Grief Dreams Podcast

Grief Dreams Podcast

A conversation about life, loss, and grief dreams with an expert in the field, Dr. Joshua Black, along with co-host Shawn Ram. Visit griefdreams.ca or Email us at griefdreamspodcast@gmail.com

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October 17, 2021 56 min
Zachary Steele is the Broadleaf Writers Association Founder & Executive Director, and has been featured by NPR, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Publishers Weekly, Baby Got Books, Shelf Awareness, Writer Magazine and was nominated for the Sidewise Award for Alternate Fiction. His recent novel, The Weight of Ashes is his third novel. 

 

In this episode we talk about getting started being a writer, grief in fictional stories, his ...
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Autumn Toelle-Jackson is a wife, widow, mother, and survivor. The loss of a husband, a beloved cousin and mentor, her daughter, and miscarriages have left scars on her soul and memorial tattoos on her body, but Autumn learned to grow through it all. She wrote Boldly into the Darkness: Living with Loss, Growing with Grief & Holding onto Happiness to share her story and let others who are grieving know they aren't alone, and ...
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September 18, 2021 62 min
Heike Mertins is an author, blogger and speaker. She is the author of “Grief is...Thoughts on loss, struggle and new beginnings” (2017) which chronicles her journey through the bizarre, frustrating and at times humorous world of incomprehensible loss. Following the death of her brother and husband, Heike began to document the process of loss, emotion and healing that accompanies a momentous life change.

 

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August 28, 2021 65 min
Callsuma Ali is a British Bangladeshi podcaster. She is the host of Bereavement Room, a British born podcast about life, death, grief and Identity from the perspective of black and brown voices across the diaspora. The podcast was launched in November 2019 following poor experiences Callsuma went through when accessing bereavement support and therapy.

 

In this episode we talk about her relationship with her mother and brother, being...
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August 14, 2021 68 min
In this guest update episode, we talk with Heather Stang from Episode 119. Heather is the author of Mindfulness & Grief and the now released guided journal, From Grief To Peace. She is the founder of the Mindfulness & Grief Institute, where she facilitates Awaken, a mindfulness-based online group, offers individual sessions, and hosts the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast. Heather holds a master’s degree in Thanatology from H...
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We rereleased this episode (E119) as our next episode features an update on the guest.

 

Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT is the author of Mindfulness & Grief, now in its second edition, and the host of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast. She has a Master’s Degree in Thanatology and is a certified yoga therapist and meditation instructor. Heather is on the Advisory Board for the highly regarded military family survivor organization Tra...
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Roger Ivar Lohmann is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Trent University. He has published extensively about the relationship between dreaming and culture, including Dream Travelers: Sleep Experiences and Culture in the Western Pacific. An ethnographer of the Asabano people of Papua New Guinea, he has served as editor-in-chief of the journal Reviews in Anthropology, chair of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, ...
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Caitlin Garvey is a writer and English professor in Chicago. She has an MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University and an MA in English Literature from DePaul University. Her work has been published in Post Road Magazine, Little Fiction: Big Truths, The Baltimore Review, The Tishman Review, and others. Her debut memoir, The Mourning Report, is about losing her mother to cancer and collecting the stories of the people who ...
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June 4, 2021 59 min
Saje Dyer is a 31 year-old woman from New York City. Saje grew up in Boca Raton, FL and moved to New York where she graduated from NYU with a master's degree in psychology. She is the co-author of the new book, The Knowing, which explores how she was able to return to the teachings of her father, Dr. Wayne Dyer after he passed away. She has published a children’s book titled “Goodbye Bumps!” that tells the true story of how she...
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Jessica Clontz is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University, DuBois campus, where she teaches courses on the helping professions, gerontology, addictions counseling, and grief and loss. Jess is a trained end of life doula through the International End of Life Doula Association and works to promote conversations surrounding death and dying in her local community. When she's ...
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Gabrielle Mirabile (also known as Zingara) is a 22-year-old music producer from Maryland. Ever since she was little, she has been connected to the spirit world. Dealing with the loss of a loved one has always been different with her because she has still been able to communicate with them. Whether she asks for a specific sign and sees it, or has a visitation dream, her loved ones continue to find ways to show her they are still her...
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Julie Potter is a certified social worker who has experience in home care, hospice, nursing homes and hospitals. For 20 years, she turned her expertise toward coordinating a spousal bereavement program, as well as a hospital-based wellness program for people 60 and over. She has recently released the book “Harnessing the Power of Grief”.
 
In this podcast we talk about being a social worker, burnout in the field, starting a spousal b...
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Holly Truhlar (she/her) is a grief therapist, community organizer, and lawyer. In her search for what's just and holy, she earned a Doctorate in Law and Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology. Yet, she found more Soul, more of what mattered, in witnessing grief and spending time with animal-kin. Now, she integrates her training and experience to create justice-based, transformative relationships between people, groups, ...
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Sabrina Palazzo is a mindset?+ energy coach, and certified breathwork facilitator. In 2020, Sabrina lost her father-in-law and her dad to cancer within one month of each other, which became the catalyst for her own personal development journey. Using the methods she teaches today, she?evolved from unmotivated & depressed, to starting her own business and practicing daily tactics that rewired her subconscious, elevated her e...
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When Mike Bernhardt’s wife died in 1991, he turned to writing poetry as a tool of healing. He later solicited the poetry of other people whose loved ones had died, receiving hundreds of submissions from around the world. The result was?Voices of the Grieving Heart, first published in 1994. The new, expanded edition contains over 160 selected poems, essays, and images by 83 contributors who share their journeys through loss, grief, ...
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April 10, 2021 35 min
In this guest update episode, we talk with Pennie Hunt from Episode 102. Pennie is an Author/Columnist/Speaker. She just released her new book, “Love Your Life - No Matter What - 76 Tips to Journey Through Grief and Loss.”
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In this episode we talk about her new book and any new grief dreams she has had.
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You can find more about Pennie here: www.PennieHunt.com
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Pennie Hunt is a speaker, author, and the President and founder of Journey Through, LLC. Her book is titled “Love Your Life-No Matter What - 76 Tips to Live Life with Love and Gratitude.” She also writes a weekly blog called “Writings From The Corner of Spirit & Brave.”?
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In this episode we talk about a series of life changing events (includin...
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April 2, 2021 73 min
Jill Campbell began her career running lines with Morgan Freeman at the Public Theatre. Since 2005, Jill has worked as a producer, director and writer on many different films that have had worldwide distribution and screened on Netflix, Amazon, Kanopy, BBC, Urban Movie Channel and Sky TV. Jill’s newest film released in 2020, SEAT 20D, premiered at Hampton’s Doc Fest and Canada’s prestigious Art Fifa (The International Festival of F...
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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,...
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March 19, 2021 50 min
Krista Brenner is a Thanadoula / End-of-Life Doula, Grief & Bereavement Coach, Funeral Celebrant, Indian Head Massage Facilitator, Recreation Therapist, Reiki Master-Teacher, and Crystal Therapist. She is educated in Thanatology, Funeral Pre-Planning, and Funeral Services. From the experience and education she has obtained, she created Soul Circle, a company focusing on these disciplines. Krista is also the Kitchener-Waterloo C...
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