We all know that grief can be messy. Certified trauma support specialist Katie Cosgrove joins us to facilitate a deeper exploration of the topic. Katie founded Grief is Good, a platform to discuss death and dying openly, and authored the children’s book I’ll See You in Your Dreams Tonight. Katie is on a mission to give everyone the opportunity to grieve, bringing the values of empathy, care, and compassion to all aspects of her life and work.
Katie shares the finer details of what it was like to lose her father at the young age of 15, from navigating loss as a child of divorced parents to finding a safe space in grief counseling. Katie shares her belief that grief is good and reveals what her experience of losing her father has given her. We touch on what it means to find joy and grounding during the journey, embracing new traditions and honoring them, and more. Join us today to hear all this and more from today’s inspiring guest!
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- Background on certified trauma support specialist and once-grieving child, Katie Cosgrove.
- The safe space she found in grief counseling and how it supported her journey,
- Why Katie believes that grief is good.
- How bringing in an end-of-life facilitates a dignified death and what that looks like.
- Why the children’s book Katie wrote is what she needed as a child.
- Approaching grief in the various areas of life led by various cultural conceptions of death.
- Developing new traditions and honoring them.
- Similarities between navigating divorce and mourning a death.
- What Katie is working on next and where to find her online.
- Exploring the idea that grief is not linear.
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