Episode 142: Caring for Grievers

I have to admit that before I lost Andy and started this podcast, I did not think much about the importance of caring for grieving people. You might have thought that this would have been a big focus that I had as a physician having lost my own mom when I was in...

Episode 136: Andy’s 18th Birthday

When I realized that Andy’s 18th birthday was going to fall on a Thursday, and thus be a podcast release day, I knew that the episode would have to be devoted completely to Andy. I planned to arrange this amazing episode with recordings from all of the people...

Where is God in My Grief?

A few weeks ago, I was thinking about topics to discuss on the podcast with Gwen and I realized that we had never done an episode focused purely on faith. Faith in grief is a struggle for many, but for others, it is the only reason they feel they can survive. For me,...

Episode 119: Godwinks with Gwen

What do yellow irises, a winter planter and a $10 bill have in common? They are all parts of amazing stories in today’s podcast. The holidays are an especially difficult time to be grieving. It seems that everyone around you is happy. Their smiling faces often...

Episode 75: Grief and Guilt

As a working mom, I think I felt some type of guilt almost every day. I never felt like I was doing enough. I would feel guilty about not spending enough time with my kids, missing school parties, or not being able to volunteer as much as some other moms. In addition...