• 01:00

    Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness As a Soul Journey

    in Health

    Join Jacqueline Foreman as she welcome author Jean Shinoda Bolen to the show to discuss her memoir Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness As a Soul Journey. This is a book for any person who is living with a life-threatening illness and for anyone who is caring for and/or loves a person who is ill. Bolen affirms that the price of going into the scary places, of feeling like a piece of green meat on a hook, is high, but worth it. We have no choice. We will all face health crises--our own and others. We can try to bury our heads in the sand. Or we can travel to the underworld. We can probe. We can listen. We can connect to what we know in our bones.
    In the ten years since the original publication of Close to the Bone, Jean Bolen has continued to explore the impact and the possibilities for finding purpose that confronting a serious illness and possible death present us. This expanded edition includes a new section about forming circles in the time of crises, plus more stories that support the process of hope and the desire to live and change as well as a very personal passage in which Dr. Bolen tells the story of the death of her son.

    This book is meant to help and heal, to make people less afraid, and to encourage them to trust the wisdom they have inside--what they know in their bones.

  • 00:15

    Coping With Grief and Loss During Holidays

    in Family

    Interview with Dan Dixson, MDIV,BCC, Chaplin and Berevement Counselor. I would urge you to feel the feelings fully as they come up, because if you stuff them down, they will not go away. Indeed, they may resurface later when you least expect them.
    Feelings You May Experience
    • Fear, anxiety and panic
    • Anger at the person who died, at medical personnel, at yourself or others
    • Depression or emotional flatness, with a feeling of "Why bother" or "What's the use of trying."
    • Confusion and a reduced attention span
    • Numbness, shock and disbelief
    • Loneliness and isolation
    • Hunger for someone to really listen to your story
    • Pain, both physical and emotional
    • Guilt and regrets. Lots of "if only..."
    • Emptiness and a missing part of you
    • Relief, which in many instances provides conflict in your mind
    • Replaying the scene over and over in your mind
    • Tired body but unable to sleep
    Death may happen in a moment, but feeling the emotions around that loss of a loved one will take time, lots of time.
    I would urge you to feel the feelings fully as they come up, because if you stuff them down, they will not go away. Indeed, they may resurface later when you least expect them.
    Feelings You May Experience
    • Fear, anxiety and panic
    • Anger at the person who died, at medical personnel, at yourself or others
    • Depression or emotional flatness, with a feeling of "Why bother" or "What's the use of trying."
    • Confusion and a reduced attention span
    • Numbness, shock and disbelief
    • Loneliness and isolation
    • Hunger for someone to really listen to your story
    • Pain, both physical and emotional
    • Guilt and regrets. Lots of "if only..."
    • Emptiness and a missing part of you
    • Relief, which in many instances provides conflict in your mind
    • Replaying the scene over and over in your mind
    • Tired body but unable to sleep
    Death may happen in a moment, but feeling the emotions around that loss of a loved one will take time, lots of time.

  • 01:30

    Treaty of Paris: Lead Guitarist Phil Kosch Pays Tribute To His Dad Fred Kosch

    in Health

    Phil Kosch has enjoyed a lot of succes in his musical career. As the lead guitarist in the band Treaty of Paris he has toured all over and has met many wonderful people. But a few months ago, Phil lost his father Fred after a tough three year long battle to brain cancer . Now, Treaty of Paris is headlining a cancer benefit in honor of Phil's father Fred Kosch that will benefit The American Brain Tumor Association. The ABTA is a non-profit organization that helped Phil's family when they needed help the most. The event will be held in Chicago at Metro on August 31st the day before what would have been his father's birthday and the day before Labor Day. All profits at the door will go to the ABTA. Join Phil and I as we pay tribute to his father's life, how he and his family are coping with their loss and listen to some music from Treaty of Paris. LET'S CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF FRED KOSCH TOGETHER!!

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