8. Ciara O'Malley: Living through the grief of the sudden death of your partner of 10 years53:19This is the very last episode of the first season, and I want to start by saying how grateful I am for everyone who shared their story, who listened, who messaged, it has all meant so much. I’ll be back with season two over the coming months, so if you’re not yet following on Instagram, head over to@lifestooshortpodcast to follow and keep up to date with the release of season two. And if there is anything or anyone you would like to hear on season 2, just pop me a DM. On today’s episode I speak with Ciara O’Malley. Ciara tragically lost her partner of 10 years, David, in a drowning accident when they lived in Canada. She speaks with me today about how her grief took over her life in the time after she lost David. But how she now feels guided by both her grief and her partner in what she does in her everyday life. She harnessed her grief into writing and released a book in 2021, Miracles Appear When Loved Ones Are Near', a story about grief, empowerment and enlightenment, to help people seek their own inner strength in the harshest of times. How Ciara speaks about grief and hope in this episode is inspiring. I hope you can take what you need from this conversation too. If you want to connect with Ciara you can do so on Instagram @ciara_omwellness, where there will also be links to buy her book and listen to her podcast. If you enjoyed listening to this series please consider rating and reviewing on whatever platform you are listening on – it really helps us asa new podcast. And a huge thank you to our season 1 sponsor, Pause.Penny. Check them out on social here and their website here. The final words to leave you with today has been inspired by all my guests on the series - "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness" Thank you xx
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7. Charlie Moon: Living through the grief of losing your Sister43:56On today’s episode I speak with singer, guitarist, and Ireland’s “rising star of jazz” Charlie Moon. He speaks with me today about the untimely death of his eldest sister Claire, how the combined grief within this family has brought them closer together, and how a little street in Wicklow town has connected them to their sister and daughter. Charlie also speaks to me about the authors, books & beliefs that have helped him understand life and death, and we discuss the full circle of birth, death and life as he prepares to become a Father for the first time. I found this conversation with Charlie fascinating – his deep insight into his grief is remarkable, and I feel I learnt a lot about my own grief from chatting with him. I hope you can take what you need from this conversation too. If you want to connect with Charlie you can follow him on Instagram @charlie_moon_music or on his website charliemoonmusic.com You can follow us on Instagram under lifestooshortpodcast to keep up to date on new releases.If you enjoyed listening to this episode please consider rating and reviewing on whatever platform you are listening on – it really helps us as a new podcast.This episode is proudly brought to you in partnership with new mindfulness brand Pause.Penny.Follow them on Instagram to find out all about their Gratitude and Manifestation practices.
6. Rebecca Horan: Living through Fertility grief and the journey for the second child48:46**TW Pregnancy Loss and Ectopic Pregnancy**On today’s episode, I speak with Rebecca Horan. Head of Production for DMG Ireland, Mum to two gorgeous little girls, and as her bio says, professional talker!Rebecca talks with me today about her multiple pregnancy losses when looking to conceive her second child, and the ectopic pregnancy that brought her to her lowest moments in her fertility journey. She talks so openly and so beautifully about her experience, and tells me how she thinks her grief has changed her for the better. All of our episodes deal with death and grief, but this episode deals with fertility loss and may not be suitable for all listeners.If you want to follow Rebecca you can head over to her Instagram page @instarebeccahoranIf you enjoyed listening to this episode please consider rating and reviewing on what platform you listen in on ❤️And you can follow us on Instagram under lifestooshortpodcast to keep up to date on new releases.Some final words to leave you with – sometimes it’s the smallest things that can make the biggest difference, check in on your family and friends.This episode is brought to you in partnership with new mindfulness brand Pause.PennyFollow them on Instagram to find out about their Gratitude and Manifestation practices.
5. Sandie Byrne: Life after life with Ireland's Top Medium43:28I believe that grief has the power to change your life forever. On todays episode I wanted to do something a little different.When we grieve, we look to anything that will bring us some hope, perspective, or peace. Trying to get answers to our questions – will I ever see them again? How will I live without them? What happens after we die? Will I ever feel happy again? Throughout this podcast I want to speak with the people who deal with grief as their everyday profession. From death doulas to grief psychologists to spiritualists – speaking with the people who bring hope to the grieving. On todays episode I speak with psychic medium, Sandie Byrne. Sandie is an award winning psychic medium who has been developing her abilities since she was a child. She has helped people from across the globe in connecting with their loved ones who have passed on. I know that this isn’t for everyone, I know there will be sceptics and that’s OK, but I would encourage you to listen with an open mind, you might just hear something that resonates. If you would like to connect with Sandie you can visit her at sandiebyrne.com. You can also listen to her podcast where each episode goes into more detail on all things spiritual. It’s called Life After Life and available on all platforms.You can follow us on Instagram under lifestooshortpodcast to keep up to date on new releasesIf you enjoyed listening to this episode please like and subscribe on whatever platform you are listening on – it really helps us as a new podcast!
4. Julie Vandingenen: Living through the grief of losing your Fiancé in your twenties37:05**TW Cancer/ Stomach Cancer**On today’s episode I speak with Julie Vandingenen about her wonderful fiancé Louis. Julie and Louis were childhood sweethearts meeting as teenagers in school in France. They lived a full, fun-filled, adventurous life together for the 9 years they had. Louis died at just 26 years old to stomach cancer, and today Julie tells us about how she lived through that grief at such a young age, and how initially it drove her to move as far away as possible, to now in recent years where it brought her to set up her business Lovingly Box – which sell beautiful care packages for the harder days in life. This episode will bring you tears and bring you joy, thank you Julie for sharing with me. You can check out Julie’s business at LovinglyBox.com and follow them on Instagram @lovingly_boxThis episode is proudly brought to you in partnership with new mindfulness brand Pause.Penny To keep up to date on news and episodes please follow us over on Instagram. If you liked the episode, please consider reviewing and subscribing - every little bit of feedback helps when launching a new podcast! Thanks for listening xx
3. Sinéad Keane: Living through the grief of losing her Dad to Suicide42:06**TW Suicide and Sexual Abuse**On today’s episode I speak with Sinéad Keane. Sinéad is owner of Remember Who You are, a holistic therapy clinic based in Limerick. Today she talks to me about the life and death her lovely Dad, Joe. Sinéad’s Dad died by suicide when she was just in her early twenties, and her grief rocked her completely and utterly to the core.Today we talk about how primal grief actually is, the ancient Irish tradition of Keening, and how her grief has led her to a greater understanding of pain, lightness and life.Sinéad is currently working on transforming a piece of ancestral land in West Limerick, where she envisions hosting healing gatherings. If you would like to support this, you can donate at the following link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=EXPTTBCRSJU6GTo connect with Sinéad:https://www.rememberwhoyouare.ie/https://www.instagram.com/rememberwhoyouare.ie/This episode is proudly brought to you in partnership with new mindfulness brand Pause.Penny To keep up to date on news and episodes please follow us over on Instagram. If you liked the episode, please consider reviewing and subscribing - every little bit of feedback helps when launching a new podcast! Thanks for listening xx
2. Yvonne Tchrakian: Living through the grief of Fertility and Baby Loss28:12**TW Fertility and Baby Loss** On today’s episode I speak with Yvonne Tchrakian and her journey through loss and fertility.Yvonne is a corporate lawyer by day, and an entrepreneur in all other hours. She is also a Mum of 4, although pregnant with her new twins at the time of this recording. Yvonne speaks openly and honestly about her journey through grief and how she channelled that grief into creating her new business. Her new company, Pause.Penny is a range of simplified mindfulness products that focus on Gratitude and Manifestation. This episode is proudly brought to you in partnership with new mindfulness brand Pause.Penny To keep up to date on news and episodes please follow us over on Instagram. If you liked the episode, please consider reviewing and subscribing - every little bit of feedback helps when launching a new podcast.