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No Hard Feelings
I’ve gotten woefully behind on show notes, which admittedly feels a bit daunting, but on the plus side, it’s been allowing me to go back to past shows to re-listen and reflect on the conversations I’ve had with past guests.
I’m grateful for the opportunity I had to speak with Taryn Schuelke about her work as a Grief and Bereavement Specialist as part of the palliative care team at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.
In our honest and emotional conversation (you might be able to hear my voice break a little during this episode), she explains about the work she does to help families as their loved one is dying and how to navigate the new relationship they have with their loved one after they’ve passed, because as she notes, “our love doesn’t die, so that relationship keeps going,” even if they’re not longer physically present.
While the topic of death can be especially challenging for people, having to think of how to navigate this conversation with children can be especially daunting. Fortunately, Taryn has applied her expertise to this subject in a book geared towards parents and children ages 4-12. Her book, A Kids Book About Death, is currently available for pre-order and will be shipping soon.