Grief Dreams Podcast
E148 - Dr. Sarah Neustadter - Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved

E148 - Dr. Sarah Neustadter - Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved

February 17, 2020

Dr. Sarah Neustadter is a licensed psychologist based in Los Angeles, specializing in suicide prevention, loss, and grief, including those grieving the suicide of a loved one. She has over a decade of professional experience identifying and treating those at risk of suicide, especially teenagers. She holds a PhD in clinical and transpersonal psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She is the author of the Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved. 

 

In this episode we talk about the suicide of her boyfriend while in grad school, grieving his death, her book, suicide prevention, and grief dreams.

 

You can learn more about Sarah here: https://sarahneustadter.com/

 

E147 - Guest Update - Dr. Christopher Kerr

E147 - Guest Update - Dr. Christopher Kerr

February 10, 2020

Dr. Christopher Kerr is the CEO and chief medical officer at Hospice Buffalo. Born and raised in Toronto, Kerr earned his MD as well as a PhD in neurobiology and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Rochester. His research has received international attention and has been featured in The New York TimesAtlantic Monthly, and the BBC. His new book called Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End is being released February 11, 2020.

 

In this episode we talk about his new book being released, his research at Hospice Buffalo on end-of-life dreams and visions, his documentary, giving a voice to the dying and the bereaved, end-of-life dreams and visions of horses?, and grief dreams.

 

You can find more about his new book here: https://www.drchristopherkerr.com/

 

Here is the link to his TEDx Talk “I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying?” https://youtu.be/rbnBe-vXGQM 

 

Link to the research page at Hospice Buffalo: https://www.hospicebuffalo.com/healthcare-providers/research/

 

E146 - Kay Makavel - Believe in Yourself

E146 - Kay Makavel - Believe in Yourself

January 31, 2020

Kay Makavel is a recording artist from the Bronx who raps and sings. Her music is raw, real, and lyrical. She speaks her truth through her music and speaks for those who don’t have a voice. In 2019 she graduated Buffalo State College, released her second mixtape called “The Minute Mixtape Reloaded”, had several music videos released, and was featured in the show Rhythm & Flow on Netflix which is a hip-hop competition show judged by T. I., Cardi B, and Chance the Rapper. During the competition she also preformed in front of Jadakiss, who was one of her brother’s favorite rappers before he died when she was 13.

 

In this episode we talk about believing in yourself, being authentic, putting yourself first, being on Rhythm & Flow, majoring in Sociology, her grief journey, and grief dreams of her brother before and after his death.

 

You can follow Kay on Instagram @KayMakavel

 

Her mixtapes and other music can be found here: https://linktr.ee/KayMakavel

E145 - 2019 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 2

E145 - 2019 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 2

January 19, 2020

In this episode (Part 2) we recap some of the dream conversations we had with guests in 2019.

E144 - 2019 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 1

E144 - 2019 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 1

January 13, 2020

In this episode (Part 1) we recap some of the dream conversations we had with guests in 2019.

Rerelease: 2018 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 3

Rerelease: 2018 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 3

January 2, 2020

We have decided to rerelease our past Grief Dream Recap episodes as we make our 2019 ones. In this episode we recap some of the dream conversations we have had with guests in 2018 (originally episode 101). 

Rerelease: 2018 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 2

Rerelease: 2018 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 2

January 2, 2020

We have decided to rerelease our past Grief Dream Recap episodes as we make our 2019 ones. In this episode we recap some of the dream conversations we have had with guests in 2018 (originally episode 78). 

Rerelease: 2018 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 1

Rerelease: 2018 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 1

January 2, 2020

We have decided to rerelease our past Grief Dream Recap episodes as we make our 2019 ones. In this episode we recap some of the dream conversations we have had with guests in 2018 (originally episode 77). 

Rerelease: 2017 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 2

Rerelease: 2017 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 2

December 30, 2019

As 2020 is fast approaching, we have decided to rerelease our past Grief Dream Recap episodes as we make our 2019 ones. In this episode we recap some of the dream conversations we have had with guests in 2017 (originally episode 56). 

Rerelease: 2017 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 1

Rerelease: 2017 Grief Dream Recaps - Part 1

December 30, 2019

As 2020 is fast approaching, we have decided to rerelease our past Grief Dream Recap episodes as we make our 2019 ones. In this episode we recap some of the dream conversations we have had with guests in 2017 (originally episode 55). 

E142 - Debi Wobbe - Life After Organ Donation

E142 - Debi Wobbe - Life After Organ Donation

December 15, 2019

Debi Wobbe recently retired from 35 years as a Dental Assistant in Northern California. She currently speaks about her experience as the mother of a heart and kidney transplant recipient, and as a survivor of the wildfire destruction of her home and her town, Paradise.

 

In this episode we talked about waiting for organs for her daughter, the realization of getting organs through a death, meeting the mother of the donor, her house and town burning down, dreams of her old home, and grief dreams of her parents and the organ donor.

 

E141 - Suzanne Falter - My Daughter The Healer

E141 - Suzanne Falter - My Daughter The Healer

December 5, 2019

Suzanne Falter is an author, speaker, blogger and podcaster who has published both fiction and non-fiction, as well as essays. Her essays have appeared in O MagazineThe New York TimesElephant JournalTiny Buddha and Thrive Global among others. Her newest book is titled The Extremely Busy Women’s Guide to Self-Care. Suzanne speaks about self-care and the transformational healing of crisis, especially in her own life after the death of her daughter (Teal).

 

In this episode we talk about life before and after the death of her daughter, her daughter, learning to slow down and be patient, donating Teal’s organs, the importance of self-care over the holidays, and her multiple grief dreams of her daughter.

 

You can find more about Suzanne at www.suzannefalter.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.

E140 - Marlie Rowell - ‘Night School’ After A Suicide

E140 - Marlie Rowell - ‘Night School’ After A Suicide

November 21, 2019

Marlie Rowell is a sassy word/mixed media artist, author, & lecturer. Her life changed after she became a suicide widow. She is now the self-proclaimed queen of suicide widow etiquette reformation.

 

In this episode we talk about her life with her husband, her husband’s depression, the stigma around mental illness, her husband’s suicide, the stigma around suicide, finding proper support, and her multiple grief dreams during 'night school'.

 

You can find more about Marlie here: www.suicidewidowetiquette.com  

E139 - Ryan Weaver - Military Aviator to Country Music Artist

E139 - Ryan Weaver - Military Aviator to Country Music Artist

November 6, 2019

Ryan Weaver is an All-American, rockin’ country music artist who proudly served as an active duty Black Hawk Helicopter Aviator in the United States Army. Weaver began his music career in 2005 while still on active duty, playing the club and festival circuit throughout the southeast. In 2017, Ryan signed on with the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) replacing Steven Tyler as the headlining act for the PBR World Finals at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. His music and speaking engagements are highly influenced by his journey through grief. Ryan has suffered the death of his brother (Aaron) and his brother-in-law (Randy) while they were on active duty. Both of his brothers’ ultimate sacrifices continue to fuel Ryan’s fire to accomplish his dreams in music.

 

We talk about being in the military, the death of his brother and brother-in-law, starting his music career, using his music to honor their memories, his song “what you think of me”, challenges after military loss (e.g., survivors remorse), and grief dreams of his brother.

  

You can find more about Ryan and his latest EP (Celebrate America) at

https://weavercountry.com/ and on IG @ryanweavercountry

 

Check out his two songs on loss

Never forgotten - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQs8khhWsro

What you think of me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sua3nWfR4LE

 

E138 - Samantha Pasut - MonaLisa Healing

E138 - Samantha Pasut - MonaLisa Healing

October 29, 2019

Samantha Pasut is Authentic, Living Magnetism in a powerful package. She is an accomplished artist and art historian, a spirit guide, chakra healing clairvoyant, and an Abundant Love and Courage Facilitator. A healer and an empath, Samantha is Canada’s youngest Reiki Master. She is also one of the leading CBD educators in the country and part owner of the Hemp derived CBD Company called MonaLisa Healing.

 

In this episode we talk about being authentic, creating boundaries, loving yourself, CBD, MonaLisa Healing, the death of her grandfather, and a grief dream of him before he died.

 

You can find more about Samantha at IG @daughterofpicasso

 

You can find more about MonaLisa Healing at monalisahealing.com, IG and Twitter @monalisahealing