E80: Living WITH Fear Not IN Fear with Susan Angel Miller

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Susan Angel Miller's daughter died suddenly after being diagnosed with a rare form of childhood brain cancer. Not four years later, Susan was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery—and the parallels to her daughter's experience are incredible. Susan's book Permission to Thrive recounts the experience of her oldest daughter's death, Susan's experience of having a brain tumor, and the concept of post-traumatic growth, which she is actively harnessing in her process of "coming back." Today, we're talking about how grief is AWKWARD, why Susan never stopped speaking her daughter's name, and how the miracle of organ donation introduced them to a woman named Trish. Also this week, the weird phenomenon of "temporarily unable to see rainbows" that grievers often face.

Susan Angel Miller's work and book:
https://susanangelmiller.com/

More on "temporarily unable to see rainbows" from What's Your Grief:
https://whatsyourgrief.com/grief-makes-you-crazy2/

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