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 91 - Haley Harris-Bloom

Haley Harris-Bloom works as a nurse in the emergency department. She enjoys the privilege of helping treat people during their most vulnerable times. After a series of close family and friends died Haley has devoted her time outside of work to researching grief. She realized a gap in grief resources for the bereaved during this process and is currently creating GriefGuide, the first interactive-self counseling app to help people navigate grief.

 

In this episode we talk about being a nurse, the death of 2 cousins and childhood best friend while she was in school, her Kickstarter campaign to develop the GriefGuide App, and 2 of her grief dreams.

 

Her Kickstarter campaign to develop the GriefGuide App can be found here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/griefguide/griefguide-the-interactive-self-counseling-app

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Episode 90 - Sandra Roman

Sandra Roman is a Mother of 5 children, 1 of which is now an angel in heaven. Sandra has recently started a blog page called “Good Grief Relief” after losing her son Matthew, in 2016. In her blog she is offering support to other bereaved parents on their grief journey with child loss. She is currently working on her first book that details the tragic story of the loss of her son, Matthew and the renewed hope that she has discovered on her journey. Sandra has been involved in multiple women’s ministries in both USA and Mexico. Additionally, she is a member of International Cruise Victims, Inc. (a non-profit) in hopes of being a strong voice for awareness and lobbying congress for change.

 

In this episode we talk about the death of her son, rebuilding her faith, grief dreams about her son from her child and friend, her own grief dreams, and the international cruise victims organization.

 

You can find more about Sandra at www.goodgriefrelief.com and Instagram (@goodgriefrelief)

 

International Cruise Victims, Inc. - www.internationalcruisevictims.org

 

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Episode 89 - Megan Devine

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

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Episode 88 - Barbara Morningstar

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

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Episode 86 - Dr. Sameet Kumar

Dr. Sameet Kumar is a clinical psychologist who has worked with adults who have cancer as well as their caregivers and families for nearly 20 years. He specializes in palliative, end-of-life and bereavement care. His professional interests also include meditation, spiritual coping, resilience and well-being. He is the author of the bestselling Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Approach to Coping with Loss, The Mindful Path Through Worry and Ruminationand the workbook Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief. In this episode we talk about working with the dying and the bereaved, mindfulness, the death of his mother, and grief dreams of her.

 

You can find more about Dr. Sameet Kumar on twitter (@sameetkumar) and Facebook (Sameet Kumar, Ph.D.). He will be speaking next in Toronto at the International Death Symposium which goes on from Sept 21-23, 2018 (http://www.torontodeathsociety.org).

 

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Episode 85 - Andy Zaremba

Andy Zaremba is a leader in the human consciousness and optimization communities. In 2013, Andy and his brother Mike, partnered to create the Float House franchise, Canada’s leading flotation therapy centres, which now have eight locations across Western Canada.In addition, Andy co-hosts (again with brother, Mike) the Vancouver Real podcast, a digital media leader in the human consciousness space. In this episode we talk about floating, his personal growth, the death of his grandmother, continuing bonds through ayahuasca, and a dream he wants to have of his grandmother.

 

 

You can find more about Andy here:

https://www.andyzaremba.com/ 

Instagram @andyzaremba

 

You can find more about Floating here:

https://floathouse.ca

https://floatationlocations.com

What is floating? YouTube video - https://youtu.be/kPgTiYZXGtY

 

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Episode 84 - Orley Culverhouse

Orley Culverhouse is an accredited music therapist (MTA) and children's program coordinator working in a hospice setting. Her work includes supporting children/youth and their families facing a terminal illness or death of a loved one, as well residents of hospice and their families. In this episode we talk about music therapy, the death of her friend, and 2 grief dreams of her friend.

 

Two songs that remind Orley of her friend are Taylor Swift (I Knew You Were Trouble) https://youtu.be/vNoKguSdy4Y and Aqua (Dr. Jones) https://youtu.be/HKsuK3s0kcI 

 

You can find the video version of this podcast on YouTube https://youtu.be/KCV3vta45t0 

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Episode 83 - Sheaya Biddle

Sheaya Biddle is a Spiritual Grief Coach, who helps grievers discover what they believe the afterlife to be, and teaches grievers how to connect with their loved ones in a way that feels calming and peaceful for them. After the sudden death of her mom, Sheaya re-routed her entire path and quit her job as a Human Resource professional after having a grief dream where her mom showed up. In this episode we talk about memories of her mom, the death of her mom, her spiritual journey, being a Spiritual Grief Coach, and 2 grief dreams of her mom.

 

You can find out more about Sheaya at www.sheayabiddle.com or join Grief Resilience Facebook support group at www.facebook.com/groups/griefresilience/

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Episode 82 - Molly Schultz

Molly Schultz is a stay at home mom of 5 kids under the age of 6. Molly’s dad was diagnosed with pancreatic just a few months after her twins were born. Before he died, he signed over custody of his son (Molly’s half-brother) Easton to her. Molly recently started a blog this summer to document the grief journey she walks through with her kids, as well as the everyday life of her young family. In this episode we talk about raising 5 kids, the death of her father, her grief journey, and her 2 grief dreams.

 

Here is a link to the blog post Molly wrote on her Grief Dreams https://www.triedandtruemama.com/blog/grief-dreams

 

You can find her blog at www.triedandtruemama.com and follow along with her at @triedandtruemama on Instagram and Facebook.

 

 

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Episode 80 - Chelsey Gallant

Chelsey Gallant is a mother of 3 children. In 2013, both her father and best friend died. In this episode we talk about her grief and spiritual journey, sobriety, and dreams of her father and best friend.

 

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