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The Love Fix

Dec 9, 2022

Sherry and Carla start with some exciting news, they met IRL! The sparks flew, and this leads them to reflect on just a few of the beautiful things about their partnership. They take a Love Fix question from a listener looking for some ways to process her emotions after leaving an ex that is an addict, and they welcome Bernadette Pleasant. Bernadette is a sensational speaker, somatic healer, sacred grief ritual facilitator, and founder of The Emotional Institute. Bernadette promotes emotional freedom through movement and empowerment. She talks with Sherry and Carla about what exactly grief is, and how we can learn to embrace it. Bernadette provides some fantastic tools and resources to get started finding support for grief, and how everyone’s grief is valid, no matter how different it looks. 


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Today’s episode is sponsored by Carla’s book Contagious Love: Break Free from Codependency for Damn Good and Sherry’s book Love Smacked: How To Stop the Cycle of Relationship Addiction and Codependency To Find Everlasting Love.


Thanks to Contagious Love and Love Smacked for sponsoring this episode.


What You’ll Hear In This Episode:

  • Bernadette defines grief and discusses why our society wants us to move on from it so fast. 
  • Why is grief so painful, and how can we process it? 
  • It’s important to not grieve alone but to find support and others that can hold space for you while you heal. 
  • Grief is way beyond just loss and death. You can grieve a relationship, a job that didn’t happen, or just something you were expecting that fell short of your overall vision. 
  • More on Bernadette’s Emotional Institute community, along with how to work with Sherry and Carla on overcoming codependency, dating, break-ups, healing from toxic relationships, and gaining confidence.
  • How grieving can be passed down from mother to child and through our ancestry.
  • Some tools to be able to sit in grief, and even embrace it instead of running from it. 
  • Why is it important to deal with our grief before just jumping into a new relationship? 
  • Is there a different type of grief in toxic abusive relationships? 
  • How can grief actually be beautiful? 
  • Shame is the enemy of our healing work, and we don’t want to shame the shame, but let it come up and out. 


Disclaimer: The Love Fix Podcast content has been made available for informational, entertainment, and educational purposes only. The Love Fix Podcast is distinctly different from coaching, counseling, psychotherapy, or psychoanalysis and does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of emotional problems. The Love Fix podcast does not constitute medical consultation or treatment, health insurance does not apply.