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The Power of a Made-up Ritual: Small rites or ceremonies can help take the edge off the pain of loss, even if they're totally made up.

The Power of a Made-up Ritual: Small rites or ceremonies can help take the edge off the pain of loss, even if they're totally made up.

FromThe Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos


The Power of a Made-up Ritual: Small rites or ceremonies can help take the edge off the pain of loss, even if they're totally made up.

FromThe Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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Length:
35 minutes
Released:
May 11, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Vlad's mom taught him a family tradition - remember grandpa when you taste the first fruits of the season. It was odd, but the boy went along with it. Only later when he faced two crushing bereavements of his own did Vlad realise the power of tiny personal rituals to ease his grief.
Dr Laurie Santos examines the science behind this effect and explains how rites, ceremonies and rituals could help you deal with events that make you sad - from job rejections to divorce.
For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm
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Released:
May 11, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode