Health and Wellness

Good Mourning: The Many Faces of Grief

Darcie D. Sims, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS

Good Mourning: The Many Faces of Grief – THE LANGUAGE OF GRIEF

This week we’re going to talk about The Language of Grief…the words we use to describe what we’re experiencing and how we are feeling about it. Americans are one of the most death denying cultures in the world. We won’t even say that people have died. We will say everything but “they died”. How are we going to be able to speak about how we feel if we do not have a language that expresses the deep emotions of grief?
My guest will be Alan Pedersen, a singer songwriter from Roseville, CA. Alan is a bereaved Dad and founder of Angels Across the USA project. As an award winning songwriter, Alan uses words in a unique and special way to share his feelings about grief. His own grief journey changed both his life and his music. Now he travels the world, bringing hope and healing through the power of musical words.
Be sure to check out Alan’s website, or You can contact him by email at .

We’ll also begin a new feature of our show, sharing “Dumb Things That People Have Said to the Bereaved” so we can moan and groan together. And then we’ll share some helpful words as well. It’s a fast paced hour of exploring the Language of Grief.

Visit me, Darcie D. Sims, your host, at or Stop by and share in the power of words.

Talk to you soon. Thanks for the little while.