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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Shelby Forsythia
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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Shelby Forsythia
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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E55: The Energy of Grief with Sharon Ehlers - Bereavement Cruise 2019

Sharon Ehlers believes "the proof is in the pudding" when it comes to the healing power of Reiki for a grieving heart. She picked up Reiki after losing two beloved people to suicide and now owns Grief Reiki, a practice that helps grievers around the world cope with the energy of loss. Plus, I'm sharing my Spotify playlist for writing my upcoming book, Permission to Grieve.

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