46 min

223: Why Do We Suck at Grief? Krista St. Germain on Widowhood, What She's Learned about Finding Happiness, and Why We Have it Wrong when it Comes to Talking about Grief We Gotta Talk: News, Issues, and Beauty for Women

    • Society & Culture

Why is it so hard to talk about grief?

Krista St-Germain's life as she knew it ended the moment a drunk driver struck her husband while they were pulled to the side of the road. What she didn't expect was discovering that so few of us are taught what to expect when we grieve.

In this episode we talk about Krista's journey to figuring out life after widowhood; why we are so bad at processing hard feelings; and the things we can do to help heal and start looking forward to living again.

We also cover:

+ How her husband's death impacted her faith

+ Why Krista says the "5 Stages of Grief" aren't the only way to grieve

+ The dual-process model of grief

+ Why distraction isn't the answer

+ How to talk to kids about death and grief

+ How to work through difficult emotions

+ What she's learned while coaching people through loss

+ Why happiness is an inside job

+ How to help those who are grieving

Find more on Krista and how to work with her here, and check her out on Instagram here.

Follow me on IG here and check out the WGT Blog here.


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wegottatalkwithsonni/message
Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wegottatalkwithsonni/support

Why is it so hard to talk about grief?

Krista St-Germain's life as she knew it ended the moment a drunk driver struck her husband while they were pulled to the side of the road. What she didn't expect was discovering that so few of us are taught what to expect when we grieve.

In this episode we talk about Krista's journey to figuring out life after widowhood; why we are so bad at processing hard feelings; and the things we can do to help heal and start looking forward to living again.

We also cover:

+ How her husband's death impacted her faith

+ Why Krista says the "5 Stages of Grief" aren't the only way to grieve

+ The dual-process model of grief

+ Why distraction isn't the answer

+ How to talk to kids about death and grief

+ How to work through difficult emotions

+ What she's learned while coaching people through loss

+ Why happiness is an inside job

+ How to help those who are grieving

Find more on Krista and how to work with her here, and check her out on Instagram here.

Follow me on IG here and check out the WGT Blog here.


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wegottatalkwithsonni/message
Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wegottatalkwithsonni/support

46 min

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