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It’s time for grief to come out of the basement, or wherever we have stuffed it to avoid talking about it. When you suffer a loss you need support, comfort, and a safe place to heal. What you are experiencing is painful but normal, unique but similar, surreal but very, very real. As grief advocates we understand and want to provide support, knowledge and comfort as you continue to live and grieve. Host, Kathy Gleason; Producer, Stephanie Kendrick. www.asiliveandgrieve.com

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It’s time for grief to come out of the basement, or wherever we have stuffed it to avoid talking about it. When you suffer a loss you need support, comfort, and a safe place to heal. What you are experiencing is painful but normal, unique but similar, surreal but very, very real. As grief advocates we understand and want to provide support, knowledge and comfort as you continue to live and grieve. Host, Kathy Gleason; Producer, Stephanie Kendrick. www.asiliveandgrieve.com

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English

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585-978-1331


Episodes
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Life in the Grief Pit

5/28/2024
Send us some LOVE! Have you ever stood in the face of a storm and felt the resolve to push through? Our special guest, Dr. Kimberly Harms has done just that. Join us as Kim opens up about her birth marred by thalidomide, the heartache of her mother's suicide, her own battle with depression, and the fortitude required in the wake of her husband’s liver cancer. Her story is a testament to the unwavering human spirit and the shared comfort we find in acknowledging our vulnerabilities. Loss is a path often walked in isolation, but it doesn’t have to be. Kim shares stories that illuminate the vital role such groups play, the importance of recognizing the value of grieving children as whole individuals, and how happiness can be reclaimed in life after loss. From the intimate tale of a widow's journey to the resilience seen in the face of the Rwandan genocide, we shine a light on the unexpected paths carved from the depths of grief, leading to new life chapters and cultural connections. How can we construct a legacy that stands the test of time? This episode offers a stirring reflection on the narratives that have the power to shape our final impressions. Kim discusses her poignant work, "Are You Ready? How to Build a Legacy to Die For," and the profound concept of legacy love letters, guiding us on how to prepare for the ultimate future. Join us for an episode that will offer you empowerment to chart a course towards hope and healing. Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:36:52

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Grief and First Responders

5/21/2024
Send us some LOVE! When the burdens of grief and trauma cloak the shoulders of our bravest—the police officers, firefighters, and emergency personnel—we seldom grasp the depth of their silent battles. Jared Altic, a pastor and chaplain with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, joins me in a poignant conversation that shines a light on the hidden emotional toll experienced by first responders. With his insights, we unravel the complex layers of grief that accompany the very act of saving lives, revealing how the necessity to compartmentalize emotions in the face of mortality can give rise to secondary trauma and, if left unchecked, to grave mental health consequences. We focus on actionable ways to uplift and support the guardians of our communities. I recount continuing my late husband's legacy of kindness to police officers, illustrating how small gestures can make a difference. We provide listeners with practical advice on engaging with and assisting local law enforcement, emphasizing the importance of simple acts of appreciation and the understanding of policies that guide their acceptance. Join us in this enriching dialogue as we spotlight the importance of creating a cascade of care that has the potential to reshape the world. Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:38:12

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The Five Facets of Healing

5/14/2024
Send us some LOVE! When the unimaginable happens and we're left holding the pieces of a shattered life, where do we find the strength to rebuild? Annah Elizabeth joins us to courageously share her story. She speaks to the soul's remarkable ability to weather life's harshest storms, offering an inspiring testament to the power of hope and the multifaceted nature of our existence that each play a part in guiding us through our darkest days. Annah's journey underscores the fact that healing is not a destination, but rather a collection of moments that, when stitched together, create a tapestry of regained strength and purpose. Through the lens of personal experiences, we examine the need to nurture and prioritize the different facets of our personality, especially those we often overlook. A holistic approach to well-being, treating the mind, body, and spirit as interconnected pieces of a larger puzzle, emerges as a critical strategy for preventing our foundation from crumbling under the weight of life's challenges. We wrap up by extending an invitation to our listeners to engage with our community, share their stories, and carry this vital conversation forward. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve YouTube: asiliveandgrieve TikTok: @asiliveandgrieve To Reach Annah: Website: The Five Facets of Healing.com IG: Annahelizabethheals FB Page: AnnahElizabethHealGrief TikTok: @annahelizabethheals YouTube: AnnahElizabethTheFiveFacets FREE Grief Support Events: Hump Day Healing 10th Anniversary edition of Annah's memoir: Digging for the Light: One Woman's Journey from Heartache to Hope is available where all books are sold. Here's the Amazon link. Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:38:04

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Our Dead Dads

5/7/2024
Send us some LOVE! Nick Gaylord found an unexpected beacon of hope in the form of podcasting. His journey, one that traverses the grief of losing a father and the unexpected solace found in dark humor, is the focal point of our latest episode. Nick shares his intimate story of coping with a complicated paternal relationship, infused with the bittersweet relief that followed his father's passing. This dance of emotions is one many of us know too well, yet often struggle to voice. Together, we peel back the layers of sorrow and laughter that define our healing processes. The power of a good story lies in its ability to evoke strong emotions and offer an escape. Nick and I reflect on how these passions have been a backdrop to our own life stories, influencing our capacity to love in the shadow of complex family dynamics. We dissect the therapeutic process of creating "Our Dead Dads," a podcast which promises to be a refuge for men to express emotions that society often discourages. Our conversation extends an invitation to listeners to be a part of this community, to share, connect, and collectively honor the memories of those we've lost. Through candid discussions and heartfelt narratives, Nick's podcast aims to create a tapestry of support, emphasizing the enduring nature of love and the shared journey of life and loss. Join us, all the while remembering that while our stories are unique, the emotions that drive them are universal. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve YouTube: asiliveandgrieve TikTok: @asiliveandgrieve To Reach Nick: Website: http://www.ourdeaddads.com E-mail : ourdeaddadspodcast@gmail.com Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:33:35

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Continuing Bonds with Grief Tech

4/30/2024
Send us some LOVE! Have you ever received a message that felt like it was sent from heaven? Our heartfelt discussion with Dave Roberts delves into this new world of AI and Grief Tech, where the bereaved find solace in AI-generated messages from those they've lost. We navigate the complexities and comforts of these services, balancing the poignant act of memorializing loved ones with the authenticity of such connections. As Dave and I wade through the ethical landscape of AI, we ponder the implications for those who seek solace in technology due to isolation or bereavement. The conversation touches on topics like the importance of consent and the introduction timing of Grief Tech. We provide guidance, discussing the delicate balance of integrating technology with traditional coping mechanisms and the significance of cybersecurity in protecting the sacred memories of our loved ones. NOTE: An article was mentioned in the podcast with perspective from Dr. Spiegel of Stanford. Here is the link to that article: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/11/technology/ai-chatbots-dead-relatives.html Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve YouTube: asiliveandgrieve TikTok: @asiliveandgrieve To Reach Dave: Website: http://bootsyandangel.com E-mail : bootsyandangel@gmail.com Book Website: http://psychologyprofessorandminister.com Book Purchasing Information: When The Psychology Professor Met The Minister Facebook Linkedin Instagram Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:34:19

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Grieving the Person You Used to Be

4/23/2024
Send us some LOVE! As we grieve, we frequently encounter the shadow of who we used to be. Grief coach and author, Shelby Forsythia, joins me to share her deeply personal narrative of navigating the aftermath of her mother's death, revealing these intricate layers. Our conversation invites listeners to sit with the poignant truth that our old lives are forever altered, and our grieving reflects this transformation. While discussing the value of rituals, Shelby and I offer up ways to honor the past selves we've bid farewell, embracing our healing. We invite you to consider how personalized acts of remembrance can carve a path toward acceptance, making space for who we are becoming. We hope to guide you through the tender process of redefining yourself in the wake of loss. Our episode is an open invitation to find solace in shared experiences, and a gentle reminder that self-care is paramount as you walk the delicate path of grief. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve YouTube: asiliveandgrieve TikTok: @asiliveandgrieve To Reach Shelby: Shelby Forsythia (she/her) Grief guide, author, and podcast host Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | TikTok Featured in O Mag, Huffington Post, and Modern Loss Ready to grow through grief? Check out these free resources: Grow Through Grief Workshop—MOST POPULAR! Dear Grief Guide: Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:33:40

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Evan's Legacy

4/16/2024
Send us some LOVE! As we navigate the delicate terrain of grief, Susie Taylor joins us to share her powerful story of love, loss, and the enduring strength of the human spirit. Through the memory of her son Evan, who bravely faced significant medical challenges since birth, we uncover the raw emotions and the unspoken bonds that form in the wake of such an incomparable loss. Susie's candid recollections shine a light on the joy and laughter her son brought into their lives, while also exploring the significance of honoring our loved ones and the personal journeys that follow our deepest sorrows. Embracing the legacy left by those we've cherished is a profound testament to their impact on our lives and the world. In our conversation, we delve into how Evan's life led to remarkable advancements in neonatal care, illustrating the profound influence one individual's journey can have on medical progress. Susie's involvement with the County Board of Developmental Disabilities and her dedication to honoring the memory of consumers who have passed resonates deeply, offering solace to those navigating the intricate paths of healing. Together, we reflect on the uniqueness of grief and love, acknowledging that each story is as distinct as the memories we hold dear. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve YouTube: asiliveandgrieve To Reach Susie: Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the show Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:31:51

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The Shadows of Anticipatory Loss

4/9/2024
Send us some LOVE! Today's guest is a kindred spirit, Vicki Paris Goodman, whose memoir "To Sam With Love" captures the essence of anticipatory grief. Our conversation covers that unexpected optimism and spiritual guidance that reach us in our depths of sorrow. We talk about both engaging in life and embracing solitude. We examine the unique experiences of anticipatory grief, the surprising intersections of humor and healing, and how we discovered a renewed sense of purpose through the pain. Vicki's poignant stories and our mutual reflections offer hope and inspiration for anyone on this journey. Join us... Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve YouTube: asiliveandgrieve To Reach Vicki: Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/vickiparisgoodman/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vickiparisgoodman Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/vicki-paris-goodman Author Central: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B0BNJZ9XVF Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/23019683.Vicki_Paris_Goodman Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:34:29

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Artistic Expression and Grief

4/2/2024
Send us some LOVE! Join us today as Sonya Paz, opens up about guiding her sons through the grieving process after the passing of their father. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of art, as she shares the evolution of her work from somber tones to a celebration of color and life, taking cues from Picasso and American pop art. Through Sonya's varied platforms, including her art website and the 'Investigated' and 'Rockstar Mentor' podcasts, she offers a beacon of hope and guidance for those navigating the stormy seas of grief. Please listen as art and personal growth intertwine. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve YouTube: asiliveandgrieve TikTok: tiktok.com/@asiliveandgrieve To Reach Sonya: Sonya Paz Art & Design Visit our fun and colorful website: https://sonyapaz.com/shop Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/sonyapazgallery Follow us on Instagram! https://instagram.com/sonyapaz Follow me on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonyapaz/ Investigated Podcast: https://investigatedpod.com/ Rockstar Mentor Podcast: https://rockstarmentor.com/ VinoPaint Creative: https://vinopaint.com/ Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:34:45

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The Adoption Triad, Part 2

3/26/2024
Send us some LOVE! Today's episode finds us with the complete triad: an adoptive mother, an adoptee, and the biological mother who made the heart-rending decision to place her child for adoption in the 1960s. These experiences are real, punctuated by silent grief and laid bare for you, the listener. Their words reveal the lasting void such a decision can create, as well as the profound impact of a reunion that came decades later—a poignant reminder of the lifelong journey adoption etches into the lives it touches. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve YouTube: asiliveandgrieve Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the show Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:41:43

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Charting a Path Through Grief with the Wisdom of Human Design

3/19/2024
Send us some LOVE! I found clarity and understanding recently with the help of Vicki Dickson, who offered me some insight into Human Design . Our conversation was a deep dive into this complex system that blends astrology, the chakra system, the Jewish Kabbalah, and the I Ching to offer insights into our soul's purpose. As I recounted my journey of self-discovery during my husband's illness and passing, Vicki helped me understand how human design can guide one through life's most harrowing transitions, allowing us to rediscover our true selves and emerge from grief with newfound purpose and strength. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve YouTube: asiliveandgrieve To Reach Vickie: Listen to her podcast here: https://vickiedickson.com/podcast/ Follow her on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/vickie.dickson Download your free Human Design chart here: https://vickiedickson.com/ Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:31:03

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Head Space vs. Heart Space

3/12/2024
Send us some LOVE! In today's episode, Christine Samuel shares her intimate understanding of the intricate balance between analytical headspace and the intuitive heart space, particularly as it pertains to grief and life's inevitable changes. Once our understanding of this difference grows, we are asked to consider the following: What if the borders we see on maps didn't really exist, as when we gaze upon our Earth from the vastness of space? We dare everyone to imagine a world without borders defined by humans - cultures and ethnicities that blend as families -- diverse, accepting, supporting and loving. From such a unified perspective might emerge a more compassionate and connected existence. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve YouTube: asiliveandgrieve To Reach Christine: Website: https://christinesamuel.ca Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christinesamuelhere/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christine-samuel/ Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:32:25

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The Silent Echoes of an Empath's Grief

3/5/2024
Send us some LOVE! When your heart is heavy with grief, finding a harbor in the storm can be your lifeline. Join me as I chat with Tammy Zumbo, a clinical social worker, who offers her insights on how those with empathic sensibilities manage loss. Tammy's expertise offers comfort and a deeper understanding of the powerful intersection between empathy and grief. Do you know an empath? Are you empathic? What are your thoughts? We welcome your emails... Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve To Reach Tammy: Website: www.tammyzumbo.com Email: tammylcswr@gmail.com Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:30:52

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Money Matters and Grief

2/27/2024
Send us some LOVE! When the unimaginable happens, and our world turns upside down—there can be a financial implication that adds to the stress. Brian Bickett, a certified financial planner with an intimate understanding of loss, joins us to share his experience. His father's untimely passing and the direct impact on his mother is relatable for those wading through the aftermath of a loved one's death, illuminating the often overlooked yet critical need for financial preparedness and organization. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve To Reach Brian: Website: https://imfinancialplanning.com/ Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:25:24

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Pancakes for Roger

2/20/2024
Send us some LOVE! When grief tugs at our hearts, finding solace can often light the way through the darkness. Join me as I chat with Susan Combs, who, in honoring her father—a distinguished major general and civilian judge— transformed her sorrow into a legacy of hope. In our compelling discussion, Susan shares how her father's battle with Agent Orange-related throat cancer brought unique challenges, but also how these experiences shaped her endeavors with "Pancakes for Roger," a book and also a non-profit infused with her father's ethos of service and mentorship. As we peel back the layers of grief, we are presented deep look into the nature of grief. We discuss the contrast between anticipatory mourning and the maelstrom of emotions that follow an unexpected loss. Our conversation delves into the importance of embracing the full spectrum of our loved ones' lives and how a personal tribute can be a potent tool in the healing journey. Susan and I reflect on the steps we took to mend after our losses, and how these actions provided much-needed emotional closure. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve To Reach Susan: Website: www.pancakesforroger.com Email: info@combsandco.com Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:30:32

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Hospice Nurses Grieve, Too

2/13/2024
Send us some LOVE! When hospice nurse Shelly Henry speaks about her work, it's with compassion that's both heart-wrenching and inspiring. This week, she joins us, sharing her journey through the emotional landscape of end-of-life care and her way of supporting hospice professionals through the Amity Group. Shelly's insights offer insight on not only the challenges nurses face, but also the profound satisfaction that comes from providing dignity and comfort to patients as they approach life's end. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve To Reach Shelley: Website: www.amitystaffing.com Email: shenry@amitystaffing.com Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:32:03

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Grief in the Workplace

2/6/2024
Send us some LOVE! When the sharp edges of loss cut through the fabric of everyday life, how does one tread the delicate path of returning to work? Claire Schwartz, a grief and trauma healing strategist with Miriamswell Healing, joins us to share her profound insights on this very challenge. In our heartfelt conversation, we unravel the intricacies of grief in the workplace, scrutinizing the current bereavement policies that often fail to provide the necessary support for those in mourning. Claire's expertise, paired with her personal narrative of loss, casts a light on the silent struggles that many face while attempting to balance their professional responsibilities amidst profound personal sorrow. Grief doesn't clock out when we swipe our badges at the office door; it lingers, often impacting our performance in ways we and our employers might not anticipate. This episode peels back the layers of emotional and physical toll that grief exacts on individuals, questioning the rationality of standard bereavement practices. We probe the deeper implications of workplace culture, the emotional intelligence of leadership, and how businesses might risk their greatest assets—their people—by not affording them the time and space to heal. Claire and I tackle the often-neglected topics, such as the stigmatized loss of a miscarriage and the convoluted intricacies of the Family Medical Leave Act, prompting a much-needed dialogue on how companies can better value their employees during life’s most trying times. Wrapping up with a beacon of hope, we explore the transformative power of healing from grief and trauma. As I share my own experiences in guiding clients through their darkest hours, we discuss the pivotal role of grief coaching in fostering trust and productivity within the workplace. The "Fearless Grieving to Fearless Living" program emerges as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, underscoring the potential for growth even in the depths of despair. We invite you to join this community of support, as we collectively navigate the complex journey of grief, bearing witness to its transformative potential in both our personal and professional lives. Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:41:19

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The Adoption Triad

1/30/2024
Send us some LOVE! Have you ever considered the profound impact adoption has on all parties involved? Our heartfelt conversation with Vera Snow and Tina Langseth peels back the layers of joy and sorrow that constitute the adoption experience. As we traverse the emotional landscapes of the adoption triad, Vera, an adoptive mother of twins, and Tina, an adoptee, share their intimate stories of love, loss, and the search for identity. They bring authenticity to the table, revealing how the echoes of the birth family's presence can resonate through an adoptee's life and the adoptive family's dynamic. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve To Reach Vera: Website: www.griefenthusiast.com Publications written by Vera: ● When You are Coping with Infertility ● Eight Life Lessons I Learned from the Ricochet Heart of a Narcissist To Reach Tina: info@asiliveandgrieve.com (I will forward your inquiry to Tina) Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:48:15

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Celebration of Sisters

1/23/2024
Send us some LOVE! When the unimaginable happens, and we lose those dearest to us, the journey through grief can be a solitary and complex path. It's a raw and vulnerable experience that Judy Lipson knows all too well, having lost both her sisters, Margie and Jane. She joins us today to share her poignant story of how suppressed sorrow can emerge after many years, and the profound strength she discovered in finally embracing her grief. Through her compelling narrative, Judy opens up about her transformative journey — from the depths of despair to finding solace and empowerment in creating the Celebration of Sisters ice skating fundraiser and authoring a book that delves into the heart of her grieving process. As we traverse the terrain of sorrow, the episode sheds light on the often overlooked and unique agony of sibling loss. Judy's testament to the power of coping strategies — like orchestrating a heartfelt memorial event and pouring emotions into writing — offers insight into the healing that can be found in honoring loved ones. We also discuss the significance of self-care, the necessity of allowing oneself to grieve in individual ways, and the solace that can be found in shared experiences through support groups or therapy. Our conversation serves as an open invitation to all who are navigating the murky waters of loss, reminding us that we are not alone, offering comfort, and underscoring the importance of community and mutual support in times of profound sadness. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve To Reach Judy: Website: https://www.judylipson.org Instagram: @celebofsisters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JudyLipsonAuthor LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judylipson/ Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:26:08

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Whispers of the Departed-Exploring Spirit Communication, with Melissa Peil

1/16/2024
Send us some LOVE! When the veil between our world and the next seems impenetrable, Melissa Peel, a psychic, medium, and healer, comes forth to illuminate the path. In our heartfelt discussion, Melissa distinguishes between the nuanced realms of mediumship and psychic insights, offering a beacon to those grappling with the enigmatic journey of the soul. My own transformative encounter with her reading opened doors to personal revelations, and together, we traverse the landscape of spiritual callings and the astonishing shifts that embrace us when we align with our deepest yearnings. Venture with us into the spectral divide as we clarify the often-confused energies of ghosts and spirits. Melissa provides an understanding of why some souls find themselves anchored to our world, while others transcend with ease. I share a poignant narrative of my grandfather's departure, inviting listeners to contemplate the signs and communications they may have encountered from those who've passed. This episode is a sanctuary for anyone seeking solace and understanding amid the vast spectrum of beliefs surrounding spirit communication. As we navigate the healing realms, we confront the shadows of generational trauma and the powerful release that can occur when these deep-seated wounds are addressed. The conversation turns to the practicalities of handling psychic abilities and the poignant moments when messages from the beyond provide unexpected comfort to the living. With Melissa Peel's profound insights, we beckon you to approach the spiritual with an open heart and mind, nurturing a sense of curiosity and wonder about the unseen currents that shape our existence. Contact: www.asiliveandgrieve.com info@asiliveandgrieve.com Facebook: As I Live and Grieve Instagram: @asiliveandgrieve To Reach Melissa: Website: https://mysticalawakenings.com Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod https://mysticalawakenings.com Support the Show. Copyright 2020, by As I Live and Grieve The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Duration:00:40:41