Hubbo sent along a podcast episode that I’ve listened to twice now. It has been helpful as I’ve been living with the loss of my dad last October.
It’s the episode “Healing Your Heart” from the Hidden Brain podcast. Our host Shankar Vedantam talks with Lucy Hone, a researcher whose work involves the study of resilience. She’s terrific, so generous in the way she talks about her own stunning heartbreak.
Shankar Vedantam, the creator and host of Hidden Brain, is so, so good. I admire him so much. Here’s a bit from his mission statement:
“Nowhere is this journey of exploration more profound than in the discoveries we can make about our own selves. Our inner worlds are so much with us, so familiar to us, that many of us have lost the ability to marvel at our own minds. Yet, there is no form of exploration more exhilarating. Every episode of Hidden Brain aims to help people get to know themselves a little better, to think of their inner worlds with less judgment and more curiosity.”
PS That’s Griffith Observatory up there, on the late afternoon when I hiked up the dusty trail in LA’s Griffith Park. I felt like I’d climbed the Matterhorn, only to come upon busloads of visitors who’d zoomed up the road. I had to laugh. Everybody’s journey is different, you know?