Decluttering Through Grief

Decluttering Through Grief

By Stephanie Seferian

After losing a loved one, deciding what to do with their possessions is a complicated process. We humans tend to attach sentiment to physical things; it's no surprise, then, that many of us find ourselves suffering over not just the loss of life but also over the perceived loss of memories embedded within their belongings. Today's conversation offers insight into decluttering through grief. Krista St. Germain is a Post-Traumatic Growth and grief expert; she's also a widow who believes that pain is inevitable but whether or not we suffer is entirely within our control. Here's a preview: [6:00] How to know when the time is right to sort through your deceased loved one's belongings (and where to start) [9:45] Here's how facing sentimental clutter head-on fits within the grieving process [22:00] Where to start and how to keep going: Krista's best tips [27:00] Practical ways to steer clear of indecision drama [30:00] How to best memorialize a loved one without keeping every single thing   Resources mentioned: The Widowed Mom Podcast Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.   Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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