21 episodes

Bury Me In New Jersey is a podcast about grief, death, love, and everything in between. Visit www.burymeinnj.com to learn more!

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Bury Me In New Jersey is a podcast about grief, death, love, and everything in between. Visit www.burymeinnj.com to learn more!

    On the Road

    On the Road

    In our final episode for this season, we speak with Penny Smtih, a hospice nurse who's gained a viral following on TikTok for helping to normalize conversations about death and dying. During our conversation, we talk about what led her to pursue work as a hospice nurse, the ways helps people navigate their death experiences, and what inspired her to share her stories through social media.

    Produced by Nick Rumaczyk. Theme music: "P to the A," by Anonymous Novels. Season 3 is brought to you in part by Keeper (mykeeper.com), which offers online tribute pages and virtual memorial services. 

     

    • 59 min
    Memories

    Memories

    This week speak with Co-Founder & CEO of GatheringUs, Noha Waibsnaider. Based on her own experiences of organizing memorials and funerals as part of a large family, Noha was determined to help other families honor their loved ones in a way that was easy and convenient. With the onset of COVID-19, and the global travel restrictions set in its wake, the need for alternative and virtual gathering options in times of mourning is even more essential. 
    During our conversation, we discuss the initial inspiration behind GatheringUs, the way that the platform has grown and evolved to meet clients' needs, and the lessons Noha has learned while helping grieving families during such unprecedented times.

    Produced by Nick Rumaczyk. Theme music: "P to the A" by Anonymous Novels. Season 3 is brought to you in part by Keeper (mykeeper.com), which offers online tribute pages and virtual memorial services. 

    • 48 min
    Wind Beneath My Wings

    Wind Beneath My Wings

    Today's conversation is with pioneer and established thought-leader of pet death care, Coleen A. Ellis. She uses her decades of experience to assist those mourning the loss of a beloved animal companion and bring much-needed continuing education to the veterinary industry to help better guide clients through the loss of a pet.

    Produced by Nick Rumaczyk. Theme music "P to the A" by Anonymous Novels. Season 3 is brought to you in part by Keeper (mykeeper.com ), which offers online tribute pages and virtual memorial services.

    • 49 min
    Come What May

    Come What May

    Today's episode features UK-based cartoonist and illustrator Gary Andrews (@garyscribbler). While a daily doodle was a way for him to record the general happenings of life, the project took on new meaning after the sudden passing of his wife, Joy. 
    Through this project, Gary chronicled his grief journey, providing insights into the pain,  reflections, and perseverance that he and his two young children experienced  in the days, weeks, months, and years since Joy's death. A collection of these illustrations are now available in the book, Finding Joy.  

    Produced by Nick Rumaczyk. Theme music: "P to the A" by Anonymous Novels. 

    Special thanks to our season-long sponser, Keeper (mykeeper.com).

    • 41 min
    A Song For Mama

    A Song For Mama

    This week’s episode features End-of-Life Guide, Naomi Edmonson who was first drawn to death work after a close mother figure’s battle with, and subsequent passing from, cancer. 

    Upon the sudden passing of her own mother, Naomi found herself using the tools she learned about to navigate through her own unexpected grief journey while also creating a space for others to freely express their grief experiences through her Instagram account, @theglorioushum, and her website, glorioushum.com.

    Produced by Nick Rumaczyk. Theme music: "P to the A" by Anonymous Novels. 
    Special thanks to today's show sponsors, AFTR (after.live) and Keeper (mykeeper.com).

    • 49 min
    The Ocean

    The Ocean

    In this episode of the show, we speak with Steve Reiter, founder & president of the NEVER Alone Project. His organization is dedicated to helping pass legislation to change recently implemented visitor restrictions due to COVID-19. This initiative was started after his wife, Elizabeth, died alone in a Colorado hospital. 

    Produced by Nick Rumaczyk. Theme music, "P to the A" by Anonymous Novels. 

    • 1 hr 16 min

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