Rachel Kodanaz’s world was shattered when her husband passed away unexpectedly leaving her with a two-year-old daughter and a life full of uncertainty. Through her strength and perseverance, she was able to come out of the other side and now teaches others how to embrace life’s challenges, both planned and unplanned.
A best selling author, speaker, and consultant, Rachel knows first hand that loss is part of our life experience and helps others embrace the opportunity that loss gives us to heal the deep areas of our hearts and minds.
It is only by understanding loss and living through it that you can work through your grief and accept your new reality. Instead of trying to fix or help the situation, Rachel works to help others look at loss as something that you have to learn to live with and not get held back from it.
In the end, it is not the challenge but what we do with it that defines the rest of our journey. If you or someone you love has suffered a loss and is having difficulty taking the steps necessary to start the next chapter of life, Rachel is the expert you need to hear from now.
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In This Episode
- Advice for those who are overwhelmed by a loss and in need of guidance
- Strategies to help you clear out the possessions of someone you have lost
- The importance of asking questions while your loved ones are still alive
- How to embrace the magic of six piles to navigate your new reality
- Why you need to allow yourself to organically work through loss instead of setting deadlines
“It is a lifetime of goods, bads, and challenges. It will always be there, its how we adapt our lives to the situation.” (6:44)
“It’s not fair for us to judge one loss over another. It is how we personally react to it and then of course what tools we have within our own heart and emotions to be able to adapt to that loss.” (16:50)
“We fear moving further and further away that we won’t remember what we remember. But we will, we just have to eliminate some of the emotions.” (27:59)
“You have the opportunity to do it with the person when they are still alive. And I really try and emphasize that, because I do believe that having the opportunity to be with that person and ask the questions, it is so rewarding, it is so interesting.” (39:35)
“Its the love that we have that will actually be the medicine that you need.” (51:02)