How to Carry What Can’t be Fixed – Megan Devine on 4 Things with Amy Brown

What are the realities of life as a grieving person in a culture that expects you to eventually (the sooner the better) return to your “normal” happy self?

How can journaling help you carry the impossible weight of grief?

What does practicing gratitude really look like inside grief?

Find out the answer to these questions and more in my interview on this episode of 4 Things with Amy Brown.

Here’s Amy’s introduction to our show:

Grief counselor, psychotherapist, writer, grief advocate & communication expert, Megan Devine {@refugeingrief}, is on for all 4 things today! Megan is dedicated to helping people live through things they never thought they’d have to face. In 2009, she watched her partner, Matt, drown.

FIRST THING: Megan shares her experience with grief and how it changed her life & relationships with others! Megan wants people to know it’s okay that you’re not okay and how to best meet grief & loss in a society that doesn’t understand.

SECOND THING: Journaling through grief with Megan’s latest book: “How to Carry What Can’t Be Fixed.”

THIRD THING: Megan debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it.

FOURTH THING: Megan shares with us 4 things she is grateful for. She also shared with us that gratitude is a companion to grief…not something you can do to get rid of any grief.


Click here to listen to the episode.

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