Until We Meet Again

Marlie Rowell (Suicide Widow Etiquette)

An episode of Until We Meet Again

Despite amazing advances in medical science and technology, the mortality rate for human beings stands at 100 percent. Yet, in the face of this statistical reality, death still manages to come as a shock.

Join Elizabeth Fournier, host of KKPZ's show "Until We Meet Again" as we gently open up conversations about death in a culture that often is left wondering what to say or do in response. Please join us every Thursday at 2pm on KKPZ-AM, 1330, Portland, Oregon.

For more information: elizabeth@cornerstonefuneral.com
Jethro Heiko (The Hello Game)
Jethro Heiko  is one of the creators of the conversational game called Hello, an easy, non-threatening way to start a conversation with your family and friends about what matters most.  Jethro learned how meaningful and surprisingly joyful these conversations about what matters most can be, and was struck that people do not have to wait until there is a health crisis to have, and benefit from these conversations .  You can find the game at www.commonpractice.com.
May 11, 2019
Janet Haney (Author of Write Your Way Through Change)
 Janet Haney, an author and creative journaling teacher who encourages her students to be brave and keep going! She recently wrote Write Your Way Through Change, a 21-day Devotional Journal for Grief & Major Life Transitions. 
May 4, 2019
Robert Pruitt (Author of It Is Well With My Soul)
Robert Leigh Pruitt, II is a national and internationally recognized leadership trainer and motivational speaker. He is the author of several books including It Is Well with My Soul, Watching Daddy Live! 
May 4, 2019
Angelo Merendino (Photo-documentary, "The Battle We Didn’t Choose")
Angelo Merendino is a freelance photographer for Corbis News and Getty Images. Angelo’s photographs have been exhibited in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Rome, Italy.  Angelo's photo-documentary, The Battle We Didn’t Choose – My Wife’s Fight with Breast Cancer, has received worldwide recognition. Intimate, honest, and moving, Angelo’s photographs offer viewers a look inside the day-to-day life of a young couple facing breast cancer together.  To learn more: www.angelomerendino.com
April 29, 2019
Alysha Lacey (The Dougy Center, National Center for Grieving Children & Families)
My guest today is Alysha Lacey, Program Director at the Dougy Center, also known as the National Center for Grieving Children & Families is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon that offers support groups and services to grieving children and young adults. Its peer support program and network of children's grief services make the organization the first of its kind in the United States.
April 26, 2019
Marlie Rowell (Suicide Widow Etiquette)
My guest today is Marlie Rowell, a woman trying to undo the stigma around mental illness through art after her husband died by suicide. She calls herself a suicide widow and has a website called Suicide Widow Etiquette, featuring her art and stages of grief. 
April 26, 2019
April Murchinson (Pastor at Emanuel Temple in Portland, Oregon)
Pastor April Murchinson of Emmanuel Temple Church, a woman with a love for people and a desire for unity. I would hold her up to be a true example of a Proverb 31 woman.  
April 16, 2019
Amy Wright Glenn (Author: Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go)
Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education, she is a birth doula, hospital chaplain, and founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. Amy is the author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula. I’m talking to her today about her latest book, Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go.
April 12, 2019
Maryanne Pope (Author: A Widow's Awakening)
Her story is engaging, powerful, and heart-wrenching. Her book contains an honest look at the first year of a widow’s grief captures the immense difficulty of learning how to accept the unacceptable while transforming loss into positive change. 100% of proceeds go to the  John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. WOW! www.pinkgazelle.com
April 12, 2019
Katrina Bart (Author: Where Do They Go?)
Winner of 3 international book awards, Touching, profound and poignant, this book gently and sensitively takes the child on the journey of the soul, reminding them that this life is only ever temporary and that wherever they go, the spirit of a loved one or pet always travels with them.
April 10, 2019
Lindsey Dennis (Author: Buried Dreams)
At 20 weeks pregnant, Lindsey R. Dennis and her husband were told the child she was carrying would not live due to a fatal diagnosis. Later, in another stunning blow, they were told the same news with her second pregnancy. They chose to celebrate both lives alongside a community, both local and online, of hundreds of thousands as she carried each child to term only to bury them 14 months apart from each other.
April 10, 2019
Stacy Verdick Case (Momma of an Angel)
Experiencing the loss of a baby is one of the worst things that can happen to a parent. My guest today is Stacy Verdick Case, a spirit-filled woman whose relationship with God became very strained after the death of her very young son, Marshall. Stacy was 5 months pregnant when she gave birth to her first child, but he unfortunately was too small to survive.  You can learn more about her here: http://www.peonylanedesigns.com/
April 2, 2019
Pastor Brent Christianson (Author: Good Grief Devotional)
The Good Grief Devotional offers wise, honest companionship to those who struggle with the death of a loved one, a divorce, the loss of a job, or another major life transition. Pastor Brent D. Christianson's fifty-two devotions follow the ten stages of grief outlined in Granger Westberg's helpful book, Good Grief.
April 2, 2019
Aimee Adelmann (Donate Life Northwest )
Aimee discusses organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to sign up through Donate Life Northwest.  https://www.donatelifenw.org/register-now
March 20, 2019
Heather Michet (Iris Healing Arts)
Heather Michet is a Ceremonialist, Songstress and healing guide who believes in the healing power of ceremony and music to guide and support us through our grief. Find out more at www.purplecrowsings.com
March 20, 2019
Josh Lattin (Owner of Heritage Elder Care)
Josh Lattin, a gentle man and humanitarian who cares for the aged in his home, Heritage Elder Care, located in Damascus, Oregon, discusses his House of Love.
March 16, 2019
Jill Murphy Long (Portland Filmmaker "Chance Day" & "Meltdown")
Jill Murphy Long: filmmaker, storyteller and brain tumor survivor. On March 28th, 1979, she was 15 years old and delivering The York Dispatch newspaper to her neighborhood of sleepy Penn Oaks South, Pennsylvania, less than 13 miles from the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant.  Elizabeth talks with Jill about her tireless pursuit to use story in order to spotlight environmental and societal injustices. To find out more and see how you can get involved: https://www.jmlfilms.com/
March 16, 2019
Stacia Burton (Motherless Daughters)
Meet the fabulous Starchild, long-term friend of host, Elizabeth. They discuss being motherless daughters, and sharing the bond of becoming motherless daughters at a very young age.
March 2, 2019
Deon Strummer (Green Cremation/Aqua Dissolution)
Deon opened the first alkaline hydrolysis facility in the Portland metro area, a natural water-based cremation process, that speeds up the body's natural decomposition after death. The process leaves a significantly smaller carbon footprint on the earth and uses only one-tenth of the energy of flame cremation. 
February 26, 2019
Nurse Kristen Apple Applegate (End of Life Doula/Founder Applegate Overcrossings)
Kristin Applegate, fondly known as Nurse Apple, is a Hospice Nurse, End-of-Life Death Doula, creator of Applegate Overcrossings, and Urban Chicken Whisperer.
February 26, 2019
Rob Gaskill (Estacada Funeral Chapel Owner)
Meet Rob, small town mortician and musician. He shares his life as a country undertaker who has been in the professional for 35 years.
February 26, 2019
Ed Bixby (Historic Columbian Cemetery)
A real estate broker and land developer by trade, Ed has recently developed a green burial ground in Historic Columbian Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
February 25, 2019
Darcy Hansen (Theology Student)
Listen as Darcy explains her passion for exploring pathways to better dialogue and to help reframe the death narrative both culturally and within the church.
February 20, 2019
Kenton Johnson (Clackamas County Fire Chaplain)
Kenton Johnson, a man of the cloth, and I mean that figuratively and literally as he is a chaplain who wears a few different uniforms. 
February 20, 2019
Rico Kaplan (Evangelist/Street Preacher)
Evangelist  Rico Kaplan shares his experience as a street preacher in some very rough neighborhoods - notably in Jamaica  where he spent a considerable amount of time.
February 16, 2019
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