During my career as an addiction professional, I worked with many individuals who had trouble forgiving what they perceived to be injustices done to them by their families, close friends, or peer groups. Frankly, there are certain actions that are impossible for others to forgive. Being able to forgive is viewed as key to “letting
Until he met Patty Furino, bereaved father Dave Roberts didn’t believe that the signs he kept seeing were coming from his beloved daughter, Jeannine. But soon, everything changed. In this episode of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast, Dave shares his journey of love and loss and how the signs from his daughter transformed from triggering waves of grief into joy, and how they remind Dave that Jeannine is still close.
In episode 49, bereaved father Eric Hodgdon explores how he leads a life of intention in the wake of incredible pain over the death of his daughter, Zoi, who died by suicide. He shares his fond memories of a loving and fun girl who was a sweet, supportive peer to those who knew her. Family, friends, and patients who traveled their mental health path alongside her all remember Zoi as a very special person.
In episode 46, lifelong friends Shelley Buck and Kathy Curtis share their journey of childhood friendship, staying in touch through college, and the comfort that Kathy provided to Shelley following the devastating loss of her son, Ryder. Ryder was a talented musician and world traveler who continued to live his life to the fullest even after his Stage IV cancer diagnosis.
In episode 45, Angela Kennecke shares with us her story of losing her beautiful 21-year-old daughter, Emily, to overdose. Angela and her family were just a normal family. Emily was a gifted student and cheerleader. But Emily was struggling with one of the most common problems in America — addiction. Her sudden and unexpected death changed the lives of her family forever.
Bereaved mother and author of Victorious Heart: Finding Hope & Healing After A Devastating Loss shares how she survived the traumatic death of her daughter Nicole in episode 28.
Grief expert and author explores compassionate ways to cope with overdose grief, remove the stigma and remember the love in Podcast Episode 27.
MINDFULNESS & GRIEF PODCAST EPISODE 24Warriors of Life Conquering Grief & Battling Your Way Back To Happinesswith Richie Pryor SHOW NOTES Richie Pryor’s son and namesake, Richard, sadly died in his sleep a few weeks after a family vacation to Hawaii. Naturally, Richie felt great heartache after the loss of his son, but has found
Dave Roberts discusses how looking back on your life can determine if what you’ve accomplished has meaning, for you and for others who have crossed your path.
MINDFULNESS & GRIEF PODCAST EPISODE 21Widowed ParentsReimagining Life for You & Your ChildrenWith Justin Yopp, Ph.D. SHOW NOTES Coping with your own grief when a spouse dies is hard enough. But what do you do when on top of that you need to raise a grieving family, get everyone to school on time, pay all