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Beauty In The Breakdown: Living & Loving Life After Loss

Are you grieving a loss? Then this podcast is for you. My premise is that grief is a natural response to losses of all shapes and sizes. If you are grieving or if someone dear to you is, I hope this podcast can be a safe haven; a place where listeners will see themselves, find comfort, and imagine a future that may not look like what was "supposed to" be, but holds the promise of beauty, love and joy...again.

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S2, Ep11: Coping, With Creativity

In times of suffering and crisis, creative expression can be a very effective coping mechanism. In this era of the coronavirus, when many of us are now having to stay in our homes, having to slow down, and having quite a bit of time on our hands, it is the perfect time to let our Inner Creative Geniuses come out to play. What will YOU create?--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/celenia-delsol/message

24mins

30 Mar 2020

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S2, Ep7: Move It!

Another important coping mechanism when you are struggling from and with grief is to move your body. It's easy to get trapped in a "locked down" mode, staying under the covers, in the house, not doing anything. Moving actually MOVES the emotionally energy in your body that can otherwise get stagnant. Baby steps, people. Baby steps. No marathons required. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/celenia-delsol/message

20mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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S1, Ep5: The Funny Thing About Grief

Grief isn't funny. It's dead serious. But at some point, you might want to consider inviting laughter back into your life. This episode considers that possibility. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/celenia-delsol/message

32mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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S2, Ep5: Cultivating Gratitude

The first positive coping mechanism I want to introduce you to is the practice of cultivating gratitude. This may be the furthest thing from your mind as you navigate the unbearable feelings that accompany loss and grief, but trust me, this practice is worth looking into. In this episode I explore why and reveal how. (It's super simple!)  I can be reached via email at: cdelsol@me.com. Visit my blog/website at www.celeniadelso.com.  If you want to leave me a voice message, go here: https://anchor.fm/celenia-delsol/message. And thank you for listening!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/celenia-delsol/message

22mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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S2, Ep3: Our Furry Companions

The loss of a pet can be one of the most devastating experiences for those of us who have experienced the unconditional love of our furry (of feathery or scaly) companions. This episode addresses the challenges associated with this category of loss and what to do and not do to honor the memory of beloved pets. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/celenia-delsol/message

27mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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S2, Ep2: Support Groups

There are all sorts of support groups out there for all sorts of losses, but not all support groups are equal and not every group is a good fit for YOU. I found it helpful to find a community of people who were experiencing a similar loss to mine. It helped me feel less alone with my anguish, and it gave me hope to see that people who'd been at it for longer were also beginning to have lives again. So I encourage you to try a support group, maybe several, until you find one that works for you. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/celenia-delsol/message

26mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Season 2, Episode 1: Celebrate LIFE!

Welcome back to Beauty In The Breakdown. In this episode, my guest and I discuss why it's important to deliver messages of appreciation and love before it's too late, and some simple ways to go about doing just that. Sherry Richert Belul, author of "Say It Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I LOVE YOU To the Most Important People In Your Life," believes that life is to be celebrated, so that when loss of loved ones occurs - whether through death or the end of a relationship - we don't look back with regret. You can find Sherry and all her forms of celebration at: simplycelebrate.net. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/celenia-delsol/message

34mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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S1, Ep6: Grief & Social Media

Nancy Marmolejo, author of "Don't Say That, Say This: Navigating Grief & Loss in the World of Social Media," is my guest. The key, it turns out, is empathy. How do we express it, and how do we avoid saying inappropriate or hurtful things when responding to someone's loss? How we do so on social media is covered in particular, but our conversation reveals that empathy can be expressed anywhere, both written and spoken.  Nancy experienced several losses which spurred the writing of her book, but she is primarily an executive coach and social media consultant. Her book can be purchased here, and her website is at: TalentAndGenius.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/celenia-delsol/message

36mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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S1, Ep3: Myths and Misinformation

There are a lot of myths about how we’re supposed to “do” grief, and a lot of misinformation about what we can expect from the grief experience. Let’s debunk that.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/celenia-delsol/message

39mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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S2, Ep9: A Meditation/Visualization For These Times

Grief by itself is hard. Add to that a global pandemic, and life can very easily seem even MORE ridiculous. So in this episode, I offer a meditation/visualization that will help you relax AND feel empowered, as well as connected to others in a healing way. Enjoy. And feel free to listen to this episode over and over. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/celenia-delsol/message

27mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #10