Today we’re talking about the loss and grief that has been an inevitable part of our lives during this pandemic.

Welcome to our Fall season of Change It Up Radio! After a brief hiatus, we are ready to dive back into the show and bring you some wonderful and inspiring new guests each week to talk about topics ranging from grief, change, relationships, and communication, to mindset, health, personal growth, and so much more!

In this episode of Change It Up Radio, I want to talk about something that is (and has been) impacting people all over the world since the beginning of 2020. Yes, I’m talking about this dreadful pandemic that we’ve all been living through, and more importantly, the overabundance of loss and lingering grief that has come along with it.

The truth is, we have all experienced some form of loss in the past year and a half, whether it’s been the loss of a job, a home, a healthy routine, a relationship, or even a loved one. I can’t think of a single person that has escaped experiencing some kind of loss as a result of this pandemic. And with any loss comes the inevitable… grief.

Grief has many faces, and we all experience it in different ways, just as we experience life itself in entirely different ways. Take a moment to think about how you’ve responded to the loss that you’ve experienced. Did you show up scared, sad, or maybe even angry? Have you felt overwhelmed, burnt out, or stuck?

Today, I want to talk about how we’ve each been impacted by the loss that we’ve experienced, the repercussions of our responses to that loss, and how we can work with and through grief to get to the other side and foster resilience in the wake of so much loss and deprivation.

We Discuss:

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has created loss and grief all over the world
  • Looking at the repercussions and impact of this period of collective grieving
  • The many faces of grief and how we all experience and respond to it differently
  • Getting unstuck and moving from a state of languishing to flourishing in life
  • Appropriately acknowledging, feeling, and expressing grief to move through it
  • Being resilient and doing something every day that takes us to a place of healing

Grief comes in many different packages. It has many different faces, and it’s going to be different for each of us because we’ve all experienced life in different ways. The way you grieve is dependent on all the experiences you had leading up to this current one.”  –  Paula Shaw

About Paula:
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Paula Shaw was Certified by the Grief Recovery Institute’s Program through Loyola Marymount Univesity as a Grief Recovery Specialist. She has been helping grieving people for over 28 years, using mind/body techniques to guide them through the discomfort of change and challenge, eliminating stress, depression, anxiety, weight gain, relationship distress, career challenges, a lack of energy, and self-destructive, addictive behavior.

These tools bypass the conscious mind–which is often rendered useless when emotions overwhelm us–and they work directly with the subconscious mind to shift problematic thinking, feelings, and behaviors that can result. Through these methods, it is possible to feel a sense of power and control in your life in a very short time.

Paula helps individuals regain successful lives by quickly identifying and eliminating self-sabotaging behavior and limiting beliefs by uncovering and addressing their core issues. Working with a wide variety of healing modalities, she provides her clients with the most effective processes for their specific needs. Because every person has unique challenges, this customized approach is critical to their success.

Paula is also the author of Chakras, the Magnificent Seven, which is a primer to the Chakra System and how to use it for greater health and healing, Grief… When Will This Pain Ever End?, which looks at loss and grief and provides practical, simple articles, processes, and exercises to help a grieving person move through their pain and back into joyful living, and her latest book, Saying The Right Thing When You Don’t Know What To Say, which is a guide to navigating difficult conversations that provides five steps to creating helpful, healing conversations.

If you are experiencing issues that feel overwhelming and you think that you might need help to overcome them, Paula offers a complimentary 20-minute consult that you can book on her website, or contact her at (858)-480-9234.

“Time does not heal all wounds. Just staying busy doesn’t make you well. Most of us have a backlog of old grief experiences still sitting there, and then something new comes along and triggers us.”  –  Paula Shaw

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Remember, all pain, all tribulation in life, has a hidden gift. There is something in there that’s going to make you stronger, deeper, wiser, make your personality richer. Grief is really an experience that does that, but only if you work with and through the grief and get to the other side.”  –  Paula Shaw



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