Episode from the podcastGrief is a Sneaky Bitch

The River in Her Heart

Released Tuesday, 13th October 2020
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The River in Her Heart with guest Amber Smith
I am so honored to be bringing you the conversation Amber Smith and I shared recently. Amber’s wisdom, warmth and kindness touched my heart and I know it will touch yours too. Amber and her husband, country music singer Granger Smith, lost their 3-year old son River in an accidental drowning in their backyard pool in the summer of 2019.

In today’s episode Amber opens up about what it’s like to be grieving in the public eye. She shares the advice she received about how to tell their other two children about River’s death. She reveals what’s helping her navigate grief in year 2, about their decision to donate River’s organs, and about the work she is doing to carry River’s memory forward through the River Kelly Fund. If you want to learn more about the River Kelly Fund, visit www.riverkellyfund.org.

About The Host
As founder of Reimagining Grief, I’m on a mission to help you find language when you’re at a loss for words. I am changing the narratives of grief. In addition to hosting this podcast, I offer 1:1 grief support, Grief-Smart Workplace Consulting, a unique line of Empathy Cards, and I work as a freelance speaker and writer on the topics of grief, loss and empathy for many outlets including as a VIP contributor to Thrive Global. Learn more by visiting www.reimagininggrief.com and follow my journey on social media @reimagininggrief. If you like this series, please make sure to leave a rating and write a review TODAY on Apple Podcasts.

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Episode Details

Length
52m 39s
Explicit
No
Season
2
Episode Type
Full

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