Episode 94 comes to you from chilly southern Spain. How do you process grief? Today’s guest wrote and photographed her way through it. Stay tuned to find out how she did it.
A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.” ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Grief is so often a quiet, lonely process. We don’t talk about it, and we’re often expected to get over it in private, in a pretty quick timeframe. In today’s episode we’re talking about what happens when grief is shared publicly. We’re diving into the power of writing as a tool to overcome loss. We share our own stories of loss and how we made it through and the public and private ways we all handle loss.
We’re joined today by Tré Miller-Rodríguez, the author of Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir, a powerful view into the death of her 40-year-old husband who died of a sudden heart attack beside her. This book is one that pulls at your heartstrings and finds you surprised by the candid nature of her writing.
Tré is a 30-something author living in New York City who found herself widowed after her . In the five years since her husbands death, she has spread his ashes all over the world, reunited with the biological daughter she placed for adoption 18 years earlier, and wrote a memoir about these experiences and more. You can read more of her words at WhiteElephantInTheRoom.com.
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