Episode 98: Meaning Making 2 (+ Bryson’s Doctor)

Over the past almost two years, I have interviewed dozens of bereaved parents. I have learned something from each and every one of them. All of them have done something they never thought possible after the deaths of their children. Some of these things are big, like...

Episode 97: Eliza’s Mom

Imagine for just a moment that you are on a long-planned ‘girls trip’ to Las Vegas for a fun weekend with 10 of your closest friends from college. It is a time you’ve been looking forward to for weeks, planned and re-planned, coordinating...

Episode 96: Michael’s Mom

Marcie’s son, Michael’s, motto for life was as follows: ‘The purpose of life is to help others through it.’ Michael lived that motto every single day of his 27 years. After suffering through cancer as a child, he knew hospitals. Michael knew...

Episode 95: Grief Dreams

Grief Dreams. What are they? What do they mean? Is it normal to have a grief dream? Is it normal not to dream of the deceased? These are questions that Dr. Joshua Black has been studying for  years now. Ever since he had a dream about his father several months after...

Episode 94: Daisy’s Mom

How can two girls who never met, had very little in common and who died 5 years apart bring two people together in friendship? Daisy was a girl with a never-ending smile and a head covered with blonde curls. She was born with microcephaly and had medical challenges...