Realistic Expectations of Grief

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Pam Brubaker’s loss of her mother not too long before this interview was recorded really brought home to Pam that grief is an individual experience.  Although Pam has been a grief support group facilitator for many years, the loss of someone so close can affect us regardless of the amount of knowledge we have about […]

Getting Ready for the Holidays with Thanksgiving

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Larry Curtis and our Host, Ron Harder, share a conversation about how we can be thankful during the holidays despite the sadness of our loss. “It’s important to have an attitude of gratitude as we process our grief.” Larry is a facilitator of a grief support group at Centerpoint Community Church in Roseville, as well […]

What is PTSD?

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Many people suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) because of traumatic events they’ve experienced.  It is very prevalent among active military and veterans who have seen action in a war zone. As you listen to Ron and Chaplain Terry Morgan discuss PTSD, you’ll learn how traumatic experiences affect a person and the treatment they […]

When We’re Too Busy to Grieve

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When Mark Godshall’s mother died from cancer, Mark tried to stuff his grief because he had to “get back to work.”  He was a busy pastor with a lot of responsibilities that couldn’t be sidelined. When his mother-in-law died within a year after his mother’s death, he again tried to get right back to work […]

Zafia’s Family House

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Zafia’s Family House will be a place of respite for families who have terminally ill children in the hospitals in the Roseville, California area. Before Bob and Rebecca Fyfe’s 12 year old daughter Zafia died of osteosarcoma cancer, she told her parents about her wish that parents could have a comfortable place to stay while […]

The Study of Grief and Loss

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Anita Hermsmeier shares about the courses she teaches on Grief and Loss at William Jessup University (WJU) in Rocklin, California. She will talk about some of the key tools she provides to students as they learn how to help others with processing grief issues and different types of losses.  Anita has a Master of Arts […]

Letting Go of Your Guilt and Regrets

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In 2001, Alan Pedersen‘s world changed forever when his 18 year old daughter, Ashley, was killed in an automobile accident. Since that time, Alan has embraced his journey of grief and has helped and encouraged many bereaved parents through his music.  He is also a skilled and entertaining speaker on topics related to grief. Many […]

Can We Control Death and Grief?

Death of a loved one and Grief are universal experiences. They’re the most difficult aspects of life that many of us will endure. Shane Vincent and Debbie Tannenbaum, on staff with Bristol Hospice, talk about how difficult it is to accept that we have no control over the death of a loved one.  Further, at […]

Friends for Survivors of Suicide

Marilyn Koenig is the Founder of Friends for Survival, a support system for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. She shares her personal story of the loss of her son, as well as her experience in starting Friends for Survival. When we can develop a passion that turns our loss into a […]

Understanding Men and Their Grief

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Dr. Bob Baugher, Ph.D., joins us again to discuss the common grieving style of men and the differences between the way men and women grieve.  His discussion of this topic provides much insight into understanding men and their grief.  Join us! Dr. Bob is a Professor of Psychology and author of several books on the […]