Ronald Mathias talks to us about his field of medical illustration: the art of taking complex medical procedures, descriptions, or concepts and turning them into something visual for ease of understanding. He spends most of his time translating traumatic injuries and building empathy for the pain someone has suffered into a visual medium for litigation.

#48 The Art of Visualizing Grief: Translating Pain Into Pictures with Ronald Mathias

Neil Beresin never set out to become a chaplain. In fact, he worked in the nonprofit world for 20 years. But everything changed for him when both his parents became ill and passed away within 5 weeks of each other. This devastating loss changed the trajectory of his life. Neil is now a chaplain and grief counselor who specializes in healing through poetry.

#39 Grief & Poetry: Creating Sacred Space Through Language & Presence with Chaplain Neil Beresin
jill harrington

It’s hard to feel like a superhero while amid tremendous grief. But through her work composing Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss, Dr. Jill Harrington shows us how we are more like superheroes than you might think. Each superhero that you can think of has experienced some level of trauma that they’ve had to overcome. While their superpower may seem more significant than yours, the motivation to stand up and put one foot in front of the other is the same, whether you can fly or not.

#37 Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss with Dr. Jill Harrington

Widows, widowers, and anyone who has lost a partner knows just how hard it is to cope with grief on Valentine’s Day. Claudia Coenen, widow and creative grief counselor, shares creative ways to cope with grief and heartache on Valentine’s Day, as well as activities and practices to honor and celebrate you love that undeniably very much present.

Valentine’s Day Grief: Creative Ways To Cope With Grief & Celebrate Your Love
Chakras in Grief & Trauma Karla Helbert

In the 19th episode of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast, R. Glenn Kelly (Ron) shares on the job self-care tips, as well insights into how business leaders and colleagues alike can cultivate a grief-literate work environment. A bereaved father and business leader, Ron is the author several books, including Grief in the Workplace and Sometimes I Cry In The Shower.

Chakras for Grief & Trauma: A Tantric Guide to Energetic Wholeness with Karla Helbert

Molly Hicks, music therapist & bereavement counselor shares the principles of music therapy, and how music can help you cope with grief and express how you really feel. She shares an original song, “Call in the Light,” which is “about darkness and light, which is very common in a lot of music and a lot of songs….the person who is grieving can call in a source of light from themselves and also from the memories that they share with their loved one and the bonds that they still have with that loved one.”

Songs That Heal: Music Therapy Tools & Techniques for Grief with Molly G. Hicks, MMT, MT-BC