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Podcast 475: How sorrow and longing make us whole

Podcast 475: How sorrow and longing make us whole

Update: 2023-04-20


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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to bestselling author and speaker Susan Cain about sorrow and mental health, embracing bittersweet moments and feelings, how longing makes us whole, her amazing new book Bittersweet, and so much more! As Susan notes in her book, bittersweetness is a tendency to states of longing, poignancy, and sorrow; an acute awareness of passing time; and a curiously piercing joy at the beauty of the world. It recognizes that light and dark, birth and death—bitter and sweet—are forever paired. 

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1:55 Susan’s journey 

5:45 What a bittersweet state of mind is & why its important 

9:31 Epigenetics & inherited grief 

17:45 The downsides of positive thinking 

28:30 Mental health & sorrow 

31:30 Why everyone should watch the movie Inside Out 

35:30 , 40:10 The difference between moving on & moving forward 

45:00 How sorrow & grief can create meaningful connections 

48:50 The deep joy & deep sorrow if being human


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Podcast 475: How sorrow and longing make us whole

Podcast 475: How sorrow and longing make us whole

Dr. Caroline Leaf