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Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers

Grief and the Holidays with Naila Francis

  • E39
  • 49:15
  • November 10th 2022

Naila Francis is a writer, grief coach, death midwife, ordained interfaith minister and creator of This Hallowed Wilderness which provides compassionate presence and holistic support for the journey of grief, loss and dying. 

She holds space and offers ritual for people at many of life's sacred thresholds, including birth, marriage, death and other transitional passages.

Her work is often informed by her love of poetry, the gifts of healing rooted in nature and community and her commitment to expanding our grief literacy and death awareness.

She is a founding member of Salt Trails Philadelphia, A Community Grief Experience Honoring Grief Through Gatherings, Rituals and Art.

Naila and I talk about expectations, permission and listening to what YOU need as a griever to move through the holiday season.

This Hallowed Wilderness

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Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers

Daughterhood The Podcast is hosted by Rosanne Corcoran, a former primary, sandwich, in-home caregiver, who's been there, done that. Rosanne also leads a monthly Daughterhood Circle support group, as well as a monthly DAWN dementia support group.

This monthly podcast aims to provide insight into navigating the healthcare system, resources, support, and community to those caring for their loved ones. As Rosanne knows first hand, caregiving is filled with uphill challenges, stress and grief, while trying to do the best for your loved one. This podcast offers information, inspiration or even just a little company. Join her in Daughterhood.

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Rosanne Corcoran
Host and Creator of Daughterhood The Podcast

Rosanne cared for her mother over a 12 year span starting as a stealth caregiver, to full time caregiver, to in-home, sandwich caregiver for her mother’s final 6 years.

Rosanne created Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers after experiencing first-hand the stress and isolation caregiving brings along with the lack of meaningful resources for caregivers. The podcast cultivates a dynamic group of subject matter experts to help listeners navigate these uncharted, and many times, tumultuous waters.

The podcast’s subject matter has ranged from legal advice, to establishing boundaries, to end of life care, and the list continues to grow. Guests have included physicians, best-selling authors, dementia experts and more. Caregiving is inherently difficult and this podcast hopes to provide insight, resources, and skills to manage the challenges relating to caregiving, and to know you are not alone!

Rosanne has been featured in CNN Health, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Barron’s, Next Avenue and others. She is also a proud member of AlzAuthors. named Daughterhood the Podcast: For Caregivers #1 in their list of Essential Caregiver Podcasts. Rosanne also facilitates a monthly Daughterhood Circle as well as a monthly DAWN dementia support group.