19-24 Segment 2: No Happy Endings: Moving Forward After a Monumental Loss

We speak with Nora McInerny, the author of No Happy Endings: A Memoir about enduring the loss of her husband and accidentally finding love again. McInerny discusses the grief and despair she felt and how she learned to embrace those feelings rather than tuck them away.

19-11 Segment 2: Harry Potter Therapy

The Harry Potter series is full of creatures and storylines that parallel real-life adversities like depression, PTSD and grief in a heightened reality. Dr. Janina Scarlet says these stories are so powerful that she uses them to help people cope in real-life therapy sessions.

19-07 Segment 1: Facing Our Own Mortality: How to plan for a more peaceful death for yourself and loved ones

Facing the prospect of death isn’t pleasant, but it is the reality of being human. We talk to two experts about how people can get their affairs in order both personally and medically to ensure their wishes are respected and their loved ones can properly grieve if the unthinkable happens.

19-03 Segment 2: Processing Unimaginable Grief

Grief is an innate part of human life, but how we process that grief varies from person to person. Tom Malmquist knows too much about grief after he lost his partner shortly after the birth of their first child. Malmquist put his experiences into his novel, In Every Moment We Are Still Alive, to help others in similar situations feel less alone.

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18-08 Segment 2: Processing Unimaginable Grief

Grief is apart of the human experience, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Author Tom Malmquist talks about how we processed his grief through writing, and the hope he finds in raising his daughter.

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Culture Crash 17-23: HBO’s The Leftovers: Storytelling on grief

The Leftovers will air its final episode this week on HBO. Though its tough subject matter and study of grief can be overwhelming, it’s a show with a lot to admire and themes worth exploring