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Join Your host, Diana Curtis for a weekly sprinkle of inspiration, grace and personal greatness. 
Diana knows from personal experience that Grief Matters!
After losing her MoM, the ebb and flow of grief was constant in her life.  
She will be sharing unfiltered stories of her own life, and those of many other courageous individuals, spiritual advisors, and grief experts, who have healed their pain of loss;  and, are now honoring loved ones who are no longer with them.  
These rich, calming conversations will help you see unlimited possibilities on the other side of grief. 
Together, let's open this curious gift.


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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Join Your host, Diana Curtis for a weekly sprinkle of inspiration, grace and personal greatness. 
Diana knows from personal experience that Grief Matters!
After losing her MoM, the ebb and flow of grief was constant in her life.  
She will be sharing unfiltered stories of her own life, and those of many other courageous individuals, spiritual advisors, and grief experts, who have healed their pain of loss;  and, are now honoring loved ones who are no longer with them.  
These rich, calming conversations will help you see unlimited possibilities on the other side of grief. 
Together, let's open this curious gift.


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    Stop Wasting Time Feeling Bad

    Stop Wasting Time Feeling Bad

    The start of a new and beautiful day finds me appreciating the sun touching my face; I feel stronger and lighter than in the past six weeks. Something changed in me, and as I think about it, I can hear a voice in my head repeating a mantra: stop wasting time feeling bad, use that time to learn how to feel good. 
    In this episode, we will talk about our relationships and their influence on our grieving process. We will discuss how essential it is for our growth to learn when to take a step back or get away from certain relationships. We will go through some questions we should ask ourselves to help us grow with grief. Finally, I will share five offerings you can do if you are grieving. 
     
    Tune in and listen to episode 7 of Growing Through Grief, and let's explore together the possibilities of using grief to grow. 
    In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    What is the role of our familiar tribe in our grieving process (2:59)Some good and not so good news about our family and friends (4:35)What shifted for me (7:03)Grief is mandatory, pain is optional (10:03)Grief can't be rushed. Everyone has a unique time to grief (12:57)What growth might look like (18:12)
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    • 24 min
    Ellen Newhouse | What to Do When Dad Hurts Mom and Me

    Ellen Newhouse | What to Do When Dad Hurts Mom and Me

    Although our mind tends to block and forget traumatic experiences from our childhood, our body remembers; and most of the time, our body speaks louder than our mind. 
    When she was a child, Ellen found out harshly that certain things, like domestic abuse, were topics she wasn't supposed to talk about - and so she didn't. Her mind forgot about it, but her body kept remembering. She taught herself to be quiet and smile, until one day, her body decided, "That's it, I won't do this anymore." She developed a severe respiratory condition, the doctors didn't know the reason, but they offered a solution: an oxygen tank. She was 26.
    Joining me today is Ellen Newhouse; she is an Acupuncturist, Sound Healer, Intuitive Coach, and the author of the best-selling book "Nothing Ever Goes on Here." She is also the Founder and CEO of Ellen Newhouse Healing Services, where she empowers people to live from their heart's truth the life they have always dreamed of. 
    We had a wonderful conversation about Ellen's journey through the darkness of growing up in a house where domestic violence was a constant and a secret. She kindly shared her story of transformation, growth, and healing. We talked about our body's memory and how our tissues remember even when our minds seem to forget anything traumatic. 
    Tune in and listen to episode 6 of Growing Through Grief, and listen to some of Ellen's most impactful discoveries about herself, her father, and the things she wasn't talking about.
    Some Questions I Ask:
    Could you share with our listeners one of your most compelling grief stores? (3:29)What did the domestic violence in a Jewish community look like for you? (10:07)Tell us a bit about your healing journey. (15:38)At the time of your healing journey, were there other things going on in your life? (19:04)Once you realized your father wasn't right, what was the turning point? You pivoted into what? (24:17)
    In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    When the body had enough. Ellen talks about the time she woke up and couldn't breathe (4:23)Unless we go through the darkness, we can't reach the light. Ellen shares the moment she decided to dig in her past to heal (7:44)The impact of growing up in a house under domestic violence (10:17)An oxygen tank. Ellen remembers the solution specialists offered to deal with her breathing issues (15:49)Losing friendships. Ellen talks about how hard it was to be the first person in her family to get a divorce (19:11)
    Resources:
    Ellen Newhouse websiteBook: Ellen Newhouse - Nothing Ever Goes On Here: A Memoir by Ellen NewhouseHeart + Soul with Ellen Newhouse PodcastBook: Stanislav Grof - Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis
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    • 36 min
    Something Must Die | Beautiful Gateway to Growth And Freedom

    Something Must Die | Beautiful Gateway to Growth And Freedom

    We are not taught to deal with grief when we are kids; we are told to stop crying, and we grow up thinking that our emotions make people uncomfortable. Grief can cause exhaustion; it can get us spiraling without control for days before realizing it; our minds spend too much time suffering, thinking about the past, and being anxious about the future. To overcome this, we must start taking care of ourselves and release those parts of ourselves that are fighting against accepting reality, against letting life teach us. 
    In this episode, I want to share the parts of me that need to be healed. We will go through the discoveries I've recently made about my grieving process. 29 days after the death of my brother Larry, I've reached a critical moment where I felt like a ton of bricks fell upon me. We will talk about the importance of getting someone to help us going through grief, being paired with the right individuals, and releasing the parts of us that need to die. 
    In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    What can grief do to us if we can't get through it (2:28)Why we must seek help from a professional when we are dealing with grief (4:06)Being prepared to decide to accept truth moments and leaving those who don't add value behind (8:14)Time of taking care of myself and letting behind the things that must die (12:44)
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    • 20 min
    Aurea McGarry | How to Move Through Life Without Mom

    Aurea McGarry | How to Move Through Life Without Mom

    After escaping from domestic abuse and going through a contentious divorce, Aurea was informed that her mother had three more weeks to live. She had already lost her father when she was a teenager, murdered by mobsters, but it was the loss of her mother, almost 15 years later, that put her on her knees. She experienced an arduous grief process and learned that it is essential to have ongoing resilience, live day by day and to the fullest every single moment of our lives. 
    Aurea McGarry is an Emmy Award-Winning TV Show Host, Producer, and Director. She serves as a judge for the Emmy Awards and the Board of Governors. Aurea is a Speaker, Emcee, Founder of the Live Your Legacy Summit event series and Aurea McGarry Productions. She is also the Author and Co-Author of 8 Self Help Books. 
    In 1999, Aurea was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She got half of both lungs removed, her thymus gland, the lining around her heart; they disconnected half of her diaphragm, and they also removed the left nerve to her vocal cord. She was told her voicing would be limited to a soft whisper. However, she fought for her recovery and promised that if she got her voice back, she'd use it to be the voice of good news and spotlighting good in people. 
    In this episode, we talked about Aurea's journey of growth by grieving her mother's death. She kindly shared her story and the challenges she faced during such hard times. We talked about the different levels of grief and how they're different in each one of us. We talked about the timeframe for healing and the importance of reaching out and looking for a community of liked-minded individuals who can help soften the pain of a significant loss. 
    Tune in and listen to this episode of Growing Through Grief, and learn about Aurea's fantastic story of growth, faith, and unbreakable willpower.
    Some Questions I Ask:
    Please, would you share with our listeners one of your most painful losses? (2:11)How did it feel for you to be in that period of loneliness, having lost your mom after coming out of domestic violence situation? (15:13)What was one thing that took you the longest to learn? (25:03)What are you up to now? And how are you serving the world? (30:40)
    In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    A knife in the heart. How painful was Aurea's experience losing her mother after her divorce (4:01)The timeframe of healing. Why we start feeling less pain with time (8:10)The wounds of isolation and separation. How hard it was for Aurea to live in silence and alone with her daughter (15:03)It is never too late. Aurea talks about her Emmy award (22:09)
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    • 38 min
    The Day We Choose to Stop Struggling with Separation and Disconnection

    The Day We Choose to Stop Struggling with Separation and Disconnection

    We already spoke about the importance of grieving and not being afraid of experiencing pain; when we are going through tough times, we can help ourselves by grieving with purpose, looking forward to moving through the sorrow, and meeting ourselves on the other side. We need to take a minute to find ourselves, understand what just happened, what is happening, have some sense of control, and know that we will find ourselves ready to love and be loved again. 
    In this episode, we will discuss how grief can take us to different places as long as we are ready to experience it being present and aware. We will dive deep into how grieving with purpose can help us walk through doors we never thought we would, and we will also analyze mind grabbing, how it might look like a solution, and what we can do to avoid it. Finally, we will talk about separation during and before the pandemic and judging others as a form of suffering.
    Tune in and listen to this episode of Growing Through Grief, and let's walk together on this journey of grieving with a purpose.
    In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    Grief lets us go through doors we never thought we will go through (4:13)Why is critical to grieve with a purpose (6:47)Mind grabbing and the things we can control (9:01)The separation before the pandemic and being forced to be alone with ourselves (14:26)We can't give to others what we don't have (17:42)
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    • 19 min
    Growing Through the Grief of Losing my Brother Larry

    Growing Through the Grief of Losing my Brother Larry

    When things don't grow, they become tangled or warped. When we are not growing, we stagnate. The grief of losing a loved one can put us in constant pain, paralyze us, and stop us from growing. I recorded this episode coming back from my brother Larry's homegoing celebration, and I wanted to share what I'm going through and what it feels like to be me right now. 
    In this episode, we will talk about growing through grief and how important it is to leave our feelings run freely and without judgment. We will also discuss a few of grief's many definitions and what it can do to us if we let it take control. I will share a few of the things I'm doing to overcome sadness and grow through grief. Grief is expected and acceptable, but suffering is optional; we will dive deep into that too. 
    Tune in and listen to this episode of Growing Through Grief, and let me tell you what I've done to release the pain for losing my brother and replace it with love for him. 
    In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    Grief makes us numb (1:58)What it feels to be me today (2:53)How it would be to live our relationship again (6:14)Some of the things I've done to help me out of grief (7:52)Death is a new beginning (12:15)Why we shouldn't grieve alone (16:23)
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    • 18 min

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Adreinaa ,

Grow Through Grief

Diana thank you for your candid, authentic, impactful message about grief. It is a life changing topic. Indeed grief is universal. The information that you provided details some of the ways that grief can impact ones life. The topic is powerful and needed to help people to be mindful about grief so that they can process it. Indeed sharing your experiences and gifts will help people to grow through their grief.

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JB.Speaks

Diana’s “Growing Through Grief” podcast puts into perspective the human experience we all will be faced with. The death of her mother at the tender age of three was heartbreaking. She shares the decades long impact of her loss and how it took shape in her life. Simply remarkable and refreshing. Loved taking this journey with Diana. I’m looking forward to her next episodes.

Nadine Universal Grace ,

Growing Through Grief!

Diana’s voice is so captivating and nurturing. She lost her mom at a very young age and through the pain she found her strength and another side of her she didn’t know existed. Diana is a true example of strength, love and light. Compelling and thought provoking. I am subscribing so that I won’t miss an episode.

Love it.

Nadine Grace

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