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Tempe, AZ

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

You're Alive!

8/16/2017
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After the death of his mother, Ned Buskirk wondered why we don't talk about death more. As a producer and artist, he found a way to invite the conversation when he hosted a small event in his home, called You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose and Anything Goes.

Duration: 00:54:52


Unbroken

8/9/2017
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As a young and innocent 13 year old, Madeleine Black experienced an unimaginable and brutal rape which changed the course of her life.

Duration: 00:54:06


Caravan of No Despair

8/2/2017
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Mirabai Starr was decades into a deep spiritual practice. Then on the day her first book, a translation of Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross, came out, her daughter was killed in a car crash.

Duration: 00:55:31


Choosing to Die

7/26/2017
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Phyllis Shacter's husband made a series of radical choices about how his life would end. When he received two life limiting diagnoses within six weeks of each other, Alzheimers and cancer, he refused cancer treatment and employed natural methods instead.

Duration: 00:53:36


Recovery

7/19/2017
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People experiencing serious mental illness are likely to suffer numerous losses; of family, jobs, stability and security.

Duration: 00:54:37


Living the Fullest to the Very End

7/12/2017
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Until recently, very little attention was paid to the quality of our lives at the very end of our lives. But that is changing, fueled by patient demand but also by a group of medical practitioners who are passionate about making sure everything possible is done to empower people at the end of life.

Duration: 00:55:32


Encore: Insomniac City

7/5/2017
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Bill Hayes left his life in San Francisco for New York City, hoping to heal from the loss of his partner and find comfort in the sharp rhythms and landscape of the New York skyline.

Duration: 00:55:07


What Abi Taught

6/28/2017
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Lucy Hone was already an expert on resilience when she faced the worst nightmare of her life; her daughter, best friend, and best friend's daughter were killed together in an auto accident.

Duration: 00:54:33


A Letter to My Wife

6/21/2017
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As a person who had a long time meditation practice, Joe DiNardo had carried himself through hard times with presence and grace.

Duration: 00:53:29


Messages

6/14/2017
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From the time Fleur was 4 years old, she communicated with the souls of people who were no longer alive.

Duration: 00:55:48


I Remember

6/7/2017
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Filmmaker Matt Wolf is compelled by the people who nurture the legacy of artists who died of AIDS.

Duration: 00:55:13


Great Day To Be Alive

5/31/2017
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How does a cancer diagnosis change a life? When Patricia Bahia was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it resulted in a commitment to "live her bucket list."

Duration: 00:53:32


Meant for Heaven

5/24/2017
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Holland Young was an impish and active 3 year old when she started complaining to her parents that she had a headache.

Duration: 00:55:05


Radical Survivor

5/10/2017
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Nancy Saltman has had and survived cancer twice. But that could not have prepared her for the worst losses of her life. On an ordinary day, she got the phone call telling her that her husband and two sons, her whole family, had died in a plane crash.

Duration: 00:55:36


Middle Life Maze

5/3/2017
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Finding recovery, purpose and peace all the way to the end of our lives can be challenging. Aging, with its accumulated losses and disappointments, finds us.

Duration: 00:55:23


Once We Were Sisters

4/26/2017
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When you watch someone you love live, and ultimately die, in an abusive relationship, how does it shape your own life?

Duration: 00:51:55


Tug at My Heart

4/19/2017
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One crushing event by itself would have led Deb Hart into a "dark night of the soul." But how could she absorb two terrible losses; the death of her son at 22 and a breast cancer diagnosis? She asked all the usual questions; why me, what is the meaning of this, what's the purpose of living?

Duration: 00:55:27


Surviving the Storm

4/12/2017
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As the life span of people diagnosed with cancer has lengthened, questions arise about what life looks like after.

Duration: 00:55:11


Every Breath I Take

4/5/2017
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How does it feel to live with life-limiting illness from your first day? How does it influence the way you look at the world and what you believe.

Duration: 00:55:22


The Roadmap Home

3/29/2017
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In a childhood filled with loss, neglect and longing, perhaps the biggest loss is a connection to one's own heart. Hardening to cope with what is lacking, we can become rigid, avoiding our deep feelings and most precious longing.

Duration: 00:54:55

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