Free Grief Resources from Grief Club: The Podcast
Inspired by his bestselling book, First Year of Grief Club: A Gift From A Friend Who Gets It, Addison Brasil uses the experiments and offerings as a launching point for deeper conversations with friends and experts. Equal parts “honour the journey” and “find the funny,” this is for real people navigating real-life grief. You in? Stay tuned for all things mental health, resilience, comedy, mindset, and life after-loss ideas.
Special Guests will include Mary Frances O’Connor (Author of the Grieving Brain), Ashley Olivia Nelson (Learning About Grief), Chip Conley (Modern Elder Academy), Kayleigh O’Connor (Good Grief UK) and more.
Episode 14: Grief and Anger: Emotional Potty Training with Rachel Kaplan M.F.T.
Rachel Kaplan, M.F.T. joins us to discuss the importance of emotional potty training and how to navigate anger in a healthy way. Rachel shares her expert insights on recognizing triggers, honoring emotions, and finding safe and healthy ways to express ourselves. Whether you're dealing with anger in your personal or professional life, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to take control of their emotions and improve their overall well-being. Tune in to learn practical tips and strategies for navigating anger and a free hour of emotional potty training. This episode is a deeper dive from Week 10's experiment around healthy ways to feel anger in First Year of Grief Club by Addison Brasil.
Episode 13: Choosing Adventure After Unchosen Grief Adventures with Charlotte Fowles
Learn how to silence your inner critic and overcome grief with Charlotte Fowles, also known as 'The Executive Adventurer.' As an executive coach and keynote speaker, Charlotte shares her expertise on comparison, loss, and the power of choosing adventures in the face of unchosen challenges. With her own experiences of cancer, multiple miscarriages, and severe depression, she is an expert in creating triumph from tragedy and living a successful life. Discover her techniques for mental wellness and the outdoors, and find out how you can join her on the Dive Deeper Retreat. Connect with Charlotte on her website, Instagram, and LinkedIn and join the conversation on mental wellness and grief resilience with author Addison Brasil of First Year of Grief Club."
Episode 12: Resilience, Checking In & Rebelling for Grief with Shelley Paxton
How do I become more resilient? How often should I check in with myself, my friends, and my team about mental health? What's the difference between wellness and well-being? What is a rebel for resilience? How can I be a grief rebel? What's the best way to check in with yourself and others after a loss? Can you grieve the non-death loss? Am I a rebel? This week we are discussing the power of checking in and how to rebel for resilience with Author and Keynote Speaker Shelley Paxton.Think Brené Brown meets Biker Babe, with a dash of Liz Gilbert. As former Chief Marketing Officer of Harley-Davidson, Shelley Paxton found herself at the top of the proverbial mountain feeling success-EMPTY instead of success-FULL. That awakening led her on a profound journey that became her mission, business, and Simon & Schuster- published bestselling book, Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel's Guide to Finding Your Best Life. She’s leading a REBELution to rewrite the script of success.
Free Guided Heart Brain Coherence Meditation for Grief and Loss (Bonus Episode)
In Episode 10, we were lucky enough to have Pete Craig lead us through a heart brain coherence exercise that we can use in grief club to slow down, align, and connect with joy, gratitude and awe. Many members of Grief Club have been asking if there is a way to just have the free guided meditation as a bonus episode for those moments we need it most. HeartMath or Heart/Brain Coherence Practices as a form of meditation have many benefits, and it can be hard to do alone when dealing with grief and loss. Here's a gift from a couple of friends "who get it."
Episode 11: Getting Real About Gratitude with Good Grief UK's Kayleigh O'Connor
s it possible to feel gratitude while grieving? Why would I be grateful for a loss? What are some strategies for living a full life while grieving? Where can I find group support? Do I need a grief coach? What is the best Instagram accounts for grief? In today's episode, we are joined by a truly conscious creator, lived experience expert, and coach in the grief world. Using the idea of gratitude as a launching point, Addison Brasil and Kayleigh O'Connor (Creator of @goodgrief_uk) go deep on navigating loss in your twenties, finding support, and what employing resilience tools and strategies looks like in grief and everyday life.
Episode 10: Breathing Through Grief and Loss with Pete Craig
How can breathing help with grief? Whats the best breathing excercise to get grounded? Why is breathing such a powerful tool? Does breathing and meditation make your more resilient? What are the most powerful breathing exercises? In todays episode, we dive deep into Breathwork for Grief 101 with a trusted facilitator, advisor and confidant, Pete Craig. Pete is known for being a catalyst for growth, awareness, and the fulfillment of potential. Pete provides insights, guidance, and space to breathe for individual leaders; CEOs, Founders, and organisations seeking balance, perspective, and growth.
Episode 9: Getting Honest About Grief Thoughts and The Ego with Ashley Reed
How does my ego show up in grief? Is there a way to change our thoughts? Is rumination normal during grief? How do I stop thinking so much about my grief? How do I stop judging myself so much? Why am I so focused on the negative? In this episode, we talk to a true friend who gets it, Ashley Reed. Sometimes in early grief, we hear and see a lot of what we don't need, but what we do all need, regardless of success achieved, is someone that supports us in our internal and external growth, helps us see the things we can’t, challenges our reality, pushes and encourages us, and helps us see and access the unlimited potential we possess. And that’s exactly what Ashley does for a living as an executive coach, mentor, and keynote speaker. We talk about the ego, grief, and everything in between.
Episode 8: The Art of (Not) Measuring Your Grief with Deano Sutter
Have I been grieving for too long? How come others aren't as upset as me? How long does grief last? How many stages of grief are there? Why is my sibling so much more emotional than me? How much should you cry? Is measuring helpful to my grief? (Spoiler alert: No!) In today's episode, Addison has a heartfelt conversation inspired by the grief experiment of not measuring from First Year of Grief Club. Joined by LGBTQ Author, Executive Coach, and friend Deano Sutter. This is a digestible chat about mindset, measuring, and grief. Deano opens up about his journey as a gay man, grief, and what inspired him to help others build meaningful and resilient lives regardless of the challenges that come up.
How do you have more positive self-talk? Who can I trust to talk about my grief? What is an affirmation? How can I be kinder to myself in grief? How do I teach people how to treat me in grief? What if you believed anything was possible for you? What is a thrive mindset? In today's episode very special episode, we meet Addison's personal excellence mentor and mastery coach Jenifer Merifield. We dig deep and talk about powerful self-talk, teaching people how to treat you in grief and creating new habits. Much like Addison and Jen's work together as "client and coach," this conversation gives a glimpse into the possibilities of living an extraordinary life even within your grief. This episode's deeper conversation is inspired by Week 3 of First Year Of Grief Club.
What should I do when I feel stuck? How do I move with my grief? What are the benefits of daily movement? What's one way to get moving every day? Does grief take a toll on us physically? In this episode, we talk to holistic coach Jared Tavasolian, friend and the founder of Heal Strong - which helps busy adults become pain-free, gain energy, and create a life they love without strict diets and long workouts! An honest and in-depth conversation about grief, the power of movement, and recovery for the mind, body, and soul.This episode's deeper conversation is inspired by Week 2 of First Year Of Grief Club.
Does grief affect sleep? Will I ever sleep again? What is normal sleep? How can I sleep naturally? Why is it so hard to sleep since they died? How do I know if I am sleeping too much? What is a sleep chronotype? In this episode, we get a very special visit from Dr. Michael Breus a.k.a. The Sleep Doctor. For many of us, finding time to rest and getting quality sleep becomes an overwhelming concern during a life transition or while grieving the loss of a loved one. Today we talk all things sleep with the Doctor who knows it best. This episode's deeper conversation is inspired by Day 7 of First Year Of Grief Club.
In Episode 4, we were lucky enough to have Jason Henderson lead us through a meditation that we can use in grief club to slow down, align, and get grounded. Many members of Grief Club have been asking if there is a way to just have the free guided meditation as a bonus episode for those moments we need it most.Meditation has many benefits, and it can be hard to do alone when dealing with grief and loss. Here's a gift from a couple of friends "who get it."
How do you explain grief to a child? What is an inner child? How do I talk to my inner child about grief? Can I sit with my grief in meditation? Where can I find a free meditation right now? In this episode, Jason Henderson, Facilitator, and Co-Founder of The Boulder Man, leads us through a grief meditation we can go back to whenever we need it. Jason
chats with us about your Inner Child and plants seeds for beginning to get to know yourself within loss and grief.
You may be asking what is happening to my brain right now? What is the difference between grief and grieving? Why do I feel like my spouse or loved one is going to come home any minute? Will grief ever get any easier?In THE GRIEVING BRAIN: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss (HarperOne) renowned grief expert, neuroscientist, and psychologist Mary-Frances O’Connor, Ph.D., shares groundbreaking discoveries about what happens.
What can I learn about grief? Why is grief so lonely? Why does it feel like no one gets it? Where can I find other people struggling with grief? What are some grief learning resources for free
In this episode, we speak to someone who gives me hope for social media and grief. A go-to friend who gets it is found in Ashley, founder of Learning About Grief.
Episode 1: A Welcome To Grief Club: The Podcast With Addison Brasil
In this intro episode, host and author Addison Brasil lays out what we can expect from Grief Club: The Podcast, some of the “rules” of grief club, and a little of his own story. This will be the only solo episode for now; tune in weekly to hear from friends and experts as Addison takes the ideas in his weekly grief experiments and uses them as a launching point for deeper conversations with other grief friends who get it.