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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? 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

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 about...

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


E25: Unforgettable Faces and Stories with Eileen Doyon

11/1/2017
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Eileen Doyon lost her mom and brother when she was 23, but grief didn't really hit her until she watched her father die from lung cancer in her early fifties. The depth of losing him launched her into a dark place where she landed on writing as her way through. She's since published a series of books called Unforgettable Faces and Stories that gives others space to tell their own stories of heartbreak and loss. Also on the show, a listener can't cry after the death of her brother. And I...

Duration: 00:53:13


E24: Becoming More Me with Alexia Leachman

10/25/2017
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Alexia Leachman of The Fear Free Childbirth Podcast lost her mom at 30. This loss sent her on a massive personal journey, where she ended up learning the tools and techniques that helped address her fears around becoming a mom herself. She's since been on a mission to help other women unlock their fears of pregnancy and childbirth. We'll touch on the reality of "being a mom without a mom." Also on the show, a listener wants to know the most common challenge in overcoming grief, and I talk...

Duration: 00:51:55


E23: Joy in the Void with Maureen Magauran

10/18/2017
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The last thing holistic psychiatrist Maureen Magauran expected to feel after her younger sister died was joy. But there it was, in the dark void of her grief. Also on the show, I answer a personal question about recharging from my grief work. And I talk about the power of sharing our stories of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment through the lens of #metoo. RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/ Crisis Text Line: https://www.crisistextline.org/ Maureen Magauran's...

Duration: 00:49:36


E22: This Moment Is My Destiny with Catherine Rains ("The Hotel Artist")

10/12/2017
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"The Hotel Artist" Catherine Rains faced a triple-whammy of devastation—breast cancer, a divorce, and being pulled away from her beloved art. We're talking about the mindsets she used to come back from her losses and the inspiration she draws from life's happenings to create beautiful Instagram-famous collage art! Also on the show, I talk about the popular question of dealing with aging parents. And I address the invisible pressure of learning something from your grief. What Aging...

Duration: 00:54:04


E21: Surrendering to Grief with Lila B

10/4/2017
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Lila B never expected her boyfriend's Type 1 Diabetes to kill him. But when he didn't come home from the supermarket one day, she was devastated when a search and rescue mission found him in the lake behind their house. She'll guide us through her "pink light" visualization for grievers and we're talking about her meditation podcast, Daring to Be Happy. Also on the show, I answer a listener question about letting go of personal belongings after a loss. And I talk about a coaching session...

Duration: 00:55:40


E20: FUN ONE! Grief and The Five Love Languages

9/27/2017
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What is love? NYT Bestseller The Five Love Languages was written to help us understand how to express and experience love through five set "languages": receiving gifts, words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch. The book was aimed at romantic couples, but for this episode of Coming Back, we're exploring how The Five Love Languages relates to grief—if you're grieving... or if you LOVE a griever! Take the quiz to find out your love language...

Duration: 00:38:40


E19: Sobbing in the Grocery Store with Heather Kelly

9/20/2017
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Heather Kelly of Money Making Sense was suddenly terminated from her stable, full-time job, leaving her with tons of questions and emotional whiplash in the form of PTSD. Also on the show, I air a listener's response to E18: Why I Keep Doing This. And I talk about the all-too-common pitfall of grief comparison. Heather Kelly's work: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/ Call or write in with your thoughts on the next "Fun One" episode—E20: Grief and The Five Love Languages!...

Duration: 00:51:45


E18: Why I Keep Doing This

9/13/2017
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I've gotten some "haters" in the past few weeks and felt compelled to ask myself, "Why do I keep doing this?" Call or write in with your thoughts on the next "Fun One" episode—E20: Grief and The Five Love Languages! How have gifts, physical touch, words of affirmation, acts of service, or quality time shown up in your grief story? Leave a voicemail or text 312.725.3043 or email shelby@shelbyforsythia.com, subject line, "Love Languages." Join me LIVE on Facebook this Thursday 9/7 at...

Duration: 00:11:08


E17: 30 Days of Epic Wallowing with Tracey Lewis Stoeckel

9/6/2017
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Tracey Lewis-Stoeckel's life was upended when her husband surprised her with divorce. She and her kids were forced out of their home one week before Christmas and Tracey was shortly faced with leaving a job that she loved to take care of them. We're talking about the habits, mantras, and music that helps us rebuild. Also on the show, I answer a listener question about the illusion of closure. And I call out friends and family who are intellectualizing your grief. Tracey Lewis Stoeckel's...

Duration: 00:53:59


E16: From Broken to Badass with Courtney Violet Bentley

8/30/2017
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Courtney Violet Bentley, host of Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous Podcast wrestled with anorexia, bulimia, and a toxic "lack of" mentality after losing her father and grandfather. When her grandmother died, she decided enough was enough and challenged herself to find the joy in life, rediscovering her body, her spirit, and her personal power. Also on the show, I answer a listener question about trouble sleeping after a dog dies. And I have a special message for the romantic/intimate partners of...

Duration: 00:50:01


E15: Addicted to Being Right with Vasavi Kumar

8/23/2017
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Vasavi Kumar was arrested for assaulting her boyfriend which woke her up to loss of control, loss of identity, and loss of self. We go deep on anger and comparison, taking responsibility for our situations, and attachment to our stories. Also on the show, I answer a listener question for all my nurses, EMTs, police, firefighters, veterinarians, caregivers, and rescue workers out there: How do I deal with grief when I see death every day? And I walk you through a guided visualization on...

Duration: 01:05:33


E14: Mourning Myself with Eve Chalom

8/17/2017
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After being struck by a car at age four, Eve Chalom lost her sense of hearing. While she regained some of her ability within six months, the emotional and energetic consequences of the accident stuck around for a lifetime. Also on the show, I answer a listener question about disclosing your grief story to others (especially nosy coworkers!). And I talk about the popular phrase, "One day at a time." Eve Chalom's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eve.chalom Join me LIVE on Facebook...

Duration: 00:46:44


E13: Finding Purpose Within the Pain with Christina Lerchen

8/9/2017
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Christina Lerchen of The Best Unexpected left her longtime career as beauty blogger after her best friend was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2011. She gave birth to her stillborn daughter just one month later. We chat about "what not to say," the power of storytelling, and two of Christina's favorite authors, Cheryl Strayed and Brené Brown. Also on the show, I answer a listener question about not getting to say goodbye before a death. And we talk about the importance of holding...

Duration: 01:04:34


E12: Racing to Save a Dying Man with Cindy Klinger

8/2/2017
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Holistic dietitian Cindy Klinger watched her father struggle with akathisia, a deadly side-effect of antidepressant and antipsychotic medications that eventually led him to suicide. I answer a listener question about supporting family at the funeral of a loved one. And I revisit last week's episode, The Truth, and what my personal heartbreak taught me about grief. Cindy Klinger's work: https://cindyklinger.com/ Continue the conversation in my private Facebook group, The Grief...

Duration: 01:05:24

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