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Episode 14: Feeling Paralyzed by Grief

Season 2 - Molly
Season 2 - Molly
Episode 14: Feeling Paralyzed by Grief
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Show Notes

In 2016, I felt paralyzed by grief. In between it all I found an attorney, helped my daughter through her grief, and talked to others in my grief groups. When 2017 rolled around, I started working again while juggling a million things on my plate. It was a difficult time, but the one thing I learned is that when people are grieving, just being a shoulder to lean on is one of the best things you can do.

Key Takeaways: 

[1:31] Feeling panic stricken, being away from home, and trying to balance everything

[5:07] Not working, drinking, and feeling paralyzed 

[8:58] Gracie processing grief and losing people in my life

[12:15] Getting Molly’s medical records and picking an attorney 

[16:41] Receiving closure with my kids pediatrician 

[18:18] Losing Roy and trying to juggle everything in life 

[23:21] Working full-time again and keeping busy

[26:07] Finding a therapist and going through the motions as summer marched on

[28:20] Grief never leaves, but using social media to help 

[33:05] Gracie going to school again and not wanting to be alone 

[35:15] Getting through the holidays 

[38:53] Trauma numbed me while going into 2017

[40:59] Looking back on the difficulties of 2017 and stepping back into my life

[43:52] How to help people that are grieving 

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