SEASON 2 Ep. 12: “How Do We Create Space for Love in the Midst of Grief,” with Guest Marie Alessi

SEASON 2 Ep12: “How do we create space for love in the midst of grief,” with Guest Marie Alessi


            Our guest today, Marie Alessi, is a celebrated author and podcast host of Upspiral Grief. Marie unexpectedly lost her husband and father to their two boys in 2018 to a sudden brain aneurysm. Using her own tools and strong intuition, she created a path back happiness and now shares that with others across the globe.

Marie’s book, Loving Life After Loss, is about her journey of moving to Australia from Vienna, meeting, marrying, and losing Rob, and how she coped and found empowerment throughout her journey. She has since founded a movement with the same title as her book “Loving Life after Loss”. With empathy and understanding, she gently helps lift her clients up from where they are at – with a whole lot of respect for their unique journey. There is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to loss, yet there is a stigma around grief.

Marie and I tackle the myths and peel back the many layers of grief and loss, and how to ignite happiness again.

You can learn more about Marie on her website or


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Resources from SEASON 2 Ep. 12:


Hope and Grief Blog- Continuing Bonds of Love After Loss, 

Grace. Guidance. Gratitude Blog- You Hold Grief with Your Right Hand, Light with Your Left,

Psychology Today Article- Creating a New Life After Loss,

Grieve Well- Mind Mapping Activity,


Loving Life After Loss


Clinical Trials:

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! Hillman Cancer Center- Olaparib in Treating Patients With Advanced Glioma, Cholangiocarcinoma, or Solid Tumors With IDH1 or IDH2 Mutations,

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! Roswell Cancer Center- SurVaxM Vaccine-Brain Cancer Immunotherapy,


CURRENTLY RECRUITING! University of California San Francisco- A New Way to Treat Children and Young Adults With a Brain Tumor Called NGGCT (ages 3-30)

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! UNC Medical Center- A Phase 1 Clinical Trial Using CAR-T for Glioblastoma


UpSpiral Grief with Shannon Traphagen & Marie Alessi

Secrets of Coping with Death with Julia Samuel

Redefining Our Image of a Widow: TEDx

For more resources, visit our resource page here.

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