When our guest Diana Brown watched the twin towers fall she was struck by deep sorrow and became motivated to speak out about the impacts of war loss and her MIA father. She knew thousands of lives would be changed forever because of the loved ones not found.
Diana is familiar with military lifestyle and culture and brings a wealth of knowledge to this topic. She became a combat loss survivor at five years old when she lost her father in the Korean War. She was the spouse of a soldier deployed to Viet Nam while pregnant with her first child. And from 2008-2013 she provided professional support to active duty military members and their families in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Why this Topic Appeals to Diana
After living for decades with the negative impacts of not talking about her loss, Diana is now compelled to share her story and encourage others to speak out rather than suffer “the detrimental effects of the silent and implied message we don’t talk about death
."What Brought Diana to Speak Out
After 50 years of functioning like a robot without realizing the limiting impact that grief was having on her life, Diana now works to prevent others from being lost in pain. On the outside she was going through the motions of living and it looked like she was just fine. She went to school, married, raised a family, worked, received an MA, and accomplished her goals. On the inside however, there was a deep sorrow that no one knew about except her. She could not smile or laugh without faking it because nothing inside her felt happy. She even hated to have her photo taken because she knew she would have to fake a smile and then feel like a fraud. She would look at people who were laughing and yearn for the joy she saw. She would think ‘there must be more to life, but she did not know how to access it’. Today she teaches others how to move beyond grief and step back into life.More about our guest
Diana is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been helping individuals and families for the past 20 years. She is also a Certified Enneagram Coach working with individual and family transformation.
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+The Death Chicks was created to shine light on the tabooed topics of death, dying, grief, and loss. We're listening to all perspectives and having the conversations that we as human beings who live and die on this earth, need to have, without fear of judgement.
+Patty Burgess Brecht is the President of Possibility for Doing Death Differently and Teaching Transitions. She is an End-of-Life Educator and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. She is the developer of the End of Life Specialist Training and Certification (CEOLS), and teaches individuals and organizations how to Do Death Differently by not being overwhelmed or afraid of death, but to seek and experience the joy, the passion, and the even the exhilaration inherent in the honor of BEing with the dying. Her video-based, online, inspiring course is used in hospices, hospitals, home care, colleges and universities across the country and is now open to individuals who are drawn to this work.www.doingdeathdifferently.com
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