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Is there anything good to be gained from grief and loss? Yes. But finding that goodness and holding on to it through the tough stuff is hard, and few of us are taught how or given the tools to do it. Wendy Sloneker is a Certified Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist & End of Life Doula — an expert on helping others navigate grief and loss through to healing. In this podcast she'll share what she's learned. Find her online at WendySloneker.com.

Heart Healing from Loss Wendy Sloneker

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Is there anything good to be gained from grief and loss? Yes. But finding that goodness and holding on to it through the tough stuff is hard, and few of us are taught how or given the tools to do it. Wendy Sloneker is a Certified Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist & End of Life Doula — an expert on helping others navigate grief and loss through to healing. In this podcast she'll share what she's learned. Find her online at WendySloneker.com.

    Gratitude, Grief, and Pink Fortitude — A Conversation with Holly Bertone

    Gratitude, Grief, and Pink Fortitude — A Conversation with Holly Bertone

    You can do everything right — exercise, eat right, do the things that give you joy — and still life can pull the rug out from under you.
    Holly Bertone of Pink Fortitude (https://academy.pinkfortitude.com/heart-healing-loss-podcast-welcome) knows this all too well: a breast cancer diagnosis at age 38 turned her “happy, healthy” life upside down.
    There were good things too. Even great things, with a marriage proposal and new stepson. But all of this meant a total shift in identity from happy, active single gal to happy but struggling wife and mom. 
    And life wasn’t through with her yet.
    In this moving episode, Grief Coach Wendy talks with Holly about the many challenges life can come at you with — as well as the many gifts, if you’re open enough to recognize them. And grateful enough to receive them.
    Find more about Holly at her website, https://pinkfortitude.com/. And if you’re ready to work through your challenges around grief and change, sign up for a complimentary consultation with Wendy Sloneker at https://www.wendysloneker.com/.
    Resources mentioned:
    https://academy.pinkfortitude.com/heart-healing-loss-podcast-welcome
     

    • 41 min
    Are Your Feelings of Grief and Loss Harder at Night?

    Are Your Feelings of Grief and Loss Harder at Night?

    "Be busy, get busy, stay busy." It's the mantra of life in the US and much of the world, and it's a good short-term fix for grief and loss.
    Emphasis on the "short-term." 
    Many of us find our feelings of grief are much more acute in the evenings and at night, when the busyness of the day winds down. Suddenly we notice the loss of routines more; we feel the silence more, and the normal time of rest becomes anything but restful.
    If you find evenings and nights especially lonely and challenging, Grief Coach Wendy Sloneker has some ideas that can make the eves easier.
    Listen to the episode, then consider making an appointment for a complimentary connection call with Wendy: https://www.wendysloneker.com/. 

    • 20 min
    Personal Story. Death by Suicide

    Personal Story. Death by Suicide

    Content warning: Discussion of death by suicide.
    How do you show up for a friend who has lost someone to suicide? What do you say? What do you not? Should you bring something? Do something? What should you expect?
    Navigating someone else's grief can be a mine field. You don't want to cause further pain, but not doing anything doesn't feel right either.
    And what should you expect? Anything, everything, and nothing. If you've been listening to Wendy's podcast, you know that everyone's experience of grief and process through grief and reaction to grief is unique to them.
    Listen in on how Grief Coach Wendy is helping a friend through grief while dealing with her own sadness. It's life: up close and personal.
    For more help, visit hearthealingfromloss.com.

    • 17 min
    Going Deep. Divorce, Estranged & Strained Relationships, & Breakups

    Going Deep. Divorce, Estranged & Strained Relationships, & Breakups

    The grief around ending a relationship may not be about losing the person, it can also include disappointment from the loss of dreams, hopes, and expectations. 
    There’s nothing wrong with feeling sad about that loss as well, but not understanding the roots of feelings of grief can make it harder to move on.
    In this episode, Grief Coach Wendy Sloneker talks about the elements of grief that can come from relationships that are strained or over, and how taking a deep dive into the mechanics of that relationship can help the healing.
    See what resonates with you, then find some help and healing of your own in a complimentary session with Wendy. You can schedule time with her at HeartHealingFromLoss.com.

    • 20 min
    Experiencing Loss While Creating a Family

    Experiencing Loss While Creating a Family

    Just as there are many different kinds of loss, there are many different definitions of "family." And though your family may not look like anyone else's, the losses you experience are valid.
    In this episode, Grief Coach Wendy Sloneker talks about what constitutes loss while creating a family, however you define that family.
    Humans experience the full range of human feelings, and it's important to "count yourself in," when you've had an important life event. 
    Learn more, then visit Wendy at HeartHealingFromLoss.com to schedule your complimentary consultation. 

    • 20 min
    The 3 Damaging Little Words in Grief

    The 3 Damaging Little Words in Grief

    When someone you know is going through painful emotions, our urge is to do something to take the pain away.
    Our intentions are good, but the execution can cause more pain than comfort. 
    In this episode, Grief Coach Wendy Sloneker helps us find some better alternatives based around listening from the heart, rather than reacting from the brain.
    Have a listen, then start on the path of healing YOUR painful emotions by scheduling a complimentary consult with Wendy at Heart Healing From Loss.

    • 15 min

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Thoughtful, compassionate, and a great resource

No matter where you are in your grieving or loss process, Wendy Sloneker provides a loving and thoughtful list of topics, resources, and relevant support through real life human stories and exploration. Wendy asks the questions we all need answers to, invites others to share from the heart, and helps to normalize grief in a way that’s manageable and rooted in kindness. Listening in is like listening to two old friends sharing deeply. Each episode feels like you’re hanging out with people who care about you- because you can tell they really do!