In episode 5, Aimee and LaUra dive into their definition of grief and reflect on its importance for establishing individual resilience. This episode is inspired by a question from Chelsie, a listener in New York.

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Francis Weller, “Five Gates of Grief” Video

Jenny Deupree, “Five Gates of Grief” Article

Marie Howe – “what the living do”

“#WhereAreTheChildren: How to Help” Video/Article

University of Exeter. “Temperature swings to hit poor countries hardest.” ScienceDaily, 3 May 2018. <>.

Derek Jensen, “Forget Shorter Showers” Essay

Plastic Straw & The Turtle, Video

Keychain Straw, Video

Rilke, “Let This Darkness Be A Bell Tower” Poem

Joanna Macy quote:

We are capable of suffering with our world, and that is the true meaning of compassion. It enables us to recognize our profound interconnectedness with all beings. Don’t ever apologize for crying for the trees burning in the Amazon or over the waters polluted from mines in the Rockies. Don’t apologize for the sorrow, grief, and rage you feel. It is a measure of your humanity and your maturity. It is a measure of your open heart, and as your heart breaks open there will be room for the world to heal. That is what is happening as we see people honestly confronting the sorrows of our time.

Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, quote:

“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality and my life, as I write this, is vital even when sad.”