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

Grief Out Loud

Release Date: 04/02/2020

Ep. 160: The Shared Room - Kao Kalia Yang show art Ep. 160: The Shared Room - Kao Kalia Yang

Grief Out Loud

Children’s books transport us – sometimes to places of imagination and sometimes to places rooted in place and culture. Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong American writer and grieving mother who recently published The Shared Room, a brave and tender book for children (and adults) about a family grieving the death of their daughter. The Shared Room is at once a book about memories, sorrow, joy, and the ways grief is carried individually and collectively.  

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Ep. 159: Back To School With Grief & The COVID-19 Pandemic - A Tip Sheet show art Ep. 159: Back To School With Grief & The COVID-19 Pandemic - A Tip Sheet

Grief Out Loud

This episode is a little different. Rather than an interview, we are sharing information from the Dougy Center's most recent Tip Sheet - Back to School with Grief and the COVID-19 Pandemic. With how tough it can be to focus long enough to take in a lot of text when you're grieving, we wanted to offer the information in this format. We'll be bringing you more Tip Sheet episodes over the next few months, so stay tuned!

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

Grief Out Loud

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

Grief Out Loud

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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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. We delve into these questions and explore how the pandemic is affecting Megan, the people she supports, and her colleagues in the grief world.