Episode 232: Luella’s Mom

Today’s guest, Carrie, and her husband Ben attended their first retreat for bereaved parents only two months after their toddler, Luella, died from bacterial pneumonia. They drove 10 hours from their home in central Illinois to Faith’s Lodge in northern...

Episode 231: Ruben’s Mum

Rituals. Different cultures have rituals for various life events. There are beautiful, lavish rituals associated with marriage and births. In Latin American culture, a girl’s 15th birthday, her quinceaƱera, is celebrated as her social debut as a young woman....

Episode 230: Grieving in Community

As the new year began, I was asked a question. ‘What is your goal for the podcast this year?’ I thought for a minute and then answered, ‘I want to help create more of a community of grievers.’ I know that many people tune in to listen to me...

Episode 229: Blake’s Mom

Grief first entered Danielle’s life when her dad was killed in a car accident when she was home from college for Easter. She had never experienced grief and said she felt paralyzed. Danielle went on and met and married her husband. When they decided to start a...