Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 73: Grief, Depression, Motherhood, & New Rites of Passage for Women

On this week’s episode of the podcast, Tracey and I are talking about grief — which is a topic our society doesn’t quite know how to handle. We talk about the differences between depression and grief, grieving both obvious things (i.e. death, divorce, etc.) and the loss of things that are maybe not so obvious, as well as the grief over things that will never be.

We talk about our culture’s rush to pathologize grief, why letting go isn’t always so simple or easy, and the importance of ritual in the grieving process. Tracey also offers some great advice on how to talk to kids about grief.

Finally, Tracey and I explore rites of passage — for women in particular — and what’s missing from the way our culture currently celebrates the transition between different stages of life.

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Related Resources:

Terrible, Thanks For Asking Podcast

On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser

Episode 18 about breakups and negative emotions


Piquing Our Curiosity:

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. Go buy this book. Seriously. Right now. Go do it.


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