Posts Tagged ‘grief’

How to Support a Friend during the Holidays who has Lost a Loved One // Rachel Gainer

How to Support a Friend who has Lost a Child

The holiday season is a beautiful and magical time for most of us–but it can also be a time of loneliness and heartache for those who have lost loved ones.

This episode is a reminder of the little things we can do to reach out to those who are grieving during this time of year.

Rachel Gainer, a mother of five including an angel baby, shares her experience of losing her 2-month-old daughter, Daphne. She talks about the meaningful ways that family and friends supported her during that enormous loss and in the years since.

Though this topic may seem a bit heavy, the episode is full of hope, love, and goodness, and it is sure to give you great ideas if you’ve ever wondered just what to do for someone who is hurting.

Don’t forget the invitation at the end of this episode: Please reach out this week to someone in your own life who could use some extra support and love as the holidays approach.

Show Notes

Rachel’s website: RachelRebuilt.com

Rachel’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachel_rebuilt/

**There are a few tickets left to my workshops in Idaho happening in January and February.  I’d love to meet you!  3in30podcast.com/workshops

 

 

 

 

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

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

Daphne_2

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