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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

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On Good Grief we explore the losses that define our lives. Each week, we talk with people who have transformed themselves through the profound act of grieving. Why settle for surviving? Say yes to the many experiences that embody loss! Grief can teach you where your strengths are, and ignite your courage. It can heighten your awareness of what is important to you and help you let go of what is not.brbr On Good Grief, we are inspired by people who have made something miraculous out of their deepest heartaches! We listen as they share how they have walked through their own exquisite pain and what they have gained as a result. We come away ready to follow our own dreams to a deeper, more meaningful time on this beautiful earth! Listen for Good Grief, broadcast live every Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

On Good Grief we explore the losses that define our lives. Each week, we talk with people who have transformed themselves through the profound act of grieving. Why settle for surviving? Say yes to the many experiences that embody loss! Grief can teach you where your strengths are, and ignite your courage. It can heighten your awareness of what is important to you and help you let go of what is not.brbr On Good Grief, we are inspired by people who have made something miraculous out of their deepest heartaches! We listen as they share how they have walked through their own exquisite pain and what they have gained as a result. We come away ready to follow our own dreams to a deeper, more meaningful time on this beautiful earth! Listen for Good Grief, broadcast live every Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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United States

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On Good Grief we explore the losses that define our lives. Each week, we talk with people who have transformed themselves through the profound act of grieving. Why settle for surviving? Say yes to the many experiences that embody loss! Grief can teach you where your strengths are, and ignite your courage. It can heighten your awareness of what is important to you and help you let go of what is not.brbr On Good Grief, we are inspired by people who have made something miraculous out of their deepest heartaches! We listen as they share how they have walked through their own exquisite pain and what they have gained as a result. We come away ready to follow our own dreams to a deeper, more meaningful time on this beautiful earth! Listen for Good Grief, broadcast live every Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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English


Episodes

Fearlessly Different

5/11/2022
Differences are what make humans endlessly evolving, and interesting. But often people who are different are shunned, oppressed and misunderstood. Mickey Rowe was seen as different both because of being legally blind and because he is autistic. Getting the world to believe he had unique and powerful skills to offer took a superhuman effort. His different abilities were less limiting than other people's inability to give him what he needed to excel. Despite these formidable odds, he...

Duration:00:53:14

The Gift of Shift

5/4/2022
Over a lifetime, what has given you the gift of shift? There's no way around those painful and difficult circumstances that come to us all, but what ultimately allows us to move forward with new wisdom? Ann Papayoti has experienced deep sorrow and loss, painful circumstance and yes, transformation. All of it led her to her life work- coaching other people towards lives of meaning and self realization! Join us to learn how she did it herself and how she helps others.

Duration:00:42:31

Encore Tea With Elisabeth

4/27/2022
Ken Ross grew up immersed in the work of his mother, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Unlike most people in the West, he was immersed in a world where death, dying and grief wer openly talked about and explored. How did he come to view his unique experience with the pioneering author of On Death and Dying? We will talk about his mother's work, his childhood and how he carries her work forward, honoring the legacy she left. We'll also explore how he thinks his own perspective on end of life has been...

Duration:00:55:01

I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye

4/20/2022
Living what he considered a charmed life, Ivan Maisel was completely unprepared for the unexpected loss of his 21 year old son from suicide. The decisions he made in those first terrible hours, days, weeks, gave him a way forward as he struggled to learn how to live with the unimaginable. He and his family would be open about the loss. They would not hide the cause of his death. He and his family would not judge the way they each grieved. And they would stay together. These simple decisions...

Duration:00:55:21

Time Capsule

4/13/2022
Living a lifetime without his father, Jonathan Wess developed a clear vision of what he would have gained from that relationship. Only four years old when his father died, he missed out on the opportunity to learn from his father, to hear how he felt about his life and to receive the legacy of his father's memories. As an adult, this led Jonathan to a passion for collecting stories; stories to remember loved ones by and stories to remind ourselves how far we've come! Basing his platform on...

Duration:00:55:50

Murder on Hollywood Beach

4/6/2022
Creative expression is a powerful way to process the losses in our lives- and sometimes takes unusual forms. For Carol Finizza, trying to understand her daughter's addiction led her to write a murder mystery. How did writing about a crime help? Was she able to understand more fully her daughter's (and her own) experience? Join us to uncover the mystery behind the mystery!

Duration:00:55:00

Groovy Girl

3/30/2022
How do our deepest experiences guide our lives after? For i.b. casey cui, a cancer diagnosis at a young age sent her life in a different direction than anyone expected, ultimately helping her to defy the demands of her family and become a writer instead of an attorney. Her novel, Groovy Girl, incorporates elements of her own story to tell a tale of immigration, family pressures and perils, and what cancer and all of its challenges can lead to!

Duration:00:54:59

Numbered Days

3/23/2022
The profound experience of love and loss often lead an artist to a deep need to create. In fact, mourning itself is a creative process, helping us to evolve into our new selves. For Corey Madden and her husband, facing his end, capturing their relationship in a podcast offered the opportunity to express what they meant to each other, leaving a record of a deep love. The act of creating out of their loss was meaningful for both of them, and especially for Corey after her husband's death!

Duration:00:56:27

Encore: Found in Transition

3/16/2022
Nothing prepares a mother for hearing that their child is transgender. Along with protectiveness and confusion comes the stunning fact that the picture you had of your child must die and a new one take its place. Paria Hassouri faced this process when her child let her know she was a girl at 14. How did she not know? How would she protect her? How would they navigate the change; in their family, and in the world? Answering these questions would change all of them and deepen their love in...

Duration:00:54:14

A Way Back to Health

3/9/2022
Kelley Skoloda was a very healthy woman until she was diagnosed with cancer. Along with the brutal treatment came a new way of looking at her life. As a successful MBA with a thriving career, adjusting to a period of health challenge felt out of step. However, over time she applied her considerable skills to navigating her cancer and ultimately becoming a support for others going through cancer and treatment. Join us as we talk about what happened, what helped her, and what didn't.

Duration:00:55:11

The Magic of Ordinary Things

3/2/2022
When Gina Harris' parents died, she tried to stay connected to them through memory and music. As a jazz singer, over time she began to sing her sorrow, and her healing. The music that came out of this deep place in her led her to offer it to others, in performances and a podcast series dedicated to them and to her own grief process. Join us as we talk about what compelled her to create the series and how it helped her to move forward after loss.

Duration:00:54:56

Encore Living From the Heart

2/23/2022
How does a lifelong spiritual seeker face a serious cancer diagnosis? She commits to learning all she can from the experience. She gathers a team together of medical professionals, friends, healers and supporters who form a solid ground beneath her. She shares her experience for the benefit of others. She deepens her commitment to living in the moment and living life fully. She eliminates everything from her life that does not express what her heart is trying to communicate. She takes...

Duration:00:56:26

Living Grieving

2/16/2022
Karen V. Johnson, a successful judge promised a lifetime appointment, was sure she would continue living the same way indefinitely. But when her son died of a heroin overdose she soon realized everything needed to change. Setting off on a quest to sooth her overwhelming grief, she found her way over time to a life she had never imagined, full of rich spiritual experiences, new practices and a freedom she had never allowed herself. Join us as we talk about how she learned to follow her own...

Duration:00:55:22

Bright Lights, Prairie Dust

2/9/2022
Little House on the Prairie personified a simple, pioneering and wholesome lifestyle, bringing love and family into our living rooms. It is still loved around the world long after the series ended. But what of the real people who created and starred in the show? Karen Grassle had struggled with building her acting career but was finding success in New York. She never imagined herself on t.v. until she was offered the role of Ma. How did her own struggles impact her in those years and how did...

Duration:00:53:45

Crash

2/2/2022
When Rachel Michelberg's husband crashed into a vineyard, suffering a severe brain injury, she'd been thinking about leaving the marriage and even entertaining the idea of an affair. How would she find it within her to take care of him and their children? Shouldn't a wife naturally rise to the occasion? But she didn't feel able to do so. She faced her own judgement and disdain from some of the people around her (especially his family). In the process of coming to terms with what she could...

Duration:00:56:13

The Wolf's Curse

1/26/2022
An unconventional childhood led Jessica Vitalis, circuitously, to a career as a young adult fiction writer. In exploring themes of death and grief, domestic violence, and socio-economic disparities, she guides her young readers to grapple with the challenges that face them. Many of her stories create magic and fantastical environments that keep young readers engaged and helps to open them to the deep subjects Jessica shares. How did she come to this way of writing and how has it helped her...

Duration:00:56:25

Grief is My Side Hustle

1/19/2022
When both of Meghan Riordan Jarvis' parents died within a short period of time she experienced what could only be called Post Traumatic Stress. As she moved through her experience she called on all her humor, wit and knowledge to go forward even when she didn't know how. What emerged was a new aspect of the work she was doing, dedicated to supporting other grievers. With her blog, podcast and soon to be released book, Chasing Dark Skies, sharing her own experience has brought comfort to a...

Duration:00:55:22

Saved at the Sea Wall

1/12/2022
Do you remember where you were when two jets plowed into the World Trade Center buildings? If you were at ground zero, you have a particularly harrowing story to tell. But that day affected most people no matter where we were. For the people who then navigated boats on the Hudson, their peaceful everyday world became a rescue operation. In interviews afterwards they shared the compelling drive that led them to improvise, regroup and help 10s of thousands of people get off the island of...

Duration:00:56:32

Life Mastery

1/5/2022
What makes it possible for some of us to create the lives we dream of while others are held back by our life stories? Sherry Fernandez was always geared to growth. She never saw rough times in her childhood as a reason to fail. Even when she encountered bumps in the road she always looked for a way forward. Over many decades she noticed the skills that kept her on track. She studied with masters who added to her natural abilities. And over time she became a mentor for others, encouraging...

Duration:00:55:15

Mindsets for Navigating Autism

12/29/2021
Although a diagnosis of autism is not, by itself, a loss, many losses come as a result. Most autistic kids are bullied, kept out of activities they would enjoy and sometimes rejected by the people closest to them. Temple Grandin's mother decided early on to raise Temple with love but also to push her to have the best possible life. As a result, Temple has lived a life of meaning and purpose, helping to completely change the beef industry's practices and becoming a college professor. Her new...

Duration:00:47:09