Melissa lost her father at age 7 and her mother at age 21. She has battled anxiety and panic attacks since childhood. In this episode, Melissa talks about loss, but also how she is able to maintain a positive attitude. She is comfortable spending time with herself and cherishes the time she gets to spend… Continue reading Episode 24: Interview with Melissa about Loss and Anxiety
Kathy Perry lost her husband suddenly after 39 years of marriage. Following the initial shock of the tragedy, one of the things that became apparent was her new identity. She could no longer think in terms of “we” (her and her husband). She was now “me”. Kathy shares her story about that transformation. She used… Continue reading Episode 23: Interview with Kathy about losing her husband after 39 years of marriage.
Two years ago, Sandra lost her husband to a drug overdose. In this episode, she walks us through watching Danny, the love of her life, slip farther and farther away while attempting to get help and not being able to maintain his sobriety. Sandra speaks candidly about how Danny’s addiction affected her and their children,… Continue reading Episode 20: Interview with Sandra who lost her husband to a drug overdose.
Maytte lost her husband suddenly while on vacation, and when their son was just five months old. In this episode, she shares with us the shock of her loss, learning to ask for help since she would now be raising their son alone, and discovering a few secrets her husband never shared. Maytte is a… Continue reading Episode 19: Interview with Maytte who lost her husband suddenly when their son was just 5 months old.
At 24 years old, Audrey’s daughter, Elizabeth, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend and her family’s life was forever changed. In the midst of her grief, anger, and loss, Audrey felt Elizabeth’s presence on one day in particular and knew she had to make a pact with her husband and surviving daughter. She told them, “I… Continue reading Episode 17: Interview with Audrey whose daughter was murdered at age 24.
Sarah was born and raised in Iraq. In the early 2000s, she and her husband saw their country change. After multiple bombings in and around their home, they decided to flee the war-torn country to keep their family safe. Unfortunately, Sarah’s husband was killed before they could leave. In time, Sarah’s persistence got her and… Continue reading Episode 8: Interview with Sarah who left the war-torn country of Iraq to give her children a better life.
Kelly is a 46 year old mother of four. In 2018, she lost her oldest, Cameron, to a motorcycle accident. He was only 18. Kelly talks about her heartbreak and grief, and her initial thought of “how much longer do I have to live until I can see him again?” She also talks about her… Continue reading Episode 7: Interview with Kelly, mother of 4, who lost her oldest child at age 18 in a motorcycle accident.
Kim lost her husband during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. At the time, she had a two year old son and was five months pregnant with her second child. In this podcast, Kim bravely shares her story of loss and resilience. Click here to listen.