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Hello and welcome to Let’s Talk About Grief! Each week I talk to professionals and non-professionals about things related to grief, loss, death and dying. Grieving is an experience we will all have in our personal lives. Yet, it’s one of the least talked about subjects around. Well, avoid no more! On our show you learn about the transforming nature of grief. Expect to gain insight on how to have difficult conversations about grief with family members who try to avoid it like the plague. Learn what it takes to get your financial and legal affairs in order to prepare for the inevitable. And also learn about grief from the viewpoint of funeral directors. But, most of all, be prepared to be informed, inspired, and uplifted. Tune in to Let’s Talk About Grief!, with Addie Anderson.

Hello and welcome to Let’s Talk About Grief! Each week I talk to professionals and non-professionals about things related to grief, loss, death and dying. Grieving is an experience we will all have in our personal lives. Yet, it’s one of the least talked about subjects around. Well, avoid no more! On our show you learn about the transforming nature of grief. Expect to gain insight on how to have difficult conversations about grief with family members who try to avoid it like the plague. Learn what it takes to get your financial and legal affairs in order to prepare for the inevitable. And also learn about grief from the viewpoint of funeral directors. But, most of all, be prepared to be informed, inspired, and uplifted. Tune in to Let’s Talk About Grief!, with Addie Anderson.

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United States

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Hello and welcome to Let’s Talk About Grief! Each week I talk to professionals and non-professionals about things related to grief, loss, death and dying. Grieving is an experience we will all have in our personal lives. Yet, it’s one of the least talked about subjects around. Well, avoid no more! On our show you learn about the transforming nature of grief. Expect to gain insight on how to have difficult conversations about grief with family members who try to avoid it like the plague. Learn what it takes to get your financial and legal affairs in order to prepare for the inevitable. And also learn about grief from the viewpoint of funeral directors. But, most of all, be prepared to be informed, inspired, and uplifted. Tune in to Let’s Talk About Grief!, with Addie Anderson.

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English


Episodes

Encore: Coping With Grief After a Sudden Death

10/15/2018
If we had it our way, most of us would like to have the opportunity to say goodbye to the people in our lives before they die. However, in a lot of instances, this is not the case. The sudden death of a loved one can throw your life in a tailspin. Even though grief from a sudden death is not greater than an anticipated death, the capacity to cope with sudden death is diminished. Tune in today to hear La Tanya Cobb and Shandra Summerville tell their stories of grief, heartbreak and resilience...

Duration:00:55:49

Encore: The Black Man's Grieving Heart

10/8/2018
Today's show explores the intersection of race, gender and grief, specifically looking at Black men and the grief process. Although grief is a natural social process, it is often misunderstood and can have negative implications for one's psychosocial development if left unattended or if inadequately processed. Because Black men not only experience normal grief, but are susceptible to egregious injustices and senseless acts that result in grievous experiences; understanding the social,...

Duration:00:55:21

Grief and Children: Help for Parents

10/1/2018
Today's show explores how to deal with death and grief with our children. From deciding how to talk to children about a sick loved one before their death, to making decisions about children going to funerals, to how grief looks different and unexpected in kids, we discuss tips and strategies for parents. This is part of parenting that we usually feel unprepared for and do not talk about like we do so many other parenting milestones. Our impulse is often to protect our children from sadness...

Duration:00:54:22

Healing Through Art

9/17/2018
Prior to his death, nurse and artist, Joan Cantwell was one of the caretakers and the main coordinator of medical services for her 90-year old father. This entailed keeping track of the numerous appointments he had with his eight doctors, reading and explaining prescriptions, and frequent trips to the pharmacy. The shear complexity of it all required that she be diligent and precise in fulfilling her role. Joan found solace in her art. She began to focus her art on her father’s failing body...

Duration:00:53:30

The Grief Recovery Method

9/10/2018
Lois Hall was the first person to do AIDS epidemiology in Ohio back in 1981 when the disease was first recognized. The grief she witnessed was immense! During that time, she met, John James, one of the founders of The Grief Recovery Institute, and invited him to Ohio to share his work with grievers with people working in the AIDS field. What she learned changed her life! In this episode, Lois will talk about her experience as a Grief Recovery Specialist and share how using the Grief Recovery...

Duration:00:55:13

How Acupuncture Helps Grief and Loss

8/27/2018
The death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the end of a relationship are all losses that could result in feelings of sadness, anger, and resentment. Acupuncture might be a way to find relief from this emotional pain. If you’re wondering how acupuncture helps with grief and loss then listen to this show. My guest, Nick Arestopoulos, will tell us how acupuncture heals the emotional body as well as the physical body. He’ll explain how certain emotions are linked to specific organs. Tune...

Duration:00:54:55

The Business of Funerals

8/20/2018
When a loved one dies, the family is left with the privilege of making funeral arrangements. However, navigating this task can be mystifying to downright frightening. Today’s guest, Charles (Chuck) Hitzeman, will demystify the funeral home business. He is a fifth-generation funeral director and owner of Hitzeman Funeral Home. You’ll learn how funeral homes help people during this difficult time in their lives. As a funeral director, what is it like to be exposed to so much death? Tune in as...

Duration:00:56:43

The Hidden Experience of Grief and Loss

8/13/2018
On today’s show, we will talk about “The Hidden Experience of Grief and Loss”. Many people are not aware of the hidden grief that occurs in relationships. As a result, the ability to respond to the experience in a supportive way is stifled. Because the experience is hidden – meaning, not being aware this is happening – many sufferers are not getting the support that they need to move through it well. Cordelia will share how she assists her clients who are dealing with relationship grief and...

Duration:00:55:51

Hospice 101

8/6/2018
Loss is universal and grief is a natural reaction to loss. Recognizing that we all will be faced with death someday, it’s important that we get our affairs in order. There are many issues related to grief and death that could confront us. One is hospice. Hospice is a form of care that we frequently hear about but may not fully comprehend. To shed light on this subject, Toni Sanders will help us better understand the ins and outs of hospice and palliative care. Another aspect to consider is...

Duration:00:55:44

Midlife Maze

7/30/2018
Losses that occur at the prime of our lives can bring great challenges. Whether it’s the loss of a job or the decision to end a marriage, the accumulated losses at midlife can create havoc for people. But it also provides an opportunity for redemption. In her book, Midlife Maze, Dr. Janis Clark Johnston focuses on midlife development and recovery from losses that can flood adulthood. As troubling and unwanted as these losses may be, Dr. Johnston believes there is tremendous learning from the...

Duration:00:55:51

A Difficult Journey: When A Mother Loses Her Son

7/16/2018
When Pamela Hagens 19-year old son, Samuel Christopher died in 2013, it was more than her family could stand. She likened it to being thrust onto a movie set with no time to prepare or rehearse. How do you go on after the death of a child? Making the choice to find strength in an unbearable situation, Pamela found it in her faith, family, friends, and fitness. In her beautiful Reflections, she shares what life has been like for her since that devastating morning in 2013. Now she shares what...

Duration:00:52:56