Alchemy of Heartache in Artistic Expression

In our lat­est episode, we talk with Kathy Glea­son from “As I Live and Grieve” about the rela­tion­ship between grief and cre­ativ­i­ty. We explore how his­tor­i­cal peri­ods, from the Renais­sance to the Blues Era, have shown that sor­row can inspire great art. Kathy shares her own sto­ries from child­hood, explain­ing how these ear­ly encoun­ters with grief shaped her lat­er work.


Guest Bio

Kathy Glea­son, co-host of the “As I Live and Grieve” pod­cast, trans­formed from avoid­ing death dis­cus­sions to a pas­sion­ate grief advo­cate. Her life, diverg­ing from the typ­i­cal school-to-career path, enriched her with diverse expe­ri­ences. Not a cer­ti­fied clin­i­cian, but a sea­soned hos­pice vol­un­teer, Kathy’s per­son­al loss­es deeply inform her under­stand­ing of grief. Her pod­cast explores liv­ing along­side grief, offer­ing sup­port and shared wis­dom to those on their own jour­neys of mourn­ing and growth. Kathy’s web­site — Vis­it Here

Links to addi­tion­al resources

Foun­da­tion for Shaman­ic Stud­ies: Link to Foun­da­tion
“The Way of the Shaman” book by Michael Harn­er
Soul­ful Sor­rows: Grief Tend­ing Web­site — Vis­it Web­site

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Show intro­duc­tion: One Drum: Sto­ries and Cer­e­monies for a Plan­et by Richard Wagamese
Intro: Remem­ber Back When — Josef Falken­skold,
Out­ro: Yel­low taxi-Del­i­cate Beats,

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