Interview, Memories, Writers, Writing

Reflecting on a Wonderful Interview

I had the immense privilege to interview Elaine Mansfield- we talked about the many things we have in common- grief, living in the country, spiritual paths, the power of ritual after the death of a loved one, and more.

Elaine Mansfield is an author and hospice bereavement workshop leader. Her memoir, Leaning Into Love: A Spiritual Journey Through Grief, captures the heart–from the extraordinary closeness of Elaine’s marriage to how she and her husband Vic transform their struggle with cancer and despair into a conscious relationship with mortality. After Vic’s death, Elaine leans into her ongoing love as grief leads her through emotional and spiritual depths on a journey into her new life.

 For more information and to listen to this wonderful interview, click here.
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Linda Schreyer Interviews Mark Liebenow

Linda Schreyer and Mark Liebenow
Linda Schreyer and Mark Liebenow

Linda Schreyer continues her Writers’ Talk at Studio West podcast series with an insightful interview with naturalist and grief writer Mark Liebenow.

Mark Liebenow is a grief author and naturalist.

“His essays on grief have been published in grief journals like Modern Loss, The Manifest Station, and Open to Hope, as well as in literary journals like River Teeth, Chautauqua, Saint Katherine Review, Antler, and Under the Sun. He is a member of the Refuge in Grief community and coordinates its Grief Café. He writes about grief on his website widowersgrief.blogspot.com, and is finishing up work on his grief memoir.

Liebenow is the author of four books, the most recent being Mountains of Light: Seasons of Reflection in Yosemite, published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2012. His essays, poems, and literary criticism have been published in journals like The Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Spoon River Poetry Review, Disquieting Muses Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Rain Taxi Review. ” -www.markliebenow.com

His grief blog is widowersgrief.blogspot.com, his Twitter @MarkLiebenow2, and his website is markliebenow.com. Please visit his website for more information.

And of course, enjoy the podcast!

Grief, Interview

Linda Schreyer Interviews Elaine Mansfield

Linda Schreyer Interviews Elaine Mansfield

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Tears and Tequila Author, Linda Schreyer, talks with Elaine Mansfield about the many things they have in common- grief, living in the country, spiritual paths, the power of ritual after the death of a loved one, and more.

Elaine Mansfield is an author and hospice bereavement workshop leader. Her memoir, Leaning Into Love: A Spiritual Journey Through Grief, captures the heart–from the extraordinary closeness of Elaine’s marriage to how she and her husband Vic transform their struggle with cancer and despair into a conscious relationship with mortality. After Vic’s death, Elaine leans into her ongoing love as grief leads her through emotional and spiritual depths on a journey into her new life.

Elaine writes with an intimate connection to nature and a spiritual perspective that reflects over forty years as a student of philosophy, Jungian psychology, mythology, and meditation. She and her husband, Vic, became students of the Dalai Lama on his first US visit in 1979. Six weeks before his death, Vic taught with the Dalai Lama in a science and religion colloquium. Elaine lives on 71 acres of woods, fields, and sunset views bordering the Finger Lakes National Forest in upstate New York where she moved with her family in 1972.

For more information on Elaine, please visit her website: elainemansfield.com/

Books, Grief, Interview

Blog Talk Radio: Author Linda Schreyer and Writer/Filmmaker Niva Dorell Smith

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Tears and Tequila co-author Linda Schreyer hosts a new episode of Blog Talk Radio with filmmaker and freelance writer, Niva Dorell Smith.

In May, 2011 Niva lost her husband Kaz to brain cancer. He was 43 and Niva was just 40. She speaks to Linda about her loss, and her own writing. You can read Niva’s story, Saying I Do, and Saying Farewell, at Modern Loss.

Here is a link to the podcast: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rarebirdradio/2014/11/11/linda-schreyer

Books, Grief, Interview

Blog Talk Radio: Author Linda Schreyer and Writer Christina Rasmussen

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Tears and Tequila co-author Linda Schreyer hosts a new episode of Blog Talk Radio with life coach/writer/speaker/founder of Second Firsts: Christina Rasmussen.

From her Amazon bio: “Christina Rasmussen is on a crusade to change the way we live after loss. As a founder of Second Firsts, an organization to help people create a pathway back to life after loss, Christina spends her time speaking, coaching, and helping thousands of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the most powerful tool for personal reinvention: the human mind.”

You can purchase Christina’s book, Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again on Amazon

Here is a link to the interview!