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Finding Mother's Day Tough? This Irish Podcast About Grief May Help

By Megan Cassidy

March 31, 2019 at 5:11pm

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Mother's Day can be really difficult.

While it's a day of celebration and love for most, others feel lonelier than ever as their newsfeeds fill up with smiley throwback photos and fancy afternoon teas.

Whether you've lost your mother, your child - or are even grieving the children you've never had - take a minute to look after yourself today and allow yourself to just be sad.

Grief Encounters is an Irish podcast that many people are finding massively helpful - whether they are grieving or not.

Presented by Sasha Rose Hamrogue and Venetia Quick, Grief Encounters deals with all aspects of grief, dispelling any stigma around conversations about death and providing a safe community for people to share their own stories and coping mechanisms.

Each week, Sasha and Venetia are joined by a guest who tells their story candidly while exploring different themes relating to loss.

Guests so far have included Kathleen Chada, who lost both of her sons in incredibly tragic circumstances, Jane McKenna, founder of LauraLynn Hospice named after her late daughters, and many more with powerful and painful stories to tell.

Whether you are currently experiencing your own loss or not, death is inextricable from life and is a subject that relates to everyone.

What makes this podcast so powerful is the perspective it  throws on so-called "problems". It refocuses the mind on what really matters, and you might find yourself hugging your loved ones a little tighter after listening.

If you are struggling today, give this podcast a go. All of the episodes are available on both iTunes and Spotify, and a new episode is released every Tuesday.

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