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After the death of her parents within 2 years of each other, trauma therapist, writer and podcast host Meghan, found herself on the receiving end of the same treatments she used with her own clients. In concert with her writing on the popular blog "Grief Is My Side Hustle," Meghan and her guests discuss how little education and support has historically been given to grief education and explore the question she hears most often in her office, "aside from crying, what does it mean to grieve?'

Grief Is My Side Hustle meghanrjarvis

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    • 4.9 • 93 Ratings

After the death of her parents within 2 years of each other, trauma therapist, writer and podcast host Meghan, found herself on the receiving end of the same treatments she used with her own clients. In concert with her writing on the popular blog "Grief Is My Side Hustle," Meghan and her guests discuss how little education and support has historically been given to grief education and explore the question she hears most often in her office, "aside from crying, what does it mean to grieve?'

    Lindsey Kane Leaverton

    Lindsey Kane Leaverton

    Brutally Honest. Achingly Authentic.
    In her author debut, Lindsey Kane Leaverton, has written the book she wished she had as she navigated countless trips through despair.
    She shares her heart and healing journey to help you raise your awareness, add tools to your toolkit, and find a way to laugh while you cry your way through a messy life.
    https://www.notanotherselfhelpbook.com/shes-a-lot-interview-series

    • 49 min
    David Ferrugio: Dead Talks Podcast Host

    David Ferrugio: Dead Talks Podcast Host

    Host of one of the most popular podcasts on death, grief and loss, David Ferrugio comes into the work with a deep personal understanding of loss. His father (also David) died in the world Trade Center on 9/11 when David was only twelve years old.  In this episode David shares some of his life philosophies, his appreciation for gallows humor and how critical supports helped him to process his loss.  The subject matter may be heavy, but this conversation isn't. David's joy and love of life is infectious.  

    • 48 min
    J.S. Park: As Long as You Need: Permission to Grieve

    J.S. Park: As Long as You Need: Permission to Grieve

     
    What a Day in the Life of a Hospital Chaplain who Sits with the Dying Teaches Us About GRIEF
    J.S. Park is a hospital chaplain, author, and online educator. For eight years he has been an interfaith chaplain at a thousand-plus-bed hospital that is designated a Level 1 Trauma Center. His role includes grief counseling, attending every death, every trauma and Code Blue, staff care, and supporting end-of-life care. He also served for three years as a chaplain at one of the largest nonprofit charities for the homeless on the east coast. J.S. has a MDiv completed in 2010 and a BA in Psychology. He also has a sixth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. J.S. currently lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife, a nurse practitioner, and his three-year-old daughter, newborn son, and their adopted dog.
     
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNc6TwqBwxM

    • 48 min
    Rhaina Cohen: Author of The Other Significant Others: Reimaging Life with Friendship at the Center

    Rhaina Cohen: Author of The Other Significant Others: Reimaging Life with Friendship at the Center

    NPR’s Rhaina Cohen is the  The Other Significant Others: Reimagining Life with Friendship at the Center,
     
    The Other Significant Others invites us into the lives of people who have defied convention by choosing a friend as a life partner—from friends raising a child together to best friends of 50 years who live together in their retiree years. Based on years of original reporting and striking social science research, Cohen argues that we undermine romantic relationships by expecting too much of them while we diminish friendships by expecting too little of them. At a time when many Americans are spending large stretches of their lives single, widowed or divorced, or feeling the effects of the "loneliness epidemic," Cohen insists that we recognize the many forms of profound connection that can anchor our lives. A groundbreaking book, The Other Significant Others challenges us to ask what we want from our relationships—not just what we’re supposed to want—and transforms how we define a fulfilling life
    The book looks at how friendship is woefully undervalued, and we do ourselves a societal disservice by believing that a lifelong romantic relationship is essential for having a full, meaningful adulthood. Cohen makes this case through the stories of people who've built a life with a friend—raising children together, buying homes together, and taking care of each other in old age. Amid a loneliness epidemic, declining marriage rates and changing family forms, she argues that we'd benefit from recognizing the variety of relationships that ground people's lives
    “Rhaina Cohen’s moving, intimate portraits of people in unusually devoted friendships upend our cultural narratives about which relationships matter. A perceptive and vivid reporter, she reveals that there are far more pathways to deep connection and fulfillment than we’ve been made to believe. The Other Significant Others is an arresting work of compassion and insight.”
     —Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of Dear Therapists podcast
     
    “In her lovingly written The Other Significant Others, Rhaina Cohen does crucial work by questioning easy social categorization and the hierarchies of recognition and privilege that too often put romantically coupled pairs at the top. The Other Significant Others is energetic, open, considered, and beautifully reported. It thrums with a passion for the subject, and is powered by a historically rich, intellectually serious curiosity about the relationships that provide backbone and ballast to so many of our lives, but which have only recently begun to receive the consideration they are due.”
    —Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies and Good and Mad
    https://www.rhainacohen.com
     
     

    • 45 min
    Anne Gudger: Author of the Fifth Chamber

    Anne Gudger: Author of the Fifth Chamber

    Anne Gudger is an autobiographical essayist who writes hard and loves harder. She’s been published in Real Simple, Cutbank, Cutthroat, The Los Angeles Review, The Normal School, The Rumpus, and the Columbia Journal, among others, and has been a Best of the Net nominee twice. She is also the co-founder of Coffee and Grief, a reading series that’s been thriving since March 2020 and hosts five curated readers every month reading on grief. Anne lives in Banks, Oregon with her beloved husband. The Fifth Chamber is her first book.

    • 47 min
    Claire Bidwell Smith: Grief Expert, Therapist and Author of Conscious Grieving

    Claire Bidwell Smith: Grief Expert, Therapist and Author of Conscious Grieving

    Recognized as one of today’s foremost experts on grief, Claire Bidwell Smith is a licensed therapist, international speaker, and the author of five books published in 22 countries. Led by her own experience in grief and fueled by her work in hospice and private practice, Claire strives to provide support for all kinds of people experiencing all kinds of loss. Claire has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, MSNBC, CNN, Scientific American, Goop, Oprah and many more outlets. Her most recent books Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief and Conscious Grieving have provided groundbreaking and transformative approaches to the process of grief. Learn more at clairebidwellsmith.com or by following @clairebidwellsmith on social media

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Fergoogles ,

Great host and show!

Love Meghan! She makes the conversations so easy and fun. Educational and very insightful all the time.

Angelo's Mom ,

So helpful to those grieving

Love the openness of the host, the engaging conversations, and the deep and heartfelt stories that emerge through her interviews. So grateful to have found this podcast.

Sydbey H ,

The BEST!

I am so grateful that I found Meghan’s podcast - it is the most informative, reassuring and comforting place that I truly look forward to each week.

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