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Grief, Death & Loss Episodes

The stories of those who have lost loved ones and navigated tremendous grief, and continued to bravely move forward.
March 21, 2023

When The Rocks Sing: Marv Weidner's story of life after death

In this emotional episode, Coach Jon interviews Marv Weidner who shares his experience of his wife receiving a devastating cancer diagnosis. Marv describes how their future plans vanished and the past no longer mattered, leaving them with only the present …

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March 15, 2023

Dom Matteo - Death of a friend, birth of a son and a rebirth (losing …

At 300 pounds and 36% body fat, Dominic was morbidly obese. He held a decent job, he was happily married, he enjoyed some solid, long-standing friendships, and he liked his hometown, Cleveland. Yet something wasn’t right in his life – …

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March 9, 2023

Trying to Impress my father after he died: Ed Slover

Ed's father died when he was only 13. Ed decided he needed to impress his father, and so he went down the route of endless academia, finding it empty. This started a journey of trying to uncover the meaning to …

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Nov. 29, 2022

Heaven's Bell: How does a CEO talk to children about dying?

Sherrie Barch is a first time author who wrote a children's story about death and dying (a child dying even). She calls it her COVID passion project. Sherrie Barch is the CEO of two Forbes’ ranked top executive search firms …

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Nov. 15, 2022

How discovering the death of my mother (as a child) shaped my future

Lesley lost her mom at the age of 10 in a shocking and tragic way. Recovering from that and growing up without her made life very difficult in small town Texas, being raised by a single father.

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Nov. 11, 2022

Battered Hope: Rape. Cancer. Arrested. Suicide. How Carol Survived

Carol's story reads like a nightmare: raped and left for dead. Husband falsely accused and arrested. Suicide attempts. Cancer. Loss of live savings in business. How is it possible for someone to carry on after going through all of this …

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Oct. 25, 2022

The Blind Blogger: How Maxwell Ivey turned adversity into inspiration

Maxwell Ivey started losing his vision to retinitis pigmentosa at an early age becoming legally blind by junior high school and totally blind by the time he graduated from college. People were inspired by his willingness to take on difficult …

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Oct. 4, 2022

70-year-old widow walks 1000 miles after the death of her husband

Kathleen Donnelly Israel cared for her husband for the 17 years that he had Parkinson’s disease till he died in 2018. After his death, she made the decision to take 2 journeys from France to Portugal, walking almost 1000 miles.

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July 18, 2022

From a Childhood of Abuse, Addiction, and Poverty to Mom of 18 and Ro…

Jenn's story is about a young girl growing up surrounded by and experiencing abuse, poverty, and addiction, and later as a woman, struggling through traumatic losses including infertility, miscarriage, the loss of her adult son as well as some family …

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June 14, 2022

From Tragedy to Triumph: Sheena's story of rebuilding after loss

To say Sheena is a remarkable woman feels like an understatement! After a tragic loss as a teenager and 10 years of struggling through depression and anxiety, she and her sister took a leap of faith and started their business …

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Nov. 19, 2021

"At 17, I woke up blind." - Kevin's heartbreaking story of losing his…

From Brain Tumor, to Blindness, to Business Owner: Kevin Lowe is the creator and host of “The Lowe Down with Kevin Lowe”, a podcast and blog that lets you see the world from his unique point of view. ⁣

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