The Real Grief- Real Healing podcast features stories and offers you the opportunity to hear from real people about their life-altering experiences and what steps they took and are taking to find healing.
I know real grief. The pain of losing my child and father is with me, always. The pain has lessened over the 6 years since their deaths…and it can sneak its way into my soul as a reminder of the immense love I hold for both of them.
I know real healing. I have learned to belly laugh and find joy in the life I am living. Frequently, I am belly laughing through tears while sadness and joy hold hands.
There are many ways for each of us to heal...join me as we explore real grief and real healing.
Why listen to me?
In episode 33, “Our Teen in Crisis”, I read an excerpt from Healing a Shattered Soul, my faithful journey of courageous kindness after the trauma and grief of domestic terrorism. You will feel my worry, and frankly fear, concerning my own parenting of our 12-year-old Lukas. With the help of strangers and friends, we managed to see the sun each day while learning again to breathe, walk and find a smile.
Alexandra Elizabeth Kemp’s father, Roger Kemp, is my guest on episode 32, “Saving Lives is Ali Kemp’s Legacy”. Roger and Kathy Kemp’s own lives came crashing down on June 18, 2002, when their 19-year-old, first-born, vivacious, spirited, intelligent, beautiful and filled-with-life daughter, Ali was brutally murdered. Sharing his desire to save young girls and women from predators, Roger vows that by teaching them self-defense techniques, “not to fight but to get out of the situation and make it home”, his daughter’s compassion for life is a living legacy.
In episode 31, “I Can’t See the Pain Inside You”, my intention is to raise your awareness surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Listening, you will hear me read from one of the chapters in my book allowing for time and space in the realm of mental health. Noted clearly throughout, trauma can do a doozy on our minds and souls. Of course, no one else can truly ‘see’ what is going on inside each of us.
Friends, May is Mental Health Month. With the intention of REDUCING the stigma surrounding mental health struggles, Episode 30, “Saving our Children from Suicide” was created. My guests today are a parent and step-parent of a young man who died by suicide during such a time in his life.
In the event suicide is a trigger for you, please have someone with you during this episode.
In episode 29, titled “How It Came To Be”, I introduce you to my faithful journey of courageous kindness after the trauma and grief of domestic terrorism. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone. When you read my story I pray you find the inspiration needed to make changes in your life which will create a positive ripple for yourself and others. Healing a Shattered Soul is now available for pre order.