Episode 242: Grandparent Grief

When a listener suggested that we talk about grandparents and grief, I thought that it would be a good topic for one of my Livestream episodes with Gwen, but I never realized how much I would learn myself. As you all know, Andy’s 20th birthday was last week so I...

Episode 241: Taylor’s Gift Mom

Tara’s teen daughter, Taylor was the kind of friend who made others feel like they were the most special person in the room. When Taylor tragically died in 2010 in a skiing accident, Tara says that the easiest decision that the family had to make was when they...

Episode 240: Josh’s Mom

I have a confession to make. This is a hard week for me. In three days, we will have to ‘celebrate’ Andy’s 20th birthday. I have been thinking all week about what a 20-year-old Andy would be like. Would he have decided on a career path? Would he be...

Episode 238: Blake S’s Mom

When Sandy first contacted me after her son, Blake’s death, I never imagined that less than 2 years later she would be sharing his story on the podcast. When Sandy wrote to me, it was only 6 weeks since Blake had died. The pain was palpable throughout her email....

Episode 236: Grief & Feeling Out of Control

Recently, Gwen and I have been starting to struggle to find new topics to discuss on our Livestream episodes. Eric suggested doing an episode about how bereaved people can feel like life is out of control, especially early in grief. After Andy died, I felt like our...