Grief Is My Side Hustle
Lydia Fenet: Auctioneer, Author, and Traumatic Accident Survivor

Lydia Fenet: Auctioneer, Author, and Traumatic Accident Survivor

September 29, 2022

LYDIA FENET is a global thought leader who has led auctions for more than six hundred organizations raising over half a billion dollars for nonprofits globally on behalf of Christie’s. Lydia spent over two decades at Christie’s most recently as the Global Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships. In 2022, Lydia transitioned to a role as Christie’s ambassador where she will continue to take auctions on behalf of Christie’s while continuing to grow her media brand as an author, speaker and executive producer on the upcoming Netflix series, Sold.  

 

Lydia is represented by CAA and travels internationally as a keynote speaker helping people unlock their sales potential and empowering women in the workplace. She was named one of New York’s most influential women by Gotham magazine and has been featured in the New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalForbes and Crain’s, and has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s BazaarVanity Fair and Town & Country. Her widely acclaimed book, ‘The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You’ was published by Simon & Schuster and purchased by Netflix in February 2022. Lydia has recently finished writing her second book, Claim Your Confidence which will be published in Spring 2022. She is working on her podcast, The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is… which is slated to launch in summer 2022 in collaboration with Newstand Studios in Rockefeller Plaza.

https://lydiafenet.com

Ep. 68.Pet Loss: Lindsey Whissel Fenton-Director/Producer Speaking Grief.

Ep. 68.Pet Loss: Lindsey Whissel Fenton-Director/Producer Speaking Grief.

September 22, 2022

Lindsey Whissel Fenton is an Emmy award-winning storyteller who is passionate about using public media to build empathy. She is currently a senior producer and director at WPSU where, most recently, she developed, produced, directed, and wrote Speaking Grief, a multiplatform initiative that works to create a more grief-aware society; she continues to produce content for the initiative’s presence on Facebook and Instagram.

You Can’t Say That, which Lindsey produced, was among eight U.S. programs selected to screen at the 2013 International Public Television Screening (INPUT) conference; it was also honored with a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. Some of Lindsey’s other projects include A Time to Heal, Pennsylvania Folklore: Woven Together,and The First Step. She also served as a host for the WPSU-FM series Take Note

Lindsey is heavily involved with WPSU’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Her dedication to making the station’s culture and content more inclusive was recognized with the 2020 Penn State Outreach and Online Education Inclusiveness Award.

https://lindseywhisselfenton.com/about/

https://speakinggrief.org

 

Ep. 67 Jacob Moore: Podcast Host & Founder of No Stigmas/5 Bridges

Ep. 67 Jacob Moore: Podcast Host & Founder of No Stigmas/5 Bridges

September 15, 2022

Jacob Moore is the founder of NoStigmasand creator of the 
5 Bridges to Wellnesssystem. He has been internationally recognized for his speaking, writing and advocacy work in mental health and suicide prevention.

 

As a childhood suicide loss survivor, Jacob's work is focused on trauma, holistic wellness design and thriving despite mental illness. In addition to being an avid user of both nature and dog therapy, Jacob practices meditation, yoga and martial arts to support his mental wellness.

 

https://www.jacobmoore.com

Ep. 66 Gina Moffa: Therapist and Author

Ep. 66 Gina Moffa: Therapist and Author

September 1, 2022

Gina Moffa in her own words:

I want to help people understand, explore, and heal from painful experiences. This includes grief and loss, trauma, life patterns that just aren’t working, anxiety that feels debilitating, and transitions that have been more challenging. Perhaps you know you have to make a change in your life, but just don’t know what it is or where to begin. I’m truly humbled by my work in helping people to find their way. Every day I’m moved and thankful for the trust and faith people put in our work together.

I feel so fortunate to be the travel companion on one of the most important journeys someone will ever take— the journey of healing, finding meaning, and seeing joy in their life."

https://ginamoffa.com

Ep. 65. Giving Hope: Elena Lister, MD & Michael Schwartzman, PhD

Ep. 65. Giving Hope: Elena Lister, MD & Michael Schwartzman, PhD

August 23, 2022

In this episode I talk with Dr. Elena Lister and Michael Schwartzman, PhD about their New Book–Giving Hope: Conversations with Children About Illness, Death and Loss.

The book is for any adult who may be taking care of a child. It offers compassionate and comprehensive guidance on how to understand oneself and the child facing impending loss or a loss that has occurred. We discuss how to have conversations with a child about death itself and many kinds of losses including of an immediate family member, of a pet, of someone in your community or extended family and in the media whether by illness, suicide, environmental events or violence when they occur and in the years after. It offers sample conversations and practical guidance. It will help a caregiver handle decisions about participation at school, at funerals, burials and memorials when there is illness or death in a child’s life. Our approach creates opportunities for more connection with your child while building hope and resilience.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Giving-Hope-Conversations-Children-Illness/dp/0593419154

 

https://www.elenalistermd.com

https://michaelschwartzmanphd.com

 

Ep. 64. Jenny Lisk: Author & Podcast Host of The Widowed Parent

Ep. 64. Jenny Lisk: Author & Podcast Host of The Widowed Parent

August 10, 2022

Jenny Lisk is an award-winning author and widowed mom who is dedicated to helping widowed parents increase their family's well-being. Her book, Future Widow, and her show, The Widowed Parent Podcast, bring much-needed resources to widowed parents, helping them feel less lost and alone.

https://jennylisk.com

Ep. 63. Tracey Schors, PhD: How the Brain and Body Drive feelings and Behavior

Ep. 63. Tracey Schors, PhD: How the Brain and Body Drive feelings and Behavior

August 4, 2022

In Everyday Trauma, neuroscientist Dr. Tracey Shors examines trauma with a focus on its pervasive nature—how it can happen at any time, through big or small events, and how it often reappears in the form of encoded memory. Her research reveals that when we are reminded of our trauma, reliving that tragic moment copies yet another memory of it in our brain, making it that much more difficult to forget. Dr. Shors also explores the neuroscience behind why women in particular are more vulnerable to stress and traumatic events, setting them up to be three times more likely than men to suffer PTSD.

With potential long-term consequences such as addiction, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, trauma can have a lasting impact on both the brain and body. Dr. Shors illuminates the effective tools that can reduce the repetitive thoughts that reinforce our traumas, including cognitive-based therapies and trauma-informed care such as her own groundbreaking program, a combination of mental and physical training called MAP Training.

https://sites.rutgers.edu/tracey-shors/about/

Ep. 62. Rebecca Woolf: All of this-A Memoir of Death and Desire

Ep. 62. Rebecca Woolf: All of this-A Memoir of Death and Desire

July 28, 2022

Writer Rebecca Woolf had just asked her husband for a divorce when he is suddenly diagnosed with terminal cancer.  In this stunning memoir she invites us in to the complicated truth coming into yourself and a new understanding of love, sex, and living forward after loss. 

 

Learn more about her here:

https://rebeccawoolf.com

https://www.romper.com/profile/rebecca-woolf-63961506

 

 

Ep. 61. Returning to Work after Loss: Aaron C

Ep. 61. Returning to Work after Loss: Aaron C

July 20, 2022

Join my conversation with Aaron C as he shares his experience returning to work after the death of his wife Tiffany from Covid at age 46.

Ep. 61. Aaron C

Ep. 61. Aaron C

July 20, 2022

Widower Aaron C., shares with Meghan his experience going back to work after the death of his 46 year old wife from Covid 18 months ago.  Meghan and Aaron talk discuss how well meaning, caring people can get grief so wrong, and the importance of creating grief informed workplaces.

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