Expecting Sunshine with Alexis Marie Chute

 In Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Mental Health, Relationships, Stress

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Date: April 17, 2017

Episode Description for Expecting Sunshine

After the loss of her son, Alexis Marie Chute experienced tremendous grief.  She is now trying to start an open dialogue about grief with her book “EXPECTING SUNSHINE A journey of grief, healing, and pregnancy after loss.”

 Dr. Risk’s Thoughts

I believe that grief isn’t discussed enough.  A lot of people  are afraid of such deep emotions, that they don’t know what to do.  My hat is off to Alexis for sharing such a powerful and personal story about the death of her son.  It is difficult for others to understand another person’s grief, no matter how close we are to them.  Alexis has discussed her own grief, and then tries to look at everything from her husband’s point of view to understand his.  They both grieve completely differently, and this, I believe, is very important.  We all need to come to terms in our own time, following our own heart.

Guest Information

Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning writer, artist and filmmaker and has set herself apart for her bereavement advocacy. She is a leading expert in creativity and healing. She has become an advocate in supporting and educating others on how to process their grief in creative and authentic ways, promoting healing through the arts and sharing stories in community. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and photography from the University of Alberta, and her Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Chute is a highly regarded public speaker and has traveled around the world presenting on art, writing, and the healing capacities of creativity.  Her documentary film, also called Expecting Sunshine, subtitled, “The truth about pregnancy after loss” follows her second pregnancy after loss. She is widely published in anthologies and magazines, and her artwork has been exhibited internationally with critical acclaim. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband and their three living children.

Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss is available for pre-order on Amazon  through She Writes Press wherever books are sold. Learn more about her book and documentary, Expecting Sunshine: The Truth About Pregnancy After Loss, at www.ExpectingSunshine.com.

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