Nov 6, 2018
Today, Tracey and Cayly are taking on a slightly somber topic, as they discuss what to do in the wake of tragedy, particularly when it unexpectedly strikes someone you love. The question they start with is: Are you allowed to be joyful when someone you know is grieving?
Specific topics discussed include:
- Why it’s okay to compartmentalize grief sometimes
- How grief and joy can coexist
- Why you don’t have to (and shouldn’t) take on your partner or close friend’s emotions
- How feelings are contagious
- How to know what’s yours and what’s not yours emotionally
- Why we can’t fix other people’s pain and what to do instead
- How to deal with larger scale tragedies
- Our inherent negativity bias and why we seek to avoid discomfort
- Investment without attachment
- And so much more!
As mentioned in the opening to this episode, there is a GoFundMe for Liz Winters of Sprout Wellness (https://www.gofundme.com/5kuabc-support-the-winters-family) to which Tracey and Cayly would truly appreciate you donating if you have even five dollars to spare. Liz is a repeat guest on the show and her family could really use as much support as possible right now. Thanks for considering!
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Elizabeth Gilbert Ted Talk (https://www.ted.com/talks/the_ted_interview_elizabeth_gilbert_shows_up_for_everything)
Her post about grief as a full-bodied experience (https://www.facebook.com/GilbertLiz/videos/dear-ones-grief-is-a-full-body-experience-this-is-what-ive-learned-in-the-months/1939571796124926/)
Brene Brown empathy vs sympathy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw)
Inside Out movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEk_5aT5Gng)
Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1611800765?ie=UTF8&tag=caylymarisa-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=1611800765)
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1611803438?ie=UTF8&tag=caylymarisa-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=1611803438)
Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375759913?ie=UTF8&tag=caylymarisa-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=0375759913)
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062319787?ie=UTF8&tag=caylymarisa-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=0062319787)
Piquing Our Curiosity:
You’re Not Crazy, It’s Your Mother: Understandind and Healing for Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Danu Morrigan (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EF5L2VW?ie=UTF8&tag=caylymarisa-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B00EF5L2VW), a book Tracey highly recommends for anyone struggling to make sense of their relationship with their mother.