179 episodes

It’s time for grief to come out of the basement, or wherever we have stuffed it to avoid talking about it. When you suffer a loss you need support, comfort, and a safe place to heal. What you are experiencing is painful but normal, unique but similar, surreal but very, very real. As grief advocates we understand and want to provide support, knowledge and comfort as you continue to live and grieve. Host, Kathy Gleason; Producer, Stephanie Kendrick. www.asiliveandgrieve.com

As I Live and Grieve Kathy Gleason, Stephanie Kendrick - CoHosts

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

It’s time for grief to come out of the basement, or wherever we have stuffed it to avoid talking about it. When you suffer a loss you need support, comfort, and a safe place to heal. What you are experiencing is painful but normal, unique but similar, surreal but very, very real. As grief advocates we understand and want to provide support, knowledge and comfort as you continue to live and grieve. Host, Kathy Gleason; Producer, Stephanie Kendrick. www.asiliveandgrieve.com

    The Five Facets of Healing

    The Five Facets of Healing

    Send us some LOVE!When the unimaginable happens and we're left holding the pieces of a shattered life, where do we find the strength to rebuild? Annah Elizabeth joins us to courageously share her story. She speaks to the soul's remarkable ability to weather life's harshest storms, offering an inspiring testament to the power of hope and the multifaceted nature of our existence that each play a part in guiding us through our darkest days. Annah's journey underscores the fact that healing is no...

    • 38 min
    Our Dead Dads

    Our Dead Dads

    Send us some LOVE!Nick Gaylord found an unexpected beacon of hope in the form of podcasting. His journey, one that traverses the grief of losing a father and the unexpected solace found in dark humor, is the focal point of our latest episode. Nick shares his intimate story of coping with a complicated paternal relationship, infused with the bittersweet relief that followed his father's passing. This dance of emotions is one many of us know too well, yet often struggle to voice. Together, we p...

    • 33 min
    Continuing Bonds with Grief Tech

    Continuing Bonds with Grief Tech

    Send us some LOVE!Have you ever received a message that felt like it was sent from heaven? Our heartfelt discussion with Dave Roberts delves into this new world of AI and Grief Tech, where the bereaved find solace in AI-generated messages from those they've lost. We navigate the complexities and comforts of these services, balancing the poignant act of memorializing loved ones with the authenticity of such connections. As Dave and I wade through the ethical landscape of AI, we ponder the impl...

    • 34 min
    Grieving the Person You Used to Be

    Grieving the Person You Used to Be

    Send us some LOVE!As we grieve, we frequently encounter the shadow of who we used to be. Grief coach and author, Shelby Forsythia, joins me to share her deeply personal narrative of navigating the aftermath of her mother's death, revealing these intricate layers. Our conversation invites listeners to sit with the poignant truth that our old lives are forever altered, and our grieving reflects this transformation.While discussing the value of rituals, Shelby and I offer up ways to honor ...

    • 33 min
    Evan's Legacy

    Evan's Legacy

    Send us some LOVE!As we navigate the delicate terrain of grief, Susie Taylor joins us to share her powerful story of love, loss, and the enduring strength of the human spirit. Through the memory of her son Evan, who bravely faced significant medical challenges since birth, we uncover the raw emotions and the unspoken bonds that form in the wake of such an incomparable loss. Susie's candid recollections shine a light on the joy and laughter her son brought into their lives, while also explorin...

    • 31 min
    The Shadows of Anticipatory Loss

    The Shadows of Anticipatory Loss

    Send us some LOVE!Today's guest is a kindred spirit, Vicki Paris Goodman, whose memoir "To Sam With Love" captures the essence of anticipatory grief. Our conversation covers that unexpected optimism and spiritual guidance that reach us in our depths of sorrow.We talk about both engaging in life and embracing solitude. We examine the unique experiences of anticipatory grief, the surprising intersections of humor and healing, and how we discovered a renewed sense of purpose through the pain. Vi...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

DangoGotCha ,

Great storytelling

I loved the part of this episode where you opened up about AJ’s school Project about agent orange and your late husband. Gave me chills! Really enjoyed your podcast even though this was my first episode. I will continue to catch up and look forward to learning more about you Kathy!

RSB5 ,

Beautiful podcast and Real!

This podcast provides us with such a variety of resources and topics to help ourselves and/or loved ones explore grief. Well done and worth a listen. Thank you Kathy and Stephanie!

nishaa7 ,

Inspiring!

This podcast is so open and honest that it makes me feel better about my own life. I always turn to it when I’m in need. The host does such a great job of keeping the guest comfortable as well which is so refreshing to see. Would highly recommend to just about anyone.

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