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A Living Loss

Elizabeth Day

Season 1, Ep. 1

Elizabeth Day joins Julia for the first episode of A Living Loss.

They discuss the human desire for truth, the constant pursuit of perfection and childlessness.

Its a wonderfully honest conversation with moments of laughter and at times, sadness.

If you find any of the subjects in this episode difficult, these links below may provide you with support:

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  • Trailer

    Welcome to a Living Loss – the brand new podcast series all about the art of losing and finding yourself hosted by author and psychotherapist, Julia Samuel. So what is a living loss? It’s the feeling of grief we get when an abrupt change happens in our lives that we have little to no control over… losing a job, breaking up with a partner or staying at home due to a Global pandemic… sounds familiar? In this podcast series, Julia and her wonderful guests discuss the losses they have experienced throughout their lives from the first one they can remember to the one that changed everything. With the right tools, we can be incredibly resilient.Join Julia each week for this podcast series as her guests shares the experiences, fears and confusions we all experience during change. The first episode of Season 1 will be released on the 31st of March, to make sure you don’t miss it, subscribe for free now….honestly you wont want to miss it… 
  • 2. Adwoa Aboah

    Adwoa Aboah joins Julia for the second episode of A Living Loss.Adwoa is a British model, activist and thought leader, who's podcast Gurl's Talk aims to de-stigmatise the discussion around mental health.In this episode Julia and Adwoa discuss knowing yourself, Black Lives Matter and addiction.Its a beautifully open conversation with moments of reflection and relief. Trigger warning, this episode discusses the topic of suicide, ff you find any of the subjects in this episode difficult, these links below may provide you with Waller Trust Adwoa's podcast Gurl's Talk, is available on all podcast streaming platforms.Apple link here:
  • 3. Tom Bradby

    For episode three of A Living Loss Julia is joined by Tom Bradby.Journalist and novelist who currently presents the News at 10 on ITV.In this episode Julia and Tom talk about being an only child, the benefits of a breakdown and dealing with death.If any of the issues brought up by this interview affected you do find support in the following places:Find a therapist for counselling and psychotherapy at the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy support for Stillbirth and Neonatal Deaths Bereavement Care for voluntary bereavement support
  • 4. Johann Hari

    Julia is joined by author Johann Hari for episode four of A Living Loss. In this episode Julia and Johann talk about the heartache of first love, dealing with depression, witnessing addiction at a young age and coping with a family member with Dementia. If any of the issues brought up by this interview affected you do find support in the following
  • 5. Edith Eger

    Dr Edith Eger joins Julia for episode five of A Living Loss.As a holocaust survivor she has known loss more than most and talks so openly about her experiences in this conversationJulia and Edith discuss the experience of Auschwitz, the racism she continues to experience and why you should never stop fighting.Its a thought provoking conversation with moments of laughter and at times, sadness.If you find any of the subjects in this episode difficult, these links below may provide you with
  • 6. Rahul Jandial

    Dr Rahul Jandial joins Julia for the final episode of A Living Loss. As a brain surgeon he has seen people at their most vulnerable and he speaks with such openness about the losses he has experienced. Julia and Rahul discuss the experience of moving countries, the loss of relationships and the empathy he has learnt from his patients. It’s a thought-provoking conversation with moments of total rawness. Discussed in the episode: This Too Shall Pass by Julia Samuel, out now, Grief Works by Julia Samuel, out now, Life on a Knife's Edge, by Dr Rahul Jandial, out on 3rd June, 
  • 7. The Happiness Lab: The Eight Pillars of Grieving

    This week, we're sharing a special episode of The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos. On The Happiness Lab, Laurie shares evidence-based research that will challenge what you think it means to live a happy life. You’ll hear inspiring and surprising stories that will make you think differently about your own happiness. In Part 1 of this two-part series, Laurie talks to Julia herself about the eight pillars of grieving, and strategies we can all use to help us navigate grief more effectively.This season, Laurie is helping listeners navigate something most of us avoid: bad feelings. Many of us assume that we can only be happy if we push aside emotions like stress, sadness, and anger. But what if instead of suppressing our nastiest emotions, we could find power in them to improve our well-being? Joining her are leading experts like Brené Brown and Adam Grant who share practical tips to put guilt, anxiety, and burnout to good use in 2022.
  • 8. The Happiness Lab: The Paradox of Grief

    Julia had so much to say in her conversation with Dr. Laurie Santos, The Happiness Lab team split their conversation into two episodes. In Part 2, Julia talks about the paradox of grief: That we need to let it rage through us with its full force if we are to process it effectively.