The Darker Sides of Life

By hexekami

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A podcast by Instagram creator hexekami about the darker sides of life such as dealing with death, mourning and mental health. Kamilla, the woman behind hexekami, shares stories and advice from her own experience with a life with many dark sides such as losing her mum to cancer when she was 8, growing up with a narcissist father and losing the grandmother she loved so dearly.

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Motherhood and Anger
1589

Who are you after motherhood and what would you do if your friends and family left you behind when you were pregnant? In this episode of season 2 of The Darker Sides of Life Kamilla is taking a look at a listener's story about their pregnancy, their anger towards the people who left them, and how we as people can lose track of who we are and yet still find tools to figure it all out.

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Get your grief diary here: www.hexekami.com/shop (Use code DARKSIDES for 10% off)

Follow the official podcast Instagram: thedarkersidesoflife

Want to donate and support me? Here is my Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife

Mail me: TheDarkerSidesOfLife@gmail.com


Thank you so much!


Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.



Music: ItsWatr



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Aug 07, 2022
Ending Contact with a Parent
1151

How do you keep the no-contact with a parent who keeps contacting you? Is it even possible? And why is it that the bond between a parent and child is so difficult to break? In this first episode of season 2 of The Darker Sides of Life Kamilla is taking a look at a listener’s issue with their father who won’t stop contacting them even when they have asked him not to. She is sharing advice on what to do and how she has done it herself. 

Like this podcast? Share it with your friends, subscribe and let me know!

Get your grief diary here: www.hexekami.com/shop (Use code DARKSIDES for 10% off)


Follow the official podcast Instagram: @thedarkersidesoflife

Want to donate and support me? Here is my Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife

Mail me: TheDarkerSidesOfLife@gmail.com


Thank you so much!


Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.


Music: ItsWatr



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Jul 31, 2022
Season 2 Teaser
275

Hi, love. I am back! Hurray! I reached my goal on Ko-Fi - thank you so much for helping me get there - and therefore I am doing the second season as promised. 

This time will be a bit different though. I want to tell YOUR stories, not mine. Think of the season as an advice column like the ones you know from magazines and newspapers. It will be like that. 

If you would like to share your story, your question, your thoughts, please go to the link here and fill out the form there. By doing so I have the submissions gathered and you remain anonymous which is important to me because I know that sometimes not being able to be recognised makes us more honest and open. 

https://forms.gle/7R855TkCT3m6hwao9

Please share this podcast with your friends and family. It really helps me out a lot. If you want to say thank you for my work then I hope you will consider donating to me and the podcast via my Ko-Fi. It helps me out with the fees I have to pay each month to have this podcast online. 

If you want to help me in a way where you feel like you get something in return then you can shop using my affiliate links and codes to get discounts on cool sustainable stuff. Whenever you purchase through these links and use my discount code I get a small fee.

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May 24, 2022
How to grieve - 5 tips!
896

In this final episode I share 5 tips on how to grieve and how to help people grieving. Thank you for listening to The Darker Sides of Life. If you would like a second season please help me reach my goal on Ko-Fi so I can make it. Click the link here and go support my work. The money goes to fees for hosting the podcast and a cup of tea for me. This is the link ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife

If you like this please share it with your friends so more people can listen to it.

Source material: 

https://allpoetry.com/poem/8518913-The-Mirror-by-A.A.-Milne

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/7547425-how-lucky-am-i-to-have-something-that-makes-saying

Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.



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Mar 20, 2022
How to deal with a dysfunctional family
999

How do you deal with a dysfunctional family? Why is family such a difficult thing to have if it is not a good one? And what does the idea of the nuclear family have to do with a dysfunctional one?


Want to donate and support me so we can have a second season?? Here is my Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife

Mail me: TheDarkerSidesOfLife@gmail.com


Thank you so much!


Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.


Music: ItsWatr



Source material and links for you:

https://www.reddit.com/r/raisedbynarcissists/

https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeAfterNarcissism/



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Mar 13, 2022
How to deal with a narcissist
1236

How do you deal with a narcissist? Can you escape them? Where do you get help? And what is narcissism anyway? Today I am sharing a part of my own story in the hopes it will help you if you are dealing with something similar.


Like this podcast? Share it with your friends.


Want to donate and support me? Here is my Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife

Mail me: TheDarkerSidesOfLife@gmail.com


Thank you so much!


Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.


Music: ItsWatr


SOURCE MATERIAL: 

https://psykiatrifonden.dk/diagnoser/dyssocial-personlighedsstruktur

https://www.britannica.com/science/narcissism

https://danner.dk/psykisk-vold?gclid=CjwKCAiAyPyQBhB6EiwAFUuakmv2NLUQa7W7ZuotM5F9yB8toTb86oOlcQ-QJBlZZvO_FYw-JUQsPBoCbwQQAvD_BwE



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Mar 06, 2022
Feeling out of place
890

For years I have felt out of place. In life. In social situations. Within myself. In this episode I am sharing how I have dealt with this and what I think can be helpful to you if you are going through something similar. 

Like this podcast? Share it with your friends.

Want to donate and support me? Here is my Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife

Mail me: TheDarkerSidesOfLife@gmail.com


Thank you so much!


Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.

Music: ItsWatr



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Feb 27, 2022
The feeling of doubt
845

Have you ever doubted yourself and your life choices? I think many of us have. In this episode I am sharing thoughts about doubt and how to deal with it taking my standpoint in the old Danish word for doubt “tvesind” which means “two minds”. 


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Source material: 

https://ordnet.dk/ddo/ordbog?query=tvivl

https://www.relicsworld.com/william-shakespeare/doubt-is-a-thief-that-often-makes-us-fear-to-tread-where-author-william-shakespeare




Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.


Music by: ItsWatr



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Feb 20, 2022
Yearning for what could have been
995

What is yearning? How can we use it as a tool for grieving? In this episode I am looking at yearning from an abstract point of view and trying to make sense of what it is and can be and I am sharing why I think it is a fundamental tool for mourning.


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Mail me: TheDarkerSidesOfLife@gmail.com
My Instagram: @hexekami


Thank you so much!


Source material: 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yearn

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/yearn

Song quoted: Claus Hempler - Jeg Drømmer Om En Sang



Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.


Music by: ItsWatr



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Feb 12, 2022
Losing myself
1536

What does it feel like to lose yourself? I’m sharing one of the most personal and sensitive matters to me in this episode and it revolves around the loss of my grandma that almost led to my own mental demise.


Like this podcast? Share it with your friends and let me know on Instagram.


Want to donate and support me and this podcast? Here is my Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife

Mail me: TheDarkerSidesOfLife@gmail.com


Thank you so much!


Source material: 

A. A. Milne: “Us two”, https://www.oatridge.co.uk/poems/a/aa-milne-us-two.php



Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.


Music by: ItsWatr + Michael Kobrin



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Feb 06, 2022
Losing a friend
882

What is friendship all about? How do we make friends as adults - and how do we then maintain them? I am sharing the difficulties I have in this regard since I used to be BFFs with Death. 


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Thank you so much.


Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.


Music by: ItsWatr

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Jan 30, 2022
Losing a partner
813

Is a breakup a loss? How do we measure pain and grief? Is there a scale for these things? In today’s episode I am sharing my thoughts about breakups, kinds of losses and sharing my idea of a “Scale of Grief”.


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Thank you so much.


Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.


Music by: ItsWatr



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Jan 23, 2022
Losing a parent
597

What does it mean to lose a parent? This episode deals with how I lost my mum when I was 8 and how I found a friend in Death. I am also sharing a piece of poetry that I think many who have met Death will understand and relate to.

Want to donate and support me? Here is my Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife
All donations will go towards continuing my work with podcasting.

Source material:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47652/because-i-could-not-stop-for-death-479



Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.


Music by: ItsWatr

Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife)
Jan 16, 2022
Who is hexekami and why am I doing this?
389

Who is hexekami and why should you listen to this podcast? In today’s episode I will share some of my own story and give some background info on why I have decided to do this podcast.

I would truly appreciate it if you would share this with your friends. Also if you want to help this podcast it would be great if you would consider leaving a review on iTunes so more people can find it. 

Want to donate and support me? Here is my Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife

Let's stay connected!
Instagram @hexekami
TheDarkerSidesOfLife@gmail.com

Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.


Music by: ItsWatr



Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife)
Jan 09, 2022
What is grief?
593

What is grief? In today’s episode I will check what a dictionary and an encyclopedia says it is and then I will share what it is to me and how I see it as a creature. 

If you like this please share it with your friends so more people can listen to it.


Want to donate and support me? Here is my Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife

Instagram @hexekami 

TheDarkerSidesOfLife@gmail.com

Source:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grief
https://www.britannica.com/topic/mourning

Medical Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. This podcast is created to share experiences from one human to others. This podcast cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have any mental health conditions please consult your health-care provider.


Music by: ItsWatr



Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/thedarkersidesoflife)
Jan 09, 2022