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Dealing With My Grief

By Darwyn M. Dave

My name is Darwyn M. Dave, and I lost my father in April of 1978 when I was just 10 years old. Even though that was a long time ago, I have realized that I'm not "over" his death, but in fact I'm still dealing with it. I've started the Dealing With My Grief blog/podcast to discuss how I have been coping with grief and bereavement since that time. It is my hope that in creating this space I am able to connect with others who have lost someone close to them and in some small way help them deal with their pain.

  1. 1.
    Episode 156 - Grief and Awards04/17/2019
    19:08
  2. 2.
    Episode 155 - Grief and Crime Dramas04/10/2019
    17:13
  3. 3.
    Episode 154 - Grief and Blogging... a Conversation with Tom Biddulph04/03/2019
    46:31
  4. 4.
    Episode 153 - Grief and a 20 Dollar Bill03/27/2019
    16:20
  5. 5.
    Episode 152 - Grief is Like a Podcast03/20/2019
    25:16
  6. 6.
    Episode 151 - The Web of Grief... A Conversation With Rhiannon Jones03/13/2019
    48:23
  7. 7.
    Episode 150 - Grief and the Untouchables03/06/2019
    18:09
  8. 8.
    Episode 149 - A Grief Conversation With Rabbi Anne Brener02/27/2019
    1:05:00
  1. 9.
    Episode 148 - Grief Is Like The Washington Post02/20/2019
    26:23
  2. 10.
    Episode 147 - Men Helping Men Through Grief...Sam Feldman and Ken Levy of the National Widowers' Organization02/13/2019
    53:55
  3. 11.
    Episode 146 - Letting Go and Not Letting Go In Grief02/06/2019
    15:01
  4. 12.
    Episode 145 - Grief and a Government Shutdown01/30/2019
    23:12
  5. 13.
    Episode 144 - They Are All Gone... A Grief Conversation with Sandy Rocourt01/23/2019
    1:07:58
  6. 14.
    Episode 143 - The Three Year Anniversary Of Dealing With My Grief01/16/2019
    18:21
  7. 15.
    Episode 142 - Alone in Grief... A Conversation with Michelle Marek01/09/2019
    1:08:58
  8. 16.
    Episode 141 - Truths About Grief as We Move into the New Year01/02/2019
    17:24
  9. 17.
    Episode 140 - Slowing Things Down in Grief... What's Coming in 201912/26/2018
    17:14
  10. 18.
    Episode 139 - Pushing Forward in Grief During The Holidays12/19/2018
    15:28
  11. 19.
    Episode 138 - Grief, A Dream, and A Holiday12/12/2018
    18:34
  12. 20.
    Episode 137 - The Seeds Of Grief12/05/2018
    20:48
  13. 21.
    Episode 136 - The Long Road Trip of Grief11/28/2018
    24:54
  14. 22.
    Episode 135 - Being Grateful in Grief11/21/2018
    16:42
  15. 23.
    Episode 134 - Grief and Mental Health... A Conversation with Nancy Eigel-Miller11/14/2018
    33:17
  16. 24.
    Episode 133 - Sometimes in Grief The Hardest Thing Is...11/07/2018
    11:03
  17. 25.
    Episode 132 - The Irony of Grief10/31/2018
    14:13
  18. 26.
    Episode 131 - The Infancy Of Grief10/24/2018
    18:28
  19. 27.
    Episode 130 - In Grief Different Paths Lead to the Same Destination10/17/2018
    20:32
  20. 28.
    Episode 129 - Orphaned at 51... Goodbye, Mom! Welcome To A New Grief10/03/2018
    12:56
  21. 29.
    Episode 128 - The Mashed Potatoes On My Plate Is My Grief09/28/2018
    7:53
  22. 30.
    Episode 127 - Finding Patience In Grief09/19/2018
    19:47
  23. 31.
    Episode 126 - When It Comes To Grief, You Don't Need Permission09/13/2018
    8:26
  24. 32.
    Episode 125 - The Hypocrisy of Grief09/06/2018
    21:27
  25. 33.
    Episode 124 - The Self Fulfilling Prophecy of Grief08/30/2018
    11:06
  26. 34.
    Episode 123 - Grief and Journaling08/24/2018
    23:07
  27. 35.
    Episode 122 - Grief and the Cemetery08/15/2018
    18:30
  28. 36.
    Episode 121 - Grief and the Pursuit of Happiness08/04/2018
    21:22
  29. 37.
    Episode 120 - Our Genes and Grief07/25/2018
    8:56
  30. 38.
    Episode 119 - Grief and My Two Front Teeth07/18/2018
    21:19
  31. 39.
    Episode 118 - The Bare Essentials of Grief07/11/2018
    14:27
  32. 40.
    Episode 117 - Grief and Gumbo, A Conversation with Ellen Threatts07/04/2018
    51:51
  33. 41.
    Episode 116 - Religion and Finding Lessons/Meaning in Grief06/27/2018
    30:30
  34. 42.
    Episode 115 - Permission to Grieve, A Conversation with Bri Seeley06/20/2018
    51:43
  35. 43.
    Episode 114 - Relections of Dad: Past, Present, and Future - With Joshua Black and Shawn Ram06/13/2018
    51:29
  36. 44.
    Episode 113 - Grief Is Like a Fine Wine06/06/2018
    34:25
  37. 45.
    Episode 112 - Grief, Triage, and Life05/31/2018
    29:50
  38. 46.
    Episode 111 - Grief is Exhausting05/17/2018
    17:59
  39. 47.
    Episode 110 - Grief and My Cell Phone05/09/2018
    11:17
  40. 48.
    Episode 109 - Basketball, Grief, and a Lost Bet05/02/2018
    24:00
  41. 49.
    Episode 108 - 40 Years of Grief... Not Quite What I Expected04/25/2018
    18:19
  42. 50.
    Episode 107 - Suicide and Grief... A Conversation with Sebastian Slovin04/19/2018
    45:59
  43. 51.
    Episode 106 - Grief and the Power of Friends04/12/2018
    23:09
  44. 52.
    Episode 105 - Unresolved Grief... A Conversation with Dave Jackson04/04/2018
    56:39
  45. 53.
    Episode 104 - The Secret to My Grief Recovery Process03/30/2018
    24:07
  46. 54.
    Episode 103 - Using Yoga, Therapy and Friends to Navigate Grief with Erin Donovan03/21/2018
    1:01:13
  47. 55.
    Episode 102 - A Grief Conversation with Myself03/14/2018
    20:08
  48. 56.
    Episode 101 - A Grief Shaming Conversation with Sheaya Biddle02/28/2018
    59:29
  49. 57.
    Episode 100 - Does Breakdown Within the Village Lead to Grief02/23/2018
    23:57
  50. 58.
    Episode 99 - Stop Telling People to Get Over Their Grief02/14/2018
    20:20
  51. 59.
    Episode 98 - A Grief Conversation with Shelby Forsythia02/07/2018
    1:10:59
  52. 60.
    Episode 97 - Does Grief/Death Come in 3's01/31/2018
    10:40
  53. 61.
    Episode 96 - Introducing Children to Grief01/24/2018
    32:08
  54. 62.
    Episode 95 - My Grief Podversary and A Conversation with my Mom01/19/2018
    30:42
  55. 63.
    Episode 94 - Gun Contol and Grief01/10/2018
    12:49
  56. 64.
    Episode 93 - Grief and My 2018 New Year's Resolution01/03/2018
    10:45
  57. 65.
    Episode 92 - Grief and My Mental Headspace12/13/2017
    23:15
  58. 66.
    Episode 91 - Processing Lessons vs Getting Answers in Grief11/29/2017
    20:10
  59. 67.
    Episode 90 - Finding Forgiveness In Grief11/15/2017
    18:05
  60. 68.
    Episode 89 - The Mathematics of Grief11/08/2017
    15:57
  61. 69.
    Episode 88 - The Miscommunication of Grief11/01/2017
    15:33
  62. 70.
    Episode 87 - Grief and the Bigger Picture10/25/2017
    19:03
  63. 71.
    Episode 86- Are Grief and Using the Bathroom Really Related?10/18/2017
    14:49
  64. 72.
    Episode 85 - Grief and the Things Our Loved Ones Say or Do10/11/2017
    15:58
  65. 73.
    Episode 84 - Heirlooms and Their Effect on Grief09/27/2017
    16:56
  66. 74.
    Episode 83 - Grief and Running09/20/2017
    10:59
  67. 75.
    Episode 82 - Grief and the B-Sides09/13/2017
    22:22
  68. 76.
    Episode 81 - Seniors, Baby Steps, and Grief09/06/2017
    13:40
  69. 77.
    Episode 80 - Turning 50 and Looking Back on Grief08/30/2017
    15:13
  70. 78.
    Episode 79 - Setting Expectation Around Grief08/25/2017
    21:57
  71. 79.
    Episode 78 - A Lake, Some Fish and Grief08/16/2017
    19:46
  72. 80.
    Episode 77 - Neo, The Matrix, and Grief08/02/2017
    22:25
  73. 81.
    Episode 76 - Check, Mate, and Grief... The Rest of the Story07/26/2017
    26:11
  74. 82.
    Episode 75 - Bruce Lee and My Grief Recovery Process07/19/2017
    30:07
  75. 83.
    Episode 74 - Cousins, Cats, and Grief07/13/2017
    14:47
  76. 84.
    Episode 73 - Grief and the Reflection in the Mirror07/05/2017
    18:40
  77. 85.
    Episode 72 - Lean on Me... With Your Grief06/28/2017
    16:56
  78. 86.
    Episode 71 - Grief and My Extended Family06/21/2017
    21:12
  79. 87.
    Episode 70 - The Jealousy and Selfishness of Grief06/14/2017
    21:43
  80. 88.
    Episode 69 - Books and Music and Grief, Oh My!06/07/2017
    12:40
  81. 89.
    Episode 68 - Grief and the Human Psyche05/31/2017
    26:40
  82. 90.
    Episode 67 - What I've Learned About Grief From Paying Bills05/24/2017
    15:34
  83. 91.
    Episode 66 - Grief and Superheroes05/17/2017
    23:27
  84. 92.
    Episode 65 - Boys Don't Cry During Grief... Or Do They?05/10/2017
    24:35
  85. 93.
    Episode 64 - Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, and Grief05/03/2017
    18:01
  86. 94.
    Episode 63 - 39 Years of Grief and Counting04/26/2017
    14:42
  87. 95.
    Episode 62 - Grief and Therapy04/19/2017
    25:25
  88. 96.
    Episode 61 - The Recipe of My Grief Recovery Process04/12/2017
    19:51
  89. 97.
    Episode 60 - The Scab (and Scars) Left by Grief04/05/2017
    18:32
  90. 98.
    Episode 59 - Grief and Vulnerability03/29/2017
    19:47
  91. 99.
    Episode 58 - Grief and Compassion03/22/2017
    20:43
  92. 100.
    Episode 57 - Why Is Grief A Taboo Subject?03/15/2017
    19:17
  93. 101.
    Episode 56 - Reflections of My Grief Journey03/08/2017
    19:27
  94. 102.
    Episode 55 - Grief and Dreams03/01/2017
    1:01:19
  95. 103.
    Episode 54 - Letting Go But Holding On During Grief02/22/2017
    17:16
  96. 104.
    Episode 53 - Why Don't Some People Grieve?02/15/2017
    16:53
  97. 105.
    Episode 52 - Grief and the Common Cold02/08/2017
    15:37
  98. 106.
    Episode 51 - Grief and Race01/25/2017
    21:53
  99. 107.
    Episode 50 - The One Year Anniversary of Dealing With My Grief01/18/2017
    27:33
  100. 108.
    Episode 49 - Social Media and Grief01/11/2017
    14:40
  101. 109.
    Episode 48 - My Resolution for Coping With Grief01/04/2017
    18:18
  102. 110.
    Episode 47 - Grief and the Concept of Time12/28/2016
    23:34
  103. 111.
    Episode 46 - Grief and the Unanswered Question12/21/2016
    11:01
  104. 112.
    Episode 45 - Confronting Grief During The Holidays12/14/2016
    21:39
  105. 113.
    Episode 44 - Grief and the Facade of Happiness During the Holiday Season12/07/2016
    19:22
  106. 114.
    Episode 43 - Experiencing Grief During the Holiday Sucks11/30/2016
    18:13
  107. 115.
    Episode 42 - Grieving at Thanksgiving11/23/2016
    18:36
  108. 116.
    Episode 41 - Can Early Losses Help Us Cope With Grief11/16/2016
    21:33
  109. 117.
    Episode 40 - Comparing Grief and Elections11/09/2016
    15:44
  110. 118.
    Episode 39 - Grief is like Microsoft Windows11/02/2016
    22:56
  111. 119.
    Episode 38 - Grief Isn't An Excuse10/26/2016
    22:04
  112. 120.
    Episode 37 - Grief and Disney Movies10/19/2016
    13:18
  113. 121.
    Episode 36 - Grief and the Disappearing Act10/12/2016
    19:01
  114. 122.
    Episode 35 - Finding Positivity in Grief10/05/2016
    18:33
  115. 123.
    Episode 34 - Grief and Strength09/28/2016
    15:42
  116. 124.
    Episode 33 - Grief and Fear09/21/2016
    22:13
  117. 125.
    Episode 32 - Grief and Spock09/14/2016
    13:45
  118. 126.
    Episode 31 - Chronicling My Grief Journey09/07/2016
    18:46
  119. 127.
    Episode 30 - Grieving Celebrities08/31/2016
    18:03
  120. 128.
    Episode 29 - Grief Comes In Waves08/24/2016
    15:52
  121. 129.
    Episode 28 - Grief and Hope08/17/2016
    12:38
  122. 130.
    Episode 27 - Grief and Cartoon Characters08/10/2016
    13:19
  123. 131.
    Episode 26 - Grief and Celebrating Life08/03/2016
    8:03
  124. 132.
    Episode 25 - Preparing for Grief07/20/2016
    14:16
  125. 133.
    Episode 24 - Grief and Listening07/13/2016
    16:38
  126. 134.
    Episode 23 - Suppressing Grief07/06/2016
    14:54
  127. 135.
    Episode 22 - Grief and the New Normal06/29/2016
    18:36
  128. 136.
    Episode 21 - Grief and Anger06/22/2016
    11:20
  129. 137.
    Episode 20 - Grief and Special Occasions06/15/2016
    13:57
  130. 138.
    Episode 19 - Grief and the Things We Say06/01/2016
    11:32
  131. 139.
    Episode 18 - The Only Cure for Grief...05/25/2016
    13:32
  132. 140.
    Episode 17 - Moving Forward vs. Getting Over Grief05/19/2016
    17:17
  133. 141.
    Episode 16 - Comforting Other Grievers05/11/2016
    12:17
  134. 142.
    Episode 15 - Games and Grief05/04/2016
    8:28
  135. 143.
    Episode 14 - Applying What I've Learned From Grief04/27/2016
    11:50
  136. 144.
    Episode 13 - The Anniversary of My Grief04/20/2016
    14:33
  137. 145.
    Episode 12 - Grief and the Social Issue of the Day04/13/2016
    8:19
  138. 146.
    Episode 11 - Grief and Revenge04/08/2016
    13:07
  139. 147.
    Episode 10 - Is There a Relationship Between Grief and Addiction03/30/2016
    13:36
  140. 148.
    Episode 9 - My Grief and My Mother03/23/2016
    13:14
  141. 149.
    Episode 8 - 28 Minutes From Grief03/16/2016
    9:45
  142. 150.
    Episode 7 - High School and Grief03/09/2016
    11:36
  143. 151.
    Episode 6 - I Dont Have a Monopoly on Grief03/02/2016
    11:37
  144. 152.
    Episode 5 - Dealing with Grief Triggers02/24/2016
    13:17
  145. 153.
    Episode 4 - I can run, but I can't hide02/17/2016
    9:44
  146. 154.
    Episode 3 - It Could Be Worse02/14/2016
    8:17
  147. 155.
    Episode 2 - God and Grief02/10/2016
    10:49
  148. 156.
    Episode 1- When Does the Grieving Process Start01/20/2016
    9:01
  149. 157.
    Episode 0 - Dealing With My Grief01/15/2016
    4:02

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