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Megan Devine on The Mental Illness Happy Hour
The licensed therapist shares about the well-meaning but misguided “cult of positivity” after tragedies, emotional dissonance, grief support, having difficult conversations and how she dealt with the sudden death of her partner 10 years ago. Host Paul Gilmartin opens the show with letters from audience members. Megan’s portion begins around the 17 minute mark. Enjoy this conversation with Megan Devine on The Mental Illness Happy Hour.
Megan Devine on The One You Feed
Megan Devine is a pioneer in the fields of grief support and emotional intelligence. Since 2009, she’s been writing and talking about grief and love, shaking up our culture’s ideas about both all along the way. In this episode we discuss these topics along with her newest book, It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand. Listen in to Megan Devine on The One You Feed.
After Paradise: Day 29
Tonight on “After Paradise” – it’s been 29 days since the Camp Fire started. Toxic debris removal from burned out properties has already begun. Now, Butte County is asking fire victims to sign up to allow cleanup of the rest of the materials. We’ll have details. Plus a North State non-profit is giving the Red Cross 100-thousand dollars to help replace medical devices and glasses that were lost to the fire. And Megan Devine, the author of a book about grief, talks about the best ways for friends, family, and coworkers to help victims through the recovery process. Listen in to Megan Devine on After Paradise.
Dealing with Grief (with Megan Devine)
We start the show, as always, with your commemorations. One in particular, along with some listener feedback, lead us into a deeper conversation about birth control and gynecology in general. Then, we share our amazing conversation with therapist Megan Devine about how we deal with grief. [Note: this episode opens with a discussion of birth control by the show’s hosts. My part of the episode begins after the thirteen minute mark. It’s a great discussion, but if the topic is hard on you, skip ahead.] Listen in to Megan Devine on The Nuanced Life.
The Thing I Never Thought I’d Do Again
There is a lot that goes unsaid in grief, particularly when it comes to dating after the death of a partner. Jana talks with Megan Devine, grief thinker, speaker, and author of the audio book, When Everything is Not Okay: Practices to Help You Stay in Your Heart & Not Lose Your Mind, about what comes up when grief and dating overlap. When do you know you’re ready? How do you talk with your children? Listen in to Megan Devine on the Grief Out Loud podcast.
Megan Devine on the Grief Dreams Podcast
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. Enjoy this conversation with Megan Devine on the Grief Dreams Podcast.
Coping With Grief with Megan Devine
Welcome to episode 20 of the Thriving Leaders Podcast, brought to you by Credence & Co. Today’s conversation is important because it is something that we don’t talk about it often enough. It’s something we all experience, we all witness, and we’re all impacted by in some way. Today we’re talking about grief with psychotherapist, author, and the person behind the site Refuge in Grief, Megan Devine. Enjoy this conversation with Megan Devine on the Thriving Leaders Podcast.
So Booking Cool Interviews Megan Devine
Grief can be hard to talk about and that is what Megan Devine has been dedicated to changing. The psychotherapist of nearly 20 years wrote her book It’s Ok That You’re Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand, published by Sounds True, and founded her company Refuge In Grief to help society improve the way we acknowledge and support people who are experiencing pain of any kind. Enjoy this podcast with Megan Devine on So Booking Cool.
How should we talk about suicide?
Recent celebrity suicides have us talking about the ways we suffer and hurt in Western culture, and how hard it can be to help the people you love. Enjoy this podcast with Megan Devine and Global Radio’s Kelly Cutrara.
Live from Seattle: a conversation on the border crisis with Michelle Mendoza
What can we do about the crisis facing families trying to enter the US? How do we even begin to talk about the grief involved as we watch these atrocities unfold. Join Megan and host Michelle Mendoza in this important conversation. Note that Megan’s segment begins around the 44 minute mark. Enjoy this podcast with Live from Seattle’s Michelle Mendoza.
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 Anxiety 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.
Megan Devine on the Power of Acknowledgement in Our Daily Lives
Megan Devine is on a mission to help people love each other better. In today’s conversation we discuss the power of acknowledgement in our daily lives — something that feels so relevant and needed today. Listen in to Megan Devine on The Superwoman Project Chronicles.