Good Grief Podcast by Mike O'Connell

What you'll find on the Podcasts

Helping plan funerals with honor. Mike O’Connell, funeral director, along with guests, give guidance on topics like, how to write an obituary, preplanning for your funeral, funeral arrangements, as well as how to personalize funeral services. The podcasts also include advice on how to manage grief, what you can do for loved ones who are grieving, and what additional resources are available to you, including self care. Welcome to the Good Grief Podcast.

Funeral Myths

The Truths and Lies About Funeral Myths With Mike O’Connell & Amber Miller (27:25)

October 01, 2022

Discussion on Advance Directives with Mike O'Connell & Dr. Kirsten Severson

My Health, My Decisions: A Discussion on Advance Directives with Mike O’Connell & Dr. Kirsten Severson (38:19)

September 02, 2022
How Preplanning Your Funeral Can Benefit You and Your Family (27:22)

August 05, 2022

Coping with Secondary Loss & Caregiver Grief (39:07)

June 30, 2022

Funeral Do’s and Don’ts: Funeral Etiquette 101 (44:45)

June 01, 2022

How Cemeteries Make Resting in Peace Possible (25:38)

May 05, 2022

A day in the life of a funeral director (58:18)

March 08, 2022

Merging locations to better serve local communities (12:26)

February 24, 2022

Obituaries – A guide to a purposefully lived life (22:09)
February 01, 2022

How to care for your grief during the holiday season (34:39)

December 07, 2021

The importance of celebrating a life (27:22)

November 17, 2021
How to help a grieving friend, as well as what is NOT helpful (50:17)
October 01, 2021

Benefits of pre-arranging your funeral (39:57)

September 03, 2021

Funeral Personalization (30:29)

August 07, 2021

What questions do funeral directors ask? (32:31)

August 01, 2021
Choosing the right funeral home (40:24)
June 23, 2021
Funerals for Veterans (38:18)
May 25, 2021

Flowers for funerals (41:20)

February 24, 2021
Funeral etiquette… What to wear, what to say… (39:01)
March 26, 2021

Should I donate my body to science? (24:36)

March 9, 2021

Grief and the holidays (56:25)

December 02, 2020

Hospice Care – end of life decisions (38.26)

December 01, 2020

Estate planning (48:19)

August 07, 2020

Suicide deaths (16:10)

July 03, 2020
Childhood grief, children & grieving (01:00:41)
June 05, 2020
Helping the healing process with our new grief therapy dog, Finnegan (19:15)
May 08, 2020
Grief resources during COVID-19 (27:04)
April 03, 2020
Death & your financial stability (14:28)
March 06, 2020

Why self-care is important when you are grieving (27:39)

February 07, 2020
Funeral pre-arranging can be overwhelming (15:38)
January 07, 2020