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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. 132: Finding Meaning - David Kessler show art Ep. 132: Finding Meaning - David Kessler

Grief Out Loud

David Kessler is a renowned author, speaker, and retreat leader. He co-authored two books, On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons, with another grief and loss icon, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. At 13 David witnessed a mass shooting while his mother was dying in the ICU. In 2016 he became a grieving parent when his younger son, David, died at 21. David's newest book, Finding Meaning - the Sixth Stage of Grief, was inspired by his search to continue finding meaning in his own life and work.

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Ep. 131: Permission To Grieve - Shelby Forsythia show art Ep. 131: Permission To Grieve - Shelby Forsythia

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In 2013, Shelby Forsythia was barely into her twenties when her mom died of cancer. This loss propelled her into a search for information, understanding, and community. In that search Shelby wrote Permission to Grieve, created a podcast, Coming Back: Conversations on Life After Loss, and started a grief coaching practice. We talk about grief as rebellion, stolen wallets, and queer identity and grief.

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Encore Ep. 11: Who Am I Now?  show art Encore Ep. 11: Who Am I Now?

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When we grieve, we miss the person and who they were in our lives. We miss who we were with them. Often we miss who we were in general before the death. As we think towards the future, we grieve for the events and occasions that we won’t share with the person. Over time, people in grief may start to see themselves differently. What they value, prioritize, and want in life can change radically.

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Ep. 130: Grief & PTSD - Megan Hillukka show art Ep. 130: Grief & PTSD - Megan Hillukka

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"How many children do you have?" This simple question turns treacherous for grieving parents. Megan Hillukka's daughter, Aria, died of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) when she was 15 months old. This devastating loss jettisoned Megan into a new world filled with grief, shock, and panic which eventually led to a diagnosis of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Needing support, Megan turned to therapy, writing, and connecting with other grieving parents. 

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Ep. 98: Under Pressure - Grief & December Holidays show art Ep. 98: Under Pressure - Grief & December Holidays

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This episode first aired in December, 2018. Nothing says end of the calendar year holiday stress like grief. Dougy Center staff member Rebecca Hobbs-Lawrence is back with more suggestions around planning for and making your way through the December holidays when you and your family are in the midst of grief. We recognize too that for families who don't observe the December holidays, daily life can become very stressful in the midst of the frenzy that gets created by those who do.  

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Ep. 129: After The Dam Breaks - Pushing Grief Aside show art Ep. 129: After The Dam Breaks - Pushing Grief Aside

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Naomi and Chad had a whirlwind start to their relationship. They were both in their 20's and got engaged less than a year after they met. Then, a few months before their wedding, Chad died in a skateboarding accident. Naomi tried her best to push the grief aside, but 8 months later it came rushing out. Everywhere. This forced her to change up her life and reach out to friends and family for support.

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Leslie Barber is the founder of Grief Warrior, a series of gift boxes designed for those in grief. The items in the boxes are informed and inspired by what Leslie most needed when her husband Steve died. We talk about grieving a spouse vs. grieving the parent of your child, effective and compassionate employer grief policies, and how to show up for the people in your life who are grieving.  

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Ep. 127: What God Is Honored Here? Shannon Gibney & Kao Kalia Yang show art Ep. 127: What God Is Honored Here? Shannon Gibney & Kao Kalia Yang

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Kao Kalia Yang and Shannon Gibney are writers, friends, and grieving mothers. Shannon's daughter Sianneh died at forty-one and a half weeks. Kalia's son, Baby Jules, died at nineteen weeks. As writers, they decided to create what they most needed to read and hear in their own grief. Their new book, What God is Honored Here? Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color, is a collection of deeply personal essays about grief.

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Ep. 126: When A Child Dies Of Suicide - Anne Moss Rogers show art Ep. 126: When A Child Dies Of Suicide - Anne Moss Rogers

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Grief is intensely personal and sometimes it’s intensely private. When Anne Moss Roger's son Charles died of suicide, she decided to go public with her grief and the story of his life. Inspired by her son’s innate skill for connecting with others, she’s now dedicated to helping people who are struggling with grief, suicidal thoughts, and substance use.   To learn more, visit Emotionally Naked, Anne Moss's blog. Her website includes links to her new book, Diary of a Broken Mind, and her TEDx Talk - Can A Blog Save Lives? If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach...

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Ep. 125: Mini-Episode - Traci, Amira, & Alina show art Ep. 125: Mini-Episode - Traci, Amira, & Alina

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In 2018, The Dougy Center was selected as one of a handful of children’s bereavement programs to partner with StoryCorps and the New York Life Foundation on Road to Resilience: Memories that Move Us Forward. Road to Resilience was born out of a commitment to helping children cope with the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one.

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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