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Check out the links below to hear and see Michelle speak about how experiences with caregiving, death and grief inform to her work.

Jack Has a Plan

Interview about Jack Has a Plan Movie

Michelle was interviewed in support of the film Jack Has a Plan at the Twin Cities Film Festival.

View the video at this link.

Exposing Grief Episode

Michelle was featured with Brittany Squillance, MA, LFMT for her Exposing Grief YouTube channel.

View the video at this link.

Joint Project with Rein in Sarcoma

Joint project between Rein in Sarcoma and Bethel College Physician Assistant Students, Jennifer Gribble, Jaclyn Robles, and Taylor Schreier, creating patient and family centered educational videos:



Michelle joins Pat Benincasa, in conversation for Pat’s Fill to Capacity Podcast.

Listen at this link.

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The titles below have given me perspective as I walk with people through any stage of life.

A Beginner’s Guide to the End, B.J. Miller and Shoshana Berger

Being Mortal, Atul Gawande

When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi

Loving, Dying and Letting Go, Amy Wright Glenn

Being With Dying, Joan Halifax

A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis


A Man Called Ove, Frederik Backman

In Love with the World, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Signs, The Secret Language of the Universe, Laura Lynn Jackson

We Know How This Ends, Bruce H. Kramer, Cathy Wurzer

The Five Invitations, Frank Ostaseski

Anxiety, The Missing Stage of Grief, Claire Bidwell Smith

Wild, Cheryl Strayed

Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed

Our Short History, Laura Grodstein

Mortality, Christopher Hitchens

This is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Topper

The Fault in our Stars, John Greene

Paris, A Love Story, Kati Marton


Click the links below to tune in to podcasts.

Grief2Growth, Brian Smith, https://www.grief2growth.com/

Terrible, Thanks for Asking, Nora McInerney, https://www.ttfa.org/

On Being, Krista Tippet, https://onbeing.org/series/

Unlocking Us, Brene Brown, https://brenebrown.com/podcast/introducing-unlocking-us/

End-of-Life University, Karen Wyatt MD, https://www.eoluniversity.com/podcast

School of Greatness, Lewis Howe, https://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/

Fill To Capacity Podcast Episode 32, 
End of Life Care- A Path of Connections with Michelle Kolling, 



Available on various streaming platforms.

Surviving Death

The Farwell


Six Feet Under

The Grief Walker

Waking Ned Divine


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