Cynthia Yanof


messmerized PODCAST

Hi, I’m Cynthia! I am a wife, mom of 3, blogger and host of the MESSmerized podcast. I love Jesus, my family, foster care, and having lots of people around me as often as possible.

I believe God is found in the real life, everyday moments of parenting, marriage, friendships, and everywhere in between. Let’s look for him together.

MESSmerized with Cynthia Yanof Abby Rike

Season 1 : Episode 57

Episode 57 How Do I Grieve Well? With Abby Rike

“There’s no fast-tracking the grief process.” – Abby Rike


My good friend Abby is with us today talking about grief and the many forms it takes. Grief is most often associated with death, but it’s also important to acknowledge the grief we face in the loss of a dream, relationships, health, and so much more. Abby reminds us that there is hope in the midst of our deepest grief, and she tackles some of the lies we are tempted to believe when we’re struggling through the hard stuff. 


Interesting facts about Abby include that our dog is named after her, she’s been on The Biggest Loser, and she has walked a near-impossible road the last 20 years. That being said, she’s a beacon of encouragement on days that feel impossible with her message that with Christ as our anchor, we can move forward (not move on) with hope. 


I’m praying today’s show will encourage not just you, but that you will share it with others around you who are walking through grief in their own lives.



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Abby’s book: Working it Out: A Journey of Loss, Love, and Hope

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