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Ep. 124: A Weed In The Garden Of My Brain - Caroline Wright

Grief Out Loud

Release Date: 09/27/2019

Ep. 158: Growing (Up) With Grief - One Teen's Story show art Ep. 158: Growing (Up) With Grief - One Teen's Story

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What does it mean to grow and grow up with grief? Aliya, a recent high school graduate, spent the past three years reckoning both with her mother's death from cancer and the intricacies of their relationship. As Aliya confronted the more painful aspects of their connection, she created space for remembering the other parts -the ones that were loving and joyful. As Aliya heads off to college this fall, she does so with a new confidence in her ability to navigate the ways her grief continues to unfold. 

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Ep. 157: Let's Talk About Loss - Beth French show art Ep. 157: Let's Talk About Loss - Beth French

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Beth French started Let's Talk About Loss in December of 2016, eighteen months after her mother Susan died of cancer. She was the first in her group of friends to experience this type of loss and she found herself wanting to connect with others who understood what she was going through. She knew a traditional support group wasn't for her so she started the first Let's Talk About Loss meet-up. A gathering of other young adults ages 18-35 where people could talk, listen, and share stories.

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Ep. 156: Death As Resistance - Dr. Kami Fletcher show art Ep. 156: Death As Resistance - Dr. Kami Fletcher

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How do historic and present-day death rituals and funeral practices in the Black community serve as acts of resistance? Dr. Kami Fletcher is a historian and death scholar whose research focuses on the history of African American deathways and deathwork. She is an Associate professor of American & African American History at Albright College and the President of the Collective for Radical Death Studies.

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Ep. 155: Gratitude, Guilt, & Grief - Ty Alexander show art Ep. 155: Gratitude, Guilt, & Grief - Ty Alexander

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What does it mean to choose joy and gratitude when you're in the depths of grief? For Ty Alexander, joy and gratitude became her two main survival strategies after her mother died of cancer when Ty was in her 20's. Now, as a wellness blogger, podcast host (Self Care IRL), and author of the book, "Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died," Ty helps others struggling with grief (and life) find ways to make room for joy and gratitude, while still honoring the people who have died and the pain of the loss. 

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Ep. 154: Memories And Legacy - CircleIt & Art Shaikh show art Ep. 154: Memories And Legacy - CircleIt & Art Shaikh

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Have you found yourself wishing you could hear from your person one more time? Wondering what advice, wishes, or words they would share about events big and small? When Art Shaikh's father died, he was charged with delivering letters his father wrote to various family members on important days like birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. His father's legacy inspired Art to create CircleIt, a digital generational platform for creating, sharing, and preserving memories. 

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Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC show art Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC

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Jenny Delacruz is a family therapist and author who specializes in working with children and families. Her newest book, "Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?" about the big and overwhelming emotions that so many children are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss how Jenny sees grief show up in her clients, related to COVID-19, the media coverage of the murders of Black people, often at the hands of police, and the ongoing traumatic effects of racism and racist violence.

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Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC show art Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC

Grief Out Loud

Jenny Delacruz is a family therapist and author who specializes in working with children and families. Her newest book, "Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?" about the big and overwhelming emotions that so many children are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss how Jenny sees grief show up in her clients, related to COVID-19, the media coverage of the murders of Black people, often at the hands of police, and the ongoing traumatic effects of racism and racist violence.

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Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC show art Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC

Grief Out Loud

Jenny Delacruz is a family therapist and author who specializes in working with children and families. Her newest book, "Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?" about the big and overwhelming emotions that so many children are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss how Jenny sees grief show up in her clients, related to COVID-19, the media coverage of the murders of Black people, often at the hands of police, and the ongoing traumatic effects of racism and racist violence.

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Ep. 152: Teenage Grief Sucks - Natalie Adams show art Ep. 152: Teenage Grief Sucks - Natalie Adams

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When Natalie's dad died suddenly at the start of her freshman year of high school, she searched, but couldn't find what she most needed: a resource written for and by other grieving teens. So, she decided to create one. In March of 2020, Natalie launched the website Teenage Grief Sucks which serves as a platform for articles ranging from what it's like to go to driving school when you're grieving to tips for how teens can support their grieving friends. 

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Ep. 151: Resources To Support Grieving Children & Families - An Update From The New York Life Foundation show art Ep. 151: Resources To Support Grieving Children & Families - An Update From The New York Life Foundation

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Maria Collins, Vice President of the New York Life Foundation, joins Grief Out Loud to discuss three new initiatives to support grieving children and their families: 1) The Golden Sweater, a children's book about grief, 2) Speaking Grief, a multi-platform public media project, produced by WPSU, and 3) The Brave of Heart Fund which provides direct monetary support to children and families of those who die working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In 2017,  Caroline Wright was working on her third cookbook and raising two kids with her husband. Life was busy and full in only the way it can be when you have two kids under the age of five. Then one day everything changed. It was the day she was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor, and given a year to live. 

After surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and radical changes to her lifestyle and diet, Caroline is now considered cancer free. Since her diagnosis she’s written a memoir about her experience based on the Caring Bridge site she used to keep family and friends updated. She also wrote and published a beautiful children’s book, Lasting Love, as a way to help her children know her love will always be with them, no matter what happens. 

www.carolinewrightbooks.com