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It’s a fact: death is inevitable, and so is grief. It can stop us in our tracks, regardless of the amount of time that's passed. Good Grief is a six-part, sixty-minute binge of true, short stories that immerse us in the grieving process, find healthy (and avoid unhealthy) ways to cope, and even share a few laughs. Comfort, community, and catharsis guide this audio portrait of love and loss. 

Good Grief Lemonada Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 116 Ratings

It’s a fact: death is inevitable, and so is grief. It can stop us in our tracks, regardless of the amount of time that's passed. Good Grief is a six-part, sixty-minute binge of true, short stories that immerse us in the grieving process, find healthy (and avoid unhealthy) ways to cope, and even share a few laughs. Comfort, community, and catharsis guide this audio portrait of love and loss. 

    Listen to This: New Day

    Listen to This: New Day

    Every week on New Day, we’ll find one new way to make life a little better. So many of us are suffering in silence. Maybe you're successful but miserable at work. Perhaps you have the perfect family on Instagram, but you're at each other's throats IRL. Maybe you can’t even put your finger on what feels weird - but you know you deserve more. Whatever it is, you’re not alone. On New Day, therapist, author, and grief expert, Claire Bidwell Smith shares easy actions you can try to keep moving forward. From waking up with more energy, to redefining balance, and making time for hobbies again, Claire and her incredible guests won't shy away from helping you answer the big question we're all asking: How can I lead a more fulfilling life?

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    • 21 min
    7: Paula — “The center of our universe is gone.”

    7: Paula — “The center of our universe is gone.”

    Paula Edgar has spent the past 20 years conflicted about her grief -- does she take part in our country’s collective grieving on September 11th? Or does she simply mourn her beloved mother Joan in private, who she thinks of fondly whenever she hears a Broadway tune? 

     

    Find Paula on Twitter at @PaulaEdgar and on Instagram at @thepaulaedgar. 

     

    Comfort and community are key components in coping with grief. Participate in conversations and hear advice. Join our Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/goodgriefpod. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

     

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    • 12 min
    Introducing Last Day Revisited: The Opioid Crisis with Stephanie Wittels Wachs & Jackie Danziger

    Introducing Last Day Revisited: The Opioid Crisis with Stephanie Wittels Wachs & Jackie Danziger

    Opioids are killing more people than ever. In 2020, overdose deaths in the U.S. spiked nearly 30% to a record high -- the sharpest annual increase in 30 years. Fentanyl sold on the street and the ongoing toll of the pandemic are the primary drivers. With so many of us affected, there’s a dire need for solutions. That’s why we’re re-releasing episodes 2-12 from season one with new updates from previous guests and fans of the show. Last Day Revisited: The Opioid Crisis is a binge listen that offers essential knowledge, support, and answers for people directly impacted by addiction. PLUS, we reveal what topic we’ll be covering in Last Day Season 3, dropping early 2022. Together, we can reduce stigma and save lives.  On Last Day, we talk about what’s killing us, the stuff that’s hard to comprehend and getting worse every day. Join host Stephanie Wittels Wachs, as she confronts massive epidemics with humanity, wit, and a quest for progress. While Season 1 chronicled the opioid crisis in the US, Season 2 delves into the growing suicide rate, telling real stories, talking to experts, and asking everyone along the way, "How did we get here, and what could we have done differently?"

     


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    • 20 min
    6: Claire — “We welcome people into the world; we should also see them out.”

    6: Claire — “We welcome people into the world; we should also see them out.”

    Renowned grief therapist and ‘New Day’ host Claire Bidwell Smith was forced to confront her parents’ cancer deaths by the age of 25. Her quest to find meaning in the “nothingness” afterward led her down a healing path that she now explores with clients facing similar loss. 

     

    Find Claire on Twitter at @clairebidwell and on Instagram at @clairebidwellsmith. 

     

    Comfort and community are key components in coping with grief. Participate in conversations and hear advice. Join our Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/goodgriefpod. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

     

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    • 14 min
    5: Meghan — “The curtains were pulled, and it was quiet.”

    5: Meghan — “The curtains were pulled, and it was quiet.”

    Meghan Britton-Gross finds it hard to believe it’s been nearly 30 years since she lost her little brother, Andrew, in a car accident. He was 7. She was 12. Meghan still vividly remembers the dark and lonely aftermath of his loss, particularly as a junior high student processing the pain of being treated as a “forgotten griever.” 

     

    Find Meghan on Instagram at @megegross, on Facebook at @MegGrossBlog, and on Twitter at @meggyb_to_the_g. 

     

    Comfort and community are key components in coping with grief. Participate in conversations and hear advice. Join our Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/goodgriefpod. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

     

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 

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    • 12 min
    4: Julie — “I wanted to crawl out of my own skin.”

    4: Julie — “I wanted to crawl out of my own skin.”

    Latinx comedian Julie Piñero was swept up by her partner Jose’s adventurous spirit almost immediately. To make sense of his murder just weeks later, she threw herself into performance, ultimately developing a one-woman Zoom show centering on the intersection of love and loss. 

     

    Find Julie on Twitter at @shmooolie and on Instagram at @shmoooolie. 

     

    Comfort and community are key components in coping with grief. Participate in conversations and hear advice. Join our Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/goodgriefpod. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

     

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 

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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

JonesySpaceCat ,

A comfort for those grieving

I lost my daughter to stillbirth this past 2020. These stories are harrowing, tragic, and beautiful. I’m finding comfort in the stories of grief from others. Thank you for this.

Ke8989 ,

They know

Having suffered a terrible and sudden loss, I find these stories to be like connecting with others who know. Well done

ajeniecef ,

Awesome

Amazing podcast. Short but (bitter) sweet stories about what we talk about the least as a society. Death & grief. 5 stars.

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