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 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 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.

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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 https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/podcasts/. 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.

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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 18 - Darwyn Dave

Darwyn Dave is an IT consultant by day and a photographer by night who resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In January of 2016 he started the “Dealing with My Grief” podcast as a way of chronicling his personal grief recovery process. To listen to his podcast please visit www.dealingwithmygrief.com

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