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Episode 105: “Living Centered in Sorrow, Grief, and Hope”

Featuring Al Andrews

This week our friend, therapist and founder and executive director of Porter’s Call, Al Andrews, sits down with Mickenzie and Lindsey for a beautiful conversation about grief and sorrow and their connection to hope. He invites us into a new understanding of the seasons of waiting and offers a path toward wholeheartedness, even ending our time by reading a poem! Don’t miss this incredible conversation!

Meet this episode’s expert

Al Andrews is the founder and executive director of Porter’s Call, a non-profit in Franklin, TN that has offered free counsel, support, and encouragement to recording artists since 2001. A 1976 graduate of the University of North Carolina, he is a life-long Tar Heel fan. He is the co-author of The Silence of Adam, author of an illustrated children’s book, The Boy, the Kite and the Wind and a Christmas book, A Walk One Winter Night.  

Al loves Southern writers (particularly Wendell Berry and Pat Conroy) and poets (particularly Mary Oliver and Billy Collins), is quite partial to chicken wings, and loves live music and theater. He lives in Nashville, TN with his poet/artist/counselor wife of 32 years, Nita, and has two sons, Brent 26 and Hunter 29.

Mentioned in this episode

The Ways We Grieve

Understanding the Emotional and Biological Process that Binds Us All

The grief process is something our body naturally does to help us navigate the complexity of loss, heartache, and pain—creating room for us to heal.
The Ways We Grieve will help normalize your experience with grief, give you insight as to how we grieve, and invite you into a place of hope, peace, and wisdom.

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