Grief With Grace

21. Grieving With Love with Jonathon Aslay

October 20, 2020 Lori Latimer Episode 21
Grief With Grace
21. Grieving With Love with Jonathon Aslay
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Grief With Grace
21. Grieving With Love with Jonathon Aslay
Oct 20, 2020 Episode 21
Lori Latimer

How do you grieve with love? In this episode, my friend Jonathon Aslay and I break that down. When we met in 2009, we each had two sons. We had no idea that 10 years later, we’d each have one son in Heaven. Jonathon’s son, Connor, left this life six months before my son, Greg, did.

Jonathon is the author of two books, Understand Men Now, and his most recent book, What The Heck Is Self-Love Anyway.

Jonathon has a huge heart and a witty sense of humor. Both have served him well on his own grief journey the past two years, and both were on full display in this episode where we talked about:

  • His choice to grieve with love - and what that means to him
  • What he chooses to do instead of suffering through his grief
  • What grieving with Grace means to him
  • His experiences connecting with his son using plant-based medicine, and the messages he received during those experiences
  • How self-love helps us in our grief
  • Using self-love as a multivitamin against chaos
  • The moment we fully love ourselves
  • The truth about choices
  • Finding the gifts in the nightmare
  • What to say to someone who’s grieving instead of “I’m sorry for your loss”
  • A way to lean into the remembrance of your child (or other loved one)
  • How he honors his son’s mother, even though they’re divorced

Jonathon also shares his story of his use of drugs and alcohol after his divorce, and how the self-development practices he implemented to rise out of that assisted him when Connor passed away.


Be sure to visit Jonathon’s website here and on YouTube.

Show Notes

How do you grieve with love? In this episode, my friend Jonathon Aslay and I break that down. When we met in 2009, we each had two sons. We had no idea that 10 years later, we’d each have one son in Heaven. Jonathon’s son, Connor, left this life six months before my son, Greg, did.

Jonathon is the author of two books, Understand Men Now, and his most recent book, What The Heck Is Self-Love Anyway.

Jonathon has a huge heart and a witty sense of humor. Both have served him well on his own grief journey the past two years, and both were on full display in this episode where we talked about:

  • His choice to grieve with love - and what that means to him
  • What he chooses to do instead of suffering through his grief
  • What grieving with Grace means to him
  • His experiences connecting with his son using plant-based medicine, and the messages he received during those experiences
  • How self-love helps us in our grief
  • Using self-love as a multivitamin against chaos
  • The moment we fully love ourselves
  • The truth about choices
  • Finding the gifts in the nightmare
  • What to say to someone who’s grieving instead of “I’m sorry for your loss”
  • A way to lean into the remembrance of your child (or other loved one)
  • How he honors his son’s mother, even though they’re divorced

Jonathon also shares his story of his use of drugs and alcohol after his divorce, and how the self-development practices he implemented to rise out of that assisted him when Connor passed away.


Be sure to visit Jonathon’s website here and on YouTube.