Life, Death & Tarot

Life, Death & Tarot
A non-magical approach to tarot.

Episode 021 - Kayla
Oct 31, 2019 • 41 min
Meet Kayla! I have a treat for you today involving time travel—listen to my interview via tarot reading with Kayla in May of 2018 and get an update from her since that tarot reading in October of 2019! This was an incredible reading and Kayla’s update is…
La Petite Mortisode No. 20 - Understanding vs. Closure
Oct 10, 2019 • 18 min
Closure vs. Understanding…..what are you seeking? In my work as a death companion and in my work as a thanatologist, I see how people handle and process loss. Even myself. Do you tend to seek closure, or understanding? In this Mortisode, learn the…
Episode 020 - Simon
Oct 3, 2019 • 80 min
In this episode, you get to meet Simon. I’ve known Simon since 2011 when I met him on a trip to Israel. He’s in Paris, France now, and I’m in Kentucky. We connected over tarot cards in Israel all those years ago (because I brought a deck with me) and now…
La Petite Mortisode No. 19 - Lilac Days
May 9, 2019 • 31 min
There’s a name for the period of time after a loss and before you feel ‘normal’ again—those are called lilac days. In this episode, we talk about the lilac days, self care vs. community care, and ways to support your community. If you are grieving or you…
Episode 019 - Death Companioning with Guest Lucinda Herring
May 2, 2019 • 90 min
In this episode, meet Lucinda Herring, author of Reimagining Death, Licensed Funeral Director and long-time home funeral guide. Why is she on this podcast? So we can talk about Death Companioning and Lucinda’s work in this field. In addition to this, I…
La Petite Mortisode No. 18 - Sympathy Notes
Dec 6, 2018 • 26 min
What’s the difference between sympathy and empathy? How do you write a sympathy note (better yet, what should you NOT write in a sympathy note)? I share the most popular article I ever wrote (from way back in April of 2012 all about sympathy notes) and if…
Episode 018 - Jade
Nov 29, 2018 • 57 min
My interview with Jade happened 6 months ago and she’s undergone quite a transformation! Stick around to hear the update from Jade at the end. I also share some wonderful listener feedback on the Astrology episode and am happy to announce that we are now…
La Petite Mortisode No. 17 - Astrology
Nov 22, 2018 • 94 min
I’m very excited to share with you a conversation I had about astrology. Astrology, like tarot, is another old tradition that still exists in modern day. How can astrology fit into modern life? In this episode, I interview Sara Hawthorne, a vedic…
Episode 017 - Amie
Nov 15, 2018 • 70 min
Vocational Discernment is an old-school religious tool that the non-religious and self-reflective can use too! In this interview with Amie via a tarot reading, we talk oak leaves, red triangles, mental health and vocational discernment. I also update you…
La Petite Mortisode No. 16 - Support
Oct 18, 2018 • 36 min
After a break, we’re back, and with an episode that tells you not only what happened, but but also what I learned in my time away. Or, I should say, re-learned. Life gets heavy for all of us at some point, and if you want to get better at being a support…
Episode 016 - Lauren
Aug 16, 2018 • 35 min
Lauren pulled the death card!!!!! It’s my favorite card in a tarot deck, so I was suuuuper excited to see it pop up. And, it absolutely aligned with where Lauren is headed in her life. If you are pondering big life changes, give this episode a listen to…
La Petite Mortisode No. 15 - Overwhelmed
Aug 9, 2018 • 29 min
So overwhelmed you can’t think straight…ever been there? I was last week. Expert Ashley Rouster Rigby shares two ways to handle overwhelm, and how part of what might be causing your overwhelm might have to do with your gender.
Episode 015 - Allyson
Aug 2, 2018 • 41 min
At 29-years-old, Allyson is right where you’ve been yourself—maybe you’re there right now. She’s asking the question we all find ourselves voicing at some point: ”Am I on track?” In this episode, we explore what being on track looks like and how to know…
La Petite Mortisode No. 14 - Tarot Cheat Sheet
Jul 26, 2018 • 40 min
In this La Petite Mortisode, you will learn the basic meaning of each of the four suits in a tarot deck, and the meaning of some important tarot symbols: the moon, grapes, roses, fish and the tomb.
Episode 014 - Michael
Jul 19, 2018 • 62 min
Anxiety—It’s something many of us know well, including me. Michael and I had A LOT to discuss thanks in part to the two jumper cards that showed up in his reading. The Hermit card also appeared in Michael’s future position. Listen to the update at the end…
La Petitie Mortisode No. 13 - Meaning
Jul 12, 2018 • 36 min
Research shows that when a person feels a sense of meaning or purpose in life, they also have higher day-to-day levels of mental and physical health. So what do you do if you don’t have a sense of meaning? Or don’t know your purpose? There are lots of…
Episode 013 - Mary
Jul 5, 2018 • 38 min
This episode brings us a jumper card—the 3 of Cups! Also known as the female friendship card, or girl squad or Galentine’s card (I made that last one up, but….it’s accurate.) You get to meet Mary today, a Mother, a Wife, a healthcare professional. Mary…
La Petite Mortisode No. 12 - Shadowloss
Jun 28, 2018 • 16 min
Announcement! Shadowloss is not only a term I created to describe losses in life that don’t have a dead body, but it’s also the title OF MY BOOK! A few Mortisodes ago, I told you what my big goal was: to write a book. It’s happening! Podcast listeners…
Episode 012 - Emily
Jun 21, 2018 • 48 min
Ever wonder what life is like for a funeral director? Probably a lot like yours. This week, meet Emily. She shares part of her life with us as we consult the cards. There are TWO queens in Emily’s reading and lots of symbolism. There’s also an update from…
La Petite Mortisode No. 11 - Discovery
Jun 14, 2018 • 32 min
The discoverer has a heck of a lot more to gain than the discovered. So many people harbor a secret wish that someone else will come along and discover them. At end of life, many people discover that not only did that not happen, but it never will. You…
Episode 011 - Tuesday
Jun 7, 2018 • 57 min
Meet Tuesday Addams: young professional by day, creative burlesque performer by night. Do you have parts of your life that don’t mix? Don’t cross over? Don’t mingle? Many of us do. Hear how Tuesday navigates this issue, and also learn about burlesque! I…
La Petite Mortisode No. 10 - Monet Friends
May 31, 2018 • 20 min
It’s Mortisode time! We talk about ‘Monet Friends’ today….what are they? When we encounter difficult moments in life, it often shifts the relationships we have in life. Sometimes, we react by wanting to ‘cut people out’ as it provides a sense of security…
Episode 010 - Greta
May 24, 2018 • 48 min
It’s graduation season. What are you graduating from right now? School? A relationship? Bad habits? In this episode, meet Greta—a soulful young woman on the brink of graduating with a Masters in Social Work. Stay tuned for an update at the end! Join us in…
La Petite Mortisode No. 9 - What is Thanatology?
May 16, 2018 • 26 min
You would have thought THIS would have been my first Mortisode! Well, better late than never. In this episode, I tell you what thanatology is, explain how most Thanatologists use it, how we classify thanatology and what part of the thanatology world I…
Episode 009 - Lacey
May 10, 2018 • 42 min
Minnesota Winters and Triple Blooms
La Petite Mortisode No. 8 – People Are Not Toxic, People Are Human
May 3, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, I propose we make an adjustment to how we use the word ‘toxic’ to describe another human being. I show you why this is problematic behavior for ourselves because it eliminates the opportunity for us to offer compassion. I share a little…
Episode 008 - Matt
Apr 25, 2018 • 76 min
A spitting Santa who blinds you, the little voice, seeds from childhood ‘blooming’ in adulthood, and figuring out how to be happy. I am so honored and pleased to introduce you to Matt, an individual I admire and appreciate and know from my hardcore yoga…
La Petite Mortisode - No. 7 - Intuition vs. Bias
Apr 19, 2018 • 36 min
We talk about intuition (aka gut feelings) vs. bias in this Mortisode. How do you tell the difference? Is one BS? How do you recognize it intuition? How the heck does tarot relate, and what can you do to become better at listening to that inner voice? I…
Episode 007 - Jenn
Apr 12, 2018 • 42 min
You get to meet Jenn in this episode. Anyone ever know you need to let something go…..but you don’t know what could possibly fill its place? And so the fear of not knowing what to expect has held you back from letting something go? You might resonate with…
La Petite Mortisode - No. 6 - Regret and Corpse Pose
Apr 5, 2018 • 38 min
In this Mortisode, we get intimate with a thanatologically-informed perspective on regret, that bitter friend most of us encounter at some point in life. I had a really terrible week this week, completely scrapped what I planned to do for the 6th…
Episode 006 - Caroline
Mar 29, 2018 • 64 min
Ever feel a conflict between your analytical side and your spiritual side? Your head and your heart? Ever feel like you are floating, and not sure where you are headed? You might identify with Caroline’s story. She shares a peek into her own life as we…
La Petite Mortisode - No. 5 - Disenfranchised Grief
Mar 22, 2018 • 27 min
In this Mortisode, we learn about Disenfranchised Grief: what it is, and what you can do when you spot it in real life. Sometimes, knowing the name of something helps you cope with it. Have you experienced this kind of grief before? What helped you…
Episode 005 - Kasey
Mar 15, 2018 • 54 min
Taking big leaps in life….takes a lot of courage! You get to meet Kasey in this episode, an extremely talented makeup artist based in NYC. Kasey’s story inspires me to take risks and follow my dreams—hopefully, he will for you too. Stick around to hear…
La Petite Mortisode - No. 4 - Judgement and Drama
Mar 8, 2018 • 26 min
This series on friendship is all about looking within….not out. It’s an opportunity to check in with ourselves and take a reading—are you being the kind of friend you want to be during difficult times?
Episode 004 - Jessica
Mar 1, 2018 • 58 min
This episode is all about embracing opportunity, despite any bumps in the road. This episode includes a real-life, in person update! Jessica and I got to meet in person weeks and weeks after her initial episode.
La Petite Mortisode - No. 3 - What We Reject In Others, We Often Don’t Allow in Ourselves
Feb 21, 2018 • 32 min
What we reject in others, we often don’t allow in ourselves.
Episode 003 - Cora
Feb 15, 2018 • 44 min
Sometimes the signs we’re given are not the signs we want. Meet Cora, a woman struggling with relationship challenges many have found themselves in at some point in their lives. What are you hanging on to in your own life, and why?
La Petite Mortisode - No. 2 - Figure Out Your Purpose
Feb 8, 2018 • 30 min
It’s our second Little Deathisode—La Petite Mortisode No. 2. We are going to talk about purpose, profession, passions, preferences and people. Why? Because a lot of us struggle with the idea that we may have a unique purpose in life. And it’s hard to get…
Episode 002 - Dana
Feb 1, 2018 • 34 min
Sometimes, we need to step back and remind ourselves that things are good, and we got this. Episode 2 brings us Dana, a baker from Oregon. We talk about rainbow scrunchies, elopement and imposter syndrome. Also, croissants because she is an expert in…
La Petite Mortisode - No. 1 - How to Read Tarot For Yourself
Jan 25, 2018 • 11 min
Surprise! Little Death? Try little death-episode. Deathisode? These are small episodes that touch on the big stuff that comes up in tarot interviews. In this Mortisode we talk about how to get started with tarot in your own life in a non-magical way.
Episode 001 - Kat
Jan 18, 2018 • 34 min
What does finding loose change and attending wine tastings have to do with smoothing the stormy seas of life? Find out in this episode! You’ll get to meet Kat—a gal with a career in finance and an old house she’s making into a new home. The tarot card…
Episode 000 - Tarot Is Not Magic
Nov 29, 2017 • 7 min
Host Cole Imperi gives you a preview of Life, Death & Tarot, and explains why tarot is not magic.