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Coming Back: Conversations on life after loss

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What does life look like after the funeral? After the divorce is final? After the diagnosis? 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? 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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United States

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What does life look like after the funeral? After the divorce is final? After the diagnosis? 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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English

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3127253043


Episodes

E131: Moving the Body Through Loss with Avni Trivedi

10/14/2020
Osteopath, doula, and zero-balancer Avni Trivedi marries Eastern and Western practices to treat grief in the body. After a myriad of losses including being present during her grandmother’s stroke, she studied the body, which—intuitively—became a doorway to studying grief. Today, we’ll talk bout how the body responds to grief, even years after a loss, how to cope in a world of six feet apart during COVID-19, and how to deal with feeling stuck by moving the body. Find Avni's work...

Duration:00:53:38

E130: Embodying the Practice of Grief with Sara Chizek

10/7/2020
What does it mean to make love to grief? To welcome it into your body instead of casting it out like garbage? This week, I’m speaking to Sara Chizek about the sensuality and creativity that arrives when we practice the art of grief embodiment. After shutting herself off to the four-year-old girl who lost a father, her exploration of grief in her body opened her up to feeling whole and at home. What would it look like if we tried to practice grieving as much as we practiced resisting grief?...

Duration:00:51:16

E129: Transmitting Unspoken Gratitudes with Mana Bhatt Sanghvi

10/1/2020
After her father’s death in 2016, Mana Bhatt Sanghvi committed to living a live with no regrets. Her business, Treasure Texts, helps people communicate unspoken gratitudes to the people they love while they are still alive to receive them. This week, we’re talking about the different between anticipatory grief and the permanent grief that comes with loss, why it’s important to distinguish between “How are you?” and “How are you FEELING?”, and how Mana’s Hindu background gave her comfort when...

Duration:00:51:04

E128: Grief in the Language of the Heart with Cristina Chipriano

9/23/2020
Cristina Chipriano grew up knowing grief, losing her 5-year-old cousin, her aunt, and her godmother all before second grade. After becoming a social worker, she helped create grief support programs in Spanish at Bo’s Place in Houston, where much of the community is Latino. Today, Cristina and I are talking about how death can take families farther apart AND closer together, how the cultural value family pride prompts Latino grievers to get grief support, and why it’s so important for...

Duration:00:55:17

E127: Experiencing Grief in the Body with Victoria Albina

9/16/2020
Have you ever felt grief in your body? This week, Victoria Albina is teaching all of us how to use the body as a method to move from resistance to acceptance, release people-pleasing and perfectionism, and harness the oh-so powerful vagus nerve to pay close attention to grief. This conversation is full of tips and tools to reclaim ourselves and our bodies after devastating loss. Find Victoria’s work and so much more...

Duration:01:03:25

E126: Honoring Kids, the Forgotten Mourners with Gary Shockley

9/9/2020
A massive amount of family deaths plus his work as a Hospice chaplain enlightened Gary Shockley to the reality of kids as “forgotten mourners.” His children’s book, My Heart Sings a Sad Song is a non-denominational guide for children and their caregivers to sparking conversations about grief and emotions. Today we’re talking about how we can help kids get better acquainted with the human experience of loss and how we can hold a little more space for ourselves in our grief. Find Gary’s book,...

Duration:00:52:41

E125: I Am My Mother's Daughter with Dara Kurtz

9/2/2020
Dara Kurtz received decades of wisdom from her dead mother and grandmothers after stumbling across a Ziplock bag of letters. Her new book, I Am My Mother’s Daughter is an inside look at the intimate wisdom shared across maternal generations and a love letter to the power of preserving the written word. Today we’re talking about the four different types of letters you can write or receive, why you might consider writing a legacy letter to your loved ones, and why it’s important to allow...

Duration:00:48:38

E124: SEASON 9 FINALE: Grief Is a State of Transition

7/22/2020
It’s helpful to remember that grief is an experience, not an obstacle or a destination. Plus, enroll now in my best-selling online grief support course, Life After Loss Academy, beginning August 31. Now at a lower price due to COVID-19. Join me August 31, 2020 for a 12-week online course that will help you feel safe in the world again, say goodbye to “the perfect griever,” and love the person loss has forced you to become. Enroll now in Life After Loss Academy:...

Duration:00:13:53

E123: The Leftover Pieces with Melissa Bottorff-Arey

7/15/2020
Melissa Bottorff-Arey’s life turned upside down when her son, Alex, took his own life during his junior year at college. Her new podcast, The Leftover Pieces, features conversations on living life after suicide loss. This week, we’re discussing the rage that often follows learning more information about a loss, how our mental health is impacted when someone we love dies, the glaring holes in our school systems that fail kids at an emotional and mental level, and how the suicide of a child...

Duration:01:02:46

E122: Getting Curious in the Midst of Grief with Dr. Jenn Hardy

7/9/2020
Instagram-famous therapist Dr. Jenn Hardy is known for her intuitive wisdom on boundaries, self-care, rest, and grief. Today, we’re talking about how most of us underestimate the weight of emotional labor (especially in COVID-19), and why it’s impossible to compare losses. Also, we touch on how to shop for a therapist in the aftermath of a loss and why you might consider swapping out your critical inner voice for one you love and admire. Find Dr. Jenn’s Instagram and new online course,...

Duration:01:02:46

E121: Grief in the Jewelry Box with Lindsay Joy Taylor

7/1/2020
Lindsay Joy Taylor, founder of The Joyful Jewelry Box, lost her mom when she was just 13 months old. Growing up without true memories of her mom, Lindsay Joy found solace and comfort in her mom’s jewelry box. She now makes keepsake and remembrance jewelry so that others can honor their loved ones through physical mementos. This week, we’re talking about how we can witness ourselves in grief, how Lindsay Joy is finding peace in the still-unsolved murder of her mother, and how the stories we...

Duration:00:51:41

E120: Being Known and Finding Belonging with Denise Soler Cox

6/25/2020
Denise Soler Cox lost her father and her brother before the age of 18. Convinced she was “the most unlucky person she knew,” she believed she was doomed to a life of isolation and not-belonging. A seminar in her twenties opened Denise's eyes to the realization that she could invent a new story. This week, we’re talking about how vulnerability is a true measure of power, why sharing pain can help others know they are not alone, and how being willing to belong opens us up to a world of...

Duration:01:00:45

E119: Divining My Way to Acceptance with Rachel Wilkinson

6/17/2020
At the age of 38, Rachel Wilkinson’s dream of motherhood ended. Thrust into the emotional and confusing grief of death of a lifelong dream, she turned to ancient practices of witchcraft and divination to create and direct her life after loss. This week, we’re talking about the power of dreams and signs to guide us in grief, how we can come to acceptance through stereotypically “occult” methods, and why leaning on intuition and spirituality isn’t as uncommon as you think. Find Rachel’s...

Duration:00:50:43

E118: Running Into Grief with Katie Arnold

6/10/2020
Almost immediately after giving birth to her second daughter, Katie Arnold got the news that her father was going to die. Less than 10 weeks later, he passed away from terminal kidney cancer and Katie was forced to reckon with motherhood and the loss of a parent at the same time. Her book Running Home is a detailed look at her life after her dad died. Today we’re talking about how Katie used running to cope with her father’s death, why it’s normal to fear your own death after a loved one...

Duration:00:46:54

E117: Speaking Grief with Lindsey Whissel Fenton

6/7/2020
Speaking Grief is a new television documentary that features grieving and expert voices from a variety of backgrounds—all with the goal of kickstarting conversations about grief and loss. This week, I’m talking to producer, writer, and director Lindsey Whissel Fenton about how we can become more comfortable in awkward conversations, why we should normalize changing our minds after learning new information, how we can open the door for others to share their grief, and helpful scripts for...

Duration:00:57:20

E116: My Husband Is Not a Rainbow with Kelley Lynn

5/27/2020
On July 13, 2011 Kelley Lynn woke up to an entirely new life. Her husband, Don, collapsed from a massive heart attack at work just four years and nine months into their happy marriage. Kelley suddenly became a widow. This week we’re talking about how loss forces us to reinvent ourselves, why we need to grieve both personal and joint dreams, and how one laughable grief cliche turned into a global rainbow-spotting movement honoring Don’s life. Find Kelley’s book, blog, and grief support...

Duration:00:56:47

E115: Grieving When a Pet Dies with Kevin Ringstaff

5/20/2020
The death of his cat prompted Kevin Ringstaff to study pet loss and find ways to open up conversation on the devastation that comes with the loss of a pet. Today, we’re discussing why the loss of a pet is so devastating, how to cope with the guilt of euthanizing a pet, and how to navigate coming home to an empty house after a pet dies. Find Kevin’s pet loss support resources here: https://petcloud.pet/ Get grief support for just $3/month! Support Coming Back on Patreon and receive weekly...

Duration:00:46:43

E114: Motherless Mother's Day with Cheryl Strayed

5/13/2020
When she was in her senior year of college, Cheryl Strayed’s mother, Bobbi, received a cancer diagnosis and died in just seven weeks. Today, I’m speaking with her on Motherless Mother’s Day 2020 about the death of her mom and how we can live full, beautiful lives after a mother dies. This is a replay of a live conversation where we explored what to do with the feeling of longing that never goes away, the helpfulness of self-forgiveness, and why putting ourselves in the way of beauty can help...

Duration:01:06:09

E113: Grief Day by Day with Jan Warner

5/6/2020
Ten years ago, Jan Warner lost the “person who held her kite string”—her husband Artie. In the years after his death, Jan wrestled with suicidal thoughts and the urge to wallow. She began writing in an attempt to wear different “perspecticles” about her loss, and in 2018, she published a book called Grief Day by Day that speaks to grievers through a year’s worth of quotes and exercises. Today, we’re talking about the very real feeling of wanting to die after a loved one dies, changing how we...

Duration:00:45:36

E112: SEASON 8 FINALE: A Coronavirus Uncertainty Meditation

3/18/2020
In the midst of coronavirus, life is anxious, overwhelming, and terribly uncertain. I’m sharing a quick mindfulness meditation you can use in the face of the unknown. Plus, I’m announcing the next session of my 12-week online course, Life After Loss Academy. Join me May 4, 2020 for a 12-week online course that will help you feel safe in the world again, say goodbye to “the perfect griever,” and love the person loss has forced you to become. Enroll now: ...

Duration:00:21:17