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What does life look like after the funeral? After the divorce is final? After the diagnosis? Society doesn't teach us how to cope with loss, but we are experiencing loss every day. Whether your loss is a person, a relationship, a job, a pet, or a dream, loss shapes who you are and how you choose to live in the world. Join Shelby Forsythia, Intuitive Grief Guide as she explores the ideas, resources, and stories that help us "come back" to life after death, divorce, illness and more.

What does life look like after the funeral? After the divorce is final? After the diagnosis? Society doesn't teach us how to cope with loss, but we are experiencing loss every day. Whether your loss is a person, a relationship, a job, a pet, or a dream, loss shapes who you are and how you choose to live in the world. Join Shelby Forsythia, Intuitive Grief Guide as she explores the ideas, resources, and stories that help us "come back" to life after death, divorce, illness and more.
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What does life look like after the funeral? After the divorce is final? After the diagnosis? Society doesn't teach us how to cope with loss, but we are experiencing loss every day. Whether your loss is a person, a relationship, a job, a pet, or a dream, loss shapes who you are and how you choose to live in the world. Join Shelby Forsythia, Intuitive Grief Guide as she explores the ideas, resources, and stories that help us "come back" to life after death, divorce, illness and more.

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Episodes

In the Meantime: Kerry Egan on Love After Death

4/18/2018
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Kerry Egan believes our love for deceased loved ones doesn't end—it changes. Do you agree? Kerry Egan's work: http://kerryegan.com/ Season 3 of Coming Back returns May 2, 2018! In the meantime... https://www.patreon.com/shelbyforsythiahttps://www.facebook.com/events/1766567910029917/https://www.patreon.com/shelbyforsythia Subscribe: https://apple.co/2CMqhhEhttp://spoti.fi/2CMr16khttp://bit.ly/2m08eJrhttp://bit.ly/2m1JWilhttp://bit.ly/2lWQmiGhttp://bit.ly/2F469Fl Continue the...

Duration:00:06:40

In the Meantime: Joshua Black Helps People Open Up About Grief Dreams

4/11/2018
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Joshua Black talks about the healing power of bringing grief dreams to the masses. Joshua Black's work: http://www.griefdreams.ca/ Season 3 of Coming Back returns May 2, 2018! In the meantime... https://www.patreon.com/shelbyforsythiahttps://www.facebook.com/events/1766567910029917/https://www.patreon.com/shelbyforsythia Subscribe: https://apple.co/2CMqhhEhttp://spoti.fi/2CMr16khttp://bit.ly/2m08eJrhttp://bit.ly/2m1JWilhttp://bit.ly/2lWQmiGhttp://bit.ly/2F469Fl Continue the...

Duration:00:07:29

In the Meantime: Candyce Ossefort-Russell Recommends a Book for Talking About Death

4/4/2018
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Candyce Ossefort-Russell shares her favorite book for starting conversations about death and dying. Candyce Ossefort-Russell's work and free grief e-book: http://www.deepcenterforgrowth.com/candyce-counseling/ Season 3 of Coming Back returns May 2, 2018! In the...

Duration:00:07:59

In the Meantime: Darwyn Dave on Keepsakes

3/28/2018
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Darwyn Dave finds comfort in the physical objects his father left behind. Darwyn Dave's work: http://www.dealingwithmygrief.com/ Season 3 of Coming Back returns May 2, 2018! In the meantime... https://www.patreon.com/shelbyforsythiahttps://www.facebook.com/griefreiki/https://www.facebook.com/events/1766567910029917/https://www.patreon.com/shelbyforsythia...

Duration:00:06:38

E40: SEASON 2 FINALE: You've Gotta Say Yes + A Giveaway!

3/21/2018
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It's the end of Season 2 of Coming Back! I'm leaving you with my take on this season's "theme" and lots of exciting upcoming events, including a giveaway of two copies of The Grief Recovery Method® Handbook. Enter the giveaway by supporting Coming Back on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/shelbyforsythia Winner will be selected at random from the list of all active patrons as of 4/30/2018. Winner will receive two paperback copies of The Grief Recovery Method® Handbook, a set of three...

Duration:00:17:48

E39: "Heartcore" Grief Science with Candyce Ossefort-Russell

3/14/2018
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Candyce Ossefort-Russell went from having a healthy husband to a dead husband in a matter of two months. A bizarre heart-consuming virus was at the root of it all, taking Candyce's husband out of her life forever on Valentine's Day, 1992. Her loss drove her to become a therapist where she sits with others in their darkness and does a boatload of research on the biological science of grief and grieving. This week we're doling out facts for grievers and the people who love them, and talking...

Duration:00:59:06

E38: Dealing with My Grief with Darwyn Dave

3/7/2018
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Darwyn Dave has been dealing with his grief since the age of 10, when his father was shot and killed in the convenience store that he owned and ran. Grief has given Darwyn lots of lenses on life enabling him to see many, many sides to topics like technology, family history, and gun violence. Today we're talking about how grief gives us perspective... and keeps giving us perspective for the rest of our lives. Also on the show, I'm talking about how acknowledgment is not enough—we must take...

Duration:00:56:58

E37: A Different State of Mind with Katie Scoggins

2/28/2018
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It's so important to feel our shit. But Katie Scoggins had no idea HOW important until multiple car accidents gave her two concussions and a permanently altered brain. We're talking about how hard it is to let go of our "always in control" mentality and why we need to break down our resistance to difficult, raw, and unexpected emotions. Also this week, I'm doing my most swear-word-filled top of the show yet, called "I'm an Asshole; You're an Asshole: Forming Proper Apologies in...

Duration:00:58:44

E36: On Living (and Fumbling) with Kerry Egan

2/21/2018
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Hospice chaplain and author Kerry Egan lost her father... and her mind. Her dad's loss led her journeying, and she hiked the Camino de Santiago. Her postpartum psychotic break led her inward, where she learned powerful lessons about what's real and what isn't—and why we should validate others' experiences no matter what we believe. Both losses cultivated her ability to be present with others' pain in her work as a hospice chaplain and called her to write two books: Fumbling and On Living....

Duration:01:15:09

E35: Confessions of a Funeral Director with Caleb Wilde

2/14/2018
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Caleb Wilde is not your average undertaker. In fact, he's a sixth-generation funeral director who uses his innate introversion, empathy, and fascination with theology to "be the heart when hearts are broken." He relays his observations in his new book, Confessions of a Funeral Director. We're talking about how capitalism makes us "death amateurs," how grief is a form of worship, and how Caleb feels about bringing his son to work. Also on today's show, I'm talking about crafting an escape...

Duration:00:54:41

E34: How to Survive a Miscarriage with Karin Holmes

2/7/2018
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Karin Holmes miscarried her baby after just six and a half weeks of pregnancy. Her miscarriage and the trauma of a necessary D&C plunged her into the crashing, lonely isolation of an invisible loss where she blamed herself for failing her baby and couldn't figure out how she was supposed to grieve. She's speaking on the uniqueness of miscarriage, what NOT to say to a mother who's miscarried, and her book, How to Survive a Miscarriage. Also this week, I'm talking about how once we grieve,...

Duration:00:56:18

BONUS! Shelby Forsythia on Dealing with My Grief

2/7/2018
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My friend Darwyn M. Dave of Dealing with My Grief got me on the other side of the mic to talk about the death of my mom, wrestling with faith and religion post-loss, and how I got into grief work and my podcast, Coming Back: Conversations on Life After Loss. Full episode online here: http://www.dealingwithmygrief.com/podcast/episode-98

Duration:01:10:59

E33: Finding Tranquility in Loss with Kimberly Wilson

1/31/2018
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Kimberly Wilson's first major loss occurred in 2012 when her beloved Gramma died. But she was brought to her knees three years later, with the loss of her dog, Louis the Pug. We're talking a lot about importance—the importance of taking time and space to process loss, the importance of memorializing and remembering the ones we love, and the importance of taking REALLY good care of yourself in the midst of grief. Also on the show, I'm highlighting how pet loss is different from—and...

Duration:00:50:56

E32: Death Dialogue with Morgan Brown

1/24/2018
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Fellow grief millennial Morgan Brown was frustrated with people's responses to her grief over her mom's sudden death. She channeled her frustration into regular blog posts that became the foundation for Death Dialogue—her ongoing art installations, workshops, and conversations about death with people who are still living... and her encouragement of conversations on life with those who have died. We're talking about her popular touring phone booth project called "Conversations I Wish I Had"...

Duration:00:54:31

E31: Grief Dreams with Joshua Black

1/17/2018
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Joshua Black's life changed forever after a dream of his departed father. He is now a leading researcher on grief dreams, something many grievers have but don't talk about. We're upacking his turbulent relationship with his father, how he views death after having grief dreams, and touching on what all of us can do to become better dreamers. Also on the show, I'm talking about the totally normal phenomenon of becoming aware of your own mortality after a loved one dies. Ask Me Anything LIVE...

Duration:00:53:12

E30: From "Why Me?" to "A Why to Live For" with Harriet Cabelly

1/10/2018
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Harriet Cabelly's dream of the perfect child was shattered when her daughter was diagnosed with neurological deficits at just nine months old. "Why me?" became her mantra. Another medical crisis in her daughter's life challenged Harriet to practice exercising her muscle of resilience and that defining moment in her life laid the foundation for her new book, Living Well Despite Adversity. Also on the show, I answer a listener question about how age determines how we grieve and how much...

Duration:00:58:27

E29: The Good Goodbye with Dr. Gladys Ato

1/3/2018
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After being flooded with overwhelming joy at her mother's funeral of all places, Dr. Gladys Ato recognized that within all of our goodbyes, there is good. Combining her loss-saturated childhood with her experience as a clinical psychologist and unexpected leader of a closing university, she created her new book, The Good Goodbye, which helps usher all of us into a headspace of reframing loss for good. Also on the show, I unveil my latest project that YOU can support! Coming Back is now on...

Duration:00:50:44

E28: What's Next + A Gift!

12/27/2017
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Coming Back is taking inspiration from grief and will be released in seasons going forward. Plus, Coming Back is now on Spotify! And my annual list of five grief must-reads for 2018. Blog: Grieving? Read These Five Books in 2018 Subscribe: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube | GooglePlay | TuneIn Continue the conversation on grief and loss in my private Facebook group, The Grief Growers' Garden. To ask a question or leave a comment for a future show, leave a voicemail or...

Duration:00:11:46

E27: Taking a Break

11/15/2017
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My heart has been asking me to take a break for a while. I'm finally answering its call. Please stay tuned for future episodes of Coming Back in 2018. Continue the conversation on grief and loss in my private Facebook group, The Grief Growers' Garden. To ask a question or leave a comment for a future show, leave a voicemail or text 312.725.3043 or email shelby@shelbyforsythia.com, subject line "Podcast." Because even through grief, we are growing. www.shelbyforsythia.com

Duration:00:10:39

E26: When Bad Things Happen and We Need to "Do Something"

11/8/2017
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Why do we need to "do something" after a loss? Thoughts on the Texas shooting and needing to take action (in response to violence, gun reform, the NRA, etc.) in the midst of devastation featuring inspiration from Glennon Doyle Melton and Brené Brown. Glennon Doyle Melton - The Next Right Thing for Gun Reform: https://www.facebook.com/coffeeandrevolution/videos/2034624013484957/ Brene Brown - Speaking Truth to Bullshit, Practicing Civility, and Affecting...

Duration:00:14:26

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