Comedian Evan Williams lost his brother to CF (Cystic Fibrosis) and his mother to complications from Lyme disease a year later.
The roller coaster of grief that life puts you on, coupled with Evan's own struggles with sobriety make for some serious insights into why we do what we do.
Evan is about as open and vulnerable as any of my guests have been, and I can't thank him for coming on and discussing his life as frankly as he does.
For more info on Evan, check out his website http://evanwilliamscomedy.com/
Follow him on twitter @ItsEvanWilliams
This episode features an in depth interview with Alan Pedersen, Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) the self-help support group that Jordon's sibling support group is a part of. Alan lost his daughter Ashley in 2001, and in the despair he was feeling, he re-immersed himself into his musical career, and began writing songs that reflected what he was going through and what he wished he could say to his daughter.
Shortly after selling CDs of his music at a Compassionate Friends national conference, he began playing his music at local chapters around the country.
For more info on The Compassionate Friends go to http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx
There you can find the nearest local chapter to you via the chapter locator, as well as info on upcoming regional and national conferences.
For more info on Alan and how to buy his music, go to http://thegrieftoolbox.com/products/best-alan-pedersen or you can find him directly on iTunes at