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Aug 8, 2023

“Are you sitting down?” When you answer your phone and the caller says this, does lousy news always ensue?

Kady ruminates over how to deliver bad news to her teen daughter.

Grief ambushes Kady.

Kady details her what-ifs. Mourning what you thought could be.

What Kady believes causes her grief—an...

Aug 1, 2023

Kady gives Mikey an ultimatum.

Mother’s little helper (the Xanax kind).

Granting extra chances (breaking boundaries to stanch your pain and unease?)

Kady says, “I don’t need a man."

Meet Kady's condominium complex busybody matchmaker, aka, Miss Pat.

Wisdom from grandma.

A suicide threat.

Might Kady move in with a...

Jul 25, 2023

You might label Kady’s Ex a “major dyck head.”

Today, Kady and her new husband celebrate ten-plus years with two kids—a teen and a five-year-old. (The Ex fathered Kady’s teen).

And then Kady’s Ex dies. 

Grief ambushes Kady.

Secretly grieving, Kady struggles to make sense of it. Embarrassment and shame pile...

Mar 21, 2023

Welcome to part 2: Loss and Grief Personal Stories of Doctors and Other Healthcare Professionals, with my guest co-host Linda Klein. Linda is co-editor of the book Loss and Grief Personal Stories of Doctors and Other Healthcare Professionals.

I shamelessly ripped off the book’s title for the podcast episode title...

Mar 14, 2023

Why do professionals, surrounded by death, loss, and grief, think they must hold their shyt together for their patients, family, and themselves?

For years, these professionals have been expected to bury their emotions, suck it up, and move on. Present stoically. No one must know if you seek therapy. Any sign of grief is...