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Beyond the Loss | On the Bright Side | Nina-Marie Medunova

Join host Aditi Loveridge and special guest Nina-Marie Medunova who shares how talking about her loss openly was the best way for her to work through the loss, as well as what positive things came out of her loss. Nina-Marie also shares about a five-week meditation program she did and how reaching out for help were the tools that helped her to heal. Get to Know Nina-Marie Medunova… Nina-Marie Medunova is German, living in the Czech Republic. She is 29 years old and has one living daughter born via emergency c-section on December 14th, 2018. Nina speaks five languages and has an MA in Media and Political communication. Her hobbies include languages and skydiving. The Pregnancy Loss Support Hotline number is for immediate and anonymous bereavement support. If you are struggling please call or text from anywhere in North America from 9 am-11 pm (MST), 7 days a week 1-888-910-1551

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What’s Balance Got to Do With It? | “No” Is a Complete Sentence | Lily Ahonen

Join host Heather Andrews as she talks with co-author Lily Ahonen about resiliency, overcoming obstacles, what her “why” is, and what has kept her going when times have gotten tough. Get to Know Lily Ahonen… Lily Ahonen has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology and made a career change in 2006 into the field of Nursing. She has been a Nurse for medically fragile children for over a decade. She loves to travel and has been to over 40 countries. Lily enjoys activities like running with bulls, car racing, rappelling down buildings for charity, and skydiving. Lily is Ms. Galaxy Calgary 2020/2021, Miss Angel Queen 2020, and was the 2019 National Canadian Ms. Calgary Titleholder. Lily Ahonen is the Country Director for Canada for the International Youth Society and for the International Foundation of Women. She is an Ambassador for Gems for Gems, an organization that assists survivors of domestic[…]

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Beyond the Loss | Still Here | Alishia Anderson

Join host Aditi Loveridge as she talks with Alishia Anderson about her own personal story of loss, the stages of grief she experienced after her loss, how she handled her grief on the toughest of days, and how she was able to move on past her grief. Get to Know Alishia Anderson…  Alishia Anderson has always looked at life with a glass-half-full perspective. But, when she lost her first-born son DJ at 28-weeks’ gestation (1.18.16) it rocked her to her core. Through her grief journey, she has grown spiritually, discovered her purpose, and has become a better wife, [rainbow/golden] mama, pregnancy loss advocate, and mentor to other baby loss families who’ve unfortunately been dealt the same tragic plight of loss. Alishia learned early after her loss that sharing her story helped her heal. Two years into her healing journey she self-published her book, Still Here: A Memoir of Love, Loss,[…]

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Beyond the Loss | Honoring Their Memory | Amen Dhaliwal

Join host Aditi Loveridge as she talks with Amen Dhaliwal about her story of personal loss, cultural experience, loss of relationships, and the difficulty of explaining the loss of a child to the surviving sibling, as well as how important it is to honor their memory. Get to Know Amen Dhaliwal… Amen Dhaliwal is 29 years old and now lives in Calgary after moving from Surrey, B.C., in 2006. For the past seven years, Amen has been working with Alberta justice and she loves her career. In her free time, she enjoys photography as well as doing hair and makeup. Amen went to hair/makeup/photography school in Vancouver and she is the oldest of four and her family is very close-knit.  Her siblings are her best friends. Amen has been married for five years and has a 3 1/2-year-old daughter who keeps her and her husband us on their toes. When[…]

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Beyond the Loss | Courage to Try Again | Melissa Sulley

Join host Aditi Loveridge as she talks with Melissa Sulley, about her journey of loss and how she found the courage to try again. Melissa shares how grief has changed her, how she has helped her children navigate through the grieving process, and how she knew she was ready to try again after loss. Get to know Melissa Sulley… Melissa Sulley is the Founder and Maker behind josiah+co. She is focused on building supportive, inclusive communities for those impacted by Pregnancy and Infant Loss through quality handcrafted products, workshops, and events. Melissa resides in Hamilton, ON with her husband and two earth-side children. She loves good coffee, tacos, and margaritas! Reach out to Melissa Sulley… Website: www.josiahandco.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josiahandco The Pregnancy Loss Support Hotline number is for immediate and anonymous bereavement support. If you are struggling please call or text from anywhere in North America from 9 am-11 pm (MST),[…]

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Beyond the Loss | I Had a Miscarriage | Jessica Zucker

Join host Aditi Loveridge as she talks with mental health practitioner Jessica Zucker about her soon to be released book, I HAD A MISCARRIAGE: A Memoir, A Movement, her #IHadaMiscarriage campaign, and about her own personal loss and how her work was forever changed after her own loss. Get to Know Jessica Zucker… Jessica Zucker is a Los Angeles-based psychologist specializing in women’s health and the author of the forthcoming book I HAD A MISCARRIAGE: A Memoir, A Movement (Feminist Press, 2021). She is also the creator of the #IHadAMiscarriage campaign and has published countless articles on the topic. Reach out to Jessica Zucker… Website: www.drjessicazucker.com Instagram: @ihadamiscarriage The Pregnancy Loss Support Hotline number is for immediate and anonymous bereavement support. If you are struggling please call or text from anywhere in North America from 9 am-11 pm (MST), 7 days a week 1-888-910-1551  

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Beyond the Loss | A Partner’s Journey | Steph Pineo

Join host Aditi Loveridge as she talks with Steph Pineo who shares about the losses she and her same-sex partner experienced in their journey to expand their family, the differences in how they were both supported after loss, what their grief process was like, and how being a partner on this journey was very isolating. Get to Know Steph Pineo… Steph Pineo was born in Nova Scotia and moved to Medicine Hat as a child.  She was a competitive singer growing up. and later moved to Calgary to do a psychology degree, all while continuing her music career. She met her wife in 2013 and they have been together since. Steph is now in finance, enjoys gardening and singing, and doing anything in nature. The Pregnancy Loss Support Hotline number is for immediate and anonymous bereavement support. If you are struggling please call or text from anywhere in North America[…]

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From Shadows to Light | Take the Helm | Ruthann Weeks

Join host Olivia Kachman as she talks with special guest Ruthann Weeks about how she thinks workplaces are doing with their response to COVID19 and mental health, how a psychologically safe organization operates and what she feels the number one leadership trait is. Get to Know Ruthann Weeks… Ruthann Weeks is the founder of Harmony in the Workplace. She is a tireless forward-thinking crusader whose efforts have helped to bring the importance of an abuse-free work environment to the forefront of public awareness. She is also a gifted corporate keynote speaker who delivers a powerful message about today’s workplace challenges to senior executives and decision-makers. Starting off as a Certified Information and Referral Specialist in the human service sector, Ruthann went on to graduate as a Human Resource Manager. She also obtained her Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) certification as a Psychological Health and Safety Advisor. Ruthann discovered that the[…]

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From Shadows to Light | The Power of Your Shopping Cart | Katrina Breau

Join host Olivia Kachman as she talks with co-author and Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant Katrina Breau about how the foods we choose to eat affect our mental health, which foods can help or harm our moods, and how she used foods along her personal mental health journey. Get to Know Katrina Breau… Katrina’s life’s journey has been continuously affected by mental health issues. They have colored every aspect of her life, throughout my childhood, her teenage years, then adulthood. Katrina always felt overwhelmed by the constant change that surrounded her at each stage of her life and the rollercoaster effect it had on her mental health. By the time she was a teenager, her parents had each divorced multiple times. Katrina was constantly uprooted and moving around to different communities, which meant that her life lacked a solid foundation and that she had no social network to support her. Adding[…]

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From Shadows to Light | Never Quit, No Matter What | Marilyn Brighteyes

Join host Olivia Kachman as she speaks with co-author Marilyn Brighteyes about her personal experiences as a person of aboriginal descent and about her lived experience in residential school. Get to Know Marilyn Brighteyes… Marilyn Brighteyes was born carrying the burden of intergenerational trauma that is the consequence of centuries of colonization in Canada; in particular, the impact that residential schools had on aboriginal families. She grew up surrounded by abuse, drugs, and alcohol, but that part of her story is nothing new. What sets her apart, as an individual, is that she has chosen to rise above the trauma. Her mantra is, “It is what it is until it isn’t.” Reach out to Marilyn… Facebook: http://facebook.com/Cree.made.it

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