Ep. 65: How to Show Up for People in Tough Times
Heads up that we talk about some serious personal health issues in this episode with a good bit of emotion and swearing. If any of this is too much for you right now, feel free to skip this episode, read the summary in the forthcoming show notes or come back to it later.
In this episode, we discuss how to show up for people in tough times, such as serious illness, loss, or other challenges they’re going through. When people we care about are hurting, we often want to do something to help but aren’t sure how.
Gill graciously shares her own recent health challenges, speaking about them publicly for the first time, to share what’s been helpful and not-so-helpful to her so far. Keep in mind that some of these are her personal preferences, but others will likely be universal.
Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org what’s been helpful when you or loved ones have gone through tough times.
See the show notes for a summary of the episode and ways to support Gill if you’d like to do so.
Resources & links:
Episode 39: Dodging the Second Arrow
Anticancer: A New Way of Life, by David Servan-Schreiber
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, by Dr. Kristin Neff
Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach
Burnout: The secret to solving the stress cycle, by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
Heart Advice for Difficult Times, by Pema Chödrön
Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most, by Greg McKeown
Unlocking Us podcast: Brené Brown on FFTs
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