Grief

Losing the physical presence of the one who filled your world with love, partnership and light is for many - our greatest fear. Something that is inevitable - and yet, still incomprehensible. How do we move forward in that new and empty space once a beloved companion, soul mate or spouse has passed? Tune in for a courageous conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the reluctant therapist, and her guest, Constance Hart about the world of all-encompassing grief and re-engaging in life.

A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist... When faced with profound loss it is natural to want to retreat from the inevitable pain and despair that are sure to follow. But when we attempt to bury and avoid our grief, we also push away our capacity to feel love. Accepting loss doesn't mean forgetting and moving on: it is really an opportunity for transformation and growth. Tune in for a conversation with the reluctant therapist, Elizabeth Barrett about how love and grief can co-exist in our lives.

When you want to be helpful but are unsure of what to say or do - what is your next move? Do you act or do you retreat? Tune in for a conversation about how to best offer love and support in times of crisis, disruption, sickness and grief. 

Broadcast date: 7/7/16

The documentary film In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye shares the intimate story of three individuals, who like a growing number of families are in search of a more personal and fulfilling way to say goodbye to loved ones. Rejecting the mainstream tradition of hiring funeral professionals, the documentary film examines the growing trend of families caring for their loved ones after death.

Both a critical look at the American relationship with death and an inquiry into the home death care movement, In The Parlor: The Final Goodbye takes viewers on a journey where very few have gone, and challenges us to reflect on this uncomfortable subject, which so often is hidden away and ignored.

Join host Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Heidi Boucher, writer, producer, and director, of the documentary film, In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye as they discuss how individuals, with the support and guidance of their families, and communities, are being cared for after their death, at home.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.

Grieving during the holidays, how to be prepared

Dec 4, 2015

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who’ve recently lost a loved one. This season of traditions, parties, and family gatherings can be a painful reminder of the one who is not there. Hear from Hospice SLO's Director of Counseling Tony Huffaker as he speaks with Jordan Bell about grieving during the holiday season, practical measures to take during this time of year and how it's different for everyone.

Broadcast date: 3/19/2015

What is Die Wise Training? Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well.