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What does life look like after the funeral? After the divorce is final? After the diagnosis? Whether your loss is a person, a relationship, a job, a pet, or a dream, loss shapes who you are and how you choose to live in the world. Join Shelby Forsythia, Intuitive Grief Guide as she explores the ideas, resources, and stories that help us "come back" to life after death, divorce, illness and more.

Coming Back: Conversations on life after loss Shelby Forsythia, Intuitive Grief Guide

    • Alternative Health

What does life look like after the funeral? After the divorce is final? After the diagnosis? Whether your loss is a person, a relationship, a job, a pet, or a dream, loss shapes who you are and how you choose to live in the world. Join Shelby Forsythia, Intuitive Grief Guide as she explores the ideas, resources, and stories that help us "come back" to life after death, divorce, illness and more.

    E112: SEASON 8 FINALE: A Coronavirus Uncertainty Meditation

    E112: SEASON 8 FINALE: A Coronavirus Uncertainty Meditation

    In the midst of coronavirus, life is anxious, overwhelming, and terribly uncertain. I’m sharing a quick mindfulness meditation you can use in the face of the unknown. Plus, I’m announcing the next session of my 12-week online course, Life After Loss Academy.

    • 21 min
    E111: My Hope Is Still Healing with Frankie Orella

    E111: My Hope Is Still Healing with Frankie Orella

    When she was just 17 years old, Frankie Orella lost her mom to breast cancer. Her religious community was less than helpful, so Frankie looked to music and songwriting to “speak” to the pain of her loss. Her latest endeavor is a series of songs based on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s Five Stages of Grief. Today, we’re talking about becoming comfortable with the mystery of grief, why being in a safe or stable place is often a trigger for grief, and how after loss, hope needs time and space to heal.

    • 43 min
    E110: Freedom Is Acknowledging "I Don't Understand" with Kim Peacock

    E110: Freedom Is Acknowledging "I Don't Understand" with Kim Peacock

    Kim Peacock watched her daughter fall off a cliff to her death while on a family vacation in 1998. A joyful event instantly became a nightmare as she wrestled with her religious foundations and her need to know "WHY?”. This week, we’re talking about the grief of the empty room when a child dies, the prayer Kim and her husband said to keep them from “the pit,” and why grieving is not a sign that you’ve lost your faith.

    • 45 min
    E109: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Weirder with Kelli Dunham

    E109: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Weirder with Kelli Dunham

    Comedian, nurse, and ex-nun Kelli Dunham had two partners die in her arms within the course of five years. You might think she’s cursed, but she sees it a little differently. Join Kelli and I as we discuss the role of humor in grief, why finding meaning doesn’t make grief magically “go away,” and what it’s like to be the partner of someone who’s chosen to die by medically-assisted death (also known as physician-assisted suicide).

    • 50 min
    E108: Spoiler Alert! You're Going to Die with Tammy Faulds

    E108: Spoiler Alert! You're Going to Die with Tammy Faulds

    At the age of six, Tammy Faulds was diagnosed with cancer. Her yearly visits to an oncology office are a regular reminder that she’s going to die one day, and before that happens, she wants to live a life she’s proud of. This week, Tammy and I are talking about how Western society equates death with failure, how we can use our own mortality and our deathbed regrets as motivators to live how we actually want to live, and how feminizing grief can help us honor its cycles and seasons of light and dark.

    • 54 min
    E107: The Dangers of Romanticizing Grief with Gabrielle Valdes

    E107: The Dangers of Romanticizing Grief with Gabrielle Valdes

    Gabrielle Valdes is a former hopeless romantic on a quest to help others live better by learning to love better. On this breakup + relationship geared episode, we’re talking about how romanticizing grief keeps us isolated, why the grief of betrayal and loss of trust hurt so much, and how to navigate the strange world of ambiguous loss—in other words, grieving someone who is still alive.

    • 52 min

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