I’ve been practicing telling my grief story out loud. To people using their ears and their eyes.
It’s easier for me to type my story. I’m more comfortable when you’re just reading what I write.
I’m dreaming of new ways to bring my speaking voice to my experience and sent an email ask to Shelby Forsythia if she would be willing to host me on her podcast Coming Back. She lost her mom when she was in college, and dove right in to learning more about grief, healing, and the power of owning one’s experience.
Shelby describes herself as an intuitive grief guide and works with people struggling with grief and loss. In her interviews with others, she offers refreshing perspectives on the way our culture handles grief, and focuses on real experiences with real humans as we continue to live with loss.
Her tagline, “because even through grief we are growing” pinched my heart and said, ‘pay attention to this’ – she’s on to something.
I’m thrilled to share our conversation here and am very thankful to be in her group of people growing with grief. We talk about introversion, a little bit of Jesus, and how searching for beautiful things informs my process with loss.
Shelby is also looking for new folks to interview on her podcast for her FIFTH(!) season. If you are interested in sharing your experience with grief, send her an email and tell her I sent you.