It’s OK That You’re Not OK: In Deep with Angie Coiro
This discussion with grief expert Megan Devine is just a revelation. She has both a professional and deeply personal take on the topic. Her book It’s Okay That You’re Not Okay taps not just her own life but the experiences and lessons shared by her clients and website visitors. Don’t expect a somber hour, though. Megan’s got a contagious sense of humor, a key element to her life as it continues to evolve. Enjoy this podcast with In Deep Radio’s Angie Coiro.
Rethinking Our Relationship with Grief
Deep grief or loss is a universal experience. However, our guest, who has lived grief, argues that our cultural models of grief our broken. This hour we explore a different way of looking at grief, tools that help grieving people and those who love them, and ways to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. Rethinking Our Relationship with Grief: interview & call in show with Wisconsin Public Radio.
There is No ‘Right Way’ to Grieve
All of us will experience the death of a loved one in our lives, yet many of us are emotionally ill-equipped to cope with the grief that follows. In this hour, we explore how people grieve and why our culture avoids talking about it. We’ll also look at ways to console people, what to say and what not to say, and how to celebrate the life of a departed loved one. Listen in to this interview and call-in show: Megan Devine & Julia Cooper with WHYY’s Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coane.
Megan Devine on Coming Back, with Shelby Forsythia
An everyday activity turned into a nightmare for Megan Devine who watched her partner, Matt, drown during one of their usual “quick dips” in the river. Her community, Refuge In Grief, and new book, It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief & Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand, are powerful beacons for grieving hearts. We’re talking about the librarians that live in our brains, the importance of having a will, and the bizarre switch from “doing for” a loved one versus “doing in honor” of a loved one. Megan Devine on Coming Back, with Shelby Forsythia.
The Howl at the Center of Grief: Tami Simon interviews Megan Devine
In this episode, Tami speaks with Megan about It’s OK That You’re Not OK and the tragedy that inspired the book — the accidental drowning of her partner. Tami and Megan discuss “the wild howl at the center of grief,” the challenge of shouldering things that only we can carry, and why “letting go” is a myth. The Howl at the Center of Grief: Tami Simon interviews Megan Devine on Sounds True’s Insights at the Edge
Grief, Love, and the Power of Acknowledgment
Megan Devine challenged us to approach life’s challenges differently for ourselves and the people we love in Grief, Love, and the Power of Acknowledgment: Megan Devine speaking at Chris Guillebeau’s World Domination Summit.(video).
Coming Back to Life
In our conversation, Megan pulls no punches when questioning our culture’s approach to grief: Why do we offer platitudes to those grieving, rather than nonjudgmental companionship? How can we better support each other when experiencing tragedy? How do these lessons apply to everyone? We dive into this deeply moving journey in this week’s conversation, and come full circle to explore how she’s found a new place of grace in the world. Megan Devine and Jonathan Fields on the Good Life Project. (podcast)
Spiritual bypass, bearing witness, and why everything doesn’t happen for a reason
Episode #108 of the podcast features Megan Devine the author of “It’s Ok That You’re Not Ok – Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand.” Her expressive thoughtfulness and razor sharp opinions on the topic will leave you curious, softer and more accepting of how pain can and should work in ones life. Our conversation could have gone on for two hours – there are so many corners to explore. Megan Devine & Zach Leary on It’s All Happening. (podcast)
The Secret Side of Grief: The Culture of Blame
Exploring the dark corner of grief and suffering: blame. How our brains are hardwired to discharge pain and discomfort with judgment and even disconnection. Megan Devine on the Secret Side of Grief, at Best Self Magazine. (podcast)
Getting grief out of the whisper corner
Megan Devine, writer, speaker, and grief advocate discusses her work to bring grief out of the whisper corner. We talk about how to talk about grief, the death positivity movement, Megan’s book, It’s OK That You’re Not OK – Meeting Grief & Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand, and what she terms the grief revolution. Listen in to the Grief Out Loud podcast.
How to Help a Grieving Friend
watch Megan’s segment on AM Northwest, where she and host Helen Raptis discuss how to help grieving friends and family members:
How can we best help someone who is grieving and in pain?
This is a conversation about grief, about what to do when you lose someone you love, what to do with grief and this new set of never-experienced emotions, and about how to best help friends and family members who experienced severe loss. Great conversation with Megan & host David Noël on the Role Models podcast.
It’s Ok That You’re Not OK: Talking Grief on One Idea Away
Talking about grief can make us uncomfortable. The truth is we all walk around with a backlog of unspoken or unheard pain that we’re afraid to reveal; but why? The TRUTH behind our silence and what we’re really so damn afraid of… Megan Devine on One Idea Away.
Hearing the Truth, Telling the Truth
In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss how we handle grief so badly in our culture and how to take steps towards improving, how to build a practice of nurturing yourself, creating small moments of personal agency even in out of control experiences, and some deeply thoughtful ways to approach the holiday season. Nurturing Habit with Doña Bumgarner.
Meeting Grief & Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand
Megan is known for her practical, no-nonsense approach to grief, and for her ability to guide people inside some of the most devastating experiences of life and love. While her work is often focused on grief itself, her message is much wider: by acknowledging what hurts, we can all learn to love each other better – no matter what life brings. The Anxiet Podcast with Tim JP Collins. (podcast)
What to Do When Life Gets Messy
Some things in life cannot be fixed. Today’s discussion is about dealing with the raw pain and emotion of things not working out as planned. It’s about telling the truth and not trying to sugar coat everything. Because life doesn’t always happen in a straight line and we need a way to get and give support when bad things happen. The Start Up Sessions with Michael Knouse.
Grief, Love, & the Dangers of Being “Overly-Spiritual”
*note: the actual podcast begins around the 15 minute mark.* Sister Jenna & Megan discuss the pitfalls of leaning too heavily on spiritual ideals when faced with the realities of grief and love. Megan Devine on America Meditating, with Sister Jenna.