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

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

The Evolution of Hope

Before we are even born, there is much hope; hope that the first trimester passes without incident, hope that kicks will be felt, hope that the child will not be cursed with the family nose and hope for a safe … 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

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

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

10 (somewhat) Secret Sources of Grief

Grief. It’s there when someone dies, and that’s perhaps the first type we think of when we think of it. Funerals, flowers, and deep sorrow. But there are many other kinds. With every beginning and ending, there is grief. It’s … Read More