Bloom and Grow with Liz Fiedler

by Liz Fiedler

Our mission is simple: Make it easier to grow through grief.

The Bloom and Grow podcast is hosted by Liz Fiedler. After the unexpected loss of her husband in 2020 and finding out she was pregnant the day after the funeral, Liz has learned to bloom and grow through her grief and is helping others do the same. A young widow who had to learn quickly that the weight of grief doesn't get any lighter, but she just get better ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • Let’s Talk About (gasp) Life Insurance with Tony Hoaglund (Part 3 of 3)

    Let’s Talk About (gasp) Life Insurance with Tony Hoaglund (Part 3 of 3)

    In this episode, Liz sits down with one of her late husband’s best friends Tony Hoaglund to talk about the very awkward and taboo subject of life insurance. We know it’s never fun to talk about the “what ifs” but the fact is, 100% of people die. When Liz called Tony and asked what he thought of this idea, they both agreed Josh would be not only supportive, but encouraging of bringing up this tough topic. If this episode gives even one person the motivation to insure themselves to continue caring for those they love in the event of tragedy, we did our job. We broke it into 3 parts, so if you missed parts 1 or 2 go back and listen! If you have questions or comments, or would like Tony’s contact information, email me at podcast@sunnymarymeadow.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloomandgrow.llc?igsh=MXdxbjBkZnhkcWVrdQ%3D%3D&utm_source=qr

  • Season 2

  • Navigating the Unique Journey of Grief with "The Grief Girlie" Shea Wingate

    Navigating the Unique Journey of Grief with "The Grief Girlie" Shea Wingate

    The conversation covers the journey of grief, the impact of loss, and the importance of seeking support. It also delves into the creation of a grief myths mini-series course and the significance of finding support in grief work. The conversation emphasizes the unique nature of grief and the need for personalized and specialized support. Takeaways Grief is a unique and individual experience, influenced by various factors such as the nature of the loss, the relationship with the deceased, and personal predispositions. Seeking support in grief work, whether through therapy, courses, or other resources, is essential for navigating the complexities of grief and finding a path to healing and growth. The creation of specialized grief resources, such as the grief myths mini-series course, provides individuals with the tools and insights needed to understand and process their grief in a healthy and supportive manner. Check out The Grief Girlie: https://www.thegriefgirlie.com/ We share inspiring stories to help you move forward and grow through your grief, and help give insight so you can better support that friend or family member going through something tough. Thank you for blooming & growing with us. http://www.instagram.com/bloomandgrow.llc/ Www.bloomandgrowwithliz.com

  • The Mission of GriefSpan.com: Helping Others Through Grief

    The Mission of GriefSpan.com: Helping Others Through Grief

    Moira Khan shares her personal journey of loss and grief, leading to the creation of GriefSpan.com and Grief Span Education. She discusses the impact of her losses, her journey to healing, and the mission to help others through their grief. Liz also shares her own experiences and the importance of seeking professional guidance for healing. Moira discusses the role of a grief educator and the holistic tools they provide to cope with grief. She also talks about the stigma around grief and the impact of COVID on grief acceptance. Additionally, she shares her personal experiences with grief and the process of reframing grief stories. The conversation concludes with a discussion about writing a self-help book and the challenges of promoting a podcast. Takeaways Personal experiences of loss can lead to a mission of helping others through grief. Seeking professional guidance and support is crucial for healing and navigating grief. Grief education and coaching provide tools, tips, and a listening ear for individuals experiencing various forms of grief. The role of a grief educator involves providing holistic tools to cope with grief, including meditation, journaling, and exercise. The stigma around grief is gradually decreasing, especially after the impact of COVID, leading to more acceptance and discussion of grief. Reframing grief stories can help individuals cope better by shifting perspectives and finding new angles to process grief. Writing a self-help book and promoting a podcast present unique challenges, including the need for self-advocacy and strategic promotion. Grief Span: https://www.griefspan.com/ We share inspiring stories to help you move forward and grow through your grief, and help give insight so you can better support that friend or family member going through something tough. Thank you for blooming & growing with us. http://www.instagram.com/bloomandgrow.llc/ Www.bloomandgrowwithliz.com

  • Widows in the Wild: Finding Joy, and Yourself After Loss With Tiffany from Rebuilding Joy

    Widows in the Wild: Finding Joy, and Yourself After Loss With Tiffany from Rebuilding Joy

    In this conversation, Liz and Tiffany discuss their experiences as widows and the importance of finding joy and purpose after loss. They also talk about Widows in the Wild, a travel group for widows, and Tiffany's trip around the world with her children. The conversation highlights the challenges and triumphs of navigating life after loss and the power of community and adventure in the healing process. Tiffany shares her experience of traveling around the world with her children after the death of her husband. She talks about the decision to take the trip, the challenges they faced, and the impact it had on their relationships. Tiffany also discusses the importance of living life to the fullest and not waiting for the 'right time' to pursue dreams. She emphasizes the value of taking risks and embracing new experiences. Tiffany's story highlights the resilience and strength of widows and the power of travel as a healing and transformative journey. Takeaways Finding joy and purpose after loss is possible, but it takes time and effort. Widows in the Wild provides a supportive community and opportunities for widows to travel and explore new experiences. Tiffany's trip around the world with her children was a transformative experience that allowed them to grow and heal together. Navigating life after loss is a journey with ups and downs, but connecting with others who have similar experiences can provide comfort and understanding. Traveling can be a healing and transformative experience for widows and those experiencing grief. Taking risks and embracing new experiences can lead to personal growth and a deeper appreciation for life. Living life to the fullest and pursuing dreams should not be postponed, as life is fragile and time is limited. The support and understanding of loved ones are crucial during challenging times and major life decisions. https://www.widowstravel.com/ https://www.instagram.com/rebuilding.joy/ We share inspiring stories to help you move forward and grow through your grief, and help give insight so you can better support that friend or family member going through something tough. Thank you for blooming & growing with us. http://www.instagram.com/bloomandgrow.llc/ Www.bloomandgrowwithliz.com

  • Validating All Types of Loss with Litsa Williams of 'What's Your Grief'

    Validating All Types of Loss with Litsa Williams of 'What's Your Grief'

    The conversation is about grief and the various types of losses that people experience. The guest, Litsa Williams, shares her background as a clinical social worker and how she founded What's Your Grief to provide resources and support for those grieving. They discuss the concept of non-death losses and the importance of acknowledging and validating these types of grief. They also touch on the challenges of comparing grief experiences and the need for individualized support. The conversation concludes with a discussion about Litsa's book and how it aims to provide accessible and helpful information for grieving individuals. The conversation covers various topics related to grief, including the structure of their book, the importance of bite-sized information, the uniqueness of personal grief experiences, coping tools, the value of books in addition to online resources, their podcast and its purpose, the creation of the Griever Hub community, the different offerings within the community, the evolution of grief and the need for understanding and feedback, and the importance of intention and communication in supporting grievers. https://whatsyourgrief.com/ We share inspiring stories to help you move forward and grow through your grief, and help give insight so you can better support that friend or family member going through something tough. Thank you for blooming & growing with us. http://www.instagram.com/bloomandgrow.llc/ Www.bloomandgrowwithliz.com