In today’s conversation with renowned grief expert and author, David Kessler, we explore the concept of “acceptance” and what it really means.
No stranger to grief, David lost his son to addiction in 2016. He candidly talks about how to cope with feelings of shame and guilt that can accompany this type of loss. We discuss feeling pressure to create purpose from pain and pick David’s brains about what finding meaning in loss actually looks like. Spoiler alert – it’s much simpler than you think.
He also breaks down some of the misconceptions surrounding the ‘Five Stages of Grief’. Having co-authored books with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, who came up with the model, it’s fair to say he’s an expert on the theory.
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We hope you enjoy this honest and enlightening conversation as much as we did.
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