faith like death. God is the same yesterday, today and forever, so when we question Him, it isn’t because He has changed, or harmed us. Our questions, our anger with God…
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Episode description: When it comes to our health, and eating specifically, you may find yourself coping the same way. We have talked about this topic in varying ways on previous podcast episodes so let’s dig a little deeper today. “Emotion regulation” - a person’s ability to control, regulate, or manage how we respond to an experience that is emoti…
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The struggle is real, and it never seems to end. Dealing with the pain, confusion and overwhelm of grief is compounded with the fight for your faith. Nothing in life will test your faith like death. God is the same yesterday, today and forever, so when we question Him, it isn’t because He has changed, or harmed us. Our questions, our anger with God…
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Episode Description: This episode talks about the allure of free food and how we can start to dig deeper into our relationship with food by thinking about why it is so enticing to us as well as how it can help strengthen our relationship with ourselves. Keywords: motivate, self-care, tips, taking care of yourself Grab your FREEBIE BELOW Five simple…
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I heard a song this week and I thought of you! For those of you who are struggling with how the pain of grief is trying to steal your hope, today’s episode is for you! A song I heard reminded me - took me right back to those ‘bad’ days that seem to grow into bad weeks - of how God changed my life…from darkness into light. You can’t be passive on yo…
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Episode description: When I first started this podcast back in 2020, I did an episode on alcohol use in women. This year, new recommendations came out about this topic so I thought it was important to revisit it. Why is this topic important? I feel like we all tout this idea that alcohol is beneficial for us because of its possibility of decreasing…
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It's difficult to celebrate Mother's Day, let alone to be celebrated on that day, but you are still a mom and you made it through the day. I celebrate you!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lifeafterchildloss/messageSupport this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lifeafterchildloss/support…
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