Real Life Survival Guide Episode 71 | Connecticut Public Radio

Real Life Survival Guide Episode 71

Feb 24, 2013

This time we’ll be talking about “Grief and Loss”, an issue we’ve been struggling with since the unthinkable violence in Newtown on December 14th. As you’ll hear in the podcast, grief and loss comes in many different forms - everything from the the sudden death of a spouse or a child to the loss of a job, a pet, a relationship... or sometimes even “all of the above”.

Joining me at the beautiful new restaurant Indgo by the Water in Milford were Jocelyn Maminta, Jud Smith, Raeleen Mautner, Holly Adam and Licensed Professional Counselor Amanda Romaniello.

Over her distinguished 20-year broadcast career, Emmy Award nominated News 8 Medical reporter Jocelyn Maminta has anchored and reported for televisions stations in North Carolina, Milwaukee, Texas and Connecticut. A political science graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Jocelyn works tirelessly for many nonprofits across Connecticut. She has been honored countless times for her efforts. She serves on the Board of Friends of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, and is a member of the Junior League of Greater New Haven.

Jocelyn is co-founder of Caroline's Room, a safe haven for families coping with the challenges and uncertainties surrounding the birth of a premature baby. She is also the Founder and CEO of Frangi Pangi, fine hosiery for that bare legged look for women of all colour. Made in the USA with profits supporting Caroline's Room.

Jud Smith is the Superintendent at Orange Hills Country Club in Orange, Connecticut, a public golf course that has been in the Smith family since 1949.

Raeleen Mautner, Ph.D. is a Life Coach, self-help blogger and Author of "Living la Dolce Vita" and a next book to be released in the Srping of '13 "Lemons into Limoncello".

She is also the producer and host of "The Art of Living Well" on WNHU Mondays at 7AM and works as a stress-reduction behaviorist for a heart study at Yale.

Our resident fashionista, Holly Adam has spent thirty years in the rag trade. From shopgirl to Bloomingdale’s Men’s Fashion Director to luxury retail business owner, Holly has seen (and worn) it all. She’s sourced the finest cashmere in the countryside of Scotland and sat in the front rows in Milan and Paris. When not style-spotting, Holly is at the whim of her beloved Scottish terrier Eddie or whipping up a delicacy or two in her kitchen.

It should be noted that she and Mr. Barber share great enthusiasm for their alma mater, Hobart William Smith Colleges.

Amanda D. Romaniello, LPC is the Coordinator of Clinical Services for the Darien and New Canaan Family Centers/Center for Hope.


This episode is dedicated, with love, to our friends and neighbors in Newtown, Connecticut.