Build A Life After Loss Podcast
By Julie Cluff
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At Build a Life After Loss we help grieving mothers and bereaved parents who have lost a child to build a life of purpose and joy. Our aim is to help you process your grief, rebuild your self confidence, encourage your mental and physical health, and support your personal accomplishment. I'm your host , Julie Cluff, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and Life Coach. I believe in you and I know there's a great life still to live! Visit us at buildalifeafterloss.com.
||CleanEp #19 Self Worth||Your worth is a given. It has been there all along. It’s not tied to your doing, it’s tied to your very existence. As you’re vigilant about redirecting your thoughts that aren’t useful, you can increase your understanding of your worth.||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #18 Don’t Believe Your Thoughts||Question your thoughts. Seriously, don’t believe everything you think. Your thoughts are not the truth. Your thoughts are your interpretation of what’s happening. Your thoughts determine how you feel and act and ultimately your results.||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #17 Major Life Shifts After Loss||Major shifts occur in your life after a devastating loss like the death of a child. It can feel like an earthquake that flattens a town; except that town is you. Our bodies and minds are intricately connected.||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #16 Showing Up||In our grief and loss it’s difficult to show up, to agree to commitments, because of our erratic emotions. We’ll talk about why that’s ok, how to be human and be compassionate toward ourselves and others. We’ll discuss the opportunity to be inte||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #15 Suffering is Optional||“Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional.” This quote is often attributed to Buddhist teachings. In today’s episode we’ll explore the grief, pain and suffering that’s associated with loss. The concentration camp prisoner Viktor Frankl fam||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #14 You Aren’t Crazy||My friend Brandi Dayton, whose son died 3 years ago, said, “We need to know we aren’t crazy, what’s normal and that we will one day be ok.” Her comment inspired this episode. It’s natural to feel like you’re crazy after a loss because you ma||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #13 Processing Grief||As a society we aren’t good at feeling our emotions. We learn to use our intellect but not our emotions. Feeling your feelings is an important element of processing grief. As you’re patient and loving toward yourself you can allow your feelings to c||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #12 You Are Not Alone||Your grief over losing your child may leave you feeling depressed and anxious. You may also feel isolated and alone. Because of your depression you may find yourself pulling away from people and the support you want.||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #11 Create Vision||After a major loss, like losing a child, it’s not unusual to find that your interests and ambitions have changed. It might be time to create a new vision for your life because “a to-do list is not a vision.” In this episode,||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #10 The Magic of Gratitude||Gratitude is magic even in our grief. I share more of my story and my experience with devastating loss, grief and gratitude. Also, in this episode I tell you the beautiful story of Jessica Swift, her profound grief in losing her young husband and her o.||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #9 Positive Psychology||Today we’re talking about the discipline of Positive Psychology, what it is, and how it can help us as we struggle with grief and coming back to a place of well-being and happiness. In today’s episode I mentioned Abraham Maslow and Dr.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #8 Grief Myths||What do we believe about grief that’s not helpful? We’ll explore some common misconceptions and why we might believe that. Many of our myths about Grief come from things that we learned growing up that don’t serve us.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #7 What Others Say and Do||We spend so much energy concerned about what others say and think or what they may say and think. It’s a waste of time. No matter what we do in an effort to control what others say and think, they still get to decide.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode. Anticipating the Holidays After Loss||When you’re experiencing the pain from the loss of your child, the holiday season can be particularly tricky. One of the best things we can do for ourselves is be kind and loving. Let the emotions arise and be ok with it.||11/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #6 Choose Hope||Truly do your very best to choose hope despite your loss. If we believe that we will always be mourning and that there is no way to move beyond the excruciating pain of loss we won’t look for hope. If we believe that if we give up mourning we’ll be||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #5 Changing a Bad Attitude||Has anyone ever told you that you have a bad attitude? Have you ever wondered what that means? We know what it looks like. We know what it feels like. But where did it come from and how do we change it? We’ll explore the anatomy of a bad attitude.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #4 Love Yourself||I’m pretty sure we all feel certain that we should be kind and loving to others. It seems right and noble. Why don’t we offer this same level of respect to ourselves? Doesn’t it make sense that if it feels great to love others that it should fee||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #3 What Helped During My Grief Part 2||In this second of two parts, I explore five additional things that helped me in my early grief and beyond. I found that the activities that helped varied from social to spiritual to physical. Some of these activities I’ve continued,||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #2 What Helped During My Grief Part 1||Just a couple short years after my children died, a distant acquaintance suddenly became a young widow with young children. My heart ached for her. I wanted to do something to help but I didn’t know her well and I didn’t live near her so I wrote a||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #1 We All Have a Story||We all have a story. Your life story is important. It’s what makes you who you are. Also, the way we interact with our story develops overtime. When you think about it, the uniqueness in each of our lives is astounding! Absolutely,||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Powerful help through all kinds of loss
Your podcasts are full of such powerful tools and insight into dealing with all kinds of grief, loss, disappointment, frustration, and direction to building a happier, more peaceful, intentional life! Thank you so much for helping all of us!!!
Exactly what I needed to hear this week
I love the message, especially recognizing the little bits of blessings in our lives that we may otherwise overlook. I’m starting a graditude journal today.
Love the information and advice for working through loss. It applies to so much more than just the loss of children, but for any loss or pain you might feel. Great insight to coping mechanisms that help everyday. Love it.