E87: Modern Loss with Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner

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Modern Loss founders Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner are members of the "Women With Dead Parents Club." Rebecca's mom died after a car accident and her dad had a heart attack while traveling abroad. Gabi's father and stepmother were murdered in a robbery when a recently released methamphetamine addict was sent to their home to make what should've been a run-of-the-mill home repair. Rebecca and Gabi met and created Modern Loss, a multimedia platform for sharing candid stories about life after loss. Through their book, website, and live events, they're sparking powerful and unconventional conversations on grief... and beginners are most definitely welcome. This week, we're talking about how ANY moment can be a trigger for grief, the surreal feeling of being an adult orphan, and why the time for pretending to be perfect is over. Also, I'm answering a listener question about living in despair.

Modern Loss's articles, book, and upcoming events:
https://modernloss.com/

Dr. Ashton's Interview with Talinda Bennington on the Life After Suicide Podcast:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moving-through-grief-talinda-bennington/id1460022071?i=1000438056604

Linkin Park's Song, "One More Light":
https://youtu.be/Tm8LGxTLtQk

My interview on hopelessness/surrender with Chelsea Leigh Trescott:
https://soundcloud.com/thankyouheartbreak/107-companioning-pain-over-over-over-with-shelby-forsythia

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Crisis Text Line:
https://www.crisistextline.org/

Become a part of my insiders community! Support Coming Back on Patreon to unlock weekly grief journaling prompts, podcast swag, and LIVE grief hangouts from me:
https://www.patreon.com/shelbyforsythia

Set sail on the 2020 Bereavement Cruise:
http://comingbackcruise.com

Apply for private grief coaching with me:
http://www.shelbyforsythia.com/grief-coaching/


To ask a question or leave a comment for a future show, leave a voicemail or text 312.725.3043 or email shelby@shelbyforsythia.com. Join my private Facebook group, The Grief Growers' Garden to continue the conversation on life after loss.

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