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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. 149: Integrating Grief - Mari Gonzalez show art Ep. 149: Integrating Grief - Mari Gonzalez

Grief Out Loud

What does it mean to integrate grief into your life? To respond to it as something that doesn't need to be fixed or eradicated? Mari Gonzalez is the co-founder of the Grief Rites Foundation and creator of workshops and classes for those dealing with grief. We discuss how grief shaped so much of Mari's life - from her career choices to how she engages with the world. We also talk about what's coming up in her grief related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Ep. 148: Wrongful Death - A Grieving Mother's Story (Paula Becker) show art Ep. 148: Wrongful Death - A Grieving Mother's Story (Paula Becker)

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Paula Becker is an author and mother of three. Her memoir, A House on Stilts, Mothering in the Age of Opiod Addiction, chronicles how she and her family navigated her oldest son, Hunter's, struggles with substance use. In 2017, while riding a bus from their hometown of Seattle to the Bay Area of California, Hunter was hit and killed by the driver of the bus, as he attempted to re-board after a rest stop. Paula and Barry filed a wrongful death suit which led to a jury finding in their favor.

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Ep. 147: Grief & Mother's Day - A Teen's Take show art Ep. 147: Grief & Mother's Day - A Teen's Take

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Chloe was 14 when her mother Danielle died of colon cancer. After Danielle died, Chloe and her younger sister moved in full-time with their dad and Paige. Chloe talks about honoring her mom on Mother's Day while also celebrating Paige, what it's like to help her younger sister carry on the legacy of their mom, and why sometimes talking about grief with the people we are closest to can be overwhelming. 

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Ep. 146: Reflection - A Mini-Episode show art Ep. 146: Reflection - A Mini-Episode

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This mini-episode shares two emails from listeners and how to participate in The Dougy Center's annual Reflection Benefit & Auction. This year, Reflection is going virtual which means everyone can participate from around the globe! Reflection funds nearly half of The Dougy Center's peer support group program and allows us to create resources like our Tip Sheets and this podcast. Visit www.dougy.org to register today! Reflection will be livestreamed on 5,8.20, 6 pm (PST) on The Dougy Center's Facebook page.

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Ep. 145: Speaking Grief - Lindsey Whissel Fenton show art Ep. 145: Speaking Grief - Lindsey Whissel Fenton

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How would the world be different if grief was universally understood as a natural reaction to loss and not something that needs to be fixed or taken away? Lindsey Whissel Fenton is working to create that world through Speaking Grief, a public media initiative designed to raise grief awareness. The initiative is a multi-element project that includes a one-hour documentary, Speaking Grief, that debuts on PBS on May 5th, 2020.

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Ep. 144: A Grieving Father Turned To Words - Jayson Greene show art Ep. 144: A Grieving Father Turned To Words - Jayson Greene

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In May of 2015, Jayson Greene's first child, Greta, had just turned two and was spending the day with her grandmother, Susan. While she and Susan were sitting on a bench in Manhattan, a piece of masonry fell from a building, hitting them both. Susan survived, but Greta did not. From the first days of grief, Jayson turned to writing, documenting all that was unfolding. These initial writings became the memoir, Once More We Saw Stars. We talk about Greta, grief, and parenting Jayson's second child, Harrison.

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Ep. 143: A Full-Time Other Mother - Step-Parenting Grieving Children show art Ep. 143: A Full-Time Other Mother - Step-Parenting Grieving Children

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Being a step-parent is complicated under the best of circumstances, but what happens when your children's other parent dies? Paige Smith was just settling into her new family with her husband and his two children that he co-parented with his ex-wife, Danielle, when they got the news that Danielle had been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. When Danielle died, Paige found herself entering the new role of full-time mother, but without the support and guidance of Danielle.

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Ep. 142: Suffocated Grief & Supporting Black Youth - Dr. Tashel Bordere show art Ep. 142: Suffocated Grief & Supporting Black Youth - Dr. Tashel Bordere

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Dr. Tashel Bordere has spent years researching the grief experience of black youth affected by homicide and gun violence. While many grieving people can relate to their grief being disregarded, for black youth and youth with marginalized identities, their grief not only goes unacknowledged, but is often penalized. Their grief reactions are met with negative labels and punishment. Dr. Bordere identifies this experience as suffocated grief.

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Ep. 141: You Can't Give From Empty - Grief Professionals & COVID-19 With Megan Devine show art Ep. 141: You Can't Give From Empty - Grief Professionals & COVID-19 With Megan Devine

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What happens when a crisis affects everyone, including those who support others? Who is left to show up and care for those who need it the most? Grief professionals are faced with finding answers to the question, "How do we care for ourselves so we can care for others?" Megan Devine, founder of Refuge in Grief, author of It's OK That You're Not OK, and creator of Writing Your Grief online classes and communities.

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Ep. 140: Supporting Widowed Dads - Dr. Justin Yopp show art Ep. 140: Supporting Widowed Dads - Dr. Justin Yopp

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In 2010 Dr. Justin Yopp and his colleague, Don Rosenstein, piloted a support group for widowed dads that grew into being part of the Widowed Parent Project. A decade later, Dr. Yopp and his team continue to learn from widowed parents about the unique challenges of grieving their partner, raising children as a solo parent, and forming a new trajectory for their lives and their families.

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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