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Episode 17: The Trauma of Gun Violence with Newtown Action Alliance Leader Po Murray

Po Murray Chairs the grassroots non-profit organization, Newtown Action Alliance which formed in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy–and which I helped found. Po explains the grassroots group’s efforts to stem gun violence through legislation and cultural change. We talk about activism as a means of addressing trauma, and the widespread effects of gun violence in America. Visit the┬áNewtown… Read More »Episode 17: The Trauma of Gun Violence with Newtown Action Alliance Leader Po Murray

Truth and Consequences Complicated Grief Nicole Potter

Episode 9: Complicated Grief with Podcaster Nicole Potter

Nicole Potter was devastated when her best friend Kimberly died suddenly and under confusing circumstances. At first, Nicole was told it was suicide but the case was never officially resolved. In this interview, we learn about the ways Kimberly and Nicole supported each other through life’s challenges and how Nicole is navigating life after her friend’s death–which includes carrying on… Read More »Episode 9: Complicated Grief with Podcaster Nicole Potter

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Episode 4: Dear Truth and Consequences

Miranda reads a letter from a listener whose brothers sexually abused her when she was a child. “Silenced” details her experience of the second wound: hurtful responses from church and family members when she revealed the abuse. Miranda responds with advice, information, and words of support. Miranda created the website The Second Wound to offer comfort and information to fellow… Read More »Episode 4: Dear Truth and Consequences

Truth and Consequences David Wheeler

Episode 2: Lessons in Loss from Sandy Hook Dad David Wheeler

A frank conversation with my insightful and honest friend David Wheeler whose 6-year-old son, Ben was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. David has a lot to say about grief, navigating life after loss, and how our own personal reactions sometimes prevent us from truly supporting others in the wake of trauma and sadness. Learn about… Read More »Episode 2: Lessons in Loss from Sandy Hook Dad David Wheeler