• Sep 12, 2022 12:00 pm
  • 52:50 mins

What is it about grief that makes us so uncomfortable? 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 episode we consider what might be different if we allowed for grief to be bigger, longer and more public? 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, founder of Grief Speaks