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Sep 28, 2022

Meghan Riordan Jarvis, MA, LCSW is a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and grief, and loss, and works in private practice in Washington, DC.

After experiencing PTSD after the deaths of both of her parents within two years of each other, Meghan started the platform “Grief is My Side Hustle”, which includes her popular blog, links to her podcast under the same name, and her free writing workshop, “grief mates.”

Meghan offers public and private sector consultation to leadership teams working to increase emotional fluency and care in decision-making and intentional business culture development.

Meghan’s memoir, “End of the Hour”, published by Zibby Books, is forthcoming.



Hello, everyone! Meghan Riordan Jarvis is on today's show. Today, we talk about grief, how it manifests in the body, and moving forward with novelty. Meghan also talks about her experience with grief, the importance of compassion, and how to navigate grief and loss.

Let’s dive in!

In this Episode you’ll learn:

  • [08:19] A bit about Meghan.
  • [18:02] Trauma in the body.
  • [20:32] Grief and novelty.
  • [27:04] Compassion.
  • [30:48] Is anything good for grief?
  • [39:16] Techniques for grievers.



  • “PTSD is something you live with.” [11:45]
  • “Grief is the energy that is created by loss.” [22:17]
  • “Feelings are our interpretations of our emotions.” [48:07]


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