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In this podcast Eleanor Haley, MS and Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C, the mental health professionals behind the website and book 'What's Your Grief', leave no stone unturned in demystifying the complicated and messy world of living life after loss.

One digestible topic at a time, Haley and Williams distill topics ranging from grief theory to coping. Grievers and grief professionals alike will find their approach practical, relatable, informative and engaging. Grief is sad and confusing, but your grief support doesn't have to be.

What's Your Grief Podcast Eleanor Haley & Litsa Williams

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 117 Ratings

In this podcast Eleanor Haley, MS and Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C, the mental health professionals behind the website and book 'What's Your Grief', leave no stone unturned in demystifying the complicated and messy world of living life after loss.

One digestible topic at a time, Haley and Williams distill topics ranging from grief theory to coping. Grievers and grief professionals alike will find their approach practical, relatable, informative and engaging. Grief is sad and confusing, but your grief support doesn't have to be.

    Ask Me Anything (about Grief)

    Ask Me Anything (about Grief)

    Litsa's flying solo this week, answering questions about grief submitted on Instagram. Talking about supporting partners, siblings, navigating grief conversations with friends, plushies, and more!
    We don't have ads or a patreon. What helps us most is if you join the WYG member community for grief education, connection, accountability, a grief book club & more.  It is only $8.33/month if you join annually and it is a big part of what keeps the podcast going - https://whatsyourgrief.com/online-grief-community/ 
    If you're a grief professional, we have a community for you too. https://whatsyourgrief.com/grief-professionals-community/
    Also, if you like the podcast we're pretty sure you'll like the book! And you can get it in print or on audible, for those of youOur book is available anywhere you buy books:
    Amazon Barnes & Noble Bookshop  Books A Million Indiebound Hudson Booksellers Powell's

    • 31 min
    New Year, Same Me

    New Year, Same Me

    We're two days into 2023 and the theme for us has been . . . meh. That 'new year, new me' rhetoric gets old fast. In this episode we're talking about why moving into a new year can feel hard, especially for grievers. That means musing about what happiness is (and isn't), the appeal (and risks) of a 'fresh start', and living a 'because of' life instead of an 'in spite of' life.  Read Eleanor's article that we mention here. 
    Want to join our free webinar on coping with grief in the new year? Sign up here-  https://whatsyourgrief.ck.page/70975d2c57
    About us: Eleanor Haley, MS and Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C are the co-founders of What's Your Grief, one of the largest online grief and bereavement support communities. Both are mental health professionals who have lived through significant death and non-death losses. Since late 2012 they have been growing WYG as a resource for grievers who are looking for something beyond the walls of traditional therapy and support groups. 
    We don't have ads or a patreon. What helps us most is if you join the WYG member community for grief education, connection, accountability, a grief book club & more.  It is only $12/month and it is a big part of what keeps the podcast going - https://whatsyourgrief.com/online-grief-community/ 
    If you're a grief professional, we have a community for you too. https://whatsyourgrief.com/grief-professionals-community/
    Also, if you like the podcast we're pretty sure you'll like the book! And you can get it in print or on audible, for those of youOur book is available anywhere you buy books:
    Amazon Barnes & Noble Bookshop  Books A Million Indiebound Hudson Booksellers Powell's Target Social stuff:
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Twitter 
    Pinterest
    TikTok

    • 28 min
    Winter of Our Disconnection

    Winter of Our Disconnection

    Eleanor's been feeling pretty disconnected this holiday season. Though that might sound better than feeling terrible, it turns out that numbness and disconnection are their own version of unsettling. In this episode, we're tackling this common-but-difficult-to-describe experience in grief - feeling nothing and what to do about it. 
    2022 is winding down and we'd love your support to keep this podcast going in 2023. Please consider joining our What's Your Grief circle community - there are tons of great resources to help you in your grief.  Your $12/month (or $100/year) is a huge part of keeping this podcast going. 
    Join the What's Your Grief grievers' circle community here!
    Are you a grief or mental health professional? Join the grief and mental health professionals' circle here!
    Buy our book - What's Your Grief: Lists to Help You Through Any Loss (available in print, audible and kindle)
    Check out hundreds of articles on all things grief at https://whatsyourgrief.com/

    • 45 min
    Feeling Relief in Grief

    Feeling Relief in Grief

    Relief is one of the more common grief emotions and yet it is one that people often feel ashamed to mention. So today we're talking about relief in grief - what it is, what it isn't, how to understand it, and personal experiences with it. 
    About us: Eleanor Haley, MS and Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C are the co-founders of What's Your Grief, one of the largest online grief and bereavement support communities. Both are mental health professionals who have lived through significant death and non-death losses. Since late 2012 they have been growing WYG as a resource for grievers who are looking for something beyond the walls of traditional therapy and support groups. 
    We don't have ads or a patreon. What helps us most is if you join the WYG member community for grief education, connection, accountability, a grief book club & more.  It is only $10/month and it is a big part of what keeps the podcast going - https://whats-your-grief-community.circle.so/    
    Also, if you like the podcast we're pretty sure you'll like the book! And you can get it in print or on audible, for those of youOur book is available anywhere you buy books:
    Amazon Barnes & Noble Bookshop  Books A Million Indiebound Hudson Booksellers Powell's Target Social stuff:
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Twitter 
    Pinterest
    TikTok
     

    • 19 min
    Holiday Musings on Family & Impermanence

    Holiday Musings on Family & Impermanence

    This week we were feeling the post-Thanksgiving emotional grief hangover. That means musings on family, holidays past and present, and the ways we grieve the things we assumed would always be part of our lives, but aren't. 
    We don't have ads or a patreon. What helps us most is if you join the WYG member community for grief education, connection, accountability, a grief book club & more.  It is only $10/month and it is a big part of what keeps the podcast going - https://whats-your-grief-community.circle.so/    
    Also, if you like the podcast we're pretty sure you'll like the book! And you can get it in print or on audible, for those of youOur book is available anywhere you buy books:
    Amazon Barnes & Noble Bookshop  Books A Million Indiebound Hudson Booksellers Powell's Target Social stuff:
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Twitter 
    Pinterest
    TikTok

    • 28 min
    Grieving the Past, Present, and Future

    Grieving the Past, Present, and Future

    This week we talk about yet another unexpected aspect of grieving - realizing that we in many ways grieve the past, the present, and the future. This expands on a few things we talked about in the nonfinite grief episode, so make sure you catch that one too. 
    We don't have ads or a patreon. What helps us most is if you join the WYG member community for grief education, connection, accountability, a grief book club & more.  It is only $10/month and it is a big part of what keeps the podcast going - https://whats-your-grief-community.circle.so/    
    Also, if you like the podcast we're pretty sure you'll like the book! And you can get it in print or on audible, for those of youOur book is available anywhere you buy books:
    Amazon Barnes & Noble Bookshop  Books A Million Indiebound Hudson Booksellers Powell's Target Social stuff:
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Twitter 
    Pinterest
    TikTok

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

Calisunshine123 ,

Audio needs improvement

Great content and such a novel, important concept! Loved the episode on losing “home.” There is a persistent “buzz” in the background that makes it hard to listen; perhaps invest in a better mic, as this content is great and would be wonderful for people to be able to listen to.

carolineford ,

I can’t say enough good!

This podcast has been such a blessing to me. I lost a loved one a little over two months ago, and I couldn’t get through the long work days without this in my ear. Both hosts do an amazing job. Thank you for providing this resource... it makes a difference!

JoMama2005 ,

International Barriers to Grief during COVID-19

Would love some guidance on how to grieve during C19 when your sister in Australia dies suddenly/tragically/suspiciously during Covid (non-covid related death) and you live in the USA. With Australian borders closed I was not able to attend funeral or celebration of life, I feel completely in denial about my sisters passing yet I know it’s true. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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