Playing Devils Advocate Handling grief, Grief support - PLAYING DEVIL'S ADVOCATE

Episode 16

Navigating Grief, Stress & Eternal Love

S1: E16: Navigating Grief, Stress & Eternal Love


Dan Loeffler joins PlayingDA to share his story and discuss how to navigate through the tragic loss of a loved one. Kelly provides interesting resources to commemorate and memorialize loved ones and honor their memory.

Special Guest

Dan Loeffler - Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist.

Time Stamps


[02:10-Meet Dan]

[30:26-Commemorating Eternal Love]

[33:06 - Outro]

Key Takeaways

*Navigating grief is like building an airplane in the air

*Experiencing grief doesn't get easier the more you are exposed to it

*Starting a sentence with 'At least...' is not a comfort to those suffering loss

*Men are notorious 'grief soldiers'

*Short-term distractions can be unhealthy long-term addictions

*Grieving is a personal experience everyone goes through differently, be kind to yourself

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Next Thursday we have special guest Rebecca Mabbett reveal her secret to the success of her iOS app and the odd epiphany that started her on the adventure.

About the Podcast

Talking out the madness in my head-it escalates quickly.

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Kelly Mitchell

Published Author | Book Reviewer | Podcaster | Blogger
Serial Entrepreneur | Casual Gamer | Rebel with a Cause

I am the product of a disco bunny mom and a rocker biker dad from a small town in Nebraska and a survivor of extreme culture shock after moving to Las Vegas. Things are open past 10 pm and they sell beer on Sundays - it was emotional. The duality of disco/rock and country/city lifestyles gives me a unique perspective of the world--and a broad sense of humor about what I see in it.

I earned an Associate in Paralegal Studies and Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with emphasis on serial killers and sexual predators (a catch ‘em or be one ultimatum)--but never entered either field (educational carnage). Instead, my entrepreneurial spirit seized the opportunity of starting a collection business specializing in HOA Collections. For those that don't know, HOAs (homeowner's associations) is infested with daily drama, corruption, and controversy--I loved it. This, my friends should have been a reality show.

The experience exposed me to people from all walks of life and fed my dark sense of humor and curious nature. I excelled in communication and storytelling that entertained the diverse population. I flipped the script to become a full-time author. My experience guides me to write satirical nonfiction invoking thoughtful debate and laughter.

Writing is a slow bit of business when you have opinions on current events--and I’m full of opinions as a strong-willed woman. I turned to podcasting as the ideal medium to entertain others and get the loud madness out of my head and into the world. If you do what you love, it's not a job, it's a dream-and here I am killing it.

If you enjoy my work--or don't, I’m happy to field questions and debate topics. You may always find me lurking at Starbucks or at