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Not your average grief group! Humor and laughter encouraged, awkwardness accepted, and a hint of celebrity gossip to spice things up.

Death is a strange topic, but it shouldn't be. This storytelling podcast about grief and loss, and the intriguing ways you grow from it, takes a look at how the conversation can go much deeper than just the societal band-aid of "so sorry for your loss."

The host, Gianna DeMedio, shares stories of her own grief after losing her father suddenly at 27 and talks with guests about their encounters with death, grief, and loss.

So Sorry For Your Loss: Not Your Average Grief Group Gianna DeMedio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Not your average grief group! Humor and laughter encouraged, awkwardness accepted, and a hint of celebrity gossip to spice things up.

Death is a strange topic, but it shouldn't be. This storytelling podcast about grief and loss, and the intriguing ways you grow from it, takes a look at how the conversation can go much deeper than just the societal band-aid of "so sorry for your loss."

The host, Gianna DeMedio, shares stories of her own grief after losing her father suddenly at 27 and talks with guests about their encounters with death, grief, and loss.

    SSFYL will BRB

    SSFYL will BRB

    The pod is taking a little hiatus in order to reformat and regroup. I also am in need of a little rest while growing this tiny human! Pregnancy has been tougher than I anticipated this go around and the pod has been a challenge to keep up with. Not to worry, I will be back! 

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
    The Last Mrs. Parrish

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    • 2 min
    Kristin Cavalleri: Back to Grief Beach

    Kristin Cavalleri: Back to Grief Beach

    If you’re a millennial, it’s probably no surprise that the new Dear Media podcast, Back to the Beach, hosted by Laguna Beach stars Kristen Cavalleri and Stephen Coletti has shot to number one on the charts. To honor the new show launch, we’re honing in on two topics we love to talk about, pop culture and grief, and telling Kristin Cavalleri’s own story with grief.
    K Cav lost her brother Michael back in 2016 and in this episode I talk about their relationship, his disappearance and loss, the ways she spoke out about it and honored him, and how she’s continued her life since.

    Clips from this episode:
    EXCLUSIVE: Kristin Cavallari 'Sees a Lot' of Her Late Brother in Her Oldest Son Camden
    Kristin Cavallari Wishes She Said Goodbye to Late Brother | Very Cavallari | E!
    “It Was A Crazy Time”: Kristin Cavallari Opens Up About Brother Michael’s Death
    Kristin Cavallari Gets Emotional With Jay at New Store Opening | Very Cavallari | E!
    Kristin Cavallari Cries in Jay's Arms After Talking About Loss | Very Cavallari | E!
    Kristin Adorably Calls Jay Her "Common Denominator" | Very Cavallari | E!
    Kristin Cavallari On The Loss Of Her Brother: 'It Has Been A Roller Coaster' (Exclusive)

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    • 10 min
    Pregnancy After Loss and Messages From Above

    Pregnancy After Loss and Messages From Above

    Premonition can be both wildly exciting or anxiety inducing depending on what the message is. I’ve certainly felt both feelings over the past several months. On the heels of last week and resharing an episode about signs from loved ones, I’m sharing a couple more personal stories of life recently and the signs and messages that were presented to me. I detail my own journey with pregnancy and loss, how I’ve coped, allowing myself to feel the feels, why I felt angry with my dad, and messages from a medium!

    I’m compiling YOUR stories of signs for an upcoming podcast episode. If you have one to contribute, send me a message on Instagram @sosorrywithgianna or email me at giannademedio@gmail.com

    Mentioned in this episode:
    It’s the Griefiest Time of the Year: Handling the Holidays
    Secrets of a Spiritual Medium
    Instagram Live with Alaine Portner on 7/26

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    • 25 min
    Legacy Episode: Cancer, the Universe, and a Review of the Book “Signs” by Laura Lynne Jackson with Jessica Hersh

    Legacy Episode: Cancer, the Universe, and a Review of the Book “Signs” by Laura Lynne Jackson with Jessica Hersh

    Are you a believer in signs? A butterfly, a coin, a rainbow, or something completely random, that immediately makes you think of your loved one above. In this previously aired episode, Jessica Hersh opens up about her grief journey and lessons she's learned after the death of her mother Sarajane from cancer in 2016. We discuss key points of the book "Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe" by Laura Lynne Jackson. I also share my own story of signs and a few from SSFYL listeners!

    Episode Highlights:
    Jessica’s grief path and what it was like living in a hospital for 3 months while her mother was dyingHow you can create positive memories if you’re in the position of watching a loved one declineSeeing the signs: ghost calls, coins, music and animalsSkepticism to signs and taking them as concretely or loosely as you’d likeStories of signs from listeners
    Mentioned in this episode: 
    The Dinner Party
    Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe" by Laura Lynne Jackson

    **This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit www.BetterHelp.com/SSFYL for 10% off your first month of therapy**


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    • 42 min
    Widowed at Age 30, Feeling Lonely, and Seeking Support on Grief With Candyce Ossefort-Russell

    Widowed at Age 30, Feeling Lonely, and Seeking Support on Grief With Candyce Ossefort-Russell

    We often talk about how critical it is to have support when it comes to grief yet support and asking for help is still often stigmatized in our society. When Candyce Ossefort-Russell experienced the sudden loss of her husband at the age of 30, she decided to become the therapist that she once needed. As an LPC-S, Candyce offers insights about grief, being a widow, and other painful emotions from a unique blend of personal and professional experience. She has extensively explored psychological, spiritual, and scientific perspectives of suffering and transformation for 30 years and pairs her knowledge with being a writer, trainer, and speaker.

    Episode Highlights:
    Candyce’s grief journey and the extensive pain of becoming widowed at the age of 30 with an 11 month old sonWhat makes loss traumaticHow to find support via therapy, friends, grief groups and other resourcesTips for widows of any ageProlonged Grief Disorder DiagnosisSocial loneliness vs attachment lonelinessNormalizing recurring bouts of grief
    Download Candyce’s free grief e-book
    Subscribe to Deeper Dimensions, Candyce’s weekly email and blog

    Connect with Candyce:
    deepcenterforgrowth.com
    www.instagram.com/CORTherapist
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/cortherapist/
    https://twitter.com/cortherapist/
    https://www.facebook.com/candycecounseling
    Medium.com/CORTherapist


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    • 42 min
    Finding Peace & Purpose After Loss: Reid Peterson on Founding the Grief Refuge App

    Finding Peace & Purpose After Loss: Reid Peterson on Founding the Grief Refuge App

    Reid Peterson is no stranger to grief and has had several, very different experiences with loss in his lifetime. Reid experienced death first at the age of 10 when a friend and classmate died of spinal meningitis. He went on to lose his biological father to suicide in 2006 and his stepfather to cancer in 2016. He felt compelled to help the grieving find peace and purpose after loss. Reid achieved a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2007 and is certified in Death & Grief Studies by the Center for Loss & Life Transition. 

    He has since gone on to create Grief Refuge - the best mobile app to help you cope with the loss of a loved one. Filled with insight and wisdom for managing grief, it helps you understand what to do with your loss: physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Find out how Reid was inspired to create the app and how it can help you through your grief.

    Episode Highlights:
    Why Reid decided to become educated and certified in griefHow his experiences with grief have differedThe physical loss of a person versus the loss of a relationship you longed forSlowing down and listening as it pertains to griefThe six needs for mourningWhy meditation can be such a powerful resource for grieversThe healing powers of natureGrief Refuge App

    Connect with Reid:
    https://www.griefrefuge.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/griefrefugeapp/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcsIhVmqOQC1WjFnqOXu1A
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/grief-refuge/
    https://www.facebook.com/griefrefuge

    **This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit www.BetterHelp.com/SSFYL for 10% off your first month of therapy**
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

R.Peterson_44 ,

Very normal grief conversations

Love how the conversations on this podcast help normalize grief and all the complicated emotions involved.

Cc304 ,

Amazing

Thank you, Gianna! You help me feel less alone in this journey we call grief. Loss is hard. I look forward to your episodes. You and Jaime were excellent today. So relatable! I’m about to endure my first holidays without my dad. I can’t thank you enough for this episode ❤️

happily healed ,

Just WOW!

I am so grateful I found this Podcast! The host, Gianna, has such a warm and friendly personality that makes you want to open up and talk about it all! Listening to her share with us many of her experiences has helped me pull out, sort through, and heal moments in my life where I suffered grief that seemed too painful to accept and like no one else could relate.

Loss looks different on every person, and So sorry for your loss helps bring awareness to the different ways we grieve so that we may help and support others in their time on grief

Definitely a much-needed podcast!

Thank you!

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