As I Live and Grieve

Grief Shatters Us, Yet We Are More Beautiful (Kintsugi Perspective)

January 05, 2021 Kathy Gleason, Stephanie Kendrick - CoHosts
As I Live and Grieve
Grief Shatters Us, Yet We Are More Beautiful (Kintsugi Perspective)
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As I Live and Grieve
Grief Shatters Us, Yet We Are More Beautiful (Kintsugi Perspective)
Jan 05, 2021
Kathy Gleason, Stephanie Kendrick - CoHosts

Summary 

Our guest today is Melissa Pierce, author of Filled With Gold: A Widow’s Story (written with Christine Fadden).  

 Episode Notes: 

Melissa chats about the importance of self-care and advocates being your own best friend while grieving. She believes the brokenness of grieving relates to kintsugi, an ancient practice of repairing cracked vessels with a gold adhesive, thus making them whole again, but also far more beautiful. 

Melissa was widowed overnight at the age of 44 when her husband Dave didn’t wake up on a cold Saturday morning in 2011. As a solo-parent to their two sons, Melissa knew she had to take care of herself first so she could care for her kids - they needed her support more than ever - so she began the work of processing her deep grief and practicing radical self-care to move forward. Melissa has rebuilt her life and established - for the very first time - a deeper knowledge of herself. She is a testament to trusting her gut and standing behind her choices.     

 Contact: 

www.asiliveandgrieve.com 

[email protected] 

Facebook:  As I Live and Grieve 

Instagram:  @asiliveandgrieve 

 

To Reach Melissa: 

www.filledwithgold.org 

[email protected] 

www.instagram.com/filled_with_gold 

www.facebook.com/filledwithgold 

  

Credits: 

Music by Kevin MacLeod 

Show Notes

Summary 

Our guest today is Melissa Pierce, author of Filled With Gold: A Widow’s Story (written with Christine Fadden).  

 Episode Notes: 

Melissa chats about the importance of self-care and advocates being your own best friend while grieving. She believes the brokenness of grieving relates to kintsugi, an ancient practice of repairing cracked vessels with a gold adhesive, thus making them whole again, but also far more beautiful. 

Melissa was widowed overnight at the age of 44 when her husband Dave didn’t wake up on a cold Saturday morning in 2011. As a solo-parent to their two sons, Melissa knew she had to take care of herself first so she could care for her kids - they needed her support more than ever - so she began the work of processing her deep grief and practicing radical self-care to move forward. Melissa has rebuilt her life and established - for the very first time - a deeper knowledge of herself. She is a testament to trusting her gut and standing behind her choices.     

 Contact: 

www.asiliveandgrieve.com 

[email protected] 

Facebook:  As I Live and Grieve 

Instagram:  @asiliveandgrieve 

 

To Reach Melissa: 

www.filledwithgold.org 

[email protected] 

www.instagram.com/filled_with_gold 

www.facebook.com/filledwithgold 

  

Credits: 

Music by Kevin MacLeod