A fundamental component of healthy grieving is to experience the pain and sorrow associated with loss. Equally important is giving yourself permission to take breaks away from your grief. But we seem to avoid it all together, never having that conversation.
So why can’t we have honest conversations about grief?
This week we had two wonderful authors contributing so we have an extra-long special episode!
Thanks to the following guests for participating:
Giles Paley-Phillips is the award-winning author whose work includes There’s a Lion in my Bathroom, and Things You Never Knew About Dinosaurs. One Hundred and Fifty-Two Days is his first book for adults:
Writer and poet Maya Kalaria maps her journey into the mysterious underworld of grief and the extraordinary lessons she learned in the darkness in Half Woman Half Grief:
Raju Mazumder, a data analyst working for a tech company
Publicity consultant, media trainer, and author of Breaking into the Media, Sandra Coffey
Here are some of the resources from the show:
This video is a clip from the documentary SPEAKING GRIEF, now available to watch at https://speakinggrief.org. Here is author and therapist Megan Devine on her views:
Books looked at this week:
Giles Paley-Phillips: One Hundred and Fifty-Two Days
Maya Kalaria: Half Woman Half Grief
Megan Devine: It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand
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