Self Talk #58: INTERVIEW: Shelley Buck and Kathy Curtis, Grief Authors

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Shelley Buck and Kathy Curtis are life-long friends who came together to write Leave Your Light On: The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit, a book about the loss of Shelley's young musician son, Ryder.

In this important and poignant episode, we talk deeply and honestly about grief and grieving:

• How can we move through such a painful experience when it feels as though it will never end?
• Is there a point when we should "get over it" and move past our grief?
• What are some of the ways to honor a loved one who has died?
• How can we live in our new, altered life after losing a loved one?

More about my guests:

Shelley Buck
Shelley Buck was born into a creative family in the Midwest and moved to California after college to follow her dream of working for Disney. It was there she met and fell in love with her husband, Chris, who worked in animation. After they married and had their first child, Ryder, she stayed home to be a full-time mom to him and the two brothers who followed.

She is a storyteller and artist, which she expresses through her original jewelry at ShelRae Designs. When Ryder was diagnosed with cancer and the journey went to unimaginable places, she poured her heart into writing their story. Her lessons in parenting through these tribulations, combined with the power of Ryder’s larger-than-life spirit, offer profound messages for living in the light.

Kathy Curtis
Kathy Curtis moved into Shelley’s neighborhood when they were both 12 years old and an instant, lifelong friendship took root. She has worked as a healing artist and writer since 1991. Her programs support the transformation of grief, illness, and emotional barriers through creative expression. She is the author of Invisible Ink, a memoir about her own journey through grief. The unique writing process that brought her so much healing has since become a successful program, online and at various venues in the Midwest.

Kathy’s intimate connection to the Buck family, combined with her writing and healing background, made her the perfect person to partner with Shelley on the creation of this book.

Full audio: selftalkpodcast.com

More from Shelley and Kathy:
Book: https://www.leaveyourlightonbook.com
IG: https://www.instagram.com/shelraebuck/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelley.buck • https://www.facebook.com/RyderBuck
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shelbuckeroos5
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