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#240: Why We're All Grieving - and How To Deal With It | David Kessler

#240: Why We're All Grieving - and How To Deal With It | David Kessler

From10% Happier with Dan Harris


#240: Why We're All Grieving - and How To Deal With It | David Kessler

From10% Happier with Dan Harris

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Length:
44 minutes
Released:
Apr 20, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Most, if not all, of us are experiencing a cocktail of challenging emotions these days - whether in the background or in the foreground of our psyche. Speaking personally, I thought my primary issue was anxiety, but I had a vague sense that maybe it was more than that. Then I read an excellent, widely-circulated article that put a name to at least one aspect of my nameless, miasmatic dread. The article was from the Harvard Business Review, and the headline was, "That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief." The article featured an interview with a grief expert named David Kessler, who explained that there are many flavors of grief. Some of us are grieving people we've lost, but millions more are grieving a way of life or a sense of security that seems lost - or we're experiencing anticipatory grief about an uncertain future. Not only was it helpful for Kessler to name this phenomenon, but he also had a bunch of excellent thoughts about how to manage it, including the exhortation to find meaning in this mess. In fact, that's the name of his new book: Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. So we invited him on. Here he is: David Kessler.

Where to find David Kessler online:
Website: https://grief.com/

Social Media:
Twitter: @IamDavidKessler / https://twitter.com/iamdavidkessler
Instagram: @iamdavidkessler / https://www.instagram.com/iamdavidkessler/
Facebook: David Kessler / https://www.facebook.com/IamDavidKessler/

Books Mentioned:
Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief / https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Meaning-Sixth-Stage-Grief/dp/1501192736
On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss / https://www.amazon.com/Grief-Grieving-Finding-Meaning-Through/dp/0743266293

Other Resources Mentioned:
David's Online Grief Group / https://www.facebook.com/groups/DavidKessler
David's Harvard Business Review Article / https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief
Paul Denniston & Grief Yoga / https://griefyoga.com/
Bessel van der Kolk / https://www.besselvanderkolk.com/
Elizabeth Kubler Ross / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_K%C3%BCbler-Ross
Elizabeth Kubler Ross Foundation / https://www.ekrfoundation.org/

Additional Resources:
Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
Free App access for Health Care Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/david-kessler-240
Released:
Apr 20, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode