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Does the thought of having to live in a world without your child cripple you? Do you lay awake at night with the ”what if’s” and the ”why’s” constantly playing in your mind, wondering if you’ll ever feel peace again? Does everything seem hard, even the little things? Do you just want someone to understand how you feel? I see you friend. In this podcast you will find the hope you’re looking for, the healing you’re longing for, and the key to living again after losing your child, all through t ...
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​​Hello everyone, I’m Mike Frey, your host, I want to welcome you to my Bereavement Miracles program of recovery. The Bereavement Miracles program is a 12-step systematic approach to unity and hope when dealing with the loss of a loved-one. My intent of this 12-step program is to help our listeners begin their journey towards healing by way of developing fellowship and a relationship with Christ. ​​The word Miracles can be understood by the little changes in one’s life. What I mean by this i ...
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Feeling joy after losing your child can seem impossible. How in the world are we going to be able to feel joy and happiness after walking through such deep grief? I feel you friend. I was there wondering that same exact thing after losing Sam. But I’m here on the other side looking back to you saying that you CAN feel joy and happiness again! And h…
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We all know we should be spending time every day with Jesus. It’s how we find our strength to get through the days, especially after losing our child. I believe the key in making this a routine, a part of your every day life, is to keep it simple! So in this episode I’m sharing my easy 3 step quiet time routine that I strive to do every morning. I …
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Y’all know how big a fan I am of walking! Walking outside in nature has played (and continues to play) such a huge part of my healing journey. But why? Why would walking outside help with healing your heart? I’m here to tell you! Here are 3 ways that walking outside in nature, in God’s creation, is a great thing to do in your grief journey. 🔗Links …
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Sometimes you just have a plain old bad day. Either you wake up missing your child or a wave of grief knocks you down and you find it hard to come back from it. What do you do? It can be hard to feel like you can turn the day around when it starts going south. Almost like you’ve fallen in a pit of quicksand that’s pulling you down and you don’t see…
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If you were to ask me... Courtney, what is the one thing that helped you get through after losing Sam? What would I say? What is the one thing that helped me survive? Well my friend, in today's episode, I tell you. And I also will let you know how you can use this same thing in your grief journey to help you make it too. ✨Free Resources: Find Your …
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When we’re walking through our grief journey anything we can do to help bring some peace to our lives is helpful! So today I wanted to bring you 3 simple ways you can make your home a place of peace. These things are NOT hard at all! And most of them will cost you nothing! I pray that as you listen to this episode it will give you some ideas that y…
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There are a few things that have been critical in me being able to make it after losing my child. One of those things, without a doubt, is my lifesaver verse. So what is a “lifesaver verse”? And how can you find yours? In this episode I go all into what this is and how I’ve used it in my own grief journey to help keep me from drowning in my grief. …
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Stepping out in faith and doing something that God has called you to do can be so scary. What if it wasn’t God telling you to take that step? How is it going to work out? How will I know what my next step is supposed to be? The fear of not knowing can hold you back from doing what you feel God is telling you to do. This recently happened to me. I h…
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Meditation. What’s the first thing you think of when you hear that word? Is it how God defines meditation - or is it how the world defines it? This short episode is actually a clip I pulled out of another episode. After pulling it out I realized I wanted to share it with y’all! So in this little baby episode we dive into what meditation is, what Go…
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Valentine's Day is next week. And when I think about love, I can't go without talking about the greatest love I've ever experienced... The love of God in my grief. After I lost Sam, the depth of my pain and sadness was so very deep, but God met me with love that was equally as deep. So this episode is dedicated to him, the one who has been there fo…
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Grief affects every part of us - emotionally, mentally, and physically. Anyone who has walked through deep grief will know the effect of grief mentally and even on our physical body. So how do we start healing after grief? Today I wanted to talk through 5 things we can do to bring healing mentally and physically so we can better process our thought…
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In my grief journey after losing Sam, there have been many times that I’ve experienced joy and sadness all at the same time. But an important lesson I’ve learned is, feeling joy again IS POSSIBLE! I know it doesn’t seem like you will ever feel anything but sadness (especially if you’re early in your grief journey), but I want to encourage you that …
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Is your daily quiet time getting a little stale? Are you tired of doing the same thing day after day and are looking for a way to freshen it up, make you excited to spend time with Jesus again? We’ve all been there! But no worries - I’ve got you friend! In this episode I bring you 4 things that you can do to help bring a new excitement to your quie…
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Community is so important in this grief journey. Losing a child can make you feel so alone. But I'm here to tell you that you do NOT have to walk this road alone! There are so many options for you when it comes to having a support system in your life. Today I'm going to dive into 3 different places you can look for a community to walk alongside you…
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Everything changes after you lose your child. Your purpose and passions in life is no exception. It can be hard feeling purpose or passion for anything after walking through such deep grief. And you’re right. In the beginning it’s all we can do to survive. However, there will come a point in your grief journey that you’ll feel the pull to find a ne…
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I know I’ve mentioned so many times that there’s not a right way to grieve. But is there a wrong way? My initial reaction would be no, there isn’t a wrong way. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized there is a wrong way - a way that doesn’t bring lasting peace and comfort. So today I wanted to share what that is and then give you some…
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Jesus' birth brought us many things, but there is one gift that his birth brought us that is the greatest gift we could have as grieving parents. Today I want to talk about everything that Jesus' birth brought us - all based off of Isaiah 9:6. And then I want to add one important gift that he gave us. One that is the greatest gift we can have on ou…
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Social media. It’s the thing that takes up so much of our time, but we all know we should turn it off. So why is it so hard to stop the scroll? That’s what I go into in this episode. Plus I go through steps you can take to help reduce (or stop) your social media use and begin tasting the freedom that being away from your phone will bring. 📄Show Not…
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After your child goes to heaven, there will come a time when you want to do something in their memory. Something to honor them. And there are so many different things you can do! I wanted to bring you 5 ways that you can honor your child that you’ve lost. You can use these 5 ideas to spark your own ideas of what you can do. Everyone’s journey is so…
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The holidays are upon us. After losing a child everything about the holidays can seem hard. But today I wanted to touch on one specific part of this holiday season - holiday parties. Getting together with family and friends while you’re processing your grief can seem so overwhelming and impossible. So I wanted to bring you some tips you can use to …
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All holidays are hard after losing a child, and Thanksgiving is no exception. It’s just another reminder that our child isn’t here. So today, I want to help us get through the day by taking you through one of my favorite “Thanksgiving” verses in scripture - Psalm 107. I walk through this portion of scripture verse by verse and relate it to this gri…
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Gratitude and grief. They just don’t seem like they go together. How can we have thankfulness after we’ve lost our child? It seems impossible. While it’s not impossible, it also isn’t easy. It really takes concentrated effort to have gratitude in the middle of your grief. So why even try? What’s the big deal about gratitude? In this episode I tell …
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Distractions. Normally they are not a good thing. We hear all the time: Stay focused on your goals! Don’t get distracted! But during your grief journey (especially in the early days), distractions are a very good thing. When we sit for too long the grief and pain threaten to consume our mind, so we need to have some distractions ready to go for tho…
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We all know how important sleep is, but sleep is one of the things that is so hard to do after losing your child. There were so many nights that I would just lay awake, my mind refusing to stop long enough for me to go to sleep. There were 2 things I did specifically that helped me be able to fall asleep in those early days, weeks, and months after…
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One thing that became crystal clear after we lost our son Sam is that I was done wasting time on things that didn’t matter. Because you never know how long you have on this Earth, I didn’t want to waste a moment on things that weren’t a priority. But how do you know what’s a priority and what’s not? In this episode I bring you through 4 steps to he…
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After you lose a child, it wears you down emotionally, mentally, and physically. It feels as if we’ve just gone through battle. It’s important to be able to find some kind of rest after the dust of your loss settles. But I know that rest seems impossible while you’re starting to walk this grief journey. So I wanted to share with you 5 different way…
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Are you struggling with a mental battle? Do you feel overwhelmed by the thoughts that won’t go away? Is this mental battle stealing your peace and your joy? Are you ready to win victory over this battle once and for all?!!! That’s exactly what this episode is about. I’ve recently been struggling with something mentally and the Holy Spirit helped me…
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Welcome to the second part of our Walk With Us series! Today we go into what to DO for someone who has just lost their child. It can be so hard knowing what to do for someone walking through such deep grief and sadness. Can you even do anything that will make a difference? So I went back in my journey to when we lost Sam and thought about all the t…
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Today I’m bringing you the first of a two-part series that I have called Walk With Us. If you have someone in your life who has lost a child, these episodes are for you to help guide you in what to say and what not to say from a mama who has lost her child too. These episodes are dedicated to all my family and friends who weren’t scared to get down…
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Your child’s heaven anniversary is the hardest 24 hours of the year. How are you supposed to get through the day that took your baby? It can be so hard making it through that day, but I’m here with 6 things that have helped me get through Sam’s heaven anniversary in the past. I pray that this episode will help give you some ideas on how you can mak…
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Are you feeling angry at God? Are you wondering if that’s okay - to feel anger? Are you supposed to have that feeling on this grief journey? Well I'm here to encourage you today friend. Not only is it okay - God completely understands. I wanted to share my story of how I got angry with God and what He showed me in return (it might surprise you). Pl…
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I see you. You just lost your child and you don’t know how you’re going to make it. There’s only one way - Jesus. But I do have a few ways that I wanted to share with you that helped me make it step by step through the valley and to the other side, where the sun is shining, and I could see a glimmer of joy, of hope, of happiness. 📄Show Notes: Find …
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We all know the importance of spending time with Jesus, but a lot of times it’s the thing that gets pushed down the list when life gets crazy. I want to challenge us all to make spending daily time with Jesus a priority in our lives. So I bring you some tactical tips on things you can do to make spending time with God happen in your life every day.…
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There are many things that are hard in this grief journey. And the holiday season is no different. But throughout my journey, I have found a few things that helped me get through this time of year and it’s my joy to share those with you in hopes that you can find one or two ideas to help you during this time of year. So here are 6 tips (plus a bonu…
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If you’ve lost a child, have you ever been in a situation that triggered hard memories? After losing Sam, there have been MANY times I've had to walk through situations that brought back such hard memories for me. How did I deal with those situations? Today I give you my top 5 tips in being able to make it through these situations and come out on t…
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Life can be so hard sometimes. But God doesn't leave us alone to figure it out all by ourselves! Today I give you 15 promises that are found in God’s word that are there for us to cling to when life gets hard. I pray that you can feel the peace of these verses wash over your weary heart and mind and that you feel your strength be renewed in the pre…
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In today’s episode we’re talking about how losing my son, Sam, really put living intentionally into perspective for me. But the thought of prioritizing our time and being intentional can be overwhelming! No worries my friend! I’m going to break this down into easy, actionable steps that you can begin implementing TODAY to start prioritizing your ti…
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In today's episode I talk about peace. But not just any peace. Peace that doesn’t make sense. Peace that you can feel even in the middle of your storm. Tune in for 3 tips on how you can have this peace guard your hearts and your minds. 📄Show Notes: Find the show notes here: www.unlockingjoy.com/2 ✨Free Resources: Find Your Lifesaver Verse: www.unlo…
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This is a story of how we lost our 4-year-old son, Sam, how Jesus carried me through one of the hardest roads I’ve ever had to walk - and is still carrying me today. I pray that you find the hope and encouragement to face whatever storm you’re having to walk through. Know that God is faithful and he is strong enough to carry you. 📄Show Notes: Find …
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Today marks the last episode of Series 3, the Wash up. Wrapping up 3 seasons of Bereavement Room, several guests later, and a worldwide listen it's now time to bid you farewell. I guess you could say Bereavement Room is my love letter to brown and black communities. I created my podcast because I was discriminated in therapy when seeking support fo…
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This is the penultimate episode of the third and final season, Callsuma takes us through a recap of why Bereavement Room Podcast was born. TRIGGER WARNINGS ahead of today's episode. She is joined by today's guest, Writer, Poet and Activist Maya Kalaria. We open the conversation with racism and microaggressions we both experienced as children growin…
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Joining Callsuma in the room today is British Bangladeshi, Shamsul Islam. In light of South Asian Heritage Month, I have chosen to have a uncomfortable and vulnerable conversation about the impact Covid-19 has had on one Bangladeshi family. A report published by Public Health England (PHE) on the impact of coronavirus on ethnic minority groups, has…
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Joining Callsuma Ali in the room today is guest Lydia Kirkland, a mother of two children working in a group home as a Case Manager for foster care children in New Jersey. Lydia runs a non-profit in memory of her daughter called Filling buckets for Brianna that helps bereaved parents with funeral costs and headstones. In addition, Lydia has a IG cal…
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Today's guest in the room is Bangladeshi American, Bushra Mollick. Bushra is a writer and the Crisis Communications Manager for NYC Emergency Management. She is writing a biography highlighting her mother's life in Bangladesh and as an immigrant in New York City in the early 90s. She enjoys bird watching, cooking, and researching outdated blasphemy…
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Today's guest in the room is British Bengali podcaster of Brown Don't Frown, Tania. Tania has joined me in the room to talk about her biological mother who died suddenly and unexpectedly when Tania was 10 years old. Having spent the first decade of her life in East London before moving around, she has now done a full circle and returned to her root…
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Today across Britain families will be celebrating Father's Day, a day of remembrance and celebration. Joining me in the room is Abigail Tuitt, growing up in a loving and supportive family, Abi's dad was doting and expressed love with actions, dropping her off to the train station and surprising her with gifts, encouraging her to do well in her stud…
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A break in the usual format in light of #DiabetesAwarenessWeek Joining me in the room is PHD student Priya, I invited her to take part in a reflective discussion about role models in our Bangladeshi community, type 2 diabetes and all things food! We all know we are going to die one day, that is a fact of life, some of us will die because of poor he…
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Today's guest is Sylvester King aka Sly King, the happy hour Birmingham, Alabama radio personality joins me in the room to talk about life before and after his parents. In this episode we chat about his dad who was also a radio presenter, the hero in his life growing up in a loving and supportive family. The sadness of not having his father who was…
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Welcome back to Bereavement Room Podcast, the third and final season! Kicking off season 3 is Hatim Eldawi, we both met on Clubhouse when we were on stage sharing our experiences of grief. I invited Hatim to Bereavement Room to talk to me about his dad who was living with ALS, the challenges that came from travelling to and from Sudan whilst studyi…
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Hi Folks, it's the 3rd and final season of Bereavement Room Podcast, well time has flown in this room hasn't it! The final season is sponsored by friends near and far, some of my former guests, listeners and loyal supporters in the online grief community. Bereavement Room is a British born podcast that garnered a worldwide listen, and so in the fin…
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