S2 E23: Facing Our Fear of Grief
  • Sep 12, 2022 12:00 pm
  • 52:50 mins

Grief from death or loss is a normal part of life. Yet, simply thinking about grief can raise feelings of fear, anxiety, and hopelessness. Why is our culture so uncomfortable with intense grief? American rituals are designed to keep mourning quiet and private. We mutter clichés that offer little comfort and expect grieving to be like getting the flu – you feel really bad and then you get better. We make even less space for grieving pets, or pregnancy loss. In today’s podcast episode we consider how we can face our fear of grief and what might be different if we allowed feelings of grief to be bigger, longer, and more public? Podcast Guests: Jaqueline Dooley, writer, essayist - https://jacquelinedooley.medium.com/ Brandy Schillace, author of “Death's Summer Coat: Our Strange, Unsettled History of Mourning” E.B. Bartels, author of "Good Grief: On Loving Pets Here and Hereafter" Katie C. Reilly, writer, attorney Lisa Athan, grief therapist and founder of Grief Speaks