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Rachel Tenpenny McGonigle

What if you could transform your grief into a source of strength and healing? Join us as we welcome Rachel Tenpenny McGonigle – Founder of Grief Gal and Transformative Holistic Grief Coaching, the remarkable founder of Grief Gal, who shares her journey from the heart-wrenching loss of her twin daughters to becoming a holistic grief coach. Rachel’s unique approach to grief shatters the traditional view of grief as a lifelong burden, focusing first on physical self-care before gradually addressing deeper emotional and relational wounds. Her insights on distinguishing coping mechanisms from healing skills are not to be missed.

In our conversation, Rachel delves into the profound ways grief impacts our physical and emotional health, emphasizing the importance of recognizing our physical limitations to conserve energy for deeper healing. We explore the complexities of redefining oneself after a significant loss, and the challenges of seeking help while setting boundaries. The discussion offers invaluable advice on navigating the life-altering experience of grief, making it a must-listen for anyone facing the daunting task of rediscovering their identity after loss.

Finally, Rachel sheds light on empowering others to take control of their grief journey. By teaching self-advocacy and emotional resilience, she shows how individuals can move from a state of mere survival to one of thriving. The powerful message of this episode is clear: while grief can be more painful and prolonged than expected, harnessing inner strength can help us lead our grief rather than being led by it. This episode is a testament to the transformative power of inner strength and the journey from needing guidance to walking one’s path with confidence.

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