41 episodes

This space was created for you by someone who gets it – your grief; your foundation-shattering reality;  and the question of what the heck do we do with the shattered pieces of life and loss around us.It’s also for the listener who wants to better understand their grieving person, and perhaps wants to learn how to help.Now entering its third season, the Grief and Light Podcast features both solo episodes and interviews with first-hand experiencers, authors, and professionals, who shine a light on the broad spectrum of experiences, feelings, secondary losses, and takeaways.I share my personal story of the sudden loss of my younger brother, only sibling, one day after we celebrated his 32nd birthday. I also delve into how that loss, trauma, and grief catapulted me into a truth-seeking journey, which ultimately led me to answer "the calling" of creating this space I now call Grief and Light.Since launching the first episode on March 30, 2023, the Grief and Light podcast and social platforms have evolved into a powerful resource for grief-informed support, including one-on-one grief guidance, monthly grief circles, community, and much more.With each episode, you can expect open and authentic conversations sharing our truth, and explorations of how to transmute the grief experience into meaning, and even joy.My hope is to make you feel less alone, and to be a beacon of light and source of information for anyone embarking on this journey."We're all just walking each other HOME." - Ram DassThank you for being here.We're in this together.Nina, Yosef's Sister--Want your story featured in a podcast episode?Please contact me via IG @griefandlight (https://www.instagram.com/griefandlight/) , via email at nina@griefandlight.com, or visit griefandlight.com.

Grief and Light Podcast Nina Rodriguez

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

This space was created for you by someone who gets it – your grief; your foundation-shattering reality;  and the question of what the heck do we do with the shattered pieces of life and loss around us.It’s also for the listener who wants to better understand their grieving person, and perhaps wants to learn how to help.Now entering its third season, the Grief and Light Podcast features both solo episodes and interviews with first-hand experiencers, authors, and professionals, who shine a light on the broad spectrum of experiences, feelings, secondary losses, and takeaways.I share my personal story of the sudden loss of my younger brother, only sibling, one day after we celebrated his 32nd birthday. I also delve into how that loss, trauma, and grief catapulted me into a truth-seeking journey, which ultimately led me to answer "the calling" of creating this space I now call Grief and Light.Since launching the first episode on March 30, 2023, the Grief and Light podcast and social platforms have evolved into a powerful resource for grief-informed support, including one-on-one grief guidance, monthly grief circles, community, and much more.With each episode, you can expect open and authentic conversations sharing our truth, and explorations of how to transmute the grief experience into meaning, and even joy.My hope is to make you feel less alone, and to be a beacon of light and source of information for anyone embarking on this journey."We're all just walking each other HOME." - Ram DassThank you for being here.We're in this together.Nina, Yosef's Sister--Want your story featured in a podcast episode?Please contact me via IG @griefandlight (https://www.instagram.com/griefandlight/) , via email at nina@griefandlight.com, or visit griefandlight.com.

    TENDING GRIEF: The healing power of care in community with Camille Sapara Barton

    TENDING GRIEF: The healing power of care in community with Camille Sapara Barton

    Camille Sapara Barton, author of 'Tending Grief, Embodied Rituals for Holding Our Sorrow and Growing Cultures of Caring Community,' discusses the importance of tending to grief and creating communal spaces for grief. They emphasize the need to process grief through the body, and draw inspiration from the grief rituals of the Dagara people, who see grief as a generative force that supports the well-being of the community. They also highlight the significance of incorporating joy and pleasure i...

    • 42 min
    Grief and Resilience: Tools for 'Bouncing Forward' after Loss with Blair Kaplan Venables

    Grief and Resilience: Tools for 'Bouncing Forward' after Loss with Blair Kaplan Venables

    In this conversation, Blair Kaplan Venables, a grief and resilience expert, shares her personal journey of resilience and how she turned her pain into purpose after experiencing multiple losses, including the loss of both parents and a pregnancy. She discusses the concept of resilience and defines it as 'bouncing forward' from a challenging experience.Blair also introduces the Navigating Grief Framework, which consists of five tools she developed to help others navigate their own healing proc...

    • 54 min
    The First Five Years of Grief | Season 3 Premiere

    The First Five Years of Grief | Season 3 Premiere

    The first five years of grief:Year One: Shock and FogYear Two: Year of PermanenceYear Three: The Year of Inflammation and New NormalsYear Four: The Pivot YearYear Five: The Year of RebirthIn this episode, Nina Rodriguez reflects on the first five years of her grief journey after the loss of her brother. She shares the different stages and experiences she went through, and discusses the importance of allowing grief to unfold in its own time, and the physical impact it can have on the body. Nin...

    • 32 min
    Compassionate Leadership: On a mission to build compassionate organizations | Janet Gwilliam-Wright's Story

    Compassionate Leadership: On a mission to build compassionate organizations | Janet Gwilliam-Wright's Story

    Janet Gwilliam-Wright , a grief awareness advocate and educator, shares her personal experience of losing her mother and how it shaped her life. She launched the Mother Love Project as a platform for motherless daughters to share their stories, and co-founded Bloomwell Partners, a global training and consulting firm working to build more compassionate and grief-informed workspaces. In this conversation, Janet discusses the importance of honoring and remembering our loved ones, the complexitie...

    • 47 min
    Soulful Sorrow: A Holistic Approach to Healing after Pregnancy Loss | Lauren Paz' Story

    Soulful Sorrow: A Holistic Approach to Healing after Pregnancy Loss | Lauren Paz' Story

    Lauren "Lolo" Paz, founder of A Soulful Sorrow, discusses the profound journey of grief and finding healing, meaning, and spiritual reconnection after pregnancy loss. She highlights the lack of resources and support for women navigating this complex terrain, and emphasizes the importance of a holistic approach to healing, addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of grief. Lolo delves into the challenges of shame and guilt often associated with pregnancy loss, advocating for v...

    • 54 min
    Finding Freedom: Healing Racial Trauma through the Ocean Within | R.G. Shore’s Story

    Finding Freedom: Healing Racial Trauma through the Ocean Within | R.G. Shore’s Story

    How do we free ourselves when we’re confined?How can we heal from the trauma of our lived experiences?THE OCEAN INSIDE ME is an award-winning and Amazon best-selling, spiritual memoir about healing racial trauma as a person of color incarcerated in an almost all-white prison. Amidst harsh conditions and blatant racism, R.G. Shore learned to meditate by going into his body, befriending his shadow, and learning to sit with the traumas held by his younger self.Through his journey within, R.G. Sh...

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

A Soulful Sorrow ,

Raw & Real

I love this podcast. Nina has such a refreshing approach to speaking about grief…no fluff. Just raw & real & honest. A true resource of support for those navigating the wilderness of grief & loss.

Kera Sanchez ,

To Nina, Love Kera 💜

Thank you, thank you for helping me share my story as well as all of the other stories you have complied! Nina has such an ability to guide us through tough talking points and making it easy for her guests to open up. She is a natural conversationalist and her show helps so many navigating grief! 10/10!

arh0401 ,

Beautiful Podcast

Nina has such a light and beautiful voice for all grievers. All her guests have amazing stories and with each one I receive a take away for my own journey with grief. Continue to follow Nina as she has amazing guests and help her build this platform for ALL the people out there looking for their light in their grief.

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