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Rising from the Depths: Transformative Strategies to Conquer Grief

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Podcast by Ed Mylett | Cumulus Podcast Network

You’re about to hear one of the most difficult but important interviews I’ve ever done. Recovering from the death of a loved one in the prime of their life is one of the most challenging things anyone can endure. But when that death is by suicide, and you’re a public figure with three children, the challenges are exponential.

This week, I’m joined by Allison Holker, an extraordinary dancer known from “So You Think You Can Dance,” who faced the unimaginable when her husband, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, tragically ended his own life. Allison’s story is not just one of profound loss but also of resilience, healing, and the redemptive power of opening up about mental health.

In this deeply personal and impactful discussion, Allison shares her ongoing journey through grief, providing insights that resonate with anyone facing their own battles with loss. This episode isn’t just about coping with grief; it’s about allowing grief to fuel personal growth and awareness.

Here’s what you’ll gain from todays episode:

  • Allison’s insights on navigating heartache with children in the wake of loss
  • The critical importance of giving and receiving love when you’re naturally reserved
  • How cherishing every second is a pathway to healing
  • Strategies for slowly rebuilding your capacity for happiness and finding light after darkness.
  • How viewing your life through a lens of beauty and appreciation can alter your healing journey
  • The strength and comfort drawn from spiritual beliefs during the toughest times
  • Managing relationships with those who give energy and those who take it away.

Allison’s openness offers hope and a roadmap for those navigating the murky waters of grief, particularly the unique sorrow that follows suicide. Her courage in sharing her story aims to light the way for others, emphasizing that while the pain might not completely vanish, the strength we discover in our darkest hours can lead to a personal transformation.

Join us for a conversation that promises not just to touch your heart but also to offer real strategies for anyone dealing with grief to find a way forward.

This is about more than survival; it’s about learning to live again with joy, purpose, and gratitude.

If you or someone you know is having a mental health emergency call 911

Or reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988

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