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My name is Darwyn M. Dave, and I lost my father in April of 1978 when I was just 10 years old. Even though that was a long time ago, I have realized that I'm not "over" his death, but in fact I'm still dealing with it.

I've started the Dealing With My Grief podcast to discuss how I have been coping with grief and bereavement since that time.

It is my hope that in creating this space I am able to connect with others who have lost someone close to them and in some small way help them deal with their pain.

Dealing With My Grief Darwyn M. Dave

    • Mental Health
    • 4.4 • 35 Ratings

My name is Darwyn M. Dave, and I lost my father in April of 1978 when I was just 10 years old. Even though that was a long time ago, I have realized that I'm not "over" his death, but in fact I'm still dealing with it.

I've started the Dealing With My Grief podcast to discuss how I have been coping with grief and bereavement since that time.

It is my hope that in creating this space I am able to connect with others who have lost someone close to them and in some small way help them deal with their pain.

    Episode 209 - Speaking On What Caused Your GriefSpeaking On What Caused Your Grief

    Episode 209 - Speaking On What Caused Your GriefSpeaking On What Caused Your Grief

    I have often been asked if I have problems discussing the circumstances surrounding my dad' s death. Truthfully, I used to , but since starting the podcast It has been a lot easier for me. People need to know that some things they see on television is real, and it effect real people.
    Subscribe to this podcast by using one of the following:
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    email - darwyn@dealingwithmygrief.com
    twitter - http://www.twitter.com/dealwithgrief
    web - http://www.dealingwithmygrief.com
    voice/message - (240) 778-5200
    Facebook - https://facebook.com/groups/dealingwithmygrief
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/dealingwithmygrief
     Music provided by Oren Levine (oren@ohljazz.com)

    • 9 min
    Speaking Grief... A Conversation With Lindsey Whissel Fenton

    Speaking Grief... A Conversation With Lindsey Whissel Fenton

    Have you ever had an issue expressing how you navigate through the grieving process? If so, I had a conversation with a film maker who has a project that is a must see for grievers as well as those who are supporting grievers.
    Lindsey Whissel Fenton is an Emmy award-winning storyteller who is passionate about using public media to build empathy. She is currently a senior producer at WPSU where, most recently, she developed, produced, directed, and wrote Speaking Grief,  a multi-platform initiative aimed at helping create a more grief-aware society.
    In 2017, Lindsey co-produced and directed A Time to Heal, a public media documentary that explores the impact of the Vietnam War on the lives of those who fought, protested, or prayed for their loved ones to come home alive. You Can’t Say That, which she produced, was among eight U.S. programs selected to screen at the 2013 International Public Television Screening Conference (INPUT) conference in El Salvador; it was also honored with a Mid Atlantic Emmy Award. Some of her other projects include  Pennsylvania Folklore: Woven Together and World on Trial: The French Headscarf Law. Fenton also serves as a host for the WPSU-FM series Take Note. 
    She earned her bachelor’s degree in Cinema and Digital Arts from Point Park University and her master’s degree in Learning, Design, and Technology from Penn State. In 2012, she was one of four professionals selected by Rotary International District 7350 to serve as an ambassador for its Group Study Exchange to Ukraine.
    Fenton practices Shotokan karate and holds the rank of Nidan (second degree black belt). She also recently discovered a passion for rock climbing. A native of Buffalo, NY, Lindsey currently resides in Central Pennsylvania with her husband. She is the proud dog-mom to Birch, a 7(ish)-year-old Maltese who was rescued from a puppy mill by Pets Come First.
    Watch the facebook live stream here:
    https://www.facebook.com/wpsugrief/videos/200597058050614/?v=200597058050614
    Find out more about Speaking Grief here: https://speakinggrief.org/
    Information about the Brave of Heart Fund: https://www.braveofheartfund.com/
    Subscribe to this podcast by using one of the following:
    Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Android Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe on Spotify Contact me using any of following:

    email - darwyn@dealingwithmygrief.com
    twitter - http://www.twitter.com/dealwithgrief
    web - http://www.dealingwithmygrief.com
    voice/message - (240) 778-5200
    Facebook - https://facebook.com/groups/dealingwithmygrief
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/dealingwithmygrief
     Music provided by Oren Levine (oren@ohljazz.com)

    • 55 min
    The Continuing Education Credits of Grief

    The Continuing Education Credits of Grief

    • 7 min
    In Grief, I still Struggle With Some Things

    In Grief, I still Struggle With Some Things

    A listener asks if I still styruggle with someThe short anse things since it seems like I have come up with coping skills for a lot of things.
    The short answer is yes... I struggle with some things. However, there are some things that don't bother me so much.
    Subscribe to this podcast by using one of the following:
    Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Android Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe on Spotify Contact me using any of following:

    email - darwyn@dealingwithmygrief.com
    twitter - http://www.twitter.com/dealwithgrief
    web - http://www.dealingwithmygrief.com
    voice/message - (240) 778-5200
    Facebook - https://facebook.com/groups/dealingwithmygrief
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/dealingwithmygrief
     Music provided by Oren Levine (oren@ohljazz.com)

    • 23 min
    Grief and the Apology Letter

    Grief and the Apology Letter

    I received letter a few months ago from the person convicted of killing my father. This letter had been written in 2008 and had never been claimed by my mother.
    I'm not sure if she was truly aware that this letter had been written, or if she simply chose not to receive it.
    In any case, it weas not what I expected .
    Subscribe to this podcast by using one of the following:
    Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Android Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe on Spotify Contact me using any of following:

    email - darwyn@dealingwithmygrief.com
    twitter - http://www.twitter.com/dealwithgrief
    web - http://www.dealingwithmygrief.com
    voice/message - (240) 778-5200
    Facebook - https://facebook.com/groups/dealingwithmygrief
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/dealingwithmygrief
     Music provided by Oren Levine (oren@ohljazz.com)

    • 14 min
    In Grief, Forever is Not Always Forever

    In Grief, Forever is Not Always Forever

    A few months ago, I received notification that the person convicted of killing my father will be eligible for a parole hearing in April 2023... that is less than 3 years away. Even still, while the hearing is in less than three years, he still has another mandatory 8 years let's be fty to server.
    When I was a kid, 50 years seemed forever... now its right around the corner. I know have to ask myself how I feel about that.
    Do I consider what my mom would do or think about this, do I lean on religious beliefs or do what I think is right by me? Do I even know what I think is right?
    I have many questions and no answers, but I have time to think about it.
    Subscribe to this podcast by using one of the following:
    Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Android Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe on Spotify Contact me using any of following:

    email - darwyn@dealingwithmygrief.com
    twitter - http://www.twitter.com/dealwithgrief
    web - http://www.dealingwithmygrief.com
    voice/message - (240) 778-5200
    Facebook - https://facebook.com/groups/dealingwithmygrief
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/dealingwithmygrief
     Music provided by Oren Levine (oren@ohljazz.com)

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

blackeyedsusan23 ,

Heartfelt and thoughtful

Darwyn can tie anything to grief! His musings and insights are calming and make me feel like I am allowed to have my grief.

Berdie707 ,

Stumbled upon you

I absolutely didn’t think I would stumble upon Darwin Dave’s podcast I recently lost my mother and I don’t know here he was I’ve played the first podcast and I’ve been playin the rest since then. I want to say thank you to Darwin for sharing your stories and for honestly helpin me cope w my grief so far since my mom passed you have been the only one/thing to help me in a positive right way. Thank you so much again!!

filbert246 ,

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Darwin Dave’s gentle voice relates common things & events to his experience of grief over the years. He invites comments & experiences of others to help us all deal with grief in the immediate situation and long term.

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