Pets are not just animals that live in our house, they are our chosen family. When they die it is heartbreaking because we love them so much! The key to surviving the death of our beloved cats and dogs is to first acknowledge that it hurts, and acknowledge that our grief is real and understandable. As with the loss of anyone we love, it is helpful to find ways to honor their memory and the imprint they leave on our heart.


Last Updated 1 month agoA Presentation of the Association for Death Education & Counseling program ADEC In Conversation: COVID-19 With Jill Harrington, Isaiah Allen, and Heather StangMindfulness gives you permission to be however you are, and it gives you the tools you need to cope with however you are. (1:52)Most of us are no stranger to


Humans are not the only ones who feel and exhibit grief when they lose a loved one. Our animal friends also feel loss.


If you have been blaming yourself for the death of your loved one, or feeling guilty that you didn’t do something you “should” have done, you are not alone. Whether your special person died by suicide, an overdose, long-term illness or suddenly, self-blame often appears. Guilt and shame are heavy burdens to bear, and add more suffering on top of our broken heart. Learn how to manage these difficult emotions in episode 31.


Last Updated 1 month agoDreams and sleep are understandably impacted as we all try to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Those of us who are already grieving carry an extra load of anxiety in addition to an already aching heart. In this episode, returning guest Dr. Joshua Black shares helpful insights that will empower us to take


Shelby Forsythia, author of Permission to Grieve shares her experience and wisdom gained from being a young adult navigating the death of her mother from breast cancer.


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.


After my husband died, I was not even sure I existed anymore. We had been married for thirty-three years, and my identity was tied closely to his. After some time spent in shock and later feeling numb and disconnected from everything around me, I asked myself what I was supposed to do now.


Grief expert and author explores compassionate ways to cope with overdose grief, remove the stigma and remember the love in Podcast Episode 27.


Sibling survivor & grief professional Dr. Heidi Horsley shares tips and insights fro coping with sibling loss in Podcast Episode 26.


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.


Last Updated 3 months agoMINDFULNESS & 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


Many people do not think of New Year’s Day as a grief holiday, but for those of us who are grieving, January 1st is not an easy one.


If you quickly answered YES to the question in the title or if you are new to grief, just stick with me and I will give you practical tools to get out of the victimhood that grief may have on you.


Last Updated 3 months agoMINDFULNESS & GRIEF PODCAST EPISODE 23Coping With Grief During The HolidaysMindful Tips & Toolswith Heather Stang SHOW NOTES Let’s face it, the winter holidays can be particularly tough on us when we are grieving.  What is supposed to be the happiest time of the year is anything but, as we are