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Episode 41: When someone you love dies from an overdose

Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, leaving loved ones struggling with their unexpected death. Learn more about the complicated grief that follows, and ways to move past the stigma, blame, isolation, and shame that may come with their...

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Episode 39: Getting Through the Holidays

Even during the best of times, the holidays can be exhausting and stressful - even more so if you are mourning the loss of a loved one. We have tips on how to manage. We also have some crafts to remember a loved one by as well as a historic egg nog recipe!

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Episode 32: Remembering the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead - has beautiful traditions to honor and remember the dead. We talk about beliefs, foods, drinks, and how to make an ofrenda or altar to celebrate loved ones.

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Episode 27: Death of a Pet

It's hard to explain how difficult the death of a pet is. In this episode we talk about why pets are so meaningful to us, and why we grieve them, even as much as other humans.

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Meet Dimple Rose

Our treasured pets experience similar end of life concerns and grief as humans. Read about how one owner is doing the best to ensure the very best for Dimple Rose, knowing every day with her is a gift.

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The Many Faces of Grief

My only son graduates from high school tomorrow. I’m excited for him, but it’s also bittersweet as I know I’m that much closer to an empty nest. If you meet him and ask me if I “only have the one,” I’ll smile and say yes. Inside I’ll feel a sting as I think of the sibling that would have been three...

Episode 12: Traumatic Grief

Traumatic or complicated grief is grief and mourning over a death that came about in traumatic circumstances (e.g. sudden, suicide, murder). COVID-19 brought a new dimension of related to illness because loved ones often died suddenly and alone. This can leave family members with regret and...

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Moving Forward After Loss

She always told me, “Life is for the living, so do what you can while your loved one is alive, and live your life to the fullest.” So I decided I couldn’t waste time.

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Episode 11: Grief

Is there a difference between grief and mourning? Will I ever get over the death of a loved one? In this podcast we talk about grief (the process of experiencing a loss) and mourning (the coping efforts related to the loss). We also talk about how to help yourself through the process of mourning.

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