As we start 2020, we decided to use this episode to look back and listen to a few minutes of each of the top five podcasts of 2019. (To go directly to these episodes to hear the full discussion, use the links in the “Links referred to” section below.)
The very first Grieving Parents Sharing Hope podcast went out on April 23rd, and that first one ended up being the fifth most popular. This was the first of eight episodes that deal with the difficult and necessary subject of forgiveness.
#5 – Episode 1: Is Forgiveness Really Necessary?
The episode that came in next, was the first one in a series about fears we deal with after the death of our child. There are so many fears we now must constantly fight our way through. The episode that laid the foundation for talking about some of the specific fears was number four.
#4 – Episode 12: Facing Our Fears After the Death of our Child
The third most popular episode of 2019 was from the series on how to take care of ourselves, body, soul and spirit. The episode where I talked about how the death of our child affects us emotionally seemed to be of interest to a lot of us.
#3 – Episode 22: The Emotional Breakdown
The podcast episode that came in second was part two of an interview with Glen Lord. Glen lost his 4 ½ year old son in 1999, so he has been on this journey for over twenty years and has so much wisdom and guidance for bereaved parents.
#2 – Episode 20 Finding Your Direction Again (with Glen Lord)
The number one Grieving Parents Sharing Hope podcast episode for 2019 was also with a guest. Ron Kelly has a passion for grief within the workplace, including how it affects employers, co-workers, and us as employees after the death of our child. This episode was packed with all kinds of help and information that goes beyond just the workplace.
#1 – Episode 9: Grief and the Workplace (with Ron Kelly)
So those are the top five podcast episodes for 2019.
Thank you for being a listener. With all the things going on in your life, we don’t take it lightly that you would take the time to hear what we hope is encouraging and helpful on this unwanted journey we have found ourselves on.
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Links referred to in this podcast episode:
NOTE: Any podcast can easily be found by using the URL: gpshope.org/podcast/# but instead of the # put in the actual number of the podcast, such as gpshope.org/podcast/28.
#5 – Episode 1: Is Forgiveness Really Necessary? (The other episodes in this series are 2-8.)
#4 – Episode 12: Facing Our Fears After the Death of our Child (The other episodes in this series are 13-18.)
#3 – Episode 22: The Emotional Breakdown (The other episodes in this series are 23-27.)
#2 – Episode 20 Finding Your Direction Again with Glen Lord (Part one is episode 19.)
Ryan Hines was born on January 7 and is forever 27.
Adrienne was born on January 11 and is forever 19.
Jake Kalicki was born on January 12 and is forever 17.
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