10 episodes

Let’s Talk Death is a series of conversations created to normalize, educate and demystify the taboo around death, dying and the journey of grief. Let’s Talk Death is brought to you by HealGrief, a non-profit providing the tools and resources to support one's journey with grief. We seek to empower individuals to achieve a healthy post bereavement growth. Everything we do is inspired by our core belief that no one should ever grieve alone.

Let's Talk Death! ... a HealGrief® program Various Guest Speakers

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Let’s Talk Death is a series of conversations created to normalize, educate and demystify the taboo around death, dying and the journey of grief. Let’s Talk Death is brought to you by HealGrief, a non-profit providing the tools and resources to support one's journey with grief. We seek to empower individuals to achieve a healthy post bereavement growth. Everything we do is inspired by our core belief that no one should ever grieve alone.

    Let's Talk Death with John Byrne Barry

    Let's Talk Death with John Byrne Barry

    In this episode, John speaks about his personal story and how writing his book led to many conversations with others who shared similar experiences about one's conflict over assisted suicide.

    John Byrne Barry is a writer, designer, actor, pickle ballplayer, and crossing guard. He is the author of When I Killed My Father: An Assisted-Suicide Family Thriller, which is fiction but is informed and inspired by his family's journey with their mother, who died in 2018 after ten years of dementia.

    When I Killed My Father, his third novel, is a "page-turner with a conscience" about a man caught between what is compassionate and what is legal. First, psychologist Lamar Rose's father, who has cancer and dementia, asks his son to help him die. Lamar refuses, but his father keeps asking, and he relents. Then, at his father's memorial, Lamar's sister accuses him of murder from the church's pulpit.
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    • 22 min
    Let's Talk Death with Judge Karen V. Johnson (Retired)

    Let's Talk Death with Judge Karen V. Johnson (Retired)

    In this episode, Karen shares her journey following the overdose that led to her son's death and how it transformed her own path  to growth and spirituality.

    Judge Johnson is a Georgetown Law Center (J.D.) graduate, a former Fulbright Scholar in Afghanistan, and holds master’s degrees in public health and Public and International Affairs (MPH, MPIA). Karen is a retired federal administrative law judge who has practiced criminal and energy law for more than 30 years. She also is a former U.S. Army officer, Major, USAR.

    Karen is also a grieving parent of a son, forever 27 years old, who is now trained extensively in the techniques of Illumination, Soul Retrieval, Extractions of Energies and Entities, Divination, and Death Rites. Personally trained by Alberto Villoldo, Karen is faculty at the Four Winds Society and a Master Practitioner of Energy Medicine, and the author of Living Grieving: Using Energy Medicine to Alchemize Grief and Loss.

    Karen writes, “You may be feeling stuck in your grief and wondering why you can’t seem to get over it. I felt the same way until I realized we do not get over grief. It’s not like catching the flu; we aren’t sick. There is no cure, and we can’t medicate it away. Instead, grief is a state of being that carries energy that you can tap into to create a new life. Just as we use the energy of other newly acquired states of being like marriage or parenthood to transform our lives, we can likewise use the energy of grieving to transform.”

    You can learn more about Karen here.
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    • 25 min
    Let's Talk Death with Robert Kabacy

    Let's Talk Death with Robert Kabacy

    In this episode, Robert shares how his personal grief experience led him to write a guide that helps others navigate through the steps necessary after someone has died.

    Robert Kabacy has been a lawyer in the estate planning and wealth transfer industries for more than twenty-five years.
    After his mother's death, he experienced firsthand the difficulties of navigating the legal complexities of her estate and doing so while grieving. As a result, he wrote and developed About Me: Information You Will Need When I've Passed.
    Robert enjoys reading, stage/parlor magic, outdoor activities, and swims almost daily in his spare time.
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    • 19 min
    Let's Talk Death with Scott Huffaker

    Let's Talk Death with Scott Huffaker

    In this episode, Scott shares his grief and how, through his experience, he hopes to offer comfort to the unanswered questions grieving parents often face.

    Scott Huffaker is a diverse businessman who is an entrepreneur, banker, investor, and musician. Born out of the death of his son, Scott is also an author of his newly published book, Lost Arrows: Coping with the Death of a Child.
    Scott considers himself an ordinary guy who has had some extraordinary experiences that have allowed him the insight he shares to questions such as, why do I feel so alone? How long will I be broken? Will I ever be myself again? to name a few.
    Scott, his wife Tammy, and two youngest children live on the Gulf Coast. He is the father of six children and three dogs.
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    • 18 min
    Let's Talk Death with Michelle Post

    Let's Talk Death with Michelle Post

    In this episode, Michelle shares her passion for helping those through trauma and speaks about the differences between grief counseling versus grief coaching.

    Michelle Post is a licensed mental health provider, consultant, coach speaker, retreat leader, international life strategist, business coach, and grief coach. She has specialized in grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, and stress management since 2002.
    Today, through her business, Post International, Michelle specializes in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues causing them distress, stress, burnout, or compassion fatigue. Michelle uses transparency, vulnerability, and personal experience in her teaching. She recently innovated and integrated basic "desert-island" effective techniques and tools into her practice to help you #IgniteYourLife.
    Michelle enjoys gardens; she paints, cooks, and records her weekly podcast "Keeping Your Sh*t Together in a Stressed World" with her colleague, Scott Grossberg, Esq.
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    • 20 min
    Let's Talk Death with David Richman

    Let's Talk Death with David Richman

    In this episode, David shares his experience moving from despair to hope while at the same time his sister is transitioning from hope to death, dying from a terminal disease, and how that changed his life's meaning.

    David Richman is an author, public speaker, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. His first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. With Cycle of Lives, David shares stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their emotional journeys with cancer.
    He continues to do Ironman triathlons and recently completed a solo 4,700-mile bike ride. 
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    • 24 min

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Great job!

So honored to join Fran and Andy on their Let's Talk Death Podcast. They are very welcoming, engaging, and insightful. We had a meaningful conversation that led to a genuine connection. Great job!

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