grief

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A locally produced book shares 28 stories of parents who lost a child. The editor, Mary Langford, and one of the mothers in the book, Heidi Bright, join our Barbara Gray in the studio to talk about Loss, Survive, Thrive.

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Nora McInerny gets recognized by strangers. People come up to her in the grocery store, or on the street. They know about her podcast or her books or her advice series. But they're not looking for a selfie with a semi-celeb. McInerny is a grief magnet. These brief interactions are filled with tragic stories strangers want to tell her. That's because she's been there. She's still there.

  When Beth Alt'’s brother tragically dies, her husband Jeff convinces Beth that a nice long hike was just what she needed. So the two of them set off on a 218-mile hiking trip across the toughest section of the Pacific Crest Trail in California, the John Muir Trail. Four Boots One Journey: A Story of Survival, Awareness & Rejuvenation on the John Muir Trail chronicles their adventure. Expert hiker, author and speaker Jeff Alt is in the studio to share what he and his wife learned on the trail.