Let’s Talk Death:
Conversations to Inform and Inspire
It’s time to take the “taboo” out of the topics surrounding dying, death, and grief.
Our core belief here at HealGrief is that no one should ever grieve alone, that is why we are always evolving to bring you more social support services and programs! Let’s Talk Death, is our newest venture.
Our goal with this program is to help inform our HealGrief community and the community at large about issues related to grief and loss, while also inspiring individuals to further explore topics that feel relevant in their life.
This web-based show is a hybrid between a podcast and a webinar. Every month we will bring you a 15-20 minute pre-recorded episode that lets you listen in to a casual conversation with guests and show hosts. Let’s Talk Death episodes will bring you topics such as end of life issues, pre-planning, and grief as seen by researchers, authors, bereavement support professionals, bereaved individuals, and community members. *
Would you like to be a guest speaker here on Let’s Talk Death? Then tell us about yourself in a submission inquiry. Inquiry request
*As we value the opinions and beliefs of all our guests, they are not necessarily the views and opinions of HealGrief® and its programs.
Meet your Hosts
Fran is the Founder of HealGrief® a 501(c)3 non-profit providing the tools, resources and programming to guide one’s journey with grief into a healthy post bereavement growth after a death.
Andy McNiel MA
Andy is an author and educator on topics related to grief and loss. He is a managing partner with The Satori Group, offering education in grief and loss support, and providing management and consulting to nonprofit organizations.
We are honored to be co-hosting Let’s Talk Death because we believe these “tough topics” should have a place in our society and we hope to provide another way for people to find hope in the midst of grief. you can listen to all Let’s Talk Death episodes in many of you favorite podcast applications.
Meet Our Guests
Dr. David Fajgenbaum
In this episode Dr. Fajgenbaum discusses how his personal experiences with grief have lead him to not only look for every opportunity to live life to the fullest and look for hope in some of the darkest times, but how to also write about it to inspire others.
In this episode Colet shares her personal story with grief, how it changed her life and changed her too. She speaks about how others were waiting for her to be back to herself. They didn’t understand that her grief journey and it’s impact on her life had forever changed her.
Heather L. Servaty-Seib, Ph.D., HSPP
In this episode Dr. Servaty-Seib‘s passion for the grieving young adult population shines through as she helps to raise awareness about the unique issues she sees not only on her campus, Purdue University, but also themes that have emerged from her research.
In this episode Tricia LaVoice shares her personal experience to help us see that even though we may not always talk about our struggles, we are more alike than we are different in the midst of grief. She highlights how finding connections and outlets for our grief can help us see that grief doesn’t always have to be such a lonely journey.
Dr. Sharon Prentice
In this episode Dr. Prentice talks about how her faith was shattered after her daughter’s death and the anger she lived with until her husband’s death. She speaks of her “shared death experience” during her husband’s death eight years later and how that restored her faith and ability to love and be happy again.
In this episode Jim talks about his son’s challenging life, the impact Luke’s death had on his family dynamics, how new family bonds needed to be found, and shares his personal journaling, now a book called “Lyrics of a Broken Heart: A Father’s Journey Toward Wholeness,” and how it transformed his grief into hope and healing.
Scott & Pammy Kramer
In this episode the Kramer’s share how their daughter, Maddie, only 2 1/2 years old, gave them life and inspiration even in her death. They share how they speak of Maddie every day talking with her little sister who only had Maddie alive for less than a year.