013: How to Support those who are Grieving // Rachel Gainer of Rachel Rebuilt

A podcast with specific ideas of what to say and do for those who are grieving
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Many of us know friends and family members who have lost precious loved ones.  During those heartbreaking times, it’s so hard to know what to say and do to show our love and support.

On today’s podcast, we hear from a mother who has been there and has so much wisdom to share.  Several years ago, Rachel Gainer lost her two-month-old daughter, Daphne, and was engulfed in sorrow.  She talks about her journey to “rebuilding” her sense of self after Daphne’s death, and she shares invaluable insight into what it’s like to grieve and what we can do to serve those around us who are hurting.

Listen in as she teaches us how to…

 

1) Reach out to the grieving family, no matter how long it has been.

2) Offer a specific service or gift based on your talents and interests.

3) Speak with sensitivity.

 

This is an episode that everyone should listen to–because, at some point, we will all inevitably need to support someone whom we love who is grieving.  You won’t want to miss Rachel’s ideas for specific, heartfelt gifts we can send and meaningful words we can say.  You’ll also want to hear all about her angel baby, Daphne.

Rachel Gainer on 3 in 30 podcast

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Show Notes

Rachel Gainer’s website: RachelRebuilt.com

Rachel Gainer’s Instagram: @rachel_rebuilt

Ink Puddles by Karin (custom artwork for families):  https://www.etsy.com/shop/InkPuddlesbyKarin?ref=l2-shopheader-name

**This portrait was done for a family who lost their baby:

Family Portrait after Loss--Ink Puddles by Karin

About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.

6 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Stratford on 01/17/2018 at 1:03 PM

    Thank you Rachel another great podcast. A bedside journal or thought book was given to me to write in and it was quickly filled up in the few weeks following Katie’s death. I have been very blessed with great family and friends to help with grieving the process. Love you Rachel, Elizabeth Stratford

    • Rachel Nielson on 01/18/2018 at 12:18 AM

      Oh I love you, Elizabeth! I think of you all so often. A journal is a great idea. I am planning to write a letter to Katie–that’s the way I process–but I just can’t yet. I hope to write her a letter every year on Noah’s birthday. I love her and miss her. So much love to you all.

  2. Jenny on 01/18/2018 at 8:44 PM

    Thank you for this! It was a beautiful thing to listen to whike I washed the dishes tonight.

    • Rachel Nielson on 01/21/2018 at 2:43 PM

      Thank you so much! Rachel Gainer is truly a beautiful soul. I really appreciate you listening.

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