Ep 4 - The Art of Grief


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The Three Taboos: Cancer, Grief and Mental Health


*** Trigger warnings of death and grief *** In Episode 4 I talk about 'The Art of Grief'. There are so many ways you can experience grief and right now, as the world is on lockdown due to a global pandemic, maybe more people than ever are experiencing the emotional rollercoaster that is grief. I am no stranger to grief; I’ve learned to live with it following the deaths of my husband, brother and father at the age of 16. But grief isn’t just experienced from death. It could be the loss of a job, work or a business, a relationship or a pet. It could be the consequence of not being able to do the things and see the people you love due to lockdown. It could be the feeling of isolation and loneliness; the loss of your lifestyle and routine as you know it and the not being able to be there for others as you once had. We need to start the conversations about the tough and taboo subjects, such as grief and mental health. They will not become less scary by not talking about it. *** Thank you so much for listening today. Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication so that’s why this podcast is full of stories and experiences of my own and some amazing guests which I hope will help you build resilience, feel hope and find happiness when you need it most. That’s what I’m here to do; support you through the highs and lows. Consider me your coach, confidant, champion and cheerleader! We all have mental health with 1 in 4 of us experiencing mental ill health at any one time. We will all experience grief and one in two of us will be affected by cancer, so it’s time to start talking about these things in an open and honest way to support ourselves and each other. If you haven’t read my book yet, The Three Taboos: Cancer, Grief and Mental Health, you can find out more details at www.modefor.co.uk and if you want to join in the conversations about taboo subjects then why not join my Facebook community ‘The Three Taboos’ at www.facebook.com/groups/thethreetaboos I am so grateful to all of you that take the time to listen to this podcast and of course, to the amazing people that have joined me to talk about really important subjects and share their personal experiences in an open, honest and light way. The topics may be taboos, they may be serious, but in this podcast you will experience all the positives, smiles, love and laughter that come from the darkest of times. I hope you enjoy it and will join in the future conversations. If you do enjoy it, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review. I look forward to you joining me again next time. Much Love Tabby xxx