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...


BONUS EPISODE; Guided Sleep Meditation

Season #1 Episode #25

Today Chellor of "Chellor's House of Rocks" will guide you into a place in your mind to help you ease into sleep or rest.  For me, sleep has eluded me SO much since losing Alex to suicide so I am always looking for...
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Creating "Esther & Astor" ; A Sister's Love Lives On

Season #1 Episode #26

This conversation is with an amazingly bright light of a human being.  Cara Perkins lost older sister Leah (Cox) unexpectedly in 2018 to suicide. In Cara's own words:"I work day to day as an interior designer in the...
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Chellor's House of Rocks; Finding a Healing Community

Season #1 Episode #28

Today I have an AWESOME conversation with Chellor. This was such a fun conversation for me as this lovely lady, & her community, have become a necessary part of my wellness 'toolkit' ...of my heart & life. I...
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Season 1 ReCap; What Should I Listen to Next?

Season #1 Episode #29

Today I go "down the rabbit hole" and give you a recap of the conversations that I had this season. And remember that there are just as many short, solo 'down the rabbit hole' episodes as well, but I will not be...
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"Are They Really Gone?; Alchemy of Science and Spirit"

Season #1 Episode #30

Today I am sharing my conversation with Lenore Matthew PhD, MSW.  She is a researcher/practitioner from the field of social work, as well as a young widow and a survivor of suicide loss of her husband. Prior to her...
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BONUS! What is Clubhouse; Is it a 'Safe Space' for Grievers?

Season #1 Episode #31

Today I take a 'mini-dive' into the new(ish) & super relevant social media app "Clubhouse" that is creating a lot of buzz out there in the social media world. Today I just give you some "basics" because IF you are...
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BONUS 2 "The Fog is Real; THIS is your Brain on Trauma"

Season #1 Episode #32

Today I go 'down the rabbit hole" in this BONUS episode between seasons. I talk talk about grief trauma from loss by suicide & how it affects our brain - suicide loss causes brain trauma. Say that again, Suicide...
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Greif Dreams; What DO They Mean?

Season #2 Episode #1

This episode is my conversation with Dr. Joshua Black who is arguably the world's leading expert on the topic of GRIEF DREAMS. It was so eye opening for me. We all dream but dreams are so complicated… and no surprise,...
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Acceptance & Change after Suicide Loss; "You used to be ..."

Season #2 Episode #2

"You used to be …much more muchier"  Whether we are saying it to ourselves in the mirror or hearing it from others (either literally or in those 'loud glances' we get from someone), I am certain you too have heard...
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No More "S" Word; A Daughter's Legacy

Season #2 Episode #3

Today, my conversation is with Jamie Fabroa.  She lost her father Wilmer, to suicide 10 years ago but he is still always with her in heart. Jamie now works to bring awareness to help prevent suicide by furthering...
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Tools Part 2; Engaging Your Senses In Grief Healing

Season #2 Episode #4

Today, I am publishing Part 2 of "Tools" … the first one is (way) back in Season 1, Episode 15. It's worth a re-visit even if you listened to it then. Today I talk about MORE TOOLS that I use in my daily (or weekly)...
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Rebecca Jax Holistic Healing; Grief is a Mystical Journey

Season #2 Episode #5

Today I talk with Rebecca of "Rebecca Jax Holistic Healing". She lost her only sibling, her brother Jack, to suicide in 2018 and her life was completely turned inside out and she nearly followed in his shadow. Becci...
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