Ep 15 Shelby Forsythia: Both Hands Open

This show is a lovely meander through grief with Shelby Forsythia, founder of The Grief Grower’s Garden and the author of Permission to Grieve. After losing her Mom at the age of 21, Shelby sought to heal and make sense … Read More

Lessons from my new church

When I moved to the outskirts of my new, much-smaller city last spring, I was looking forward to a few things happening: spending much less time in my car – it takes me twenty minutes, tops, to get from my … Read More

Ep 14 Dr. Martha Jo Atkins: Moving in and out of the spaces

It was such a pleasure to connect with Dr. Martha Jo Atkins, who has build an entire career from “moving and out of the spaces” of grief. Our conversation meanders to some beautiful places, and there is no shortage of … Read More

Ep 13 DeAnne Joy: No Deathbed Regrets

“Planning for death is a life-affirming act.” My guest for this episode is DeAnne Joy, a fellow soldier in grief and death, and like so many of these conversations, I felt we could have gone on for days together. We … Read More

Ep 12 Gillian Rowinski: The Grief of Parenthood

“There’s a constant stream of grief in parenting.” Some conversations are just always delicious and I have never not enjoyed speaking with Gillian Rowinski in the years that I have known her and we have stolen some time to connect. In … Read More

Ep 11 Erin Zimmerman: The Legacy in Grief

“We are here to fill the shoes of the dead.” Erin Zimmerman is one of those humans who just creates…space. She bounds with joy, she laughs easily, and she seems to make setbacks into stepping stones as she evolves. We … Read More

Ep 10 Jana Buhlmann: A New Definition of Grief

“Grief is what we are left with.” I consider it one of the greatest blessings of my work and my life to have conversations like this one. To have in front of me inspiration, and strength and a poetic, magical … Read More

Yes, You Absolutely Have Permission

From the clients I have spoken with in the last couple of weeks, I hear similar threads of…ugh. Life is “fine” but it’s also not at all sustainable. It’s exhausting, and it’s hard.  It’s barrels of fun and also sacrifice. … Read More

Be. Here. Now.

November feels odd to me, this year. I’m not sure if it’s because I am in a weird space with my book re-writes (if you haven’t downloaded your excerpt, you can do so here,) or the early appearance of snow … Read More

How to Survive a Fall (with gratitude)

Earlier this year, my partner and I moved to a new city and into a new (to me) home. As soon as we arrived, amid the unpacking and settling-in, I loved getting to know our new abode; it’s the same … Read More