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 or Email us at

Episode 59 - Justina Gioia

Justina Gioia is a Sex, Love & Relationship Coach and law of attraction expert. She works with both men and women who are experiencing issues in the realm of sex, love and relationships. In this episode we talk about her journey into her field, Valentine’s Day, the death of her dog and grandmother, a dream of her grandmother, and a party grief dream she wants to have.

To see resources we talked about in this episode (e.g. meditation, photos of the jewelry box, etc.) please visit


Episode 58 - Melissa Lyons

Melissa Lyons is the author of the picture book “I will Always Love You”. Melissa is passionate about comforting, healing, and cultivating a mindset that allows us to get the most out of our experiences. Her mission is to share the joy and freedom that is created when we live in the moment and consciously choose our thoughts and reactions. In this episode we talk about her journey into writing, the death of her pets, and a dream she wants to have of her deceased grandparents. 

To know more about Melissa please visit www.ChooseToChoose.Today


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


Episode 37 - Father’s Day Podcast with Darwyn Dave

Episode 37 is a special Father's Day Podcast with Darwyn Dave. In this episode we catch up with Darwyn, get the scoop on a conference Joshua attended in La Crosse, Wisconsin (The International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference), and Joshua and Darwyn talk Father's Day. Both Joshua and Darwyn's fathers' have passed away so we get their perspective of this holiday, and we build some dreams for both in honour of their fathers'. This podcast is dedicated to them, as well as all father's alive and passed away.


Episode 36 - Caitlyn Gallant

Caitlyn Gallant is currently working towards her Master of Arts in Psychology (Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience) at Brock University. The overarching goal of Caitlyn’s research is to aid in the prevention of mild head injuries and educate others about their behavioural, cognitive, and social consequences. Currently, her research focuses on concussive and subconcussive injuries in sports and how they can affect socioemotional functions, such as theory of mind and empathy. Here is Caitlyn's Research Article. In this episode we talk about her research, the death of her grandfather, dreams she had of him, and want dream she wants to have. 


Episode 34 - Jana DeCristofaro

Jana DeCristofaro (a Licensed Clinical Social Worker), is the Coordinator of Children's Grief Services at The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families in Portland, Oregon. She is also the host of the Dear Dougy podcast which focuses on opening up the often avoided conversation about grief. You can find the The Dougy Center podcast at In this episode we talk about her journey as a social worker, the many deaths she has experienced, and a dream she wants to have.


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 (