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 54 - Update and Contest

In this update episode we (Shawn, Joshua, and Jade) talk about the journey this last year with the podcast, Joshua’s love for dreams, our next episodes, the contest, and what dream of the deceased we want to have this Christmas.


Contest Details: Jade Karling Black will be giving away one free Coaching Package ($500 value). This package includes 4 one-on-one coaching sessions (in person, Skype, or via phone) and 4 written reports (for details see her website at To be entered into the contest please email Jade ( about your favorite Grief Dreams Podcast episode and what benefit this package will have on your life. This contest ends on Jan 14th, 2018.



Episode 53 - Steve Leder

Steve Leder is the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and the author of such critically acclaimed books as The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things and More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life without Losing Your Soul. He has just published his new book titled More Beautiful Than Before. In this episode we talk about how he found his calling to be a Rabbi, his own pain and depression, how suffering can transform, forgiveness, grief dreams, his father’s Alzheimer’s, dreams he has of his father now, and a dream he would want to have.


Here is a link to his sermon titled "What I have learned about death" that he discusses on the podcast


Episode 52 - Shelby Forsythia

Shelby Forsythia is an Intuitive Grief Guide and host of the podcast Coming Back: Conversations on life after loss. After her mom’s death in 2013, she became what she calls a “student of grief” and now writes, speaks, and teaches others about the transformational power of grief and loss. Shelby is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® and Reiki Practitioner. In this episode we talk about her journey with grief, her podcast, dreams of her mom, and a dream she wants to have of her.

For more of her work and to listen to her podcast visit


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 49 - Steve Morrison

Steve Morrison is an ordained minister and has officiated over 1200 funerals. In 2016 Steve launched his own business called Oh My Grief which provides information and resources to individuals, as well as education and training for professional organizations. He is presently working on his Doctor of Ministry where he is considering the relationship between faith and grief. In this episode we talk about funerals, Oh My Grief, his PhD topic, dreams in the Bible, powerful dreams in his life, the death of his friends, a grief dream of one of them, and a dream he would like to have.

For more information about Steve visit


Episode 48 - Diane Murphy

Diane is a Family Support Coordinator for DonateLife Queensland in Australia. She is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker with almost forty years of experience in counselling, employee relations practitioner, consultant, and mediator operating within the public and private sectors including as a guest specialist lecturer at Australian Catholic University. Diane has provided bereavement counselling for families of DonateLife over seventeen years and has extensive knowledge of the issues relevant to families on the grief journey. She works from a strengths-based and values-aware position in her counselling and coordination role. In this episode Diane talks about her journey working with the bereaved, grief dreams in her practice, the death of her parents and her baby (through miscarriage), and her dreams of her parents.


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 struggles 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:


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


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


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: with Fight for the Forgotten

Get involved with the Lacor, Uganda campaign (DIG DEEPER):

Watch a video from Justin:

Justin Wren's Facebook Video

Get Justin's Book Here



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