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Grief is messy. It's the opposite of linear. It can be dark and wacky, lonely or not, love-filled or seemingly lacking - but it is so very alive. No two people experience this process in quite the same way. These episodes are conversation starters for dealing with dying, death, and grief, part therapy and part storytelling in disguise. They'll shine a light, giving you hope and understanding of how others have managed their grief. Also, they are an insightful guide to life's many losses. You don't have to struggle alone? Please connect anne@understandinggrief.com at https://www.understandinggrief.com

Let's Talk About Grief With Anne Anne DeButte

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Grief is messy. It's the opposite of linear. It can be dark and wacky, lonely or not, love-filled or seemingly lacking - but it is so very alive. No two people experience this process in quite the same way. These episodes are conversation starters for dealing with dying, death, and grief, part therapy and part storytelling in disguise. They'll shine a light, giving you hope and understanding of how others have managed their grief. Also, they are an insightful guide to life's many losses. You don't have to struggle alone? Please connect anne@understandinggrief.com at https://www.understandinggrief.com

    Marion Agnew - From Sorrow to Strength: How Grief Fuels Change

    Marion Agnew - From Sorrow to Strength: How Grief Fuels Change

    Send us a Text Message.Hello, and welcome to our podcast today. We will delve into the intriguing world of grief recovery and human connection. In today's episodes, we will explore a fictional book called Making Up the Gods, which is our guest Marion Agnew's latest book. I believe it was released later last year.Making Up the Gods is a book about three grieving strangers: a widow, a young boy, and a middle-aged alcoholic. The book is set as a novel in Northern Ontario, and it will be interest...

    • 51 min
    Vernon Baumrind - Coping with the Loss in Divorce, the Death of Love

    Vernon Baumrind - Coping with the Loss in Divorce, the Death of Love

    Send us a Text Message.Hello, dear listeners. Thank you for joining us today as we continue our grief journey. Today, we're going to be delving into divorce. And it's a subject I don't know if society or we readily acknowledge that the pain and grief experienced when a marriage ends can often be the same sort of emotions as when there's a death of a spouse or a death of a relationship.And it's not readily recognized that divorce is indeed a death. It's a death of the dreams and hopes the coup...

    • 59 min
    Grant Garry and John Farley - The Common Thread of Grief and the Call for Empathy

    Grant Garry and John Farley - The Common Thread of Grief and the Call for Empathy

    Send us a Text Message.Welcome, listeners, to another episode, as we continue once more our journey to explore the depths of grief, love, and the human spirit. Today, we'll discuss their journey into the award-winning documentary “Meet Me Where I Am” with our guests. The film explores the many nuances and complexities of grief that individuals grapple with. It may be a little word, but it's mighty powerful when it arrives. The film brings together these nuances and, I believe, normalizes...

    • 1 hr
    Mike Oglesbee - The Power of Thought: How Choices Shape Our Lives

    Mike Oglesbee - The Power of Thought: How Choices Shape Our Lives

    Send us a Text Message.Welcome everyone to another episode in our grief series. As you know, I not only share stories from our guests who have overcome major challenges in their lives, but I also like to introduce you to different modalities that I believe could be helpful in supporting as we go through many of these. So today, I'm delighted to be delving into one such modality: hypnotherapy and how it can help with anxiety, depression, and much more. Our guest is Mike Oglesbee, an acclaimed ...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Star Hansen - Decrypting the Hidden Messages of Clutter

    Star Hansen - Decrypting the Hidden Messages of Clutter

    Send us a Text Message.Welcome to the episode about clearing clutter. It's springtime, the perfect time to release all this stuff from our lives. Our guest today is Star Hansen, a clutter whisperer, and a certified professional organizer.If you feel like a hot mess, she's your person. If you can relate, please stay tuned. You'll hear what's at the root of our clutter tendencies, how to heal our relationship with clutter, how we might clear the chaos to unlock our greatest potential, and why c...

    • 53 min
    Alexandra Wyman - The Silent Struggle of Those Left Behind by Suicide

    Alexandra Wyman - The Silent Struggle of Those Left Behind by Suicide

    Send us a Text Message.Welcome everyone to another show in our journey of exploration into grief. I also welcome anyone watching this interview and those who may have discovered us on YouTube. Yep, you can see us and our guests and peek at the faces behind the voices on YouTube. Today, we are delving into suicide and the impact it has on those left behind and who are grieving. It'll help us understand this topic a little bit more. And I'm so grateful to have my guest, Alexandra Wyman, a grief...

    • 1 hr 2 min

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Wonderful Interviewer!

It was an honor and a pleasure to experience Anne as a podcast interviewer recently. She asks thoughtful questions and makes helpful connections that lead to powerful insights. I look forward to listening to more episodes. Thank you, Anne!

Alexandra Wyman ,

Great conversations!

Anne does such a great job to prepare and ask informed and thought-provoking questions. She cares and wants to help others and this a great platform to do so.

Lisa Sugarman ,

Anne is such a thoughtful & kind host

I had the great privilege of chatting with Anne on her podcast about my work as a mental health advocate—a topic that’s so sensitive and tender on our hearts—and Anne was so amazingly thoughtful and gracious. Her kind soul makes you feel like you're sitting with an old friend and just sharing what’s in your heart.

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