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“I love how real these episodes are. . .”

“This podcast was like a beacon of light when I needed it most.”

A grassroots movement getting conversations about death, dying & the aftermath out of the closet.

Becky Aud-Jennison has worked for the past four decades as a therapist, instructor, presenter, writer—interfacing with Death professionally—it was her own deep loss that motivated her to start this project.

Hearing others’ STORIES are what informs us.

Join us as we talk all things Death.

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The Death Dialogues Project Podcast The Death Dialogues Project Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 28 Ratings

“I love how real these episodes are. . .”

“This podcast was like a beacon of light when I needed it most.”

A grassroots movement getting conversations about death, dying & the aftermath out of the closet.

Becky Aud-Jennison has worked for the past four decades as a therapist, instructor, presenter, writer—interfacing with Death professionally—it was her own deep loss that motivated her to start this project.

Hearing others’ STORIES are what informs us.

Join us as we talk all things Death.

Follow:
www.deathdialogues.net
Find us on IG & FB

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    Healing Grief Through Poetry: Mike Bernhardt

    Healing Grief Through Poetry: Mike Bernhardt

    When Mike Bernhardt's wife died in 1991, he turned to writing poetry to express his grief and found it to be both cathartic and healing. Over time, he was contacted by hundreds of other people who felt the same way. Mike's book, "Voices of the Grieving Heart," is a collection of over 160 deeply authentic poems, short essays, and images contributed to him by 83 people whose loved ones died. To learn more or order the book, visit https://mikebernhardt.net.

    Thanks for being here! Please consider subscribing and rating The Death Dialogues Project Podcast to help us get these episodes in front of folks who need them. The book Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: field notes from The Death Dialogues Project is on sale everywhere you buy your books. Here's one link: https://tinyurl.com/2p9c25rt As the Kiwis say, this project runs on the smell of an oily rag (read: no income or funding)-- the purchase of the very affordable book will go towards costs for running this project. 

    "Just finished this wonderful resource by Becky Aud-Jennison called, Death and Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons. If you have any desire to learn the effects the death of a loved one has on us, read this book. It is one of those lovely books that combines story, science and the experience of the author to illuminate a profound topic in an understandable way." - Jennifer A. O'Brien, author of Hospice Doctor's Widow




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    • 54 min
    Peace & Purpose After Loss: Reid Peterson

    Peace & Purpose After Loss: Reid Peterson

    Reid Peterson is the Creator of Grief Refuge, a mobile app that is a daily companion to people in grief. Reid's biological father died in 2006 and his stepfather died in 2016. After losing both father figures in his life, he sought support through community grief counseling and support groups. After realizing comfort and solace could be provided to grievers more consistently, he made the Grief Refuge app to provide support on a daily basis.
    Reid lives with his wife, Jessica, in Santa Barbara, California.
    Reid often shares his story of losing both father figures in his life and the grief that comes with living without those important people. Although he was not close to his biological father the way he hoped, Reid still grieves the relationship that he wished he had with him. After his loss, Reid found support through grief groups but wanted more consistent support. This led him to create a grief support app that offers daily audio messages to comfort grieving hearts, soothe anxious minds, and validate people on their difficult journey.
    Reid has created an open space for his clients to grieve through his companioning support model. This allows them to grieve in the way that’s open for them without criticism or judgment. The process gives them the validation they need to work through the hard things and the tools they need to heal. You can find Grief Refuge by searching the name in your mobile app store.
    Thanks for being here! Please consider subscribing and rating The Death Dialogues Project Podcast to help us get these episodes in front of folks who need them.
    The book Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: field notes from The Death Dialogues Project is on sale everywhere you buy your books. Here's one link: https://tinyurl.com/2p9c25rt
    As the Kiwis say, this project runs on the smell of an oily rag (read: no income or funding)-- the purchase of the very affordable book will go towards costs for running this project.
    "Just finished this wonderful resource by Becky Aud-Jennison called, Death and Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons. If you have any desire to learn the effects the death of a loved one has on us, read this book. It is one of those lovely books that combines story, science and the experience of the author to illuminate a profound topic in an understandable way." - Jennifer A. O'Brien, author of Hospice Doctor's Widow



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    • 47 min
    thoughts from the road …

    thoughts from the road …

    An update from Becky from over three weeks into her 12 week post-pandemic connection with loved ones tour. Life, love, connection, death, stress, mind-body-spirit balance, pandemic, and no promises …. www.deathdialogues.net

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    116. Grieving as a Self Help Guru: Kristine Carlson

    116. Grieving as a Self Help Guru: Kristine Carlson

    Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author and renowned speaker recognized worldwide for the global success of The Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book series she co-authored with her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson. Her latest book, Heartbroken Open, a life-changing memoir, has become a Lifetime Television biopic starring Heather Locklear called Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story. With over 30 million books in print, Carlson has emerged as a leading mindfulness expert and transformational guide who has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2010, she was awarded the Kennedy Laureate Award by John F. Kennedy University alongside the iconic chef Alice Waters and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. In addition to her books Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love, and Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms, Carlson’s other titles include An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love (a tribute to her husband), and her seminal self-help book for leading readers out of the pain of loss and into a new future — From Heartbreak to Wholeness: The Hero’s Journey to Joy. Through her beloved women’s retreats, including her signature What Now? program, Carlson serves as a guide for women navigating transition and change of all kinds — showing them how to live their most vibrant, joyous, and fulfilling life in their next chapter. Through her popular podcast Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Live the Big Stuff, Carlson’s depth, realness, and ever-present humor shine through each memorable episode. Her popular video-based, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Happiness Training Courses (on Dontsweat.com) teach people how to find inspiration and direction right in the midst of life’s uncertainties — helping individuals around the world to move from overwhelming anxiety to an abiding optimism and trust in life. These courses feature exclusive video footage of her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson.  She is on the advisory board of Modern Widows Club and on the Global Leadership Council of Challenge Day. Carlson has two daughters and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves to exercise – boot camp fitness classes, yoga or hiking. She also is an inspirational speaker and leads women’s retreats all over the world. Her mission is to show people that it is possible to love your life again after profound loss and major change — and to discover that more laughter, love, and happiness await you. To learn more about Kristine Carlson, visit her website www.kristinecarlson.com.

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    • 57 min
    115. Learning about Grief: A. Olivia Nelson

    115. Learning about Grief: A. Olivia Nelson

    A. Olivia Nelson is a two-time widow in her twenties who, in the span of five years, said goodbye to family and friends alongside major non-death losses. Having to face grief in a variety of situations, she gained deep insight into our broken grief culture: grieving people lack support and those who want to help don't know how. To heal this gap, Nelson formed Learning About Grief, a website on which she shares personal stories, coping resources, and hosts a virtual grief group. Her vision is to change how we perceive grief. "We'll all bury a loved one," said Nelson. "Educating ourselves on what that's like helps us embrace grief as a human experience." You can find A. Olivia Nelson on Instagram @LearningAboutGrief, Twitter @LearnAboutGrief, or learningaboutgrief.com.
    Please leave a rating and subscribe to The Death Dialogues Project Podcast. Thank you!
    Don't forget to check out the recently released book Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: field notes from The Death Dialogues Project. We are getting lovely feedback from folks who are reading if for self-reflection as well as many who are giving it for gifts. Available where books are sold. Kindle/e-book super affordable if you'd like to check it out. Most seem to be buying paperbacks, I'm sure the lovely cover has something to do with that. It's a great gift for when there are no words ...

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    • 56 min
    114. Kate Manser: ALIVE

    114. Kate Manser: ALIVE

    Kate Manser is a spiritual leader whose work is to help people live more alive in their everyday life. Her work as a meditation guide, author, and artist has touched millions of people around the world. Her book, YOU MIGHT DIE TOMORROW, was lauded as “illuminating the beauty of being alive” by NYT Bestselling author Brad Montague. Kate is currently on tour leading her Kaleidoscope Meditation Walks around the United States. Find Kate's meditations to help you live more alive in your everyday life on katemanser.com, YouTube, and Insight Timer. Find her in IG @thealivekate. 
    Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject
    Don't forget to find out new book "Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: field notes from The Death Dialogues Project" wherever books are sold. 

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Star Jersey ,

Thank you

This was a wonderful podcast. My kids recently lost their father and I’m going to have them listen to this podcast… I love how she said she is going to remember post bad and good time..

Grace

NaiFran ,

Such intriguing guests

Loved the interview with Marissa, the medium. As someone who has seen my fair share, it was fascinating to hear her story — and also her process. I have never heard of the letter writing “medium” of connecting with loved ones. Loved this glimpse of another tool we have to comfort us in our grief.

THLott ,

After Chloe

What a great episode of grief and loss. How you felt of your Moms passing resonates with me when my Dad passed. He was my life and I too wanted to die. No one understood. Thankfully I made it to the other side and into the light as you did. Thank you for sharing. I’m sorry for all your losses.

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