Checking In, Catching up, and Course!

Published almost 1 year ago • 3 min read

A weekly newsletter delivering sibling loss specific grief resources, support and validation, coping strategies, sibling loss stories, news from The Broken Pack, and much more- including exclusive content and opportunities for subscribers.

Hello, Reader !

When faced with personal stressors, I have to accept that when I am tired or have difficult interactions, like many people I have less ability to tolerate distress or function as well as when I am rested or feeling healthy. I become moody, hangry, and irritable.

I've noticed lately that these are the times when I want to pick up the phone and call my brother. He'd understand. And, I know he would listen without judgment as he was one of the few (maybe the only person) in my life to have ever loved me without conditions or expectations.

In one of these moments over this past weekend, I found myself sitting on the couch unable to call my brother and feeling my mood plummet. The wave of grief combined with already feeling defeated, angry, and sad felt paralyzing. However, I just decided to start talking to Tony anyway, and could just about hear his response in my head. I suddenly felt somewhat better.

As, I think about next weekend and Father's Day, I am already finding myself talking to him more. I'll share more later this week in a special edition of Wild Grief focused on coping with Father's Day for grieving siblings and supporting grieving siblings.

Catching up


As of this newsletter, we are well into the second season of the podcast. We are tackling difficult topics of race, family dynamics, estrangement, and so much more. The guests this season include several therapists, a historian, several authors, a runner, a somatic grief specialist, and others. The commonality: they are all sibling loss survivors and I am honored they have entrusted me to help tell their stories.

Every episode from season two is being released weekly on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Season one is fully out on audio platforms and on our website and will be released on YouTube later this summer.

To catch up on the podcast click here or go to wherever you listen to your podcasts!

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Course Pre-sale ends July 7th!

Sharing my Story of Sibling Loss: A Primer is on pre-sale now! Seats are limited! And, this initial pricing of $194 is the lowest the course it will be offered!

What is this course about, you may be wondering! Let me tell you!

It will help you take a deeper look into your sibling relationship, the loss, and the impact of both of those on you. It will be a mix of learning, reflection, and writing - in which my hope is that you will learn about yourself, your sibling relationship, family dynamics, the loss, your grief (and grief in general as well as sibling grief specifically), and relative psychological concepts.

In the end, you will have a cohesive memoir of sorts that you can reflect on, review, share, and edit. AND, if you so choose, you will have the option of sharing this story on a special episode of the podcast.

You will have access to an interactive online community of peers (including myself) for a year and several years' access to the course materials (including any updates made to the course in that time).

I am pleased to offer a presale sale price on this course of $194! (The value is $499).

Seats in this course will be limited to ensure it meets your needs! So, if you are interested, please sign up before the sale ends on July 7th!

To sign up, go to the website (, click on the menu “Community & Course Space” where you can sign up!
This self-paced course will begin on July 10th!

Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone who may be interested.

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I'm Dr. Angela Dean, a sibling loss survivor, a thanatologist, and a psychologist in private practice. I'm also the founder & owner of The Broken Pack™, an organization supporting adult survivors of adult sibling loss. We are also committed to supporting survivors and educating others on sibling loss and grief. Sign up to receive our newsletter, WIld Grief, to stay up to date!

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