Ep 6 Cassie Barrett: Green Burials and Reverence for Death

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Cassie Barrett has been a death worker since 2010 and is the Director of Operations at Carolina Memorial Sanctuary, a conservation and green cemetery located in Western North Carolina. Since she was a kid, Cassie … Read More

Relationship Care *for when the world doesn’t make sense

I talk a lot about grief from loss, but there’s a big piece of it that comes from events of the world. When racist hate settled into Virginia this past weekend, I watched it unfold through the safety of the media, … Read More

Chris Dierkes

Ep 5 Chris Dierkes: Landing at Sweet Sorrow

“The reason we meditate is to learn how to die.” In this conversation with Soul Interpreter, Chris Dierkes, we explore learning to live by being with the dead, the place of “sweet sorrow” in grief, and death as our last … Read More

Lisa Hartley

Ep 4 Lisa Hartley: Celebrating the Call to Grief

Grief is a call to consciousness Lisa Hartley is a Celebrant based in Vancouver, BC. In this conversation, we talk about the call to grief as a gift, Lisa’s own journey of loss, and (of course) her work as she … Read More

Ellen Ercolini

Ep 3 Ellen Ercolini: The un-logic of grief

“We were a mighty tribe, but we were rudderless. It forced me to grow up very quickly.” Ellen Ercolini is a business strategist and gifted coach, and while that may be what you learn about her first, there is so … Read More

Keri Anne

Ep 2 Keri-Anne Livingstone: Daring to Grieve

“It was honouring. Like going to war. I had to send it up to be healed.” Today, we dive deep into the relationship “half-pipe” between Joy and Grief with Coach, Mother, Speaker, and Empathic Leader, Keri-Anne Livingstone. When Keri-Anne suddenly … Read More

TaraCaffelle

Ep. 1 Intro: Why we’re here

The true thing is: we will all experience loss. And the choice we have is whether or not we truly feel our grief and ask what it has for us. In 2015, I lost four men in my life and … Read More

Conversations with an Introvert

Confession: I am an introverted bookworm who would rather shove toothpicks under my fingernails than make small talk. Yes, I will talk about the weather, when I must, but I am also very likely to avoid circumstances where I must … Read More

The Whys Wisdom of Grief

Early last week, I rose early to prepare for what felt like an important date with grief. My cousin, who left behind a young family and was only five days into his thirtieth year, was being laid to rest. I … Read More

Taking Temperatures

Some days, I feel on top of the world; I get in my run, I hit all my deadlines, I have conversations that matter, I eat salads instead of leftover Christmas chocolate, and I am winning. Other days, I feel … Read More