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The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

Hosted by: Melissa Bottorff-Arey

Life after suicide loss is nothing short of a wasteland of the leftover pieces of your shattered heart, of your former self. Join host Melissa, a mother who lost her 21-year old son Alex to suicide in 2016, as she has...


The New Year; The Suck AND The Hope

Season #1 Episode #13

In this mini "Down the Rabbit Hole " Episode I discuss my thoughts on the New Year & how as a suicide loss griever there is a 'suck' to it for sure, but also promise & hope. This is NOT to be taken as...
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Learning to Support a Griever; When Our Love Met Tragedy

Season #1 Episode #14

Supporting a person who is grieving, especially grieving a suicide loss,  can be quite tricky and is not for the faint of heart. Grieving is hard, hard work but so is supporting the bereaved... especially if you too...
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Tools Part 1; Books, Apps & Podcasts Oh My!

Season #1 Episode #15

Today I head "Down The Rabbit Hole" to discuss some tangible "tools" that I would recommend taking a look at in the quest to find your own. This is a follow up to a previous episode, one of several to come, where I...
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Rejoining the Land of the Living; Mary's Brave Life

Season #1 Episode #16

In this episode, I have a serious conversation with a warm, funny & insightful lady! Mary has experienced a lot of loss - both of her parents to suicide, her first child dies at 3 months old & her...
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What Am I Watching (aka "Binging"); My Thoughts & Recommendations

Season #1 Episode #17

Today, I go "Down the Rabbit Hole" to discuss things I have watched, binged or still want to watch with regards to suicide, loss & grief in general. These are everything from movies to series to documentaries; and...
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Unpacking My Unconscious Mind; Transformation to a Radical Life

Season #1 Episode #18

In today's conversation I talk to Emily Dziedzic of "A Radical Life with Emily". She is a Neurolinguistics Professional, a Master Certified Coach,  who works with clients in 1:1 Breakthrough Coaching to transform so...
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Teasers, Plans & Hopes; We are just getting Started!

Season #1 Episode #19

Today, I go "Down the Rabbit Hole" to kind of reminisce, appreciate where I am AND look ahead (just a bit).  My plan has always been to grow this podcast organically as it calls to me & to talk about things that...
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Brenda's Brutal Reality of Child Loss by Suicide; Delayed Grief & Finding Her New Self

Season #1 Episode #20

In this conversation Brenda & I y=talk about the loss of her 22 year old son to suicide in 2012. And while Brenda, her family & loved ones were grieving it wouldn't be until Feb of 2017 when Chase would...
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Oracle Cards; My Grief inside Woo-ville

Season #1 Episode #21

Today I dive (deep) into 'the rabbit hole' ... I let you into my mind to explore why (& how) I use Oracle cards! Yep -- I said it - Oracle Cards!!!  Many people refer to crystals, Reiki, tarot, oracle ... or...
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Joey Somebody; Sibling Loss, Vulnerability and the Male Ego

Season #1 Episode #22

Today I am sharing a very important conversation. I recently spoke with Joey Dumont, a self-professed 'recovering egoist' who took a year off to write a book about his life, his loss  & 'recovery' that turned into...
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Sharon Survived; How She Defined Her Why

Season #1 Episode #23

Today I share my conversation with suicide attempt survivor Sharon Greenwald. Hear her share her story and how it has led her to find her "why" and a life of purpose AND happiness! She talks openly about depression...
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Birthdays, Holiday & Hard Days; Here's How I Survive it All

Season #1 Episode #24

Today, I go "Down the Rabbit Hole" to talk about some of the hardest days & times of the year that we grievers face - their birthday, the holidays & even the day that they left us. I discuss what I have done...
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