© 2024 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Better Ways To Treat Heavy Hearts

Grief is everywhere. Whether a loved one has died, you lost your job, your wedding is cancelled... It’s all grief. There are things people say that are meant to help, but can really hurt, so Megan Devine, author of It’s OK That You’re Not OK, has some ideas about how we can all be better grievers.

Watch the video Megan made with Astha Shrestha, "How do you Help a Grieving Friend?"

You’ll also hear from a 22 year-old Simsbury woman whose dream career path at Disney World got cut short when Covid-19 hit the U.S.

You may have noticed that more of your friends have been adopting new pets lately. Montana Cateni from Pack Leaders Rescue, and a professionally certified dog behaviorist, talks us through best practices to socialize and train your new family member during a pandemic. 

Plus, a report from Madrid, Spain, from my 8 year-old niece, Arwen. She'll tell us her idea to contain the virus - literally.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Story ideas are encouraged.


  • Megan Devine is a psychotherapist, grief advocate, and author of It’s OK that you’re not OK
  • Emily Cole is a 22 year-old Simsbury resident who was a character attendant at Disney World in Orlando through their Disney College Program
  • Montana Cateni is co-founder of Pack Leaders Rescue of CT, and a professionally certified dog behaviorist
  • Arwen Gladis Pérez-Sauquillo is Chion Wolf's 8 year-old niece, living in Madrid, Spain

Catie Talarski contributed to this show.

Chion Wolf is the host of Audacious with Chion Wolf on Connecticut Public, featuring conversations with people who have uncommon or misunderstood experiences, conditions, or professions.

Stand up for civility

This news story is funded in large part by Connecticut Public’s Members — listeners, viewers, and readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

We hope their support inspires you to donate so that we can continue telling stories that inform, educate, and inspire you and your neighbors. As a community-supported public media service, Connecticut Public has relied on donor support for more than 50 years.

Your donation today will allow us to continue this work on your behalf. Give today at any amount and join the 50,000 members who are building a better—and more civil—Connecticut to live, work, and play.

Related Content