Grief Dreams Podcast

A conversation about life, loss, and grief dreams with an expert in the field, Joshua Black, along with co-host Shawn Ram. Visit griefdreams.ca or Email us at griefdreamspodcast@gmail.com

Episode 47 - Robin Chodak

Robin Chodak is a Certified Grief, Life, and Spiritual Coach, a Certified Master NLP Practitioner and a Reiki Practitioner. Robin left her job as a computer software systems analyst for over 20 years after the suicide of her husband in 2005. Her journey led to her transformation. She discovered new passions, to write, to teach, to encourage and to coach others. In this episode we talk about the death of her husband, the stuggles of dealing with a death by suicide, a dream she had of him, and a dream she wants to have.

For more information about Robin go to: http://www.robinchodak.com

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Episode 46 - Mary Howe

Mary Howe is the Founder and Director of the not-for-profit business SonFlower Stables. Her success is focused on her ability to intuitively connect with the horses, and empathically connect with each participant of the various programs in an effort to heal mental and psychological trauma. In this episode Mary talks about how horses saved her life, her non-profit organization, death of her horse, a dream she had of it, and a dream she wants to have.

For more information http://sonflowerstables.com

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Episode 45 - Dr. Tim Murphy

Dr. Tim Murphy is an associate professor of Psychology at Brock University; however, his path was not exactly straight. He was heavily involved as a drummer in competitive pipe bands and even won a world championship in 1987. After his math degree he drove a truck for 7 years during which time, he met Wendy, a wonderful woman he would eventually marry. She convinced him to return to university and they completed M.A. degrees in Psychology at Brock University and had just begun their PhDs when Wendy passed away. In 1997 he created a scholarship in Wendy’s name (https://brocku.ca/social-sciences/departments-and-centres/psychology/graduate-programs/current-students/wendy-murphy ) and continues to raise funds to support it by running a golf tournament each fall (this year it is on Sept 9th, 2017).    

To know more about Tim please see (https://brocku.ca/psychology/people/murphy.htm )

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Episode 44 - Allen Klein

Allen Klein is an award winning professional speaker and best-selling author of 25 books. A couple book titles include: The Healing Power of Humor, Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying, and You Can’t Ruin My Day. In this episode we talk about his journey into being a writer and public speaker, the death of his wife, the dreams he had with her, and a dream he wants to have.

You can find more about him at www.allenklein.com

60 Seconds of Happy BLOG: http://bottomlineinc.com/blogs/60-seconds-of-happy

TEDx talk: https://youtu.be/rqPu52vWpJA

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Episode 43 - Cheryl Jones

Cheryl Jones is Manager of Professional Education at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center (Oakland, CA), where she developed, manages and teaches in their Continuing Education program. Also, Cheryl is the host of the radio show Good Grief, a grief counselor, and cancer educator. In this episode we talk about her journey with her dying wife, her grief, her radio show, dreams she has had of her, and a dream she wants to have. You can find more about Cheryl at www.weatheringgrief.com

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Episode 42 - Bonnie Tompkins

Bonnie Tompkins holds a Bachelor of Public Health with a specializing in Palliative Care. She currently works with Pallium Canada as the Compassionate Communities National Lead, which has her focusing on mobilizing compassionate communities across Canada. She has also lead two compassionate community (CC) initiative in Burlington and Niagara West Ontario. We talked about her work with compassionate communities, her journey with her dying husband, her grief journey, dreams of him, and a dream she wants to have of him.

You can follow Bonnie on Twitter @ph4pc

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Episode 41 - Justin Wren

Justin Wren left a promising mixed martial arts career to live as one with the Mbuti Pygmies in the Congo. Through his foundation, Fight for the Forgotten, and other benefactors, Wren helped the Pygmies secure their own land and drill wells to support their community. Now with a new motivation for competing, Justin currently fights in Bellator MMA and with every opportunity tells the story of his Pygmy family in the Congo. Defend the weak, love the unloved, empower the voiceless. In this episode, we get to hear Justin's story, find out what motivates him, talk loss, and Justin tells us about some power visions and dreams that have guided him in his journey. 

You can get involved here: http://www.water4.org/fightfortheforgotten/ with Fight for the Forgotten

Get involved with the Lacor, Uganda campaign (DIG DEEPER):  www.water4.org/digdeeper

Watch a video from Justin:

Justin Wren's Facebook Video

Get Justin's Book Here

 

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Episode 40 - Jeannette Thompson

Jeannette Thompson works as a spiritual grief counselor and a workshop facilitator. Her life forcefully changed direction after the death of her son. During the next few years her search for answers turned into furthering her education. She trained as a Grief Counsellor at Mohawk College, and trained as a volunteer Crisis worker for the Sexual Assault Centre and the Distress Centre. She then became certified as a Spiritual Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director through the Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training. To find more information on Jeannette please visit her website: http://spiritual-counselling.com In this episode she talks about her life as a mom, the death of her son, how she coped, the dreams that helped her prepare for his death, and a dream she wants to have of him.

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Episode 39 - Rachel Gebler Greenberg

Rachel Gebler Greenberg is a writer, storyteller and Ambassador with One Legacy, the Southern California chapter for organ donation where she speaks frequently about death, grief and finding hope after loss. In 1999 she met and married the love of her life, Glenn and then in 2013 he passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from a brain hemorrhage. After the sudden passing of her husband Rachel was thrown into this thing called “grief.” She’s spent the last four years studying what happens to us when we die and has started a foundation, “Connections of Hope,” where she helps others with their grief and finding hope after loss. Rachel talks about her life as a Park Ranger’s daughter, the death of her husband, and 3 dreams she had of him.

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Episode 38 - Nicole Meredith

After graduating from Canada’s National Ballet School, Nicole Meredith went on to complete both her B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Toronto. Nicole currently works full-time in communications and marketing, and is a freelance editor and writer. Her two published booked Waiting to Happen: Accidental Injuries in Canada and Outsights: Social Inequalities in Canada can be found here https://www.amazon.com/Nicole-Meredith/e/B01NHAB27G In this episode we talk about her journey into ballet and writing, the death of her grandfather, and what dream she would want to have of him.

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