Episode 172 - When It Comes To Grief, I've Got Street Cred

One of the things I don't say enough is that I don't have any formal training in grief. I am not a therapist, psychologist, or grief counselor. All I have is my many experiences of dealing with loss in my life, beginning with the death of my father.

As I have so often stated, grief gives you an opportunity to learn more about yourself than you ever wanted to know. One must simply put aside their own biased opinion of what life "should" be like and confront the life they currently have. Examine one's self and ask the tough questions about how to move forward in grief.

I have for walked the walk and talked talk... someone recently told me I have grief "street cred". I can only assume that this means I am not someone who simply talks about grief in the third person. I've actually lived through the experiences I talk about on a weekly basis.

I seriously try to look at situations and scenarios that i experience and try to determine the best course of action to take. Do I always pick the best one? No... But I have to consistently  evaluate the best we to move through the emotional mine field that grief leaves.

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Episode 165 - When Grief Helps You Help Others.. A Conversation With Dr. Sarah Neustadter

Dr. Sarah Neustadter

Dr. Sarah Neustadter

This week I have a conversation with an amazing woman about the suicide of her boyfriend while the two of them where studying in school together. We discuss why it caused her to move away from the city in which they lived and how the experience helps her sit down with her clients and helps them through their trauma.

Dr. Sarah Neustadter is a licensed psychologist based in Los Angeles, specializing in suicide prevention, loss, and grief, including those grieving the suicide of a loved one. She has over a decade of professional experience identifying and treating those at risk of suicide, especially teenagers. Sarah is passionate about helping others understand grief as an entryway into a deeper process of spiritual growth. She holds a bachelors degree from New York University‚Äôs Gallatin School for Individualized Study and a PhD in clinical and transpersonal psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She is the author of Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved.

You can learn more about Sarah here: http://www.sarahneustadter.com/.

You can find her book on Amazon:  Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved.

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