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If you love deep conversations and learning something new, then get ready to love this podcast.Grief is a Sneaky Bitch creator and host Lisa Keefauver brings her deep curiosity, love of conversation, and knowledge of how language and culture shapes our experiences of ourselves and our world (including our grief) to each unscripted conversation. From CEO’s and social workers to authors, educators, filmmakers and stay-at-home moms, her guests open up about the complexity, confusion, and even confidence they have gained by navigating a grief journey of their own.
Lisa holds an extensive grief resume herself, as a social worker, educator, writer, grief guide, and widow. As founder of Reimagining Grief, She's on a mission to help you find language when you’re at a loss for words. She is changing the narratives of grief, one conversation at a time. Learn more about her story, about the services and products she offers or follow her journey on social media @reimagininggrief.
 
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Grief is a Sneaky Bitch Lisa Keefauver, MSW

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8 • 67 Ratings

If you love deep conversations and learning something new, then get ready to love this podcast.Grief is a Sneaky Bitch creator and host Lisa Keefauver brings her deep curiosity, love of conversation, and knowledge of how language and culture shapes our experiences of ourselves and our world (including our grief) to each unscripted conversation. From CEO’s and social workers to authors, educators, filmmakers and stay-at-home moms, her guests open up about the complexity, confusion, and even confidence they have gained by navigating a grief journey of their own.
Lisa holds an extensive grief resume herself, as a social worker, educator, writer, grief guide, and widow. As founder of Reimagining Grief, She's on a mission to help you find language when you’re at a loss for words. She is changing the narratives of grief, one conversation at a time. Learn more about her story, about the services and products she offers or follow her journey on social media @reimagininggrief.
 
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    Brain-Body Connection

    Brain-Body Connection

    About the Episode
    My guest Junice Rockman is a Neuropsychotherapist, Media Correspondent & Mental Health Policy Advocate. In this episode, she brings her personal and professional wisdom to our powerful and far-reaching conversation. We explore so many topics from the impact of unprocessed grief and trauma across generations to the embodied nature of grief. We share some of the insights and practices we’ve both discovered over our careers that people have found helpful in honoring grief and oh so much more. Junice and I are kindred spirits and I can’t wait for you to meet her.
    If you want to learn more about Junice and her incredible work, you can visit www.jrocktherapyinstitute.com or follow her on Instagram @ jrocktherapy When you do, tell her I said hi!

    About The Host
    As the founder of Reimagining Grief, Lisa is on a mission to change the narratives of grief, one conversation at a time. Learn more by visiting www.reimagininggrief.com In addition to hosting this podcast, she offers a variety of services and products from individual grief sessions, to guided meditations, workshops, company culture consulting and even a line of beautiful and authentic Empathy Cards. Additionally, she works as a freelance speaker and writer on the topics of grief, loss, and empathy for many outlets including as a VIP contributor to Thrive Global. 
    If you’re feeling social, follow her on social media @reimagininggrief. If you like this series, please make sure to leave a rating and write a review TODAY on Apple Podcasts.

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    P.S. Oh, and I mentioned two books in the show that are really powerful reads I thought I'd share here. My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem. and All About Love by Bell Hooks.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    You Might Die Tomorrow

    You Might Die Tomorrow

    About the EpisodeYou’re going to meet my inspiring new friend Kate Manser. She is the author of the book (and the movement), YOU MIGHT DIE TOMORROW. SO LIVE TODAY. What you will quickly discover through our conversation is that this isn’t just a flippant slogan or catchy phrase aimed to shock. It comes from hard-won growth in response to the loss of 4 friends in a span of 2 years.
     
    Though her initial response to these devastating deaths was fear, anxiety, and retreating from the world, she discovered that the best way to honor them, to carry their memory forward, was to live each day fully and to encourage others to do the same. One of the many things my conversation with Kate confirmed for me is that you DO NOT have to choose between honoring your loss and living a joyful life. I can’t wait for you two to meet!
    If you want to learn more about Kate, her work, or pick up a copy of her book, you can visit www.youmightdietomorrow.com
    About The Host
    As the founder of Reimagining Grief, Lisa is on a mission to change the narratives of grief, one conversation at a time. Learn more by visiting www.reimagininggrief.com 
    In addition to hosting this podcast, she offers a variety of services and products that help us all find language when we’re at a loss for words. Additionally, she works as a freelance speaker and writer on the topics of grief, loss, and empathy for many outlets including as a VIP contributor to Thrive Global. 
    If you’re feeling social, follow her on social media @reimagininggrief. If you like this series, please make sure to leave a rating and write a review TODAY on Apple Podcasts.
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    When Stillness Silences Our Grief (Re-airing with new intro)

    When Stillness Silences Our Grief (Re-airing with new intro)

    About the Episode
    Although I have tons more incredible new conversations coming your way in Season 2, today I'm re-airing an episode (with a new introduction) that was originally released in October 2019. In When Stillness Silences Our Grief with my guest Autumn Campbell, we explored the incredible harm and isolation she experienced in the wake of delivering her son Zion stillborn more than 19 years ago.
    The reason I'm choosing to re-air this episode today is that 1 in 160 pregnancies ends in stillbirth in the U.S. One in 160. And yet, I'm disheartened to see how little has changed in terms of the isolation & suffering so many women experience because of the stigma and shame and silence that still exists.
    Most recently, we all watched as Chrissy Teigen and John Legend shared the heartbreaking news that their son Jack died at 20 weeks. Over the years, we've heard from singers like Lily Allen. We’ve heard from actors like Keanu Reeves who speaks openly about the grief he and his girlfriend Jennifer faced over the stillbirth of their daughter Ava - a pain that resulted in the dissolution of their relationship. And yet, there is still such a profound stigma and shame around this very real and all too common experience.
    Since the mission of my show is to change the narratives of grief and because I never want a single grieving person to feel alone in their grief, I'm bringing back this conversation. If you’ve experienced this type of loss, I hope you will feel seen and held in your grief. If you know someone who's been through this, I hope you will discover how to show up for them in their grief.

    About The Host
    As the founder of Reimagining Grief, Lisa is on a mission to change the narratives of grief, one conversation at a time. Learn more by visiting www.reimagininggrief.com In addition to hosting this podcast, she offers a variety of services and products that help us all find language when we’re at a loss for words. Additionally, she works as a freelance speaker and writer on the topics of grief, loss, and empathy for many outlets including as a VIP contributor to Thrive Global. If you’re feeling social, follow her on social media @reimagininggrief. If you like this series, please make sure to leave a rating and write a review TODAY on Apple Podcasts

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Being Here Human

    Being Here Human

    About the EpisodeI’m thrilled to be bringing you a conversation I had with not just one, but two incredible humans, Michelle Williams and Rachel Bensoussan. These two are bringing their unique lived experiences, both personally and professionally, to honor the humanity in death, dying and grief. Both have faced personal loss, including the death of Michelle’s mother and the death of Rachelle’s partner Diane nearly 15 years ago. 
    They also both recognize and are making visible the trauma and grief passed down through generations, helping us to understand the intergenerational impact of grief. As practitioners in the palliative care field, both of my guests have witnessed and experienced racism, classism, and homophobia in the current model of care. These shared experiences led them to co-found Being Here Human, an organization that centers anti-racism, anti-oppression, and inclusiveness in their work. 
    Like me, they’re also taking a stance to denounce the pathology-focused language and systems that currently exist within standard grief delivery models. We explore some of the unexplored terrain of grief, including the consequences of unacknowledged grief and trauma across generations. We uncover some of the biases in the systems of care, and together invite you to honor what it means to be grieving and to being here human.
    You can learn more about their work at Being Here Human here.

    About The HostAs founder of Reimagining Grief, Lisa Keefauver is on a mission to change the narratives of grief, one conversation at a time. Learn more by visiting www.reimagininggrief.com 
    In addition to hosting this podcast, she offers a variety of services and products that help us all find language when we’re at a loss for words. Additionally, she works as a freelance speaker and writer on the topics of grief, loss and empathy for many outlets including as a VIP contributor to Thrive Global. 
    If you’re feeling social, follow her on social media @reimagininggrief. If you like this series, please make sure to leave a rating and write a review TODAY on Apple Podcasts.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Expansiveness of Grief

    Expansiveness of Grief

    About The Episode
    In Expansiveness of Grief, I’m bringing you a very special and personal conversation. I’m actually inviting you to listen in on a pretty typical conversation I have quite often with my longtime friend, Shongah Taruza. In addition to being one of the most insightful and deeply compassionate human beings I know, She is a daughter without parents, losing her mother at 17 then her father at 30. She is an immigrant several times over, from Scotland to Zimbabwe to England to the US. She is a mother, an artist, a Minister and a Racial Justice Advocate
    In addition to exploring the very intimate losses she faced in her life, we explore grief in its most expansive definition to include the losses faced through experiences like immigration, global movements, and cultural upheavals. We explore the impact of compounding loss and the physical aspects of grief work.
    Shonagh and I have been book swapping for a decade and a half now, constantly learning and sharing with one another, so I’m not surprised we ended up talking books in today’s show including 
    How to Be an Anti-Racist by Dr. Ibram X Kendi and My Grandmothers Hand by Resma Menakem
     
    I want to thank Justice Leaders Collaborative for support of today's show. Learn more about the White People Working for Racial Justice series by visiting Justice Leaders Collaborative today.
     
    About The Host
    As founder of Reimagining Grief, I’m on a mission to change the narratives of grief, one conversation at a time. Learn more by visiting www.reimagininggrief.com 
    In addition to hosting this podcast, I offer 1:1 grief support, Grief-Smart Workplace Consulting, Group Guided Mindfulness Meditation Sessions and a unique line of Empathy Cards. I work as a freelance speaker and writer on the topics of grief, loss and empathy for many outlets including as a VIP contributor to Thrive Global. 
    If you’re feeling social, follow my journey on social media @reimagininggrief. If you like this series, please make sure to leave a rating and write a review TODAY on Apple Podcasts.
     
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Bearing The Wait

    Bearing The Wait

    About This Episode
    In Bearing The Wait, my guest Christina Bain and I sat down together (physically distanced of course), to hold this beautifully intimate and special conversation about the grief that comes about when you face your own mortality.
    Christina was so honest and vulnerable as she opened up about the journey she’s been on over the past 5 years. She is 36, married to Wes, her husband of 12 years, and she has an 8-year-old girl named Marlo. She also has Stage 4 Colon Cancer. She is wise and kind, she offers insights and humor, and she expands our understanding of grief. She is such a gift in my life and I’m so grateful to have this chance to introduce her to you too.
    As mentioned in the show, you can read What to Make When You're Dying, the beautifully insightful article she published earlier this year. You can also follow her cancer journey on Christina’s blog at Bearing the Wait
    About The HostAs founder of Reimagining Grief, Lisa Keefauver is on a mission to change the narratives of grief, one conversation at a time. Learn more by visiting www.reimagininggrief.com 
    In addition to hosting this podcast, Lisa offers 1:1 Grief Support, Guided Mindfulness Meditations, Grief-Smart Workplace Consulting, and a unique line of Empathy Cards. She works as a freelance speaker and writer on the topics of grief, loss and empathy for many outlets including as a VIP contributor to Thrive Global. 
    If you’re feeling social, follow her journey on social media @reimagininggrief. If you like this series, please make sure to leave a rating and write a review TODAY on Apple Podcasts.


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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Jesegth ,

Uncanny...

It can be comforting to hear people say the exact same words that are going through your heart and head when grieving. Grief can make you feel like you’re going out of your mind. But knowing that other people think that they’re going out of their minds as well is (in a strange way) comforting because you learn you are not alone. There’s nothing wrong with you. You’re grieving…
Sending tons of love to whoever you are reading this♥️♥️♥️♥️

shlush310 ,

Compassion & Care

This is a wonderful podcast which addresses a subject that a lot of people do not care to talk about: Grief. The host, Lisa, is very caring, kind, and compassionate. She has an informative guest on every week. If you are grieving, listen to this podcast because you will not be alone, as you hear Lisa and her guest share their ideas, thoughts and feelings.

Valskita ,

Amazing work

Thank you so much Lisa for the amazing work you are doing in grief. I am so happy I follow you on instagram & I listen to your podcast which are amazing. Thank you Thank you Thank you. You have been a source for me in my grief journey. Loosing my only child there were many days I wanted to give up on life. Going to your IG page & listening to your podcast I have found a-lot of comfort. ❤️

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