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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Ep 9 Excerpt from Grief: A Love Story (the book)

It feels weird to let this baby out into the world. You can download a hold-in-your-hot-little-hands copy here, but I wanted to give it a voice, too. And as I mention at the end of the episode, this chapter and … Read More

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Ep 8 Andria Racich: Telling the Story of Grief with Interviews

“We’re all each other’s teachers.” Sometimes (well, a lot of times) I get connected with people who are My People. You know what I mean? People who get me, people who I get. Soul-like connections. Andria Racich (pronounced “rasich”) is … Read More

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Ep 7: Death is for a thousand lessons

Ep 7 One Death, Many Experiences, Many Lessons It’s a chapter in the book, and it’s just true: a thousand people (and more) will have an experience of each death, and we are all capable (and have permission) to learn … Read More

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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

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