Ep. 72: The Bittersweetness of Transitions
A lot of us are going through major transitions right now: moving to new locations, changing jobs or relationship status, having kids, or going through losses or health challenges. Many of us are shifting into a new phase in our lives or re-evaluating our priorities due to the pandemic.
The bittersweet nature of many of these transitions has been on our minds lately for a variety of reasons. Melia and her family just moved from Jackson, MS to the Albany, NY area, away from many people and places they love. We recorded this episode together in person at our childhood home in Sonoma, CA, before our parents put the house on the market and move closer to us both.
We draw upon Susan Cain’s beautiful book, Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, as we cope with feelings of grief for what’s ending mixed with anticipation for what’s ahead. We share how we are embracing the bittersweet and, as always, feel it all.
When do you tend to feel bittersweet? What are some ways that embracing bittersweetness helps you through transitions? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, by Susan Cain
Unlocking Us podcast: Brené with Susan Cain on How Sorrow & Longing Make Us Whole, Part 1
Unlocking Us podcast: Brené with Susan Cain on How Sorrow & Longing Make Us Whole, Part 2
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