When a loved one is ill, there are many losses that we may feel.
- The loss of their mental or physical abilities
- The loss of the relationship we once had with them
- The loss of joy and ease of life
- The anticipatory loss of them dying
Dealing with loss when a loved one is ill affects us deeply. In this “Moving Forward Radio” interview, we speak with Ann Leach of Life Preservers Grief Support. She provides support to families and individuals who are going through major life transitions and require assistance with the grief and losses they may be feeling.
In this interview, Ann will answer the following questions and provide resources to help you and your loved ones:
- When you are working with clients who have aging parents, how do you counsel them to be present and loving at times of immense change?
- What can we do to take care of ourselves as we see our aging parents age, get sick, or be diagnosed with illnesses that are very serious?
- As caregivers, what can we do to let go of the guilt, the frustration, the sadness or anger that we may be feeling?
- How can we begin to live fully again during challenging times of change?
If you need assistance, do reach out to us. We are here to help.
Meet Our Guest Expert: Ann Leach
Ann Leach is a grief relief coach from Joplin, Mo., USA where she survived the community’s 2011 tornado, losing everything in the process. She has had multiple losses, including the deaths of all primary family members, two favorite pets, two romantic relationships and a best friend. She has developed a coping process called Your Grief Relief Solution and shares her tips with individuals and organizations across the US. She is the grief expert to the National Association of Baby Boomer Women and appears locally on a monthly television show and writes a regular column for her local newspaper.