Grief Dreams Podcast

A conversation about life, loss, and grief dreams with an expert in the field, Dr. Joshua Black, along with co-host Shawn Ram. Visit griefdreams.ca or Email us at griefdreamspodcast@gmail.com

Episode 100 - Update

In this update episode we (Joshua and Shawn) talk about reaching our 100th episode, Joshua getting his PhD, our new donation options, and plans for 2019.

 

An article by Brock University discussing Joshua’s research - https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2018/12/grief-dreams-can-provide-comfort-and-healing-during-holidays/

 

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Episode 99 - Guest Update Episode - Darwyn Dave

This is our first Guest Grief Dream Update Episode with Darwyn Dave from Episode 18. In this episode we talk about his recent loss of his mother, his first grief dream of her, and preparing of the holidays.

 

You can find more about Darwyn at http://www.dealingwithmygrief.com 

 

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Episode 94 - Gary Andrews - Doodle A Day

Gary Andrews is an illustrator and animator who worked on Fireman Sam and for Disney. After his wife Joy died of Sepsis in 2017, he started to doodle his grief and share it on social media. His social media now has a world wide following. In this episode we talk about his love of art, his wife joy, her death, his and his children’s grief, doodle a day, and grief dreams he has had.

 

You can find more about Gary on Instagram and Twitter @garyscribbler

 

News article on him - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45893376 

 

Video of his 2 minute animation of his life and loss - https://youtu.be/ViJw1vssKiU

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Episode 92 - Mark Leiren-Young - Orca Love Part 1

Mark Leiren-Young is a playwright, screenwriter, journalist, satirist, director and author. His latest book, The Killer Whale Who Changed The World, is a national bestseller. He hosts the popular podcast Skaana and wrote and directed the award-winning documentary, The Hundred-Year-Old Whale. He was described by The National Post as “Canada’s go to guy for dolphins, whales, and trees”.

 

In this episode we discuss everything Orca (how they live, communicate, mourn, etc.). We start off the show by talking about a mother Orca, called Tahlequah (J35), who carried her dead calf for 17 days in British Columbia this past Summer. Additionally, we talk about other Orca stories, the grandmother hypothesis, his latest Orca book and documentary, his grief when certain Orca’s have died, and a dream he wants to have of Granny (a deceased Orca).

 

You can find more about Mark at:

  1. The Hundred Year Old Whale:

    1. on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thehundredyearoldwhale
    2. Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/thehundredyearoldwhale/?ref=br_rs
  2. Skaana Podcast:
    1. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mobydoll
    2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skaanapod
    3. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkaanaPod
    4. Website: www.skaana.org 
  1. Personal: 
    1. On the Web:  http://www.leiren-young.com
    2. Twitter and Instagram: @leirenyoung
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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 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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