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Let's Talk Death

 

 

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. 


 

 

Meet your Hosts

 

Andy McNeil

Andy McNiel MA

Andy McNiel 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.

Andy is honored to be co-hosting Let’s Talk Death to provide another way for people to find hope in the midst of grief.

Kiri Meyer

Kiri Meyer MS, LPC, NCC

Kiri is the Director of Programming for Actively Moving Forward® (AMF), a HealGrief program. She is a licensed Child and Family Therapist in WI and has been working in the field of bereavement for over a decade. 

Kiri is thrilled to be co-hosting Let’s Talk Death because she believes these “tough topics” should have a place in our society.


 

 

Meet Our Guests

 

Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D.

In this episode Dr. Neimeyer helps us take a deeper look into the idea of how we can utilize meaning-making in our own grief, while talking about how it has made a positive impact on his own journey.

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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.

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Heidi Herzon

In this episode Heidi has an honest and hope-filled conversation about her experience as a grieving young adult. She shares her perspective on how this has helped shaped her life and encourages others to embrace grief in their own way.

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Paul Malley

In this episode Paul helps demystify advanced care planning while talking about the numerous benefits it may provide for individuals and families. He also discusses why he connects deeply to the mission of Aging with Dignity.

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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.

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Kate Longly

In this episode Kate gives us a glimpse into what it’s like to be a photographer helping to capture the powerful memories of family during the end of life. Memories are not just about capturing the happy moments, but taking time to capture a moment in time and a way of life.
 
 
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Ora Nadrich

In this episode Ora Nadrich inspires us to think about our innate skill of mindfulness as a superpower in our lives. She helps us look at the benefits of mindfulness and how the courage to be present can help us fully appreciate our grief journey.

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Tricia LaVoice

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.
 
 
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David Forstadt

In this episode David Forstadt helps us take a deeper look into the intricacies that can be woven between the unique issues individuals can face in coping with difficult life experiences such as grief and addiction.

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Susan Mah

In this episode Susan Mah helps us explore The Loss Project, what it means to her, and how art can be a wonderful outlet for grief and healing.

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Briana Megid

In this episode Briana Megid shares her experience and why advocating for suicide awareness is so important in her life.

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Scarlett Lewis

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Alicia Coppola

In this episode Alicia Coppola introduces her book, Gracefully Gone, and gets real about how her grief journey has changed her life and encourages all of us to “be loud” when it comes to grief. 

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