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 51 - Brian Lehmann

Brian Lehmann's photography career has taken him to over 30 countries around the world. Brian’s excitement and energy toward photography are displayed in the speaking engagements and workshops he teaches. Although most proud of his Fulbright scholarship, he’s been published worldwide in newspapers and magazines. He first appeared in National Geographic Magazine in April 2015 after documenting a unique death culture in Indonesia. In this episode we talk about his photography career, his series called ‘The Living Dead’, dreams of two influential photo editors and his grandmother, and a dream he wants to have.

 To find more about Brian and see his photography visit http://www.brianlehmann.com or on Instagram @brianlehmannphotography

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Episode 50 - Anna Seewald

Anna Seewald is the founder of Authentic Parenting®. She is a speaker, author and a parent educator. As a child she survived through a severe earthquake, but her young mom died (among others). She has been through trauma, pain, and a lot suffering. With a strong passion helping children, Anna dedicated her life working with abused, neglected, orphaned, institutionalized children and juvenile delinquents. After nearly 20 years she realized that it is through helping parents she can help children. In this episode we talk about her life after the earthquake, her grief journey, authentic parenting, grief dreams, and a dream she wants to have of her mom.

 You can find more about Anna at www.authenticparenting.com

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Episode 35 - Mellie Fricker

In Episode 35 (with guest host Jade Black), we had the pleasure to talk with Mellie Fricker. After losing her grandmother in the summer of 2015, Mellie began exploring her grief. She has become passionate about living life to the fullest, which she believes to be her grandmother's legacy. In this episode we talk about her studying Transpersonal Counselling Psychology, the death of her grandmother, how she continues the bond, a dream she had of her, and what dream she would want to have.

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Episode 30 - J. Wesley

In Episode 30 (with guest host Jade Black), we had the pleasure to talk with J. Wesley (a prose poet). Much of his work aims to inspire while focusing on relationships from a male perspective. In this episode we talk about his journey into writing, his first book "From Heartbreak to Love Notes", the death of his grandmother and friends, and a dream of his friends. His work can be found on www.writehiswrongs.com.

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Episode 27 - Jessica Leung

Jessica Leung is a Chinese-Canadian singer-songwriter from Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. She talks about singing the national anthem at the Toronto Raptors basketball games, her musical journey, and the loss of her grandparents. At the end of the episode you can hear Jessica’s song “Thank You, I Love You”. You can find more about Jessica on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/jessleungmusic).

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Episode 25 - Dr. Mari Dias

Dr. Mari Dias is a full professor in Counseling at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Master’s degree in Counseling. Mari is a nationally certified counselor and holds certifications in both grief counseling (Institute of Health Care Professionals), and complicated grief (from Columbia University). In addition, Mari holds a fellowship in Thanatology (from Association for Death Education and Counseling), is a volunteer for hospice with both end of life and bereavement support, Director of GracePointe Grief Center and talk show host of “Journeys with GracePointe Grief (www.gracepointegrief.com). She is currently working on her first novel “Life of Sighs” which focuses on loss and grief. Mari talks about her life journey, loss of her grandmother and father, and a dream of her father. 

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Episode 23 - Dr. Corrine Seeley

In Episode 23 (with guest host Jade Black), we had the pleasure to talk with Dr. Corrine Seeley. Corrine is a pediatric sleep specialist and sleep educator at Rebirth Wellness Centre and founder of Baby Sleep Solutions by Dr Seeley (www.sleepbydrseeley.com). After 10 years in the sleep research (Ph.D. in Sleep Neuroscience) and becoming a mom herself, she has dedicated her professional life to sharing her expertise with families and helping parents achieve great sleep for their babies. Corrine shares about the death of her grandmother.

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