72: Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop with Vivian Nunez

Vivian Nunez is the founder of Too Damn Young, a website that helps teens and young adults find support and community after losing a loved one. We're talking about coping with the anxiety of waiting for the other shoe to drop and the importance of making room for Latina grief in a space that is very, very white. Plus, a quick reminder about Monday's Google Hangout!

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71: Grief is a Clusterfuck with Alison L. Miller

Alison L. Miller is happily homeless, traveling with her cremated husband riding shotgun in her bright pink car. We're talking about her radical Odyssey of love and how none of us is ever REALLY prepared for loss. Plus, I'm talking about grief's need to exist outside of "negative/positive" labels.

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70: Dead Moms Club with Alica Forneret

Alica Forneret lost her mom in her late twenties and was inspired to create Dead Moms Club lapel pins so others might honor the deaths of their moms. We're talking about how planning a memorial is truly an act of love, why it's so important to have other grieving friends around, and of course, the spark of inspiration behind Alica's Dead Moms Club pins. Plus, I'm talking about when people use grief to hold others hostage.

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E69: Allowing Grief to Be Holy with Rabbi Anne Brener

Rabbi Anne Brener has devoted her life and work to connecting ancient Jewish mourning rituals, psychology, and grief. We're talking about her book Mourning & Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner’s Path Through Grief to Healing and how God can become "a place" for mourning people to dwell. Plus, I'm talking about the language of grief... and the subtle significance of switching from "is" to "was."

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E68: An Invitation to Joy with Melissa Lyons

Melissa Lyons channeled a mysterious divine message for grievers in her journal. She published the message as a children's book called I Will Always Love You and it's bringing hope, comfort, and permission to live with joy to thousands of people who have experienced the death of a loved one. Plus, I'm talking about when grief makes us feel like a failure.

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E67: Nailing My Feet to the Floor with Catharine H. Murray

Catharine H. Murray lost her six-year-old son, Chan, to a rare form of leukemia. Her book Now You See the Sky tells the story of his life and death, plus Catharine's attempt to "nail her feet to the floor" in order to stay present with Chan while he was dying. Plus, I'm acknowledging the reality of relationship loss (divorce, separation, breakup) after death.

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E65: Living in the Baby Steps with Katie Huey

2016 was an awful year for Katie Huey. Grief over her father's sudden death was compounded by her and her husband's unexpected job losses and she found herself in a place of spiraling, compounding confusion. We're talking about putting faith in religion, what's it's like to grieve as an introvert, and how Katie's writing changed in the aftermath of her dad's death. Plus, I'm announcing the winner of my In the Meantime giveaway!

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E63: Doing the Grief Shuffle with Glen Lord - Bereavement Cruise 2019

Glen Lord's heart was shattered when he lost his young son to complications of a tonsillectomy. Seeing others talk about their loved ones at a Compassionate Friends meeting gave him the permission he needed to start working through his losses. We're talking about what it's like to grow up in a death-averse home, the three things we need to recover from grief, and the process of "companioning," or walking beside others in the midst of loss. Plus, a reminder about my holiday coping Google Hangout!

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E62: Giving Men Permission to Grieve with Herb Knoll - Bereavement Cruise 2019

Herb Knoll lost his wife, Michelle, to pancreatic cancer and gained the title "widower." When he couldn't find the answers he was seeking surrounding grief he forged his own path, interviewing over 40 men over nine years about what it was like to be a widower. We're talking about anticipatory grief, caregiving, and the types of resources men need in order to grieve. Plus, I'm talking about serving others in the midst of heartache.

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E61: Wearing Grief Shoes with Lynda Cheldelin Fell - Bereavement Cruise 2019

Lynda Cheldelin Fell didn't grow up with grief. After she lost her daughter in 2009 and her husband suffered a disabling stroke, she suddenly found herself wearing "grief shoes." We're discussing how grief turns us into 2.0 versions of ourselves and how much of our life after loss is made up of collateral blessings. Plus, I'm inviting you to my next Google Hangout, where we'll share ideas on how to survive grief during the holidays.

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E60: Learning to Dance Again with Robin Chodak - Bereavement Cruise 2019

Suicide is a complicated loss to say the least. Robin Chodak discovered her husband dead by suicide in 2005 and was instantly plunged into a world of misinformation and myths about how suicide works. We’re talking about vocabulary, prevention, and dancing on the show today. Plus, I'm sharing my three biggest fears after the loss of my mom on an interview I did on Moments of Hope.

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E59: Grief at a Round Table with Peggy Langenwalter & Trish Comer - Bereavement Cruise 2019

When Peggy Langenwalter and Trish Comer lost their husbands, their worlds turned upside down. On this first Coming Back group discussion, we're covering what it's like to take on the role of a deceased partner, how grief doesn't care about convenience, and how everyone's grief can be heard if we sit at a round table. Plus, I'm talking about the importance of finding your "people" and you're invited to my next Google Hangout!

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E58: Giving People Back to Themselves with Cathy Cheshire - Bereavement Cruise 2019

Cathy Cheshire believes that healing from grief starts in the mind. We're talking about redefining love after decades of abuse and abandonment, what it's like to be punished for telling the truth about grief, and how working in grief is ultimately a process of giving people back to themselves. Plus, I'm sharing news about a recent interview I did on the role of intuition in grief.

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