35 episodes

At Love & Loss we aim to shed light on pregnancy and infant loss. We talk with parents and specialists in the loss community as they give us insight to their experiences and expertise. Love & Loss is not a substitute for clinical therapy. We encourage all grieving families to seek council from a specialist.

Love & Loss Joy Van Staalduinen

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

At Love & Loss we aim to shed light on pregnancy and infant loss. We talk with parents and specialists in the loss community as they give us insight to their experiences and expertise. Love & Loss is not a substitute for clinical therapy. We encourage all grieving families to seek council from a specialist.

    Heather Frick: Bereaved Dad’s Research

    Heather Frick: Bereaved Dad’s Research

    Heather Frick is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #116509) in California and a doctoral candidate at Alliant International University, pursuing a PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is passionate about increasing awareness about miscarriage and pregnancy loss, and is currently doing research for her doctoral dissertation on how spiritual coping and social support influence the dad's experience of grief after miscarriage. She has been married to her husband Brian for almost 13 years and enjoys hiking with him and spending time with their daughters and grandkids.

    https://estestherapy.com/therapists/heather-frick/

    • 31 min
    Melissa Zelek

    Melissa Zelek

    Melissa is a mom to a three year old girl in northern Connecticut. She sadly lost her son, Zachary, at 21 weeks pregnant in September of 2020 due to preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). After her loss, she started writing to help with her PTSD. She then turned her journal into a blog in order to help others in a similar situation to not feel so alone.

    • 26 min
    Will & Joanne Zerdy: Inviting Abundance

    Will & Joanne Zerdy: Inviting Abundance

    Following the death of their first child Finlay, Will Daddario, PhD and Joanne Zerdy, PhD left their university teaching positions in the performing arts and began Inviting Abundance. Through their current work, they facilitate a range of offerings, including a Grief Immersion for Death Workers course, Creative Approaches to Grief Workshop, Grief Pen Pal Network, and self-paced online classes. Additionally, Will offers Reiki healing sessions and classes and Joanne teaches Perinatal Loss trainings. Will is also a core convener of the international research group Performance Philosophy and Joanne crafts and sells herbal honeys and teas through her Etsy shop, Finlay's Garden. And they collaborate on parenting Finlay's younger brothers Phalen and Ren.

    • 53 min
    Will & Joanne Zerdy: Finlay’s Story

    Will & Joanne Zerdy: Finlay’s Story

    Following the death of their first child Finlay, Will Daddario, PhD and Joanne Zerdy, PhD left their university teaching positions in the performing arts and began Inviting Abundance. Through their current work, they facilitate a range of offerings, including a Grief Immersion for Death Workers course, Creative Approaches to Grief Workshop, Grief Pen Pal Network, and self-paced online classes. Additionally, Will offers Reiki healing sessions and classes and Joanne teaches Perinatal Loss trainings. Will is also a core convener of the international research group Performance Philosophy and Joanne crafts and sells herbal honeys and teas through her Etsy shop, Finlay's Garden. And they collaborate on parenting Finlay's younger brothers Phalen and Ren.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Arielle Arbushites: Send Me a Song

    Arielle Arbushites: Send Me a Song

    Arielle is an MSW, LSW (licensed master social worker), CPLC specializing in the field of grief and loss. She has a certification In perinatal loss. Her first husband died by suicide in 2014 and she also experienced 3 perinatal losses, so she is no stranger to loss (especially disenfranchised grief!). Arielle is a hospice social worker who has done a lot of grief counseling and is now a manager in her profession. She is also a writer (grief and life blogger as well as author of a new book on perinatal loss called Send Me a Song), a remarried widow, a mama, and a runner.

    • 20 min
    Arielle Arbushites: Hospice Social Worker

    Arielle Arbushites: Hospice Social Worker

    Arielle is an MSW, LSW (licensed master social worker), CPLC specializing in the field of grief and loss. She has a certification In perinatal loss. Her first husband died by suicide in 2014 and she also experienced 3 perinatal losses, so she is no stranger to loss (especially disenfranchised grief!). Arielle is a hospice social worker who has done a lot of grief counseling and is now a manager in her profession. She is also a writer (grief and life blogger as well as author of a new book on perinatal loss called Send Me a Song), a remarried widow, a mama, and a runner.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

NeighborLove ,

Third episode: wow!

The interview with Erin Roesch was so vivid, heartbreaking, and somehow uplifting. Really appreciate the theological reflections and the brutal honesty. Thank you, Joy, for helping those of us in the “loss family”! 🙏🏽

cadarad ,

Amazing story

Joy has such an amazing story that she is sharing to help others. She is authentic in her story telling and it is uplifting to know she has turned her grief into a beautiful thing. I’m looking forward to future stories!

little.dasha ,

Love and Loss

Excellent First podcast! So helpful to hear you describe your reality!I am so glad Sweet-pea was loved, lived, and is remembered with honor. I love you Joy! May the Lord use sweet-peas life to bring healing to many!

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