Walk Through Grief with Grace

Jennifer Cormier

A space where human hearts gather around stories of loss, love and healing. Join guests from a range of backgrounds as they share moments of loss and how they walked through these life challenges. Let their stories spark curiosity within you to gain a new perspective on loss and grief. Learn new ways to navigate your own grief and find new layers of support. This podcast is organized in cycles of seven episodes. You'll hear conversations with guests in a style you would expect from a podcast on episodes one through four. Every fifth episode will contain a Mythical Story or Wisdom Tale - an offering of story medicine for your Soul. Every sixth episode will be about Love, and every seventh episode with be a guided visualization or deep relaxation for you to relax and rest. read less
Religion & SpiritualityReligion & Spirituality

Episodes

066: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Caregiving with Sarah Dutro Cormier
Nov 15 2023
066: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Caregiving with Sarah Dutro Cormier
To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the podcast and to commemorate the 11-year anniversary of her dad’s passing, Jenn sits down with an incredibly special guest to share the flip side of her father’s cancer journey. Her mother, Sarah Dutro Cormier, shares the challenges, humor, and tedium behind caring for her husband and Jenn’s dad Gil as he faced stage 4 prostate cancer. Jenn has shared extensively about the healing journey that Gil went through in the last years of his life that she got to be a part of, and this episode adds another layer to the tale. Sarah tells of “the down and dirty work” that comes with caregivers and shares her advice to those out there providing full-time care. Thank you to each and every one of our listeners who has supported this podcast over the past two years. It is an honor to share these stories and promote greater and more holistic dialogue around death, dying, and grief.   Resources: Join the Grief and Grace private Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/176177430380895/ - Have virtual tea with Jenn! This will be an opportunity for you to get some reflection time on where you’ve been, where you are, and where you want to go. You will get some clarity, and perspective and get a chance to be deeply witnessed.  https://calendly.com/revjenncormier/tea-with-jenn-what-s-your-big-dream?month=2023-11 - Music by Daniel Plane: www.reelcello.com Podcast production by Caitlin Epstein
065: We Need to Talk More About Death with Martha Hunt Handler
Nov 1 2023
065: We Need to Talk More About Death with Martha Hunt Handler
(Content Warning: Suicide)  How have you planned for death? We often leave thoughts of death for old age, but the reality is that it often happens earlier than expected, and we can leave our loved ones without a plan. In this episode with Martha Hunt Handler, author of Winter of the Wolf, she and Jenn chat about the beauty of talking about death and leaving behind specific plans and gifts for our loved ones. Martha also shares the spiritual journey that led her to write her book that was inspired by the death of her best friend’s 12 year old son. They talk about the otherness and added guilt, blame, and shame that comes with death by suicide and how we can better show up for families affected by suicide with more compassion. Martha reminds us to open up more conversations about death and dying, and to lean into our intuition.   Resources: Buy hard copy, digital, and audio versions of Martha’s book Winter of the Wolf - Have virtual tea with Jenn! This will be an opportunity for you to get some reflection time on where you’ve been, where you are, and where you want to go. You will get some clarity, and perspective and get a chance to be deeply witnessed.  https://calendly.com/revjenncormier/tea-with-jenn-what-s-your-big-dream?month=2023-11 - Join the Grief and Grace private Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/176177430380895/ - Music by Daniel Plane: www.reelcello.com Podcast production by Caitlin Epstein
064: The Grief of the US Criminal Justice System with Laura Sheppard
Oct 11 2023
064: The Grief of the US Criminal Justice System with Laura Sheppard
How can we reimagine a system with wholeness and healing at the core rather than pain and retribution? In this episode, Criminal Defense Attorney Laura Sheppard talks with Jenn about the immense grief she has witnessed within the United States criminal justice system. As an attorney who has represented hundreds of offenders of violent crimes, she has seen firsthand how her clients who are trauma victims go on to become trauma causers as well as the remorse and healing that takes place over decades in prison. She has also witnessed the grief and pain of victims and their families in parole hearings, and shares examples of families who have found forgiveness and who have drowned in grief and anger within a system that prevents restorative justice and meditation. Laura and Jenn envision a system with different values that strives for gaining forgiveness and closure, lets go of villainizing the ‘other’, and encourages us all ot listen more deeply.    Resources: Learn more about the Taqiq Khamisa Foundation at www.tkf.org -  Are you a woman suffering from the loss of a parent? Join our Half Day Community Retreat: Healing After Parent Loss on Sunday, October 15th, 2023 at 10 am PST. Use the code PODCAST to attend for free! https://walkthroughgriefwithgrace.mykajabi.com/healing-after-parent-loss-oct-15-2023  -  Join the Grief and Grace private Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/176177430380895/ - Learn more about Jenn’s ‘Fall Healing Retreat: A Sacred Journey to Reclaim Joy After Loss’ in Mexico this November https://walkthroughgriefwithgrace.mykajabi.com/fall-healing-retreat?fbclid=IwAR2tEGHZz4cnT3ndJYWWnf0MQEnyGqHXUljsVCgGr6D_SdwJqGHEL5RV7WQ - Music by Daniel Plane: www.reelcello.com Podcast production by Caitlin Epstein
061: 9 Reasons You Need to Go On a Healing Pilgrimage this Year with Karma Cloud
Aug 30 2023
061: 9 Reasons You Need to Go On a Healing Pilgrimage this Year with Karma Cloud
Do you have old wounds that you finally want to heal? Are you feeling heavy and carrying around emotional burdens? If so, a healing pilgrimmage may help you to reignite your inner lights and find presence and intention. Jenn found profound healing on her pilgrimmages to Mexico with her father in 2012 and again in 2022 ten years after his passing, and this November she is hosting a healing pilgrimmate for you. In this episode, Jenn and her co-faciliator Karma Cloud share the 9 reasons why you need to go on a healing pilgrimmage and everything that a beautiful journey to the pyramids of Teotihaucan and other sacred sites entails. Join us for powerful moments of integration, receiving, and creation and find true healing not in isolation, but in community. As a group we will connect at these sacred sites in order to open ourselves up to magic and wonder. Want to learn more about the trip? Go here for a full description, pricing, and photos to inspire you. Still have questions? Schedule a free 1-on-1 call with Jenn to see if this pilgrimage is right for you. - Have you joined the Grief and Grace Facebook group yet? Join to connect with others experiencing grief, resources, events, and more. Enjoying the podcast? Support our production costs by donating here Receive your Free Grief Guidebook and find Jenn’s work here Music by Daniel Plane: www.reelcello.com Podcast production by Caitlin Epstein
060: How to Face the Grief of Tragic Loss and Multiple Losses with Audrey White
Aug 2 2023
060: How to Face the Grief of Tragic Loss and Multiple Losses with Audrey White
***CONTENT WARNING: Murder, suicide***   What is the most painful thought for you right now? This question kicks off the PEACE method, a grief processing method that has helped Grief Coach Audrey White immensely not just with her clients, but also through her many experiences with grief. In this episode, Audrey shares the cascading grief that she experienced from several losses during the COVID-19 pandemic and the whirlwind of emotions and challenges that she faced after the murder of her brother by his wife. She is no stranger to the pain of loss, and walks us through the PEACE method letter by letter to help you find presence, new perspectives, and acceptance. Audrey also gives compassionate advice for people who have withdrawn after a loss and who are having a difficult time finding community and reaching out to others. Listen for a powerful conversation between two grief guides who bring with them powerful tools built from years of experience and personal loss. Resources: Learn more about Audrey and her work at www.audreylaurawhite.com Go to www.griefcoachacademy.com to find video resources for those who have experienced loss and Grief Coach training to help yourself and others process grief Connect with Audrey on Instagram and TikTok Keep an eye out for Audrey’s book this fall Grief Coaching: Paving a Path from Pain to Peace   Looking for more support? Join our monthly free virtual trainings on every third Thursday in the morning and evening. Click here to register for our next training.   Have you joined the Grief and Grace Facebook group yet? Join to connect with others experiencing grief, resources, events, and more.   Enjoying the podcast? Support our production costs by donating here Receive your Free Grief Guidebook and find Jenn’s work here Music by Daniel Plane: www.reelcello.com Podcast production by Caitlin Epstein
057: Tapping Into Intuition and Finding Comfort After Loss with Liz Peterson
Jun 28 2023
057: Tapping Into Intuition and Finding Comfort After Loss with Liz Peterson
Are you looking for comfort after a loss? In this episode, Jenn talks with Advanced Intuitive Energy Healer and Author Liz Peterson about the comfort of communication from beyond the veil and how grief can serve as a gateway to afterlife communication. Liz lost her mother suddenly in February of 2022 and chronicles the first season after her mom’s death in her book Mom Died Last Night. My Shared Death Experience. A Memoir of Death, Grief, and Afterlife Communication. She shares how loss is an initiation into a new way of being, and how writing and tapping into her intuition helped her move through her grief. Listen for Liz’s three steps for receiving signs from loved ones and a powerful reminder that you are not alone.   Resources: Learn more about Liz’s work at her website https://raisethevibewithliz.com/ Order Liz’s book Mom Died Last Night. My Shared Death Experience. A Memoir of Death, Grief, and Afterlife Communication here  Listen to the Raise the Vibe with Liz Podcast Follow Liz on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube   Looking for more support? Join our monthly free virtual trainings on every third Thursday in the morning and evening. Click here to register for our next training.   Have you joined the Grief and Grace Facebook group yet? Join to connect with others experiencing grief, resources, events, and more.   Enjoying the podcast? Support our production costs by donating here Receive your Free Grief Guidebook and find Jenn’s work here Music by Daniel Plane: www.reelcello.com Podcast production by Caitlin Epstein
053: The Grief of Non-Profit Work and Battling for Systemic Change with Hawah Kasat
Apr 26 2023
053: The Grief of Non-Profit Work and Battling for Systemic Change with Hawah Kasat
Have you ever felt the grief of blocked passion? Like you’re fighting an uphill battle? Author and non-profit leader Hawah Kasat understands these experiences well and joins Jenn in this episode to talk about how he faced the red tape, competitive fundraising, and the feeling that you’re just not doing enough with his non-profit One Common Unity for 20 years. He shares the failures of the non-proft sector and how its shortcomings left him with a loss of hope and worries that he’s been doing the wrong work for decades. Hawah also speaks about the loss of his mentee, Nate, to gun violence and the challenge of showing up as a community leader and holding space when deling with that loss himself. Listen for a profound conversation about the barriers to systemic change that we face as a society, the grief we feel as a result of injustice and harm, and Hawah’s vision for a better way forward.   Resources: Connect with Hawah on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn Learn more about Hawah’s work on his website: https://hawah.us/ Listen to Hawah’s TedX Talk ‘How Greed Could Save the World’   Looking for more support? Join our monthly free virtual trainings on every third Thursday in the morning and evening. Click here to register for our next training.   Enjoying the podcast? Support our production costs by donating here Receive your Free Grief Guidebook and find Jenn’s work here Music by Daniel Plane: www.reelcello.com Podcast production by Caitlin Epstein