Crisis in Faith During Grief with Stephanie Herrman, M.Theology
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by Melissa Monroe
7M ago
DEC 15, 2022 Crisis in Faith During Grief with Stephanie Herrman, M.Theology Tragedy, grief and trauma can lead us to question even our deepest held beliefs, often resulting in additional guilt and shame. Stephanie Herrman, M. Theology – and long-time bodyworker and Pilates teacher – joins us today to provide a non-judgmental space to discuss what we can do for ourselves when we find ourselves questioning everything we thought we knew. To find out more about Blue Christmas https://nationaltoday.com/blue-christmas ..read more
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Prolonged Anticipatory Grief with Karen DeBonis, Author of "Growth"
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by Melissa Monroe
7M ago
May 24, 2023 Prolonged Anticipatory Grief with Karen DeBonis, Author of the memoir “Growth." Anticipatory grief can occur for days, months, or even years before an impending loss and is experienced by many people whose loved ones suffer from chronic and/or degenerative diseases. Today’s guest Karen DeBonis, author of “Growth: A Mother, Her Son, and the Brain Tumor They Survived” spoke with us about her journey…which, gratefully, has a happier ending than most of my guests. From years of misdiagnoses, medical gaslighting, overcoming people-pleasing behavior, patient advocacy, and balancing wor ..read more
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Grief Support for Families Who Lost Children, Jody Pupecki of The Compassionate Friends
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by Melissa Monroe
7M ago
Nov 17, 2022 | Grief Support for Families Who Lost Children, Jody Pupecki of The Compassionate Friends The death of a child is a devastating event not only for the parents of the child, but their siblings, grandparents, and other family members as well. Founded over 50 years ago, The Compassionate Friends now has over 520 grief group chapters for families in the US and is present in 30 other countries. TCF provides bereavement support for families in many ways, including virtual options, and has helped countless families cope with heartbreak of child loss. Jody started as a TCF participant. H ..read more
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Grief Following Suicide with Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW
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by Melissa Monroe
7M ago
Dec 22, 2022 Grief Following Suicide with Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW Loved ones of those who died by suicide have a uniquely difficult grief journey. Todays guest Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW, is a counselor in Westlake Village, CA, an EMDR Approved Consultant, the Former Chair of Youth Suicide Prevention Committee for the American Association of Suicidology. Today we discuss how we can support ourselves and others following death of a loved one by suicide. We also discuss some simple anxiety hacks we can all use to improve our mental health, and signs to look for if we suspect someone may be s ..read more
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Self-care During Grief with Graciela Moore
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by Melissa Monroe
7M ago
It’s always vital to take care of ourselves, but especially important—and challenging—during times of grief. Life Coach Graciela Moore discusses some easy ways we can nurture ourselves at our most vulnerable times. So many great questions, practical solutions, and beautiful shares in this episode. For more about Graciela’s work, you can go here: https://linktr.ee/song.of.myself.ig ..read more
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Grief for Dads with Kelly Farley, Author of "Grieving Dads"
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by Melissa Monroe
7M ago
Dec 8, 202 Kelly Farley, Author of “Grieving Dads” | Grief in Dads We individually grieve differently, plus we individually grieve different deaths differently… and grieve differently moment to moment. Therefore, expecting two family members to grieve the same way at the same time forever and ever, is not a fair expectation. And there are gender differences as well! I’m a woman and can give my personal experience as a grieving mom, but this episode is for the dads and anyone who wants to better understand how men grieve their children. Kelly Farley is a twice bereaved father and author of “Gr ..read more
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Sudden Unexplained and Unexpected Deaths with Amanda Brindle, LSW of the SUDC Foundation
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by Melissa Monroe
7M ago
October 6, 2022 | Sudden Unexplained and Unexpected Deaths with Amanda Brindle, LSW from the SUDC Foundation Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) is relatively unknown though it is the 5th leading classification of death in toddlers. SUDC is the sudden death of a child 1-18 years old that remains unexplained after a thorough autopsy and death investigation. Most of these children die in their sleep with no warning. Approximately 400 children a year die this way. Research and awareness of SUDC remains limited and there is little to no public funding. Without a cause – or causes—of thes ..read more
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Adoption Loss and Compounded Losses with Candace Cahill, Author of "Goodbye, Again."
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by Melissa Monroe
7M ago
Nov 10, 2022 | Adoption Grief and Compounded Losses with Candace Cahill, Author of “Goodbye, Again.” Candace Cahill lost her son. Twice. Once, after she was strong-armed into relinquishing him to adoption. The second time, after he died in his sleep not long after they finally met for the first time. Candace’s story will break your heart and put it back together. We discuss her unique periods of grief, adoption, compounded losses, complicated grief, and how her healing journey helped her find a level of compassion and forgiveness she didn't know she possessed. You can learn more about Candac ..read more
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Losing Your Only Child with Sheila Gibbons, Nolan's Mom
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by Melissa Monroe
7M ago
September 29, 2022 | Losing Your Only Child with Sheila Gibbons The death of a child is devastating in every instance, but what if they are your only child? There were some truly beautiful moments of sharing and healing in this week’s episode with Sheila Gibbons. Sheila recounts the best advice she was given: “People will tell you to live for your other children or your spouse (if you don’t have other children), but YOUR life has value.” Lupe, listener and founder of the “Ever in Our Hearts” bereaved parent group on Twitter offered, “While it was hard for me to get up, I didn’t want to get up ..read more
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End of Life Support and Death Doulas with Sharon Pollock
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by Melissa Monroe
7M ago
Oct 27, 2022 | End of Life Support and Death Doulas with Sharon Pollock Western society barely provides us enough time to plan a funeral, much less get affairs in order, grieve, or spend time with the dying. When it comes to saying goodbye, Sharon can assist you in multiple ways. Whether it’s keeping vigil with the dying, providing assistance with bureaucratic tasks and paperwork, supporting the family with meals or errands, or planning living wake or after death, Sharon can help plan the perfect ceremony to honor their life by creating and delivering a farewell true to them.    It m ..read more
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