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Jun 29, 2023

Love, Loss, and Life After with Kelsey Chittick

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Anxiety, Authenticity, Coping, Death, Grief, Healing, Loss, Marriage, Mental Health, Midlife Crisis, Pain, Parenting, Purpose, Spirituality, Transformation


Today I welcome Kelsey Chittick to the show, writer, comedian, and inspirational speaker. Over the past 14 years, she has performed stand-up comedy all over Los Angeles and speaks at events around the country. She is the author of the best seller “Second Half – Surviving Loss and Finding Magic in the Missing,” about the sudden death of her husband, an NFL Superbowl Champion, and her journey back to herself and finding joy. She is the host of Mom’s Don’t Have Time to Grieve Podcast, which explores the beautiful and hard ways we walk through Grief.  Kelsey is also the co-host of “SexTox with Tracey and Kelsey” which explores sex and relationships with humor and honesty.  

Join us today as we chat about navigating grief and healing after a devastating loss. Kelsey opens up about the loss of her husband, how she found the strength to move forward, and what keeps her motivated to live life to the fullest. This is an episode you don’t want to miss, as we explore the raw emotions, inspiring insights, and the power of embracing life after loss. 


  • How to effectively handle and navigate through life’s unexpected curveballs
  • The topic of grief and strategies to swim through its overwhelming waves, finding ways to be present and heal along the journey
  • How we can overcome fear of death, embrace life and make the most of each day
  • Why avoiding or numbing painful emotions can hinder the healing process and the importance of fully experiencing grief to facilitate healing and growth

00:00 Intro 

00:54 Unexpected events in our lives

08:00 Meeting an angel when you’re in great pain

10:12 Navigating the ocean of grief

12:04 Embracing the healing process of loss

14:30 Finding strength in memories and moving forward

18:21 Connection between laughter and pain

20:53 Is crying good for you?

25:11 Fear of death

28:05 Living in the moment

32:53 Experiences that unleash the power within you

35:26 Alcohol as a coping mechanism

39:10 Being a friend to someone who is grieving

41:37 Three M’s to do when you’re experiencing grief

45:09 What’s now?



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