Grief Dreams Podcast
Episode 105 - Dr. Beth Allen (AKA Bif Naked) - Love All, Serve All

Episode 105 - Dr. Beth Allen (AKA Bif Naked) - Love All, Serve All

February 21, 2019

Dr. Beth Allen (AKA Bif Naked) is a prominent alternative artist, performer and songwriter. Throughout her remarkable career, Beth embarked on seemingly endless international tours, several feature films and multiple television roles, only to be struck down with breast cancer at the age of 37. She would discover her passion for advocacy, as a triumphant survivor and someone who helps others first. She wrote her biography in 2016 called “I, Bificus”.

 

In this episode we talk about her music career, breast cancer journey, palliative care volunteering, and death of her father, friend, and dogs.

 

Find more on her at Bifnaked.com, Facebook, instagram and twitter @bifnaked

 

 

Episode 102 - Pennie Hunt - Green Love & Gratitude

Episode 102 - Pennie Hunt - Green Love & Gratitude

January 20, 2019

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

Episode 96 - Jan Warner - Grief Speaks Out

Episode 96 - Jan Warner - Grief Speaks Out

December 8, 2018

Jan Warner is the author of Grief Day by Day: Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living With Loss. When her beloved husband Artie died nine years ago, she felt as though she had died too. To give her life meaning after the loss she started the Grief Speaks Out Facebook page, that is a supportive worldwide community with over 2.5 million likes.   

 

In this episode we talk about her relationship with her husband, his death and her grief, authoring her first book on grief, differences she has noticed in people’s grief, and her grief dreams of her husband.

Episode 89 - Megan Devine

Episode 89 - Megan Devine

October 12, 2018

Megan Devine is a Pacific Northwest writer, speaker, and grief advocate. She is the founder of Refuge In Grief, a hub of grief education and outreach, where she leads people through some of the most devastating times of their lives. Megan is the author of the new book, It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief & Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand. In this episode we talk about sitting with suffering, coping using the tango, the death of her husband, sleeping issues following the loss, and grief dreams of her husband.

 

 To find more about Megan visit https://www.refugeingrief.com

Episode 88 - Barbara Morningstar

Episode 88 - Barbara Morningstar

October 4, 2018

Barbara Morningstar began serving in the hospice field over twenty years ago. During that time she worked on staff at three different hospice societies within the province of British Columbia, Canada. Over her many years in the hospice field, Barbara has supported thousands of people during their tender life transition. She recently wrote a book titled “Honoring the Mystery; Uplifting Insights from the Language, Visions, and Dreams of the Dying.” In this episode we talked about how a grief dream of her friend shaped her life, experiences working in the hospice field, her new book, the death and grief dreams of her husband, and a grief dream she wants to have.

 

To find more about Barbara visit www.inautumnscocoon.com

Episode 76 - Serena Dyer

Episode 76 - Serena Dyer

June 20, 2018

Serena Dyer has co-authored a book with her father, Dr. Wayne Dyer, titled Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You, and she is a contributor to Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and Positively Positive. She regularly appeared on stage with her father at Hay House events and is a featured speaker at spiritual, motivational and wellness events around the United States. Her subject matter covers a wide range of topics, but she always seeks to share her personal spiritual perspective in a way that encourages introspection and personal growth. It was only 9 months ago that her stepson (Mason) died and put her on a path of self-discovery. In this episode we talk about her life with Mason, his death, her grief journey, the 3 dreams she had of him, and a dream she wants to have.

 

To read her blog post on her grief dreams - http://serenadyer.com/be-careful-with-your-thoughts/

 

Website: www.serenadyer.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialserenadyer/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/serenadyerpisoni/

 

Episode 74 - Sebastian Slovin

Episode 74 - Sebastian Slovin

June 10, 2018

Sebastian Slovin grew up in the beach community of La Jolla, California, and spent much of his childhood in and around the ocean. As a young adult, he had the opportunity to travel extensively and experience many of the world’s great surf spots as a professional bodyboarder. He is the author of The Adventures of Enu and Ashes in the Ocean. Sebastian is also co-founder of Nature Unplugged, which focuses on cultivating healthy relationships with technology and reconnecting to nature. In this episode we talk about bodyboarding, the death of his father by suicide, his grief journey, dreams of his father, and a dream he wants to have of him.

 

Links:

Website: https://www.sebastianslovin.com

Book Trailer: https://vimeo.com/256088154

Nature Unplugged Website: https://www.natureunplugged.com

 

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SebastianSlovinAuthor/

Instagram: @sebastianslovin

Episode 71 - Dallas Shirley

Episode 71 - Dallas Shirley

May 20, 2018

Dallas Shirley is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who provides Children's Counselling and Family Counselling for non-profit organizations. She currently works as the Children's Services Manager at Abbotsford Hospice Society and a Grief Specialist for the Abbotsford School District. Dallas is also the author of a books series called Woodland Wisdom Books, which are guides for parents, caregivers, educators, counsellor, and other adults who help to support children dealing with difficult issues. In this episode we talk about her journey into helping bereaved children, children’s grief and their grief dreams, her grief journey, and a dream she wants to have. You can find more about Dallas and her books here http://www.woodlandwisdombooks.com/

Episode 67 - Daniella Grsic

Episode 67 - Daniella Grsic

April 18, 2018

Daniella Grsic is a children’s author and Registered Early Childhood Educator with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Daniella has published two children’s books entitled Deep Down Inside and Lucky Stars. In this episode we talk about her books, the death of two family members and two dogs, dreams of them, and a dream she wants to have.

To learn more about Daniella please visit www.DaniellaGrsic.ca

Episode 66 - Christine Bergsma

Episode 66 - Christine Bergsma

April 15, 2018

Christine Bergsma is an award-winning screenwriter and course developer. In partnership with professionals in the fields of psychology and medicine, Bergsma created Journaling Through, a collection of Guided Self-Help Journals designed to help others navigate their respective “rollercoaster” life experiences. In this episode we talk about life in South Africa, the benefits of journaling, the death and dream of her aunt, and a dream she wants to have.

 

To know more about Christine, please visit https://www.journalingthrough.ca

Episode 65 - Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Episode 65 - Rabbi Daniel Cohen

April 7, 2018

Rabbi Daniel Cohen has served in the rabbinate for over twenty years and currently serves as senior Rabbi at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, CT, the largest modern orthodox synagogue in New England. He is also co-host with Reverend Greg Doll of the nationally syndicated radio show "The Rabbi and the Reverend" Sunday mornings at 11 AM and evenings at 9 PM. He speaks frequently on leading a life of legacy, and is the author of the new book, What Will They Say About You When You're Gone: Creating a Life of Legacy. In this episode we talk his journey being a rabbi, legacy, courage, the death of his mother, and a dream he wants to have of her.

 

To know more about Rabbi Daniel Cohen you can visit https://www.rabbidanielcohen.com/

Episode 64 - Annah Elizabeth

Episode 64 - Annah Elizabeth

April 3, 2018

Annah Elizabeth is The Five Facets founder and creator of The Five Facets Philosophy on Healing™. She is a guest lecturer, workshop facilitator, Continuing Ed instructor, published author, speaker, personal coach, and a dually-certified energy healer and instructor. In this episode we talk about The Five Facets, the death of her son, the dream that saved her life, and a dream she wants to have.

 

To find more about Annah you can visit her Website: ‪thefivefacetsofhealing.com, Facebook: @annahelizabethhealgrief, IG: @thefivefacetsofhealing, Twitter: @thefivefacets, or LinkedIn: Annah Elizabeth

Episode 63 - Barbara Gaughen-Muller

Episode 63 - Barbara Gaughen-Muller

March 27, 2018

Barbara Gaughen-Muller, President of the United Nations Association (Santa Barbara Tri-County chapter), speaker, and co-author of Revolutionary Conversations. Barbara experienced unstoppable fires that raged for weeks throughout her community, only to be shortly followed by a wave of deadly mudslides. Something unexpected emerged from this horrible situation: peace. In this episode we talk about her journey into being part of the UN, the fires and floods, finding peace, death of her husband, dreams she had of him, and a dream she wants to have. 

 

Check out these links to find more about Barbara:

https://www.thriveglobal.com/authors/7554-barbara-gaughen-muller

http://www.revolutionaryconversations.net

https://www.unasb.org

Episode 58 - Melissa Lyons

Episode 58 - Melissa Lyons

February 4, 2018

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 57 - Eileen Doyon

Episode 57 - Eileen Doyon

January 14, 2018

Eileen Doyon is an author. Her book series is called Unforgettable Faces and Stories. She has released seven books to date with her most recent being “Starting Over, Stories of New Beginnings”. In this episode we talk about her writing career, the power of writing your own story, the death of her parents and brother, and dreams she had of them.

For more information you can visit her website www.UnforgettableFacesandStories.com, join her Facebook page Unforgettable Faces And Stories, or follow her on Twitter @FacesandStories