Grief Dreams Podcast
E203 - Heike Mertins - Grief is…

E203 - Heike Mertins - Grief is…

September 18, 2021

Heike Mertins is an author, blogger and speaker. She is the author of “Grief is...Thoughts on loss, struggle and new beginnings” (2017), which chronicles her journey through the bizarre, frustrating and at times humorous world of incomprehensible loss. Following the death of her brother and husband, Heike began to document the process of loss, emotion and healing that accompanies a momentous life change.

 

In this episode we talk about the death of her brother, husband, and mother, the little things in grief that are not talked about, her book about grief, sleep changes and triggers after loss, humorous aspects in grief, and grief dreams of her husband.

 

You can find more about Heike at https://heikemertins.com/

 

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You can find more about Grief Dreams here:

 

Our website – www.griefdreams.ca - where you can find links to the podcast. Also, you can find the links to our online courses (A Grief Dreams Workshop and Crazy in Love: Using Romantic Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth) and One-on-One Grief Dreams Consulting with Dr. Joshua Black.

 

Instagram and Twitter - @Griefdreams

 

Clubhouse - @Griefdreams (Note: we have 2 clubs you can join - Grief Dreams and Grief Café)

 

Facebook – Grief Dreams Podcast Page and Grief Dreams Group

 

To support the podcast on Pateron visit https://www.patreon.com/griefdreamspodcast

 

E202 - Callsuma Ali - Bereavement Room

E202 - Callsuma Ali - Bereavement Room

August 28, 2021

Callsuma Ali is a British Bangladeshi podcaster. She is the host of Bereavement Room, a British born podcast about life, death, grief and Identity from the perspective of black and brown voices across the diaspora. The podcast was launched in November 2019 following poor experiences Callsuma went through when accessing bereavement support and therapy.

 

In this episode we talk about her relationship with her mother and brother, being a caregiver for her brother who had autism, the death of her mother and then brother, having difficulties finding suitable grief support, starting her own podcast ‘Bereavement Room’, and grief dreams of her mother.

 

You can find more about Callsuma on Instagram and Twitter @bereavementroom

 

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You can find more about Grief Dreams here:

 

Our website – www.griefdreams.ca - where you can find links to the podcast. Also, you can find the links to our online courses (A Grief Dreams Workshop and Crazy in Love: Using Romantic Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth) and One-on-One Grief Dreams Consulting with Dr. Joshua Black.

 

Instagram and Twitter - @Griefdreams

 

Clubhouse - @Griefdreams (Note: we have 2 clubs you can join - Grief Dreams and Grief Café)

 

Facebook – Grief Dreams Podcast Page and Grief Dreams Group

 

To support the podcast on Pateron visit https://www.patreon.com/griefdreamspodcast

 

E201 - Guest Update - Heather Stang

E201 - Guest Update - Heather Stang

August 13, 2021

In this guest update episode, we talk with Heather Stang from Episode 119. Heather is the author of Mindfulness & Grief and the now released guided journal, From Grief To Peace. She is the founder of the Mindfulness & Grief Institute, where she facilitates Awaken, a mindfulness-based online group, offers individual sessions, and hosts the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast. Heather holds a master’s degree in Thanatology from Hood College and is a Certified Yoga Therapist.

 

In this episode we talk about the death of her dog (Monster) and estranged grandmother, the power of animals in our lives, continuing bonds and finding new meaning after pet loss, adopting her new dog, her grief dream of Monster, and her new guided journal.

 

You can find more about Heather at mindfulnessandgrief.com

 

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You can find more about Grief Dreams here:

 

Our website – www.griefdreams.ca - where you can find links to the podcast. Also, you can find the links to our online courses (A Grief Dreams Workshop and Crazy in Love: Using Romantic Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth) and One-on-One Grief Dreams Consulting with Dr. Joshua Black.

 

Instagram and Twitter - @Griefdreams

 

Clubhouse - @Griefdreams (Note: we have 2 clubs you can join - Grief Dreams and Grief Café)

 

Facebook – Grief Dreams Podcast Page and Grief Dreams Group

 

To support the podcast on Pateron visit https://www.patreon.com/griefdreamspodcast

Rerelease: E119 - Heather Stang - Mindfulness & Grief

Rerelease: E119 - Heather Stang - Mindfulness & Grief

August 13, 2021

We rereleased this episode (E119) as our next episode features an update on the guest.

 

Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT is the author of Mindfulness & Grief, now in its second edition, and the host of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast. She has a Master’s Degree in Thanatology and is a certified yoga therapist and meditation instructor. Heather is on the Advisory Board for the highly regarded military family survivor organization Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), and is the founder of the Mindfulness & Grief Training Institute.

 

In this episode we talk about how she got into yoga and meditation, benefits of it during grief, grief related insomnia, loss of her uncle as a child and other losses, and her grief dream of her grandmother.

 

You can find more about Heather here https://mindfulnessandgrief.com/

E200 - Dr. Roger Ivar Lohmann - Cultural Dream Theories

E200 - Dr. Roger Ivar Lohmann - Cultural Dream Theories

July 9, 2021

Dr. Roger Ivar Lohmann is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Trent University. He has published extensively about the relationship between dreaming and culture, including Dream Travelers: Sleep Experiences and Culture in the Western Pacific. An ethnographer of the Asabano people of Papua New Guinea, he has served as editor-in-chief of the journal Reviews in Anthropology, chair of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, and president of the Green Party of Ontario.

 

In this episode we talk about Anthropology, his interest in dreams, the importance of dreams in culture, different cultural dream theories, dreams during the grief process, studying the Asabano people, the death of his sister, and grief dreams of his sister.

 

 

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You can find more about Grief Dreams here:

 

Our website – www.griefdreams.ca - where you can find links to the podcast. Also, you can find the links to our online courses (A Grief Dreams Workshop and Crazy in Love: Using Romantic Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth) and One-on-One Grief Dreams Consulting with Dr. Joshua Black.

 

Instagram and Twitter - @Griefdreams

 

Clubhouse - @Griefdreams (Note: we have 2 clubs you can join - Grief Dreams and Grief Café)

 

Facebook – Grief Dreams Podcast Page and Grief Dreams Group

 

To support the podcast on Pateron visit https://www.patreon.com/griefdreamspodcast

E199 - Caitlin Garvey - The Mourning Report

E199 - Caitlin Garvey - The Mourning Report

June 18, 2021

Caitlin Garvey is a writer and English professor in Chicago. She has an MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University and an MA in English Literature from DePaul University. Her work has been published in Post Road Magazine, Little Fiction: Big Truths, The Baltimore Review, The Tishman Review, and others. Her debut memoir, The Mourning Report, is about losing her mother to cancer and collecting the stories of the people who played a role in her mother's care.

 

In this episode we talk about her relationship with her mother, navigating through university while grieving, attempting suicide, finding purpose and direction, her new book ‘The Mourning Report’, interviewing others about her mother, and grief dreams of her mother.

 

You can find more about Caitlin at https://www.caitlinhogangarvey.com/

 

 

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You can find more about Grief Dreams here:

 

Our website – www.griefdreams.ca - where you can find links to the podcast. Also, you can find the links to our online courses (A Grief Dreams Workshop and Crazy in Love: Using Romantic Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth) and One-on-One Grief Dreams Consulting with Dr. Joshua Black.

 

Instagram and Twitter - @Griefdreams

 

Clubhouse - @Griefdreams (Note: we have 2 clubs you can join - Grief Dreams and Grief Café)

 

Facebook – Grief Dreams Podcast Page and Grief Dreams Group

 

To support the podcast on Pateron visit https://www.patreon.com/griefdreamspodcast

 

 

E198 - Saje Dyer - The Knowing

E198 - Saje Dyer - The Knowing

June 4, 2021

Saje Dyer is a 31 year-old woman from New York City. Saje grew up in Boca Raton, FL and moved to New York where she graduated from NYU with a master's degree in psychology. She is the co-author of the new book, The Knowing, which explores how she was able to return to the teachings of her father, Dr. Wayne Dyer after he passed away. She has published a children’s book titled “Goodbye Bumps!” that tells the true story of how she was able to heal herself as a child through the power of the mind. Saje often traveled with her Dad, to speak to his audiences and she recently appeared on his PBS special. Saje is a mother to her little boy Julian and she enjoys traveling, learning, and spending time with loved ones. Being the youngest of 8 children, family is and always has been an important part of her life.

 

In this episode we talk about being the youngest of 8 children, going with the flow of life, using love to heal her bumps as a child, the death of her father, feeling empowered in her grief journey, co-authoring her new book 'The Knowing' with her sister, and grief dreams of her father.

 

You can find more about Saje at Sajedyer.com and on Instragram @sajedyer

 

 

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You can find more about Grief Dreams here:

 

Our website – www.griefdreams.ca - where you can find links to the podcast. Also, you can find the links to our online courses (A Grief Dreams Workshop and Crazy in Love: Using Romantic Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth) and One-on-One Grief Dreams Consulting with Dr. Joshua Black.

 

Instagram and Twitter - @Griefdreams

 

Clubhouse - @Griefdreams (Note: we have 2 clubs you can join - Grief Dreams and Grief Café)

 

Facebook – Grief Dreams Podcast Page and Grief Dreams Group

 

To support the podcast on Pateron visit https://www.patreon.com/griefdreamspodcast

E197 - Jessica Clontz - A Grandmother’s Love

E197 - Jessica Clontz - A Grandmother’s Love

May 25, 2021

Jessica Clontz is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University, DuBois campus, where she teaches courses on the helping professions, gerontology, addictions counseling, and grief and loss. Jess is a trained end of life doula through the International End of Life Doula Association and works to promote conversations surrounding death and dying in her local community. When she's not teaching, you can find her hiking with her family in the Pennsylvania Wilds, reading a good book, tending to her plants, or traveling to new places. She lives in beautiful Pennsylvania with her husband and German Shepherd. 

 

In this episode we talk about teaching a course on grief and loss, student reactions to the course, her relationship with her grandmother, her death during the pandemic and maintaining a bond, the grief dream of her grandmother, and the power of sharing dreams with others.

 

You can find more about Jessica on Instagram @jessclontz104

 

 

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You can find more about Grief Dreams here:

 

Our website – www.griefdreams.ca - where you can find links to the podcast. Also, you can find the links to our online courses (A Grief Dreams Workshop and Crazy in Love: Using Romantic Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth) and One-on-One Grief Dreams Consulting with Dr. Joshua Black.

 

Instagram and Twitter - @Griefdreams

 

Clubhouse - @Griefdreams (Note: we have 2 clubs you can join - Grief Dreams and Grief Café)

 

Facebook – Grief Dreams Podcast Page and Grief Dreams Group

 

To support the podcast on Pateron visit https://www.patreon.com/griefdreamspodcast

 

 

E196 - Gabrielle Mirabile - The Spirit of Zingara

E196 - Gabrielle Mirabile - The Spirit of Zingara

May 16, 2021

Gabrielle Mirabile (also known as Zingara) is a 22-year-old music producer from Maryland. Ever since she was little, she has been connected to the spirit world. Dealing with the loss of a loved one has always been different with her because she has still been able to communicate with them. Whether she asks for a specific sign and sees it, or has a visitation dream, her loved ones continue to find ways to show her they are still here. She strives to connect her music with spirituality and teaches her audience about the constant presence of spirit around us.

 

In this episode we talk about producing music, connecting her music with spirituality, making the music video called ‘The 12th Density’, her connection with spirit, Ram Dass, and grief dreams of her grandmother, grandfather, and best friend.

 

You can find more about Gabrielle at: https://linktr.ee/zingaramusic

 

Link to ‘The 12th Density’ music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gewcLY87c2w

 

 

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You can find more about Grief Dreams here:

 

Our website – www.griefdreams.ca - where you can find links to the podcast. Also, you can find the links to our online courses (A Grief Dreams Workshop and Crazy in Love: Using Romantic Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth) and One-on-One Grief Dreams Consulting with Dr. Joshua Black.

 

Instagram and Twitter - @Griefdreams

 

Clubhouse - @Griefdreams (Note: we have 2 clubs you can join - Grief Dreams and Grief Café)

 

Facebook – Grief Dreams Podcast Page and Grief Dreams Group

 

To support the podcast on Pateron visit https://www.patreon.com/griefdreamspodcast

 

E195 - Julie Potter - Harnessing the Power of Grief

E195 - Julie Potter - Harnessing the Power of Grief

May 9, 2021

Julie Potter is a certified social worker who has experience in home care, hospice, nursing homes and hospitals. For 20 years, she turned her expertise toward coordinating a spousal bereavement program, as well as a hospital-based wellness program for people 60 and over. She has recently released the book “Harnessing the Power of Grief”.

 

In this podcast we talk about being a social worker, burnout in the field, starting a spousal bereavement program, the death of her parents, her book, and grief dreams of her parents.

 

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You can find more about Grief Dreams here:

 

Our website – www.griefdreams.ca - where you can find links to the podcast. Also, you can find the links to our online courses (A Grief Dreams Workshop and Crazy in Love: Using Romantic Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth) and One-on-One Grief Dreams Consulting with Dr. Joshua Black.

 

Instagram and Twitter - @Griefdreams

 

Clubhouse - @Griefdreams (Note: we have 2 clubs you can join - Grief Dreams and Grief Café)

 

Facebook – Grief Dreams Podcast Page and Grief Dreams Group

 

To support the podcast on Pateron visit https://www.patreon.com/griefdreamspodcast

E194 - Holly Truhlar - The Search for What’s Just and Holy

E194 - Holly Truhlar - The Search for What’s Just and Holy

May 1, 2021

Holly Truhlar (she/her) is a grief therapist, community organizer, and lawyer. In her search for what's just and holy, she earned a Doctorate in Law and Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology. Yet, she found more Soul, more of what mattered, in witnessing grief and spending time with animal-kin. Now, she integrates her training and experience to create justice-based, transformative relationships between people, groups, and the more-than-human world. She’s currently practicing and researching social technologies, such as ritual, Deep Democracy work, and interspecies communication, that foster collective nervous system regulation. 

 

In this episode we talk about the death of her brother when she was 10, grieving while in school, being run over by a drunk driver, the death of her sister, animals in her life, the death of her horse, animal’s grief, and grief dreams of her brother and sister.

 

You can find more about Holly here: www.hollytruhlar.com

 

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You can find more about Grief Dreams here:

 

Our website – www.griefdreams.ca - where you can find links to the podcast. Also, you can find the links to our online courses (A Grief Dreams Workshop and Crazy in Love: Using Romantic Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth) and One-on-One Grief Dreams Consulting with Dr. Joshua Black.

 

Instagram and Twitter - @Griefdreams

 

Clubhouse - @Griefdreams (Note: we have 2 clubs you can join - Grief Dreams and Grief Café)

 

Facebook – Grief Dreams Podcast Page and Grief Dreams Group

 

To support the podcast on Pateron visit https://www.patreon.com/griefdreamspodcast

 

E193 - Sabrina Palazzo - Finding A New Mindset

E193 - Sabrina Palazzo - Finding A New Mindset

April 25, 2021

Sabrina Palazzo is a mindset + energy coach, and certified breathwork facilitator. In 2020, Sabrina lost her father-in-law and her dad to cancer within one month of each other, which became the catalyst for her own personal development journey. Using the methods she teaches today, she evolved from unmotivated & depressed, to starting her own business and practicing daily tactics that rewired her subconscious, elevated her energy, and manifested the life she has always wanted to live. It is Sabrina's mission to educate women on the power of their minds & energy so they can take full control of their lives, shift out of their pain and into their power, and make great changes that actually last. 

 

In this episode we talk about her mindset in life prior to her father’s death, her relationship with her father, his death and grieving during the pandemic, suffering job loss after his death, finding a new mindset and career direction, signs after loss, and grief dreams of her father-in-law and father.

 

You can find more about Sabina here www.selfhealingwithsabs.com

 

E192 - Mike Bernhardt - Voices of the Grieving Heart

E192 - Mike Bernhardt - Voices of the Grieving Heart

April 16, 2021

When Mike Bernhardt’s wife died in 1991, he turned to writing poetry as a tool of healing. He later solicited the poetry of other people whose loved ones had died, receiving hundreds of submissions from around the world. The result was Voices of the Grieving Heart, first published in 1994. The new, expanded edition contains over 160 selected poems, essays, and images by 83 contributors who share their journeys through loss, grief, and transformation. After retiring in 2016 from a career in IT, he began to write a travel blog and essays. His award-winning work has appeared in Deep Travel: Souvenirs from the Inner Journey, DIVER Magazine, and many other print and online publications.

 

In this episode we talk about meeting this first wife, her death, his grieving process, dating after loss, writing his book, grief dreams in the book, and his grief dreams of his wife.

 

You can find more about Mike here: https://mikebernhardt.net

E191 - Guest Update - Pennie Hunt

E191 - Guest Update - Pennie Hunt

April 10, 2021

In this guest update episode, we talk with Pennie Hunt from Episode 102. Pennie is an Author/Columnist/Speaker. She just released her new book, “Love Your Life - No Matter What - 76 Tips to Journey Through Grief and Loss.”

 

In this episode we talk about her new book and any new grief dreams she has had.

 

You can find more about Pennie here: www.PennieHunt.com

Rerelease: E102 - Pennie Hunt - Green Love & Gratitude

Rerelease: E102 - Pennie Hunt - Green Love & Gratitude

April 10, 2021

We rereleased this episode (E102) as our next episode features an update on the guest.

 

Pennie Hunt is a speaker, author, and the President and founder of Journey Through, LLC. Her book is titled “Love Your Life-No Matter What - 76 Tips to Live Life with Love and Gratitude.” She also writes a weekly blog called “Writings From The Corner of Spirit & Brave.” 

 

In this episode we talk about a series of life changing events (including the death of her son and dog), her weekly blog, getting a memorial tattoo, and grief dreams of her son and dog.

 

You can find more information on Pennie at www.PennieHunt.com

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