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 26 - Grief Dreams Podcast - Update

Episode 26 is a quick update podcast with Joshua and Shawn. We talk about our goal to start releasing 2 episodes a week, our next update podcast (Q & A), and Shawn's management style at work. 

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Episode 25 - Grief Dreams Podcast - Dr. Mari Dias

In Episode 25 we had the pleasure to talk with Dr. Mari Dias. Mari 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 24 - Grief Dreams Podcast - Megan Brain

In Episode 24 we had the pleasure to talk with Megan Brain. Megan specializes in paper sculpture designs and has been primarily creating work for the Walt Disney Imagineering division. She has exhibited her work in galleries and her paper sculptures have been featured in children’s television shows (e.g. Tangled Before Ever After in 2017), TV commercials (e.g. Toujeo in 2015), and film (e.g. end credits for Dreamworks "Madagascar 2" in 2008, and paper character designs for Laika’s “Kubo and the Two Strings” in 2016). Megan talks about her mother's dementia, her death, and the dream of her. You can find more information about Megan on her website (www.meganbrain.com) or on Instagram (@mb_papersculpt).

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Episode 23 - Grief Dreams Podcast - 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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Episode 21 - Grief Dreams Podcast - Ashley-Ann Pereira

In Episode 21 we had the pleasure to talk with Ashley-Ann Pereira. By day Ashley-Ann works for the Canadian Red Cross and by night is the Co-Founder of Dreams Inc. (www.dreamsincorporated.today). She is a Social Service Worker graduate from Sheridan College who loves working with youth. Giving back and empowering youth is her purpose in life. Ashley-Ann talks about her loss and dreams of her grandmother. 

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Episode 20 - Grief Dreams Podcast - Brian Boye

In Episode 20 we had the pleasure to talk with Brian Boye. Brian has been making independent films for over 15 years.  He has to wrote, directed, and produced several award-winning films across a variety of genres. In 2011, Brian began work on his feature-length documentary “Famous Last Words,” spending four years seeking out compelling stories and carefully crafting them together.  The film explores what happens when you say goodbye to a loved one for the last time, what was said, and how you grow from the lessons you learned throughout the grief process (www.famouslastwordsfilm.com). Brian talks about dreams he has had of his deceased friend (Bill). 

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Episode 19 - Grief Dreams Podcast - Dr. Malvina Skorska

In Episode 19 we had the pleasure to talk with Dr. Malvina Skorska. Malvina recently received her PhD in Psychology from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The focus of her research is on the development of sexual orientation with a focus on more biological explanations. She is currently continuing this work in a postdoctoral fellowship at Brock University working with Dr. Anthony Bogaert. On the podcast she shares about her loss and dreams about her dog (Max). Here is Malvina's ReasechGate page https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Malvina_Skorska

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Episode 18 - Grief Dreams Podcast - Darwyn Dave

In Episode 18 we had the pleasure to talk with Darwyn Dave. Darwyn 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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Episode 17 - Grief Dreams Podcast - Jenn Trussell

In Episode 17 (with guest co-host Jade Black) we had the pleasure to talk with Jen Trussell. Jen is a 5th generation Funeral Director. She became licensed as a Funeral Director in 2004 and currently holds a valid license. In 2012 she completed her Yoga Teaching Training and developed a Holistic Grief Yoga Program. Her website is www.heartshealing.me

 

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Episode 14 - Grief Dreams Podcast - Kimberly Ryan

In episode 14 we had the pleasure to talk with Kimberly Ryan. Kimberly works for Bereaved Families of Ontario in Hamilton (Ontario) as the Manager of Programs and Volunteer Services. Additionally, she holds weekend wellness retreats to bereaved moms (www.bereavedmothersretreat.com) and runs a festival called AngelfestKimberly talks about the sudden death of her 27 year old son and the dreams she had of him.  

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