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Being Human

Jun 21, 2022

Welcome to Episode 79 of the Being Human Podcast: The Weight of Grief, w/ Brianne Edwards

Dr. Greg welcomes author Brianne Edwards to the podcast this week to discuss her brand new book and the most recent publication of CatholicPsych Press: ‘A Thousand Pounds: Finding the Strength to Live and Love under the Weight of Unbearable Loss.’ 

Discussed in this episode:

  • Background on the author and her reasons for sharing the story of her son’s unexpected death and its impact upon her;
  • The role of reading others’ stories as a way to process grief and the desire of the author for her book to offer support for others in the midst of grief;  
  • The difficulty of discussing grief with others and finding authentic support amid loss; 
  • The author’s journey to get to a place of carrying the weight of grief comfortably;  
  • Our desire to control and the difficulty in coming to terms with the reality of death as something that is uncontrollable; 
  • Religious cliché as unhelpful in the midst of grief and loss and the author’s struggle in her relationship with God after the death of her son; 
  • Re-creating the beauty of the resurrection through our own suffering by offering consolation to others following healing;
  • The author’s purpose in writing her book and founding a nonprofit in honor of her son. 

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