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March 19th, 2024

Write Your Grief Off. How Writing Can Alleviate Your Grief with Marsha Gray Hill

  1. Write Your Grief Off. How Writing Can Alleviate Your Grief with Marsha Gray Hill Emily Thiroux Threatt 34:10

If you feel there are still things you want to say to those who transitioned, why wouldn’t you? 

In today’s episode, I’m joined by the inspiring Marsha Gray Hill. Marsha is a Southern girl born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina. She authored “Grief and Grit(s),” a book inspired by her experiences walking her mother through dementia and Alzheimer’s during the pandemic and caring for her until the day she died. 

Throughout this episode, Marsha talks about how writing about her mother helped her deal with her Grief, get a lot of things out of her chest, and even work around emotional blockages. She also shares her thoughts on the challenging task of caring for a deteriorating parent, anticipatory Grief, how to deal with guilt after losing a loved one, and more.

Tune in and listen to episode 216 of Grief and Happiness, and discover how writing can transform your grieving process into a personal and spiritual growth experience.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What is Marsha’s book about (1:50)
  • Marsha talks about the moment she realized her mother needed full-time care (8:00)
  • Marsha shares her experiences with anticipatory Grief (13:30)
  • About the miracles and angels that crossed Marsha’s path (15:50)
  • How writing can contribute to transforming Grief into legacy (22:00)
  • Marsha talks about the hardships of grieving a deteriorating parent (26:20)

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Emily Thiroux Threatt Podcast Host, Facilitator, Author

Having gone through the experience of the deaths of so many loved ones, I have learned to face life with love, optimism, and joy.

I have kept journals and written to express myself most of my life which led me to a career of teaching writing and writing books. I naturally turned to writing to help deal with my grief, then I discovered I could use writing to help friends deal with grief, too.

In contemplating how I could best help the grieving people I was working with, my Ignite moment came when realized the importance of helping people understand the importance of happiness and how they could grieve and be happy at the same time.

To share my message, I host the Grief and Happiness podcast, I wrote the book Loving and Living Your Way Though Grief, I facilitate weekly meetings of the Grief and Happiness Alliance, I founded the Grief and Happiness nonprofit foundation, I publish a weekly newsletter and blog, and my new book, The Grief and Happiness Handbook is coming out soon.

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