Apr 4, 2023
What Not to Say to Someone Grieving
*One of our favorite guests returns today, John Polo, along with Carolyn Gower. They have launched a brand new book, The Stupid Sh*t that People Say to Grievers. If you are grieving, this book may make you smile, or even laugh - it certainly will let you know you are not alone in hearing comments that were absolutely no help. Sadly, every comment in the book is something someone heard while they were in despair after losing someone they loved. Listen to our conversation. Prepare yourself to start nodding as you hear something that was said to you.
*John Polo is a coach, author and speaker. In January of 2016, John lost his wife, Michelle, to cancer. From the rubble of everything that he once knew, consumed by desperation and despair, John held on long enough until he found his hope. And he slowly rebuilt. Today John helps others through his social media, books, coaching, workshops, speeches and podcasts. From grief to dating, self-growth and everything in between, John offers a style of coaching that is not only effective, but also very personal and unique. John is the author of three books, host of two podcasts and has worked with clients on thousands of coaching sessions. He has been featured on People.com, NBC, The Huffington Post, Yahoo, Fox and more.
Carolyn Gower is a Grief Coach and Certified Grief Educator, whose husband, Tony, died a brief 6 years into their marriage, leaving Carolyn feeling alone and misunderstood. It wasn't long before she recognized just how grief illiterate our society is. Now she dedicates herself to helping others find their way through grief.
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Music by Kevin MacLeod