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The Journey Through Grief With Joy With Paula Jenkins
Paula Jenkins has built her coaching and podcasting career around joy. This is no naive image of constant lightness and happiness, but instead a study of how people grow through and out of challenging or traumatic life experiences by committing themselves to finding joy - and the transformation that process can bring. I asked Paula to join us as we near the end of this series about nurturing ourselves through grief exactly because of that idea of transformation. How do we return to the...
Hearing the Truth, Telling the Truth, with Megan Devine
On an otherwise normal summer day, Megan Devine's partner Matt drowned in front of her. Immediately, she was thrust into a world that she thought she knew, from her work with grieving people as a psychotherapist, but quickly discovered she didn't understand at all. And it was so much worse than she'd ever imagined. That experience became the root of Megan's current work, because in her deep grief, she came face to face with the realities of how our culture just cannot face pain and...
How To Be With Someone Who Is Grieving, with Jen Downer
In this conversation with photographer Jen Downer, we talk about how to talk to someone who is grieving with the goal of deeper connection and solace, and how to help others talk to you when you are grieving. Jen has walked through a lot of grief, including the death of both parents and living with a son who is autistic. We cover how to create real and authentic connections in times of sudden or ongoing, cyclical grief, and how the same words can be both connecting and disconnecting - the...
Nurturing Habit: Be Okay With Being Messy with Andrea Scher
Episode 5 in this series about how we nurture ourselves in grief is a conversation with Andrea Scher. Andrea is the creator of Superhero Life, a hub for learning how to "use our voices, share our superpowers and live life in full color." She's a photographer, artist, life coach, mentor and a mama to two young boys. I have long admired Andrea for her openness and vulnerability in her online space and in person. She's real and fierce and curious and always looking for where the magic...
Nurturing Habit Episode 4
An interview with Nancy London, LCSW, writer and teacher, about how to turn toward grief and learn to embrace it, as a way to gain wholeness and the ability to be with others who are in pain.
Nurturting Habit: Giving Back as a Way To Heal with April Stearns
April Johnson Stearns is a writer and the founder of Wildfire Magazine, a reader-generated digital magazine for young women survivors and fighters of breast cancer. April launched the magazine, and the community that surrounds it, after surviving cancer herself, and then nursing her father through his own battle with the disease. In this episode, we talk about how healing it can be to give back to your community, especially to people walking the same path you have. Find episode show notes...
Nurturing Habit Episode 2
This episode is an interview with Jamie Van Zanen, LCSW. Jamie spent a decade working in hospice before transitioning to working with pre-natal and postpartum women. She offers ideas for caregivers and those grieving a loss of a person or season of life.
Nurturing Ourselves Through Grief
Nurturing Habit is a a bi-weekly show where we talk about all the ways to nurture yourself deeply. In this episode I introduce the season topic, grief, and why this is so important to talk about.