Bestselling Poet John Roedel Joins Thrive Live May 13 - Counseling & Therapy Services - The Juniper Center

The Juniper Center Thrive Live welcomes bestselling poet, storyteller, and speaker John Roedel, for a Mental Health Awareness Month special edition.

Friday, May 13, 2022
9:30  to 10 am CT

John will talk about his newest collection of poetry, “upon departure,” which he describes as exploring “the concept that our grief is a natural wonder that terraforms the landscape of our world in increments. It can take a lifetime to find peace when our loved one becomes an empty chair at our kitchen table.”

“John’s new book of poetry is beautiful,” says show host Dr. Margo Jacquot,” as it so captures the experience of struggling with mental health.”

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More about John Roedel

John Roedel is a comic, husband and father of three boys based in Wyoming who began talking with “God” in 2015 on Facebook about his ongoing faith crisis. What began as a flippant way of making light of his doubts in the Divine turned into something he wasn’t at all prepared for: God wrote back. Since creating the popular “Hey God. Hey John.” blog on Facebook three years ago, John has tackled such topics as his journey to mental health wellness, his lack of faith, the joy and pain of raising a child with autism, and grief, all in the form of a simple conversation with God. Learn more at


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