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Grief Chats with Dana & Mira
SEVEN-PART VIDEO SERIES
Grief Chats is a 2021 video series hosted by fellow cancer widows Dana Frost and Mira Simone, where we unpack what it’s actually like to grieve a traumatic loss in our world today. We cover taboo topics like dating, sex, money, and friendship loss as widows.
Grief is hard. Let’s talk about it.
I'm Not Your Shrink
Embracing Life After Loss with Mira Simone
On this podcast episode, Mira describes the unique challenges of solo parenting and how it feels to be doing this alone, within the larger motherhood and parenting spaces. Mira also delves into the importance of building grief literacy and some of the most common mistakes a lot of people make when trying to support a griever.
Navigating Grief, Healing, & Connection
Mira shares her story of love, loss, and navigating profound grief. She discusses how she has leaned on her writing as an outlet, created a community of others navigating grief, and faced the unique challenges of young widowhood alongside her young daughter. She also shares insight on the role of somatic healing on her grief journey.
How We Evolve: A Non-Ordinary Podcast
“Am I Dying?” with Mira Simone
In this conversation, Mira talks about the experience of having a life partner pass on and why she refers to Brian's death as "beautiful" (as well as tragic). Other topics explored include: How to support someone who is going through the grieving process, how the medical profession often fails to support people who are dying and, ultimately, how grief can help us evolve.
Grief Out Loud
As the Shock Wore Off: The Second Year
Mira speaks about her husband Brian's cancer diagnosis and how his death created a huge crater in her life. She talks openly about the immense challenge of learning to support her young daughter in her grief, what it has felt like as the shock has begun to dissipate, and how writing has been a constant outlet for her throughout her grieving process.
How to Deal With Grief and Trauma
Mira Simone on Grief Literacy and Somatic Trauma Work
Mira explains how trauma that occurs in childhood can often impact the way we experience losses later in life. She describes how our nervous systems are involved in how we navigate our grief, and why somatic work can support our integration journey.
Good Days Bad Days Podcast
Mira Simone: His Beautiful Death
During this interview, Mira speaks about Brian’s cancer journey, his death experience, and her life after as a young widow. She shares the inspiration for one of her most well-received pieces of writing, why plantain bread is meaningful for her, and the song that has connected her to Brian the most.
Dating After Death
Getting Out There and Dabbling in Dating with @newmoonmira
Mira gives us a glimpse into her life with her husband, Brian. She talks about the final days with him, including some of the things they talked about and what was left unsaid. We hear about her first date after Brian’s death, other dating experiences she’s had as a widow, and where she’s at now.
Widow We Do Now?
Grief Chats with Dana and Mira
Mira and fellow widow Dana Frost, share their inspiration for starting the "Grief Chats" youtube video series and why they feel it’s important to talk about the “taboo” topics within grief. They cover it all in this podcast episode - religion, suicidal thoughts in grief, and grief-illiteracy within the mental health and medical worlds.
The Widowed Parent Podcast
Mira Simone on Grief, Trauma, and Writing
Mira discusses how she coped with the shock and trauma of losing her husband, how sharing her writing publicly has given her a sense of purpose, and her experiences with both grief therapy and trauma therapy.
The Human Occurrence
Mira Simone: New Moon
Mira unpacks her own grief journey and goes deep into conversations around death and dying and how our society typically sees this transformation. During this interview, Mira speaks some honest truths about the grieving process that will leave you digesting this episode for a very long time.