Crumbs of Joy with Charla Grant
Dawn Breaks podcast
FEB. 12, 2021
Key words: Baby loss, Miscarriage, Grief, Gratitude, Hope, Entrepreneurship
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Charla Grant is the Founder of The Grateful Hearts Club. After experiencing a series of heart breaking events Charla had no choice but to focus on the small joys in life, what was present rather than was missing (a very useful tool for 2020). In 2019 The Grateful Hearts Club was born.
A love project turned business based around sharing everything Charla has learnt about gratitude, a way to connect with creativity and ultimately turn pain into love. Cards to capture and share gratitude, merchandise to act as a subtle gratitude prompts and a series of workshops and personal coaching sessions so everyone has thankfulness in their self-care tool kit.
The aim is to create a community of people with gratitude in their hearts while spreading some love and positivity at the same time. Because gratitude brings hope, and, right now we need hope more than ever.
Charla can often be found day dreaming about what to eat next or on the beach with her husband Joe and dog Mable. But, she is mostly found working out how to live a life that combines all of her passions (while she is busy discovering new ones).
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Further support specific to this episode:
The Lullaby Trust bereavement support service: https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/bereavement-support/
Bereavement support helpline: 0808 802 6868
Baby loss Awareness Alliance - a group of organisations coming together support those who are grieving:
Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity and exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth.
Sands provides bereavement support services both nationally through its Freephone helpline (0808 164 3332), mobile app (sands.org.uk/app), online community (sands.community) and resources (sands.org.uk/book), and locally through a network of around 100 regional support groups based across the UK.
Losing a baby during pregnancy can be a very unhappy, frightening and lonely experience. The Miscarriage Association helps by offering support and information for anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.
For support call 01924 200799 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS UK - Where to get urgent support for mental health: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/where-to-get-urgent-help-for-mental-health/
Find an urgent Mental Health Helpline (England only): https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline
Call The Samaritans, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for anonymous support on 116 123
Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19