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Do you struggle with what to say or what to do for someone who is grieving? I know I do and because I don’t know what is needed from me, I walk away, avoid saying anything and pray they figure it out.
Well, let me introduce you to Aly Bird. Aly is on a mission to change the culture of grief by teaching us what to say and what to do for our loved one(s) that need us!
In this episode of Worthiness Warriors, we learn from Aly Bird, a coach, author, and widow, about the importance of being a grief ally and how to support someone who is grieving.
Whether you are going through grief yourself, helping a loved one, or simply want to be prepared for when the time comes, this insightful conversation has valuable advice and empathy for everyone 🎙️💜
In this episode, of Grief is a Sneaky Bitch, Aly Bird shares the journey she’s been on since the untimely death of her young husband, the secondary and ambiguous losses she continues to uncover, and the inspiration to help create a culture of positive grief support which resulted in her beautiful book, Grief Ally.
We live in a culture that encourages us to numb discomfort and find quick solutions to our problems. However, grief defies these norms. It is a complex and ever-evolving experience that cannot simply be “gotten over.” When faced with an unexpected loss, we find ourselves unprepared for the tumultuous journey of grief and uncertain about its duration. In such times, seeking assistance and support from hospice becomes invaluable, as they can guide us in navigating and coping with grief in a healthy way. It is natural for us to feel like we’re more capable of managing our grief early on, but we must not undermine our grief by denying ourselves the support and solace that hospice bereavement services can offer. In this episode, Aly Bird talks more about grief and the tools you need to navigate through grief positively to transform your perspective and empower yourself with greater agency and comfort.
My conversation with Irene Weinberg on the Grief and Rebirth Podcast My favourite quote from this interview is this one: "I want to live...
The Overwatch Collective is normalizing PTSD, suicide awareness and mental health among First Responders and Military through their podcast. All the money they raise goes toward funding therapy and introducing resources to those in need. Check out my chat about grief with president, Greg Gorgan.
A few weeks ago I received a confirmation that I am officially a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) from the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. What does that mean? You can officially call me a therapist now!
Grief is messy. It’s the opposite of linear. It can be dark and wacky, lonely or not, love-filled or seemingly lacking – but it is so very alive. No two people experience this process in quite the same way. These episodes are conversation starters for dealing with dying, death, and grief, part therapy and part storytelling in disguise. They’ll shine a light, giving you hope and understanding of how others have managed their grief. Also, they are an insightful guide to life’s many losses.
Alex Alexander is an expert in friendships, meaningful powerful connections between people who can rely on one another. Alex believes that a healthy support system is the ultimate self-care and I do too. She’s also no stranger to grief so you know we had a lot to talk about on her podcast, Friendship IRL.
Established in April 2021, Jenay created My Naked Mindset Podcast which is a place to come for all your guilty pleasure conversations about raw vulnerable topics people often don’t discuss. We have a topic for everyone including intimacy, dating, relationships, and mental health topics!
Aly helps folks with grief during an unexpected crisis. After losing her husband, Aly knew she felt so passionate about wanting to help folks out who go through grief. She also wrote her book “Grief Ally.” We discuss the journey through writing the book, how her support system helped her through the loss, and things that helped her along the way. This conversation was deep & raw, and I commend Aly for sharing her story with us today.
Latte Talk About is hosted by friends Alaina and Chelsea. They focus on covering a “little but of everything” and having a lot of meaningful conversations alongside lots of laughs. In the episode, Alaina and I talked about what grief is and the necessary steps to being a grief ally. Grab your coffee ‘cause we have a latte talk about ☕️
Grieving is a painful journey, one best not taken alone. Contrary to some perceptions, the process of grieving after the death of a loved one is not a simple step by step process. Nor is it the same for everyone.
It’s time for Grief to come out of the basement or wherever we have stuffed it to avoid talking about it. That’s why we started this podcast. The only way we can continue to put one foot in front of the other while living and grieving at the same time is to be able to talk about our memories, be honest about our feelings and support others that are walking a similar path. Less isolation, more community. We hope you will join us.
Listen to the podcast, As I Live and Grieve, available through your favorite app.
EZ Conversations is a podcast to normalize hard conversations. Talk about adversity, struggles with mental health, feeling alone, and facing tough decisions. Aly had the chance to chat with host, Furkhan Dandiam, a therapist, author, speaker, and coach, about grief and grief allyship.
I didn’t want to be one of “those people” who shared their loss in a super public way but it became apparent, very very early in my grief, that we do not know how to support bereaved people in our culture.
The Mental Health Mamas, Tina Hallock, and Serena Ward are on a mission to normalize the conversation around mental health. They were kind enough to invite me to have a conversation about grief and, more importantly, how to be a grief ally on their podcast, No Need to Explain.
Before we hit record, Kendra let me sing some Taylor Swift to her so I knew we were going to hit it off. This conversation was a personal one. If you are looking for more details about Aly Bird’s personal journey with grief, you’ll want to listen to this episode.
Still Won’t Apologize, formerly known as Unlikely to Apologize, is a Podcast by Nicole Davis. Nicole and Aly talk in-depth about how to really help someone through the long-haul of grief.
This episode is different from the usual Gossip Girlies content, but it is a very important and informative discussion about how to effectively “show up” when someone you love has lost a loved one. Enjoy!
Aly Bird got to chat with Courtney from the Pragmatic Alchemy Podcast. Check out the episode where we talk about the Kubler-Ross Five Stages of Grief model, intuitive and instrumental grief, death aversion in our culture, how capitalism has hurt our generation, and, of course, how to be a Grief Ally.
Episode 121 of the In The House Podcast features me, Aly Bird, as a guest! Through an introduction from my friend Catherine...