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Your Grief Story is important. Share it with others. Encourage one another. Each of our episodes explore a specific type of loss that is unique and important. Guests openly share their personal stories.

It's All About the Story: Personal Grief Stories Rick Bergh

    • Education

Your Grief Story is important. Share it with others. Encourage one another. Each of our episodes explore a specific type of loss that is unique and important. Guests openly share their personal stories.

    Inviting Joy into the Grief Journey: A few minutes a day

    Inviting Joy into the Grief Journey: A few minutes a day

    Death experiences often take us to deep, inner places of personal reflection.
    Sometimes the grief path that follows a death teaches us unique ways that help us not only cope but also experience moments of joy again.
    Kimberley Pittman-Schulz shares her personal story of grief and loss, offering us practical insights from her recently published best-selling book, Grieving Us: A Field Guide for Living with Loss Without Losing Yourself.
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    https://www.poetowl.com/aboutthestory

    • 42 min
    Thanksgiving Day Grief : Why it’s important to “re-member”

    Thanksgiving Day Grief : Why it’s important to “re-member”

    What does it mean to “re-member” a loved one who has died? Rick Bergh invites us to consider healthy ways to grieve our loved one whom we’re missing this Thanksgiving. 

    Rick Bergh share some insights and strategies to help us include the person who died into our holiday celebration and recognize some of the challenges within every family. 

    • 27 min
    A Dementia Journey: A Family Affair

    A Dementia Journey: A Family Affair

    People experience many transitions in a dementia journey – both the person diagnosed with dementia and the family members. Caregivers can feel overwhelmed and surprised by the unexpected twists and turns and the need to make many hard decisions. 
    In this podcast, you’ll hear Wendy share her powerful story. Her goal is to help break down the stigma that surrounds dementia by bringing it into the public arena through the arts.
     

    • 48 min
    Drug Overdose: One Mom's Story of the Son She Misses

    Drug Overdose: One Mom's Story of the Son She Misses

    Behind every story is a deeper story.
    Leslie McBain’s son, Jordan, died of an overdose at age 24.
    This is one mom’s story of grief and loss. You’ll learn about Moms Stop the Harm, an organization that is having a huge impact on thousands of people’s lives. Her story and the movement she’s involved in will help us look at drug addiction through a different lens.

    https://www.momsstoptheharm.com/

    • 37 min
    The Emotional Chaos of Cancer: Why it's important to open up your heart

    The Emotional Chaos of Cancer: Why it's important to open up your heart

    In 41 days, David Richman rode 5000 miles to meet the individuals and families he had interviewed for his book, Cycle of Lives.

    What he learned from these cancer stories will touch you deeply and provide information that will help you enter into the difficult – but necessary – conversations with those who've been diagnosed with cancer.

    Come and hear these stories and discover some helpful strategies.

    www.david-richman.com

    Cycle of Lives is available in bookstores and on Amazon.

    • 47 min
    The Significance of Grief Rituals

    The Significance of Grief Rituals

    By the age of 22, Maria-Teresa Allaire had experienced the death of her mom, her dad and her fiancée.

    Over the years, Teresa has engaged her own grief journey by intentionally including personal rituals in her life in order to remember and continue the relationship with these special people.

    Teresa shares her insights into the importance of rituals and offers practical strategies for each of us to consider in our own grief journey.

    https://mariateresaallaire.com/

    • 25 min

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