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If you love deep conversations and learning something new, then get ready to love this podcast. Grief is a Sneaky Bitch creator and host Lisa Keefauver brings her deep curiosity, love of conversation, and knowledge of how language and culture shapes our experiences of ourselves and our world (including our grief) to each unscripted conversation. From CEO’s and social workers to authors, educators, filmmakers and stay-at-home moms, her guests open up about the complexity, confusion, and even ...
 
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About the episode Host Lisa Keefauver sat down for a very intimate and revealing conversation with Mindy Corporon, a grieving mother and daughter. In 2014, her very personal tragedy made headline news around the world. Her son and father were shot and killed at a Jewish Community Center outside of Kansas City by a white supremacist gunman, intent o…
 
About the episode Welcome to Season 3 of Grief is a Sneaky Bitch! In Self-Compassion and Grief, host Lisa Keefauver sat down with world-renowned self-compassion researcher, Dr. Kristin Neff. She is author of the bestselling book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, and recently released her new book Fierce Self-Compassion: H…
 
About the episode: You asked and I answered! In this final episode of Season 2, I invited the Reimagining Grief community and listeners of the podcast to ask me anything about grief and loss. I am so incredibly moved by the flood of DMs, comments, and emails I received from so many of you. I take seriously the vulnerability it took you to ask the q…
 
If you love deep, honest, authentic conversations get ready to love Grief is a Sneaky Bitch. Lisa Keefauver, founder of Reimagining Grief, holds an extensive grief resume herself, as a social worker, narrative therapist, grief guide, and widow. She brings her deep curiosity, love of conversation, and knowledge of how language and culture shapes our…
 
About the show If you love deep, honest, authentic conversations get ready to love Grief is a Sneaky Bitch. Lisa Keefauver, founder of Reimagining Grief, holds an extensive grief resume herself, as a social worker, narrative therapist, grief guide, and widow. She brings her deep curiosity, love of conversation, and knowledge of how language and cul…
 
About the show If you love deep, honest, authentic conversations get ready to love Grief is a Sneaky Bitch. Lisa Keefauver, founder of Reimagining Grief, holds an extensive grief resume herself, as a social worker, narrative therapist, grief guide, and widow. She brings her deep curiosity, love of conversation, and knowledge of how language and cul…
 
If you love deep, honest, authentic conversations get ready to love Grief is a Sneaky Bitch. Lisa Keefauver, founder of Reimagining Grief, holds an extensive grief resume herself, as a social worker, grief educator & activist, and widow. She brings her deep curiosity, love of conversation, and knowledge of how language and culture shapes our experi…
 
About the show: If you enjoy deep, authentic, and thought-provoking conversations, get ready to love this podcast. Welcome to Grief is a Sneaky Bitch, a space where Lisa Keefauver, founder of Reimagining Grief, explores her deep curiosity, love of conversation and knowledge on a mission to change the narrative around grief. From CEOs and social wor…
 
About the Episode I was joined in conversation by the warm and wise Dr. Carolina Giacobone. Carolina’s grief experiences spans two continents, two cultures, and two lives - her personal and her professional. From Argentina to Ireland, from the loss of her mother to a miscarriage, from her role as a Perinatal Psychiatrist across continents, she remi…
 
About the Episode In today’s episode, I was joined by a beautiful soul, Shelby Forsythia. College years can be full of new beginnings. For Shelby, they became what she describes now as her 4 years of hell, resulting in the death of her mother. While I’ll let her tell you about it in her own words, what I want to tell you is how much I appreciate th…
 
About the Episode My guest Junice Rockman is a Neuropsychotherapist, Media Correspondent & Mental Health Policy Advocate. In this episode, she brings her personal and professional wisdom to our powerful and far-reaching conversation. We explore so many topics from the impact of unprocessed grief and trauma across generations to the embodied nature …
 
About the Episode You’re going to meet my inspiring new friend Kate Manser. She is the author of the book (and the movement), YOU MIGHT DIE TOMORROW. SO LIVE TODAY. What you will quickly discover through our conversation is that this isn’t just a flippant slogan or catchy phrase aimed to shock. It comes from hard-won growth in response to the loss …
 
About the Episode Although I have tons more incredible new conversations coming your way in Season 2, today I'm re-airing an episode (with a new introduction) that was originally released in October 2019. In When Stillness Silences Our Grief with my guest Autumn Campbell, we explored the incredible harm and isolation she experienced in the wake of …
 
About the Episode I’m thrilled to be bringing you a conversation I had with not just one, but two incredible humans, Michelle Williams and Rachel Bensoussan. These two are bringing their unique lived experiences, both personally and professionally, to honor the humanity in death, dying and grief. Both have faced personal loss, including the death o…
 
About The Episode In Expansiveness of Grief, I’m bringing you a very special and personal conversation. I’m actually inviting you to listen in on a pretty typical conversation I have quite often with my longtime friend, Shonagh Taruza. In addition to being one of the most insightful and deeply compassionate human beings I know, She is a daughter wi…
 
About This Episode In Bearing The Wait, my guest Christina Bain and I sat down together (physically distanced of course), to hold this beautifully intimate and special conversation about the grief that comes about when you face your own mortality. Christina was so honest and vulnerable as she opened up about the journey she’s been on over the past …
 
ABOUT THE EPISODE My guest, Michael Hebb, is an innovative and influential cultural figure and our conversation was fascinating, inspiring, and frankly blew me away. In End of Life Conversations, you’ll hear from a man who, since losing his father at 13, and feeling like a teenager out of touch with his peers and his family, has been on a quest to …
 
The River in Her Heart with guest Amber Smith I am so honored to be bringing you the conversation Amber Smith and I shared recently. Amber’s wisdom, warmth and kindness touched my heart and I know it will touch yours too. Amber and her husband, country music singer Granger Smith, lost their 3-year old son River in an accidental drowning in their ba…
 
If humor is the best medicine, then my guest today is going to make you feel so much better! When you find someone who just gets it, you want to hold on to them forever. That’s how I felt as I laughed and cried my way through today’s conversation with my guest, Leslie Gray Streeter. Leslie is the absolute queen of pop-culture references and she fou…
 
In This Episode Do you ever have a moment when you meet someone, a fellow traveler on their grief journey, and you know immediately you’re going to be friends? Well that’s how I felt the first time Elizabeth Benton and I spoke. Her warmth, thoughtfulness and tenderness shone through. Elizabeth is a successful entrepreneur, owner of Primal Potential…
 
Season 2, Episode 1: What I’ve Learned So Far Whether you’re a first-time listener or you have listened to every episode, I’m thrilled you’re here. And today, I’m equally excited to say, welcome to SEASON 2 of Grief is a Sneaky Bitch! This episode is a little bit unique because I don’t have a guest. Today I’m talking directly just to you, my incred…
 
BONUS EPISODE I set aside my title as host and took a turn as a guest on The Death Dialogues Project, a podcast hosted by the talented and generous Becky Aud-Jennison. Much like the work I’m doing Reimagining Grief, Becky is seeking to do the same with death. As the guest, on the other side of the microphone, we shared a deeply honest, reflective, …
 
In this final episode of Season 1, I was joined by Ryan Bouman and Michael Janke, two filmmakers out of Calgary. They recently released a powerful short-form documentary film on grief called We, The Bereaved. In this meditation on grief, their goal was to show solidarity for those who are grieving and permission for those who felt they were never a…
 
In today’s episode, I was joined by Krissy Teegerstrom, an Austin-based artist and creative consultant at Featherweight Studio, and podcast host of Beyond and Back Podcast. Krissy bravely explores how her father’s death due to addiction when she was 11, a condition her family never discussed, profoundly impacted her life. She reveals how her mother…
 
In today’s episode, I was joined by Renee Rouleau. She is a dynamic and inspiring woman who has many titles. Founder and CEO. Esthetician to the stars. Globe-trotter. Adventurer. Motorcyclist. About one year ago she added another title. Widow. Renee shares the lessons she learned from her business partner and husband, Florian, over their 22 year re…
 
In this episode, my guest Mark Garza reminds us that honoring someone after loss can look like so many different things. Since the loss of his father, Mark has dedicated his life to shining a light on a critical but often unmet need in everyone’s grief journey - access to quality mental health services. Through his work at the Flatwater Foundation,…
 
In today’s episode, I was joined by a very special human, Kelly Abbott. On a call from his home in San Diego, Kelly was open, thoughtful, and at times poetic about the journey he has been on for the past 4 1/2 years since his son Will drowned a few months before his 5th birthday. He shares what it has meant to him to have people show up for him and…
 
This episode has been one of the most powerful and transformative experiences for me so far this season and I hope it will be for you too. As a trained narrative therapist, I understand that words and language are constitutive of our identity, our experience, our world view. And yet, there are some words that evoke so much shame, judgement, blame, …
 
In this episode of Grief is a Sneaky B!tch, I was joined by my new friend and fellow social worker, Rachel Carnahan. As a social worker serving as part of a Pediatric Palliative Care Team for nearly a decade, Rachel explores what she has learned from accompanying parents as they endure the most excruciating experiences imaginable - the devastating …
 
In this episode of Grief is a Sneaky B!tch, my dear friend Autumn Campbell bravely and boldly shares her experience of delivering her son Zion, stillborn, 18 years ago this month. She opens our eyes to how the medical, social, and larger cultural systems amplify the pain of this type of loss in so many ways. Autumn also reminds us that simple acts …
 
On this episode of Grief is a Sneaky B!tch, I sat down with Heather Saucedo, a young woman I first met back in 2014. Our first encounter was during one of the scariest times in her young life. At just 22, she had just learned that her fiancé was facing a cancer diagnosis. Not long after that, they welcomed their beautiful daughter Aubree into the w…
 
On this episode of Grief is a Sneaky Bitch, I sat down with my new friend Jae Kim, Founder and CEO of Chi’lantro to talk about grief and gratitude and the lessons he learned from his little sister Michelle. He opens up about how his admiration for how she lived, and her death as a result of a long struggle with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), has t…
 
On this episode of Grief is a Sneaky Bitch, host Lisa Keefauver, sat down with my dear friend Romy Suskin at her Photography Studio to talk about her early experiences of watching and caring for her father during her formative years as he endured nearly a decade long journey with Lou Gherig’s disease and how that period and her subsequent grief jou…
 
In this episode, host Lisa Keefauver is joined with a new friend, Mickey Kay. Mickey shares a bit about how a horrific bike accident at age 20 changed the trajectory of his life. And perhaps more importantly, what he has learned over the last 15 years about grief, love, life, sorrow, and joy. As founder of Reimagining Grief, Lisa is on a mission to…
 
In this Pilot Episode, host Lisa Keefauver just shares a Grief Moment as her way of introducing the show and why Grief is indeed a sneaky bitch. Everyone warns you that the anniversaries and firsts are gonna be hard, but no one tells you how that sneaky b*tch grief shows up at happy celebrations! As founder of Reimagining Grief, Lisa is on a missio…
 
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