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.
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 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
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:
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. (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. (podcast)