How do we define the word "grief?" We've conditioned ourselves to believe it's merely mourning the death of a loved one, but if we take a step back, we can identify more; it's mourning the loss of or shift in an identity. Elliott Ross is transgender and shares with us his experience mourning the loss of one identity and celebrating the creation of another.
Maren Corbly shares her story of grief after losing her mother and father. We discuss the power of vulnerability, acknowledging uncertainty, and how hard it is to stop comparing our stories of loss to others'.
In October of 2018, the Eckert family lost their son, Robbie, to suicide at the age of 15-years-old. Robbie's mother, Kari, joined me to talk about her journey with grief and how she is learning to navigate this new normal. In an attempt to turn this tragic situation into a movement for good, Kari and her husband created the foundation Robbie's Hope - an organization devoted to ending the teenage suicide epidemic. Learn more about the incredible work they're doing or about how to get involved at robbies-hope.com.