As I Live and Grieve

As I Live and Grieve

It’s time for grief to come out of the basement, or wherever we have stuffed it to avoid talking about it. When you suffer a loss you need support, comfort, and a safe place to heal. What you are experiencing is painful but normal, unique but similar, surreal but very, very real. As grief advocates we understand and want to provide support, knowledge and comfort as you continue to live and grieve. Host, Kathy Gleason; Producer, Stephanie Kendrick. www.asiliveandgrieve.com

Episodes

May 10, 2022 29 min

Summary:
Journaling is one of the top three recommendations offered by bereavement specialists and therapists alike. Join us today as we chat with Latisha Porter about her book, Journal to Overcome Grief. In a format that combines inspiration and truth with prompts to help those grieving put thoughts and emotions on paper, Latisha's contribution of a resource is a welcome addition to the griever's collection.

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Latisha Po...

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When the symptoms of grief hit us, we would do most anything for relief. This week we are exploring the use of crystals for healing these adverse side effects of loss -- anxiety, depression, anger, sleeplessness, etc. Listen in as Elyse shares her simple method for exploring healing crystals and check below for her very generous offer!

Notes:
Elyse Falzone is an Intuitive Healer and Energy Alchemist for CEO's & Spirit...

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John Polo has captured thoughts in his book, Widowed. Rants, Raves and Random, that most of us feel but are reluctant to utter except when completely alone. This is an episode not to miss -- and a book that is a must for everyone grieving.

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John Polo is a coach, author and speaker. In January of 2016, John lost his wife, Michelle, to cancer. From the rubble of everything that he once knew, consumed by desperation and de...

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Losing a sibling is devasting at any age, but when our children are small it adds complexity that challenges the entire family. Listen in today as our guest, Michele Benyo relates her experience as one child battles cancer and another child tries to understand what is happening and what is to happen.

Episode Notes:
As a family educator, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist™️, and early childhood parent coach, Michele's goa...

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Our favorite psychic medium returns to chat about intuition. Many of us eagerly await signs from our loved ones, some smile as they recall a sign they have received. How much is due to our skill level for intuition? Or are signs something everyone is able to look for? Listen in…

Episode Notes:
Ada May has been a professional Psychic Medium for over a decade and a half working with individuals both in the United States and abr...

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April 5, 2022 35 min

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After calling hours are over and those priority tasks are completed, a series of choices arise:  should I remove my wedding band? will people tell me to think about dating? will I still be able to see my step-grandchildren? We call these the nitty gritty parts of grief -- the inevitable choices that keep bringing the reality of your loss into your daily life. Sometimes our heads spin with doubt, uncertainty, panic. Li...

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"Just to the left of death," are the words used by Addison Brasil to describe his experience with grief. Join us today as we discuss this concept, along with his new book, First Year of Grief Club: A Gift From From A Friend Who Gets It .

Bio:
Addison Brasil had no intention of becoming a disruptor in the mental health and grief space. While pursuing his dream of creating stories that connect people, events in his life...

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March 22, 2022 30 min

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Have you ever been moving through your day, comfortable, doing just fine, only to be suddenly blindsided by emotions, memories and a debilitating experience resembling a panic attack? If so, you may have just experienced what is becoming known as a STUG (Sudden Temporary Upsurge of Grief). Today's guest, Jack Rainer, shares his knowledge of these frightening episodes and helps us understand how we may get through them.

E...

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In Grief we experience severe pain of loss, whether due to a death or other loss in life. Listen in today as our guest, Edy Nathan, shares insight and her 11 phases of grief from her book, It’s Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery Though Trauma and Loss, to help us as we move through our journey in grief. Trauma, abuse, and grief cause the soul to become imbalanced: The goal of the work is to find emotional calibration or bala...

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March 8, 2022 32 min

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Join Kathy and Stephanie as they chat about some ideas to create lasting memories of your loved ones. Called "forget-me-nots," the opportunities vary from simple photo collages to intricate plasticized sculptures and conversation pieces.

"...mementoes become clutter when they no longer bring us pleasure."
    ~ Alison Gilbert

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March 1, 2022 31 min

Marjorie Smith, LCSW, visits with us again today to tell us how we should handle those "dreaded" tasks of our grief journey. Handling things like thank-you notes after the funeral, cleaning out the closet of your loved one, what to do with their possessions/memorabilia, and how about those first social events/holiday celebrations after they've passed?

Marj graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s Degree ...

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Have you wondered why death of someone we love is so hard to believe, and then to accept? Listen in - listen for the analogy of the dining room table. (Despite saying near the beginning of the podcast that we won't reveal it, we do eventually talk about it.) With this seemingly simple explanation, it all made sense. Dr. O'Connor chats with us today about her findings related to what happens in our brain when we grie...

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February 15, 2022 33 min

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Our concept of grief changes completely once we experience it. It can be difficult to find the right words to describe it to friends. Dawn Murphy, we feel, has done just that. In her book, Good Grief! Trekking the Wilderness of  Loss, the use of the word wilderness is perfect. We feel isolated, abandoned, left with resources to even help us find our way. Listen in...

Episode Notes:
Dawn Murphy finds comfort in two plus two al...

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Today's guest, Chelsea Ohlemiller, speaks to us today about her personal journey after the death of her mother in 2017. She turned to writing, and her words can offer you both comfort and encouragement. Listen in...

Episode Notes:
Chelsea describes herself as a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most...

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Dr. Terri Daniel returns to share more information on how religion and spirituality differ, and delves into the perspective of Spiritual But Not Religious (SBNR), the adoption of which has increased significantly in our population.

EPISODE NOTES:
Dr. Terri Daniel is an interfaith  hospice chaplain, end-of-life educator, and grief counselor certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Cou...

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January 25, 2022 42 min

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Join us today as we look back at some of our previous topics, offer thoughts from our own use of some of these concepts, and an update on our knowledge of grief. We have covered a lot of perspectives, recommended some books, offered some activities for our listeners -- and we have lots more coming in the weeks ahead!

“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent l...

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January 18, 2022 40 min

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Join us as Gary Roe’s guides us through this world gone mad. His new book, Hope in a World Gone Mad, is on the shelves and offers this hope in his gentle, conversational style. He uses our questions and responds easily with scripture and rationale that will renew our faith and offer us comfort, regardless of the reason for our grief.

Episode Notes:
Gary Roe is the multiple award-winning author of more than a dozen books inclu...

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We delve deeper into our connections with those departed. Ada May's casual style allows easy conversation and her candid observations in her communications and interactions with spirits and ghosts - a conversation you will not want to miss.

Episode Notes:
Ada May has been a professional Psychic Medium for over a decade and a half working with individuals both in the United States and abroad.  Having been highly intuitive ...

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January 4, 2022 29 min

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Today Dr. Linda Shanti shares her background of Imaginal Psychology and explains this modality for our grief. You may want to consider checking out her group, The Art of Grief, which will help support widows in their grief using expressive arts (e.g. - collage, drawing, journaling, altar making, altered books, etc.).

Episode Notes:
Linda Shanti McCabe, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Recovery and Grief counselor, ar...

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December 28, 2021 31 min

Summary:
Wouldn't it be nice if we could know someone is grieving? In today's conversation we learn a bit more about grief and how to recognize it in both ourselves and others.

Episode Notes:
Julie Hall holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from New York University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Rutgers University and a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Therapy from Seattle Pacific University.  Julie is tr...

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