Miscarriage, stillbirth, and post-traumatic growth. An interview with Rachel Pritz

Miscarriage, stillbirth, and post-traumatic growth.  An interview with Rachel Pritz

In 21st century America, it is easy to assume that every pregnancy results in a happy, healthy baby.  Yet, as many as one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage.  The path through infant loss is complex; how can you support someone well?  In the first of a two-part series, Rachel Pritz discusses miscarriage, stillbirth, and post-traumatic growth.

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My father died: lessons in navigating loss and creating cultures of caring. An interview with Gale Nichols

My father died:  lessons in navigating loss and creating cultures of caring.  An interview with Gale Nichols

How can you create cadences of care within your organization?  What does it look like to have everyone invested, actively supporting hurting employees?  Gale Nichols works at the Kelley School of Business and she played an important part in my own story of loss.  Gale shares about the death of her father as well as how she created a culture of proactive care in her role as the Director of Student Services and Global Programs. 

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I had a breakdown last night: working while anxious and overwhelmed. An interview with Drew Kincius

I had a breakdown last night:  working while anxious and overwhelmed.  An interview with Drew Kincius

Responsibilities at work, stress about money, anxiety manifested in physical ailments, what happens when the pressure reaches a boiling point?  Drew Kincius talks about the scary night when it all became too much, when he tried to walk into traffic. His journey towards stability, with the help of his community, offers perspective to people on the edge of overwhelm.  If you work with or care for someone coping with anxiety, this episode is for you.   

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My husband had a brain injury: the challenge of long-term disability. An interview with Bess Malek-Maiorano

My husband had a brain injury:  the challenge of long-term disability.  An interview with Bess Malek-Maiorano

In a moment, everything can change.  A traumatic brain injury dramatically altered life for Baher Malek, a software designer, and his family.  Bess Malek-Mariano speaks about the exhaustion of providing long-term care, the shock of injury, and the challenge of embracing long-term disability.  Listeners gain perspective and actionable tips on how to help those coping with the reality of extended care for someone that is not going to get better.

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Podcast Trailer: How loss affects your workplace and why empathy matters

Podcast Trailer:  How loss affects your workplace and why empathy matters

Grief costs American businesses upwards of $100 billion dollars a year.  This is a staggering number.  As an employer or a manager, how you help (or ignore) employees in crisis has a direct impact on your bottom line.  The trailer of the Handle with Care podcast unpacks this data and frames how you can help employees survive, stabilize, and thrive in the aftermath of disruption. 

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We are adopting a child: an interview with Beth and Andy Long

We are adopting a child:  an interview with Beth and Andy Long

Adopting a child can be a long process, full of waiting and hoping and so much paperwork.  Friends, family, and coworkers can be unaware of the stress and high emotion involved.  Beth and Andy Long share the story of bringing Drew from the forest of the Democratic Republic of Congo to Bloomington, Indiana and the hardest six months of their lives.  In that story, they reflect on how people supported them well, the dangers of work/home compartmentalization, and the bravery it takes to create change in a workplace culture. 

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