Poetry, the written and spoken word can be an important companion during times of grief, giving us comfort, strength and a sense of belonging.
As part of my podcast series “Soul Cravings” I am delighted to bring you my conversation with Kim Langley – speaker, coach and author of the poetry collection and grief companion “Send my roots rain.”
In this episode we talk about the book, Kim’s own experience of grief, how she coped, her advice for self care during grief and tips for those who are interested in becoming a speaker or writer.
“Send my roots rain” does 4 things in 1:
- help sign-posting our grief journey when we feel lost,
- offering poems from a variety of cultural and religious traditions,
- each followed by a brief meditation,
- and quotation, with questions for contemplation, journaling, or group discussion.
The book is a thoughtful companion if you are going through or preparing for grief, if you work in the helping profession and support people with grief (eg in therapy or counselling, hospice, palliative, pastoral care and much more).
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE
Watch the trailer on YouTube HERE
Kim’s website is lifebalanceenterprises.com
Check out all other episodes of my podcast Soul Cravings here