In this heartfelt episode of the ADHD Support Talk Radio podcast, co-host Lynne Edris is joined by guests Colleen Gianatiempo and Dena Betti of iSoulify to explore the profound impact of grief and loss on our lives. The conversation delves into the various forms of grief that individuals may experience, ranging from the loss of a loved one to the loss of a relationship, job, way of life, or even a diagnosis.

Lynne, Colleen, and Dena emphasize the importance of recognizing and acknowledging the grief and loss we encounter throughout our lives, even if we may not immediately identify it as such. They discuss the profound impact that these experiences can have on our well-being and mental health. By exploring their personal journeys with grief and loss, the guests provide listeners with relatable insights and a sense of understanding.

The episode highlights the significance of navigating grief and loss not only for our own well-being but also for supporting others during challenging times. The guests share personal stories of resilience and discuss the different strategies and resources that can help individuals cope with grief and support those around them. They emphasize the importance of open and compassionate communication, active listening, and creating a safe space for others to share their feelings and experiences.

Throughout the conversation, the guests also shed light on the concept of post-traumatic growth, highlighting how individuals can find strength, resilience, and personal growth in the face of adversity. They discuss the transformative power of self-care practices, seeking support from trusted individuals or communities, and finding solace in creative outlets.

By addressing the topic of grief and loss with empathy and vulnerability, this podcast episode serves as a source of comfort, validation, and guidance for listeners navigating their own experiences. Lynne, Colleen, and Dena’s personal stories and insights offer a beacon of hope and demonstrate the resilience of the human spirit.

In conclusion, this episode of ADHD Support Talk Radio provides a compassionate and insightful exploration of grief, loss, resilience, and the importance of supporting one another during challenging times. Lynne Edris, Colleen Gianatiempo, and Dena Betti offer listeners a space to reflect on their own experiences, find solace in shared stories, and discover practical strategies for navigating grief and loss with resilience and compassion.

iSoulify was founded in 2018 by friends Dena Betti and Colleen Gianatiempo who met through volunteer work at their daughters’ elementary school in Martinez, California. In 2014, while coping with the tragic death of her 14-year-old daughter Jenna, Dena posted on social media, “How can I honor you?” Colleen responded to Dena’s post and said, “A mural.”  And that’s what they did!  You can see the beautiful mural which lives by the Alhambra Creek in downtown Martinez in honor of Jenna Betti here: Dena Betti later created a nonprofit #hersmile to help other families struck by tragedy, and Colleen Gianatiempo went on to finish her MFA in painting and inspire students from around the globe at! Together they are iSoulify, a wellness company connecting female entrepreneurs through courses, networking, and podcasting at

Podcast Co-Host Lynne Edris helps overwhelmed professionals take control of their time and tackle their to-dos with ease so they have more time, more energy, and more money for what they love most! As a woman with ADHD herself, she has been where her clients are and come out the other side, so to speak. She’s gone from living in a constant state of chaos and under-performance to a life full of success and fulfillment, and wants to help you achieve your version of success as well! Learn more about Lynne at, and sign up for the free Time to Thrive!© group program at


ADHD Support Talk Radio is an award winning Podcast for Adults with ADD / ADHD. Co-hosts Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris are joined by Adult ADHD experts and they cover important topics related to Adult ADD / ADHD. Podcast guests include Dr. Edward Hallowell, Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Dr. Ari Tuckman, Laurie Dupar, Terry Matlen and many more.

Tara McGillicuddy is described by those who know her – clients, fellow leaders, and community – as dedicated to the deep, soulful energetic-level shifts required by life. Whether she’s helping to SEE your life more clearly, identify where you’re stuck, tuning into sacred energies OR she’s helping to build a practical life with tools, structure, physical help and precise action steps, she is committed to giving everything she knows to help you live your best life and to feel fulfilled by it.

Tara has been known and celebrated in the ADHD community for decades of practical and long-lasting shifts in tens of thousands in her communities. The creator of, The ADHD Awareness Expo and ADHD Support Talk Radio Tara is one of the longest-standing leaders in the field. Over the years she has also honed her natural skills as an empath. She now also combines the rare gift of sight and energetic knowing and her latest project is Empath Now a resource to help Empower Empaths.

Tara McGillicuddy is the Producer, Owner and Co-host of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast. You may contact Tara with general questions or feedback about the podcast.

Lynne Edris is the Co-host of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast. You may contact Lynne with feedback about her episodes or if you are interested in having her interview you as a guest.

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