It's been a year.
It's been a year. No really, it's been one year since the launch of this comedic grief podcast. When I set out to interview those who had lost loved ones, I had no idea how many people this would affect in such a short time. What a truly fascinating, introspective year full of grief, loss, change, and for some, healing. I know that 2020 looks different for everyone, yet the irony is not lost on me. Currently, I am in the midst of producing a video for BuzzFeed where six individuals share their stories surrounding loss of a loved one to COVID-19. Putting faces and names to statistics hasn't been easy, but I am grateful to continue to share the stories of those who have experienced loss. As loss + grief continues to permeate the landscape of our world, I am committed to sharing these resources. Please join me in the continuation of these sharings in my bi-monthly Dying of Laughter Newsletter. Perhaps you have lost someone, or know someone who has lost someone, and perhaps you may find a story here similar to your / their own..... I'd so appreciate if you could forward this onto someone who has. They can also sign up for the newsletter HERE. If listening is your jam, I'll highlight some new podcast episodes below. Your listnership makes me so happy! Stay tuned for upcoming episodes in 2021 with Audrey Moore of Audrey Helps Actors, Comedian Sam Hale, Genetics Counselor Erica Silver MS, LCGC and New York Times Best-Selling Author of Motherless Daughters & The AfterGrief, Hope Edelman. Meanwhile, here are some released episodes + holiday resources for those seeking community, resonance, acknowledgment or just a little inspo:
Holiday grief resources: ARTICLES The Losses We Share by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex You Don’t Have to Be Festive if You Don’t Want to Be Coping with the Holidays MY VIDEOS Here's What It's Like To Be Diagnosed With Breast Cancer At Age 19 "Moms Who Have Lost Children Meet Children Who Have Lost Moms" OTHER VIDEOS We Don't Move On From Grief - Ted Talk by Nora McInerny GIFT IDEAS Send beautiful sympathy gifts with LAURELBOX GET HELP & & GAIN COMMUNITY Receive 10% off Virtual Therapy via BetterHelp The Dinner Party | Join a free virtual grief group or get matched with a grief buddy who lost someone in a similar way to you. Cancer Support Community | Offering quality cancer support to millions of people touched by cancer, available online and at community-based centers and hospitals. GET INVOLVED OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center | Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped children, teen & adults find education, resources and hope when experiencing grief and loss. Young Survivor's Coalition | Facing breast cancer in young adults together. Walk With Sally | WWS is committed to providing comfort to children debilitated by the emotional experience of living with or losing a parent to cancer. Join us! Tit-Do-List | Boob-inspired, environmental-friendly to-do lists for confident, #badass womxn. START FRESH SUNDAYS Start Fresh Sundays is a free four week course lead by grief expert and New York Times bestselling author, Hope Edelman. I had the honor of interviewing Hope just this morning for the pod, and she could not more articulate and helpful. She is a grief powerhouse and it was truly one of my most proud moments in the grief space. I could not recommend this more: JOIN Start Fresh Sundays on Jan 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th: Info and coaching tips for changing old patterns and releasing old fears along the long arc of grief. Drawing from her own experiences with the ripple effects of early loss, as well as interviews with dozens of researchers, therapists, and regular people who’ve been bereaved, Hope Edelman offers profound advice for reassessing loss and adjusting the stories we tell ourselves about its impact on our identities. Again, if you find this information helpful, please consider forwarding this on to someone who may benefit - or add their email to the newsletter list here! I'd so appreciate it. While the messaging behind these projects aims to uplift and bring laughter to a dark subject, it may not be what you feel like consuming today. And that is okay! For those who have, I will look forward to connecting with you further! Be kind to yourself..."see" you in 2021. Best, Chelsea London LloydWould you like to nominate a guest for this podcast? Have feedback or questions? DyingOfLaughterPodcast@gmail.com