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I absolutely love this conversation with Gary. He is passionate, deep and wise in all things grief. Grief is such an interesting conversation and this is the first conversation around grief we’ve ever had on the show. Whether it’s grief from a breakup or grief from loss, he offers very tangible solutions. I hope you enjoy this conversation with the incredible Gary Roe.

About Gary Roe:

Award‑winning author, speaker, and grief specialist Gary Roe is a compassionate and trusted voice in grief‑recovery who has been bringing comfort, hope, encouragement, and healing to hurting, wounded hearts for more than 30 years. Click here to get a free excerpt of his new book, Comfort for Grieving Hearts. For more information visit

Inside this episode, Gary shares:

  • How being connected to people in quality, loving relationships makes him feel most alive
  • That we have to have a sense of safety in order to heal from what’s happened to us and to grow past it
  • Things that can help people to feel safe
  • That shielding ourselves from emotional pain keeps us from love, life, and safety
  • How high-achievers are actually seeking self-worth and validation.
  • His path to a career working in grief
  • His belief that one of the key skills in life is learning to grieve well
  • That grief is a natural, healthy response to change and loss in life.
  • Perspectives on the human habit of suppressing grief
  • Reflections on the pattern of regret in grief
  • How working in hospice leads him to live from his heart
  • That living with the most purpose requires figuring out who we are
  • His belief that life is really designed to be about relationships
  • The concept that grief is always about more than the loss itself

You can find more about Gary Roe at:

Website | Blog | Facebook


Comfort for Grieving Hearts Free e-books and courses by Gary Roe   Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach! Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program

Meet Samantha Skelly

Samantha Skelly is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert who has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform and continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through the Phoenix Formula, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her Amazon best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.