Grief – My Greatest Teacher
Grief – My Greatest Teacher

Host Sherrie Dunlevy talks about her recent personal journey with grief, as she concludes the year of “firsts”. Some of the things she has learned are new, others are lessons she is relearning. All of the things are transforming her life, because as she says,…

The Courage to Change the Things I Can
The Courage to Change the Things I Can

Now that we know what we can’t control, (episode 3 season 3) let’s dive into what we can. That way, we at least have a way to start working on things that will truly make a difference in our life. If you want to graduate…

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Accepting the Things I Cannot Control
Accepting the Things I Cannot Control

The  first line in the Serenity Prayer: God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Maybe we need to pray for accept those things for which we can’t control as well. Too often we find ourselves stuck in pain, suffering and…

Grief Support is Just a Text Away
Grief Support is Just a Text Away

While healing your grief is your own journey and personal responsibility, feeling loved and supported as you travel this path can make such a difference. Problem is, many people are afraid of intruding and so therefore, many grieving people feel isolated and lonely. That’s why…

SELF CARE is NOT Selfish!
SELF CARE is NOT Selfish!

This is for all the moms out there who find themselves overwhelmed, exhausted, AND grieving. The way you live your life in normal times is exhausting. Add to it what it took to live through a pandemic and then throw grief in the mix and…

Grieving the death and the relationship you didn’t have
Grieving the death and the relationship you didn’t have

Grief can be so complicated and layered and that is what we are going to address in this episode. When my friend Kelly Cook recently lost her father she asked me if it was possible to also be grieving the relationship she wished she could…

When the world seems to be watching you grieve Pt. 1
When the world seems to be watching you grieve Pt. 1

When it comes to death, dying and grieving, it seems that most people do their grieving in private. But what if you are in the public eye? How does grieving affect you then? It can be very complex and very challenging. For the next few…

STOP saying this to your grieving friend.
STOP saying this to your grieving friend.

When you have a friend who is dealing with some heavy stuff. Do you know how to show up for them in a way that they really feel loved and supported? If you have trouble finding the right words or doing something that can really…

A new way to keep your loved one’s memories alive forever
A new way to keep your loved one’s memories alive forever

Have you ever gotten to a point in your grief journey where you can’t remember your loved ones face or the sound of their voice and you suddenly worry that their memory will soon fade away? If so you are not alone. But what if…

How I grieved and how I’ve GROWN after losing my wife to cancer
How I grieved and how I’ve GROWN after losing my wife to cancer

Fifteen years ago, Darryl Powers was living what many would call the American Dream. He had a beautiful wife, a growing family, a great job and had purchased a new house. Life on all accounts was going great. And then his life changed forever and…

When you are looking for signs from your loved one, start with nature
When you are looking for signs from your loved one, start with nature

Often when we are grieving the loss of someone we love, we are filled with anxiety that wherever they are, they are ok. We also want to look for signs that we will be ok. So when you are asking for a sign, you might…

Finding the will to live when you’ve lost just about everyone you love
Finding the will to live when you’ve lost just about everyone you love

Sherrie Dunlevy- #Inspirationista, is a best selling author, speaker, podcast host. She is also the founder of the the “Graduating Grief Academy” and online support community. Sherrie is on a mission to help grieving people step out of pain and step into living with purpose…

Pet loss is REAL grief
Pet loss is REAL grief

Sherrie Dunlevy- #Inspirationista, is a best selling author, speaker, podcast host. She is also the founder of the the “Graduating Grief Academy” and online support community. Sherrie is on a mission to help grieving people step out of pain and step into living with purpose…

Grief and the mess that is left behind
Grief and the mess that is left behind

As if losing someone you love isn’t bad enough, how do you handle the grief and the stress that is created when your loved one leaves a mess behind? This can be a literal mess of clutter and collections and cleaning out the deceased’s property…

Why Self Care is So Important During the Holidays
Why Self Care is So Important During the Holidays

Tis the season to get caught up in the hustle and bustle, stay up too late, over caffeinate and jeopardize your immune system. The holiday season can be one of the most challenging seasons to navigate when grieving, which makes it all the more reason…

How to Navigate the Holidays While Grieving
How to Navigate the Holidays While Grieving

It’s the Happiest season of all! Joy to the World! Happy Holidays! Tis the season to feel jolly, unless of course you are grieving the loss of someone you love. Ugh. Sometimes you just want to get into bed, throw the covers over your head…

How to Honor and Remember your Loved One During the Holidays
How to Honor and Remember your Loved One During the Holidays

If you’ve lost a family member this past year, chances are the way you spend the holidays is forever changed. Not only have you lost someone you loved, you might have lost your holiday cheer altogether. In this Graduating Grief Brief’s episode, we are going…

It’s Time to “Deliver” the Graduating Grief Academy
It’s Time to “Deliver” the Graduating Grief Academy

In the fall of 2020 I was given a dream to create something to help shine the light on hope and healing to those who were experiencing pain and suffering from their loss. As a bereaved  mom, I know how grief can feel like a…

Is your Online Grief Support Helping or Hindering Your Grief Journey?
Is your Online Grief Support Helping or Hindering Your Grief Journey?

Because of the current times we are living in, more and more people are turning to online grief support groups because they are open when most of the world has been in lockdown. While many are great places to go to find people who completely…

Grief and the FEAR of losing others you love
Grief and the FEAR of losing others you love

There’s something about grief that can make you consumed with the fear of losing others you love too. The grief associated with the death of someone we love can be so painful we can’t imagine how we will survive it. Then we look to others…

Graduating Grief Briefs – PERSPECTIVE
Graduating Grief Briefs – PERSPECTIVE

Graduating Grief Briefs are episodes that are 10 minutes or less. A bite sized bit of wisdom, a quick insight to a breaktrough, or even sharing a tool to help you on your grief journey. In this episode we talk about “perspective”. Changing your perspective…

How to Keep Your Mind from Spiraling Out of Control-Graduating Grief Briefs
How to Keep Your Mind from Spiraling Out of Control-Graduating Grief Briefs

One of the most challenging things to do when faced with a death, health scare, or trauma is to keep your mind from getting the best of you. It is something that can compound your stress and zap your energy. So how do you reel…

This Too Shall Pass
This Too Shall Pass

It was a crisp autumn morning and I was driving to meet a client and the fog rolling off the river was really hindering my vision. I felt a bit uneasy, didn’t feel safe, and the path forward seemed very unclear. If cars and trucks…

Netflix’s Grace and Frankie: Dealing with Death, Dying, & Grief
Netflix’s Grace and Frankie: Dealing with Death, Dying, & Grief

Thank you Grace and Frankie for the laughs and the life lessons about death, dying and grief. Like millions of people across the globe, I fell in love with the original Netflix series Grace and Frankie. The powerhouse cast including Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin…

After Cloud Review – Using Memories to Help you Deal with Grief
After Cloud Review – Using Memories to Help you Deal with Grief

Years ago when I was in grade school we were given the assignment to interview our grandparents about their childhood. This was a history assignment and so this gave us a chance to learn about what it was like living during the great depression, and…

Top 5 Tips for End of Life Planning
Top 5 Tips for End of Life Planning

Given that it is the most universal of all human experiences, end of life planning remains a subject that most people prefer not to address. However, being as prepared as possible can actually give the gift of clarity and peace of mind to the ones…