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Grieving Your Mother, Grieving Your Parent, Podcast


​Permission To Grieve

Cultivating Radical Self-Compassion After A Parent Dies

With Shelby Forsythia


Grief is hard at any age. As a queer young adult in the south, Shelby Forsythia faced what she lovingly refers to as “four years of hell” between the ages of 17 to 21, when both of her parents were diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses. When her mother died, "the stuff really hit the fan." At first she resisted her pain, but it was in the giving in to her grief that real wisdom was found. Shelby has evolved into a compassionate young woman that helps people of all ages learn how to face their grief with radical self-compassion. In this candid interview, the author of Permission to Grieve shares her insights gained from navigating her mother's death from breast cancer. Tending to your own pain is a radical act of self-compassion. Shelby offers inspiring guidance that will help you grieve authentically no matter where you are on your life’s journey.

Permission To Grieve Shelby Forsythia

About Shelby Forsythia

Shelby Forsythia is the author of Permission to Grieve and podcast host of Coming Back: Conversations on Life After Loss. After the unexpected death of her mother in 2013, she became a “student of grief” and set out on a lifetime mission to explore the oft-misunderstood human experience of loss. Through her book, weekly podcasts, and one-on-one grief guidance, she helps grieving people find direction, get support, and cultivate radical self-compassion after devastating loss.

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