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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

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


E11: The Truth

7/26/2017
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Sometimes grief just looks like this. This is my truth in the immediate aftermath of heartbreaking news. I'll go back to my usual format next week. Share your story and send me some love in my private Facebook group, The Grief Growers' Garden. To ask a question or leave a comment for a future show, leave a voicemail at 312.725.3043 or email shelby@shelbyforsythia.com, subject line, "Podcast." Because even through grief, we are growing. www.shelbyforsythia.com

Duration: 00:04:51


E10: FUN ONE! Grief On The Golden Girls

7/19/2017
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Thank you for being a friend! Death, divorce, and diagnosis were running themes on The Golden Girls, and our girls Dorothy (Bea Arthur), Rose (Betty White), Blanche (Rue McClanahan), and Sophia (Estelle Getty) had their share of responses to grief in their lives. I'll answer listener questions, play clips from the show, and read a couple of excerpts from Jim Colucci's New York Times Bestselller: Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai. Continue the conversation in my...

Duration: 00:49:40


E9: Where Is Your Heart? with Holly Worton

7/12/2017
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Holly Worton, host of Business Mindset Podcast, divorced her abusive husband of ten years and left their shared business less than one year later. I answer a listener question about grief, age, and unfinished business referencing The Grief Recovery Method's concept of "emotional completion." And it's time to get real and raw about the harsh truth of coming back. Holly Worton's work: http://www.hollyworton.com/ Call or write in with your thoughts on next week's "Fun One"...

Duration: 01:00:25


E8: Walls Where There Used to Be Doors with Stephanie Zamora

7/4/2017
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Author and personal development coach Stephenie Zamora grappled with anxiety, depression, and PTSD after the sudden death of her ex-boyfriend. A listener asks how they can love and grieve their abusive father simultaneously. And, "Be careful little mouth what you say!" I revisit one of my first YouTube videos about pet loss, attachment, and sheltering our children from the experience of grief. Stephenie Zamora's work: http://stepheniezamora.com/ http://www.callofthevoid.tv/ Call...

Duration: 00:58:56

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