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    La Literati welcomes Author and Advocate Sarah Mueller

    in Books

    For over a decade Sarah has been dedicated to advocating for those who have physical disabilities. Born with Spina Bifida myelomeningocele, the majority of her advocacy efforts have been within that community, with the primary goal of motivating others to live an ability-driven life. She strives to accomplish this through volunteering, mentoring, writing and public speaking events.

    Sarah has been trained and certified in a variety of specialties including: Conflict Resolution, Thanatology, and Life Coaching. In 2013, Sarah had her debut book "Elf Help Ability Therapy" published by Abbey Press Publications.

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    "Our Children Live On," Elissa Al-Chokhachy

    in Spirituality

    Join Host and Medium Pamela Marie Edmunds as she welcomes to the show Author Elissa Al-Chochachy.  They will be discussing Elissa's book "Our Children Live On."
    More About Elissa Al-Chokhachy;
    Elissa Al-Chokhachy, MA, RN, FT, is a hospice nurse and fellow in thanatology who has worked with the dying and the bereaved for over twenty-two years.  The recipient of the American Red Cross Healthcare Hero Award and the Boston College Alumni Award for Excellence in Nursing, Elissa is the author of four books to help with loss and grief. Her most recent book, Our Children Live On: Miraculous Moments for the Bereaved, earned the Independent Publisher’s Group 2013 bronze medal award in death & dying.

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    Instrumental Grief and Caregiving

    in Self Help

    There are different ways of expressing grief. In her ground breaking work, Eleanor Silverberg describes the act of providing care to chronically ill family members as an expression of grief.  She took the styles of instrumental and intuitive grieving originally devised for death related circumstances and applied them into the caregiving experience, especially in dealing with progressive and chronic conditions. 

    In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Doka, a leading expert in thanatology and grief counseling is Eleanor's guest, speaking about the instrumental style of grieving that he was involved in developing and writing about as co-author of the (2000) book Men Don't Cry, Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief and then the (revised 2010) book Grieving Beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Women Mourn . 

    Eleanor Silverberg applied these styles and other grief models intended for death related circumstances to family caregivers in her 2007 article Introducing the 3-A Grief Intervention Model for Dementia Caregivers:: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist.

    Preview of Eleanor Silverberg's book Caregiving with Strength including the Foreword written by Dr. Kenneth Doka along with Caregiving with Strength Programs for Care Providers can be found on the website. www.eleanorsilverberg.com

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    Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief

    in Pets

    If you have ever suffered through the loss of a pet, there is a good chance that your grief was compounded by insensitivity from others - family, friends, even your vet.
    On this episode of Healthy Pet HQ with Jodi Z, Coleen Ellis will talk about her life's work as a Pet Loss Pioneer.  
    In 2004 Coleen founded Angel Memorial Center, the first stand-along pet funeral home in the United States.
    Then in 2009, Coleen was awarded the first Death & Grief Studies Certification with a Specialty in Pet Loss Companioning from Dr. Alan Wolfelt, an internationally known grief educator and counselor. She also became certified in Thanatology. 
    With certifications in hand, Coleen founded Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, a consulting business that will guide people who also want to provide death care services to their communities.
    In 2011 Coleen released her first book Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief. It is a source of comfort for pet parents as well as an educational teaching tool for pet care professionals nationwide.
    This is a copyrighted podcast owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC and produced by Pam Stack

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    Just Believe - Grief, Healing, and Transformation

    in Writing

    Lisa Tarves, Metaphysician, Author of the book, "Just Believe", Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and gifted intuitive, interviews experts in the area of metaphysics each Sunday at 1 pm Eastern.
    This week's guest:
    Rev. Donna Baranyay focuses her grief work from a spiritual perspective when appropriate and has extensive experience in working with grieving people as a hospice chaplain and bereavement coordinator, a thanatologist (a person who studies death and dying), and as a minister.  Rev Donna is an ordained minister, is currently working on her celebrant certification through the Center for Celebrant Training, holds a certification in thanatology (CT) through Association of Death Educators and Counselors (ADEC), and bachelors degree in Holistic Ministry and is in the process of completing her masters degree in Holistic Ministry through the American Institute of Holistic Theology.  Rev Donna is currently serving the Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living in Seal Beach, CA as a licensed Religious Science practitioner in addition to her work in hospice and Sacred Journeys.
    Her passion is in assisting others through all seasons in life including end of life, healing hearts, and revealing dreams through spiritual practice.

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    Environmental Grief®: A Call To Action...

    in Self Help

    Are you dealing with grief after a loss? Join Grief Recovery Specialist, Audrey Pellicano R.N., on Giving Grief a Voice. www.wisewidow.com
    "We pollute, destroy and reshape our planet, eliminating animal habitats and ecosystems to fit human needs". Dr. Kristine Kevorkian.
    Join me as my guest Dr. Kristine Kevorkian and I discuss what is Environmental Grief®, how it impacts us and what we can do as we grieve the loss of our planet.
    Kristine A. Kevorkian, PhD, MSW, holds a doctoral degree in thanatology, the study/science of death and dying. She has worked as a deputy coroner, hospice medical social worker offering emotional support and counseling to terminally ill patients including young children to elders, and their families.
    Dr. Kevorkian combined her passion for thanatology with her love of whales and the environment through her research on environmental grief® and ecological grief®. She has presented this research in the United States and abroad. Dr. Kevorkian provides one-on-one support, educational workshops, seminars, and writes on the subjects of dying/death, grief/loss, animal companion loss, and grief related to environmental loss and destruction. 
    Photo by award winning photographer Carole May.

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    Dr. Kristine Kevorkian - Death and Dying

    in Lifestyle

    Dr. Kristine Kevorkian holds a doctorate in thanatology, the study/science of death and dying. She worked as a hospice social worker for many years, and a deputy coroner. Dr. Kevorkian has received certificates of recognition for Outstanding Social Work Service from political figures in California.
    Kristine managed to come full circle in researching, defining and protecting the terms "environmental grief" and "ecological grief." This research allows her the opportunity to combine her love for whales and the environment with her passion for thanatology. In conducting her research, Kristine found political parties manipulating terms intended to protect the environment. In order to secure these terms and definitions, scientists and professors encouraged her to protect the terms.
    Dr. Kristine Kevorkian is an educator, consultant, international speaker on issues of end-of-life care, grief and loss, death and dying, environmental grief and ecological grief.

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    Do all Pets Go to Heaven? Grieving Pet Loss

    in Self Help

    "Is it normal to cry so much for a pet?"
    "Who can I talk to about this? No one seems to understand!"
    Join Diana Sebdza and I as we address these and other questions around pet loss, discuss Pet Loss Support via online resources, issues with euthanasia, pet loss as a disenfranchised grief, how we grieve previous losses once a pet dies (the broken bond), bereavement rituals/memorials and ceremonies for pets. Diana will also share a couple of readings that she gives to her pet grievers.
    Diana is the Director of Bereavement for Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center. She is a Fellow in Thanatology and a member of the American Academy of Bereavement, and the Association for Death Education & Counseling.

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    Timothy Conway

    in Spirituality

    Timothy Conway--who refers to himself as "a mere dream-figment pointing to Your Awake Reality"--has shared nondual awakening in free satsangs since 1990. He has been a student of sacred traditions since 1972, having encountered eminent sages within Advaita Vedanta and within Buddhism, Taoism, and western traditions. He has been an instructor at the Santa Barbara City College Adult Education program since 1989 on nondual spirituality, science, world religions, transpersonal psychology, and thanatology. He is the author of "Women of Power & Grace," and is working on an encyclopedic dictionary on Chan/Zen, and a 2-volume sourcebook called "India’s Sages." Timothy has M.A. and PhD degrees in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, in San Francisco.

  • 00:34


    in Books

    Keith Rommel is a native of Long Island, New York and currently lives with his family in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Keith is a retail manager and has enjoyed collecting comic books since he was a child (a hobby inspired by a teacher in grade school to help overcome a reading comprehension disability). Keith Rommel is the author of two books in the psychological suspense Thanatology Series entitled: The Cursed Man, and The Lurking Man. Keith has had several writer how-to articles published and is currently working on the third novel in the series scheduled for a summer 2013 release.