Episode 8: Eric’s Mom – Death by Suicide

Dentist Kim Harm’s 19 year old son, Eric, looked like he had everything going for him. He was a smart, talented jazz pianist who had just finished his first semester at Columbia University. He had been elected to the student council, was getting excellent grades...

Episode 6: Jack’s Mom

In today’s episode, I speak with Jack’s mom, Anna Whiston-Donaldson. Jack died in 2011 at the age of 12 in a freak flash flood while playing at a neighbor’s house. Anna had (and still has) a very popular blog post at the time entitled An Inch of...

Episode 5: Gwen – The Early Days

Today’s episode is the first of several where Gwen and I discuss specific topics related to grief. We decided to start at the beginning, those horrible first few days after the death of a child or another loved one. Originally, I planned for this to be Episode 7...

Episode 3 – Keyan’s Mom

In this episode, I talk with Stephanie Hogan, whose 12 year old daughter died two years ago. Stephanie’s daughter, Keyan, was born as a premature quadruplet and although her three sisters were all relatively healthy, Keyan had medical complications from birth....

Episode 2 – Gwen Kapcia on Grief

Gwen Kapcia Gwen Kapcia, a social worker and certified thanatologist (study of death and dying), will be a regular contributor to the Always Andy’s Mom podcast. She has been working with grieving families for years and has so much to teach others. In...